March 26th, 2010
08:10 PM ET
8 years ago

Palin rallies voters for McCain in Arizona

(CNN) - Sarah Palin spoke out Friday at a rally for Sen. John McCain, urging voters to support the senator in his re-election bid in Arizona.

The rally, in Tuscon, Arizona, was their first joint public appearance since they conceded the 2008 presidential election.

McCain faces a primary challenge from former Rep. J.D. Hayworth and has come under criticism for being too moderate on a variety of issues, including immigration. Several leading Tea Party activists in Arizona have decided not to endorse McCain or Hayworth, criticizing both of their records while serving in Congress.

The enthusiastic crowd greeted Palin with shouts of "Sarah, Sarah," as she, her husband Todd and McCain took the stage.

"Everybody here, supporting John McCain, we are all part of that Tea Party movement," Palin said. "I think he's gonna win this one."

Filed under: 2010 • Arizona • John McCain • Sarah Palin
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  1. Bob True American

    How much did McCain have to pay her? I used to like John, did not vote for him, but thought he was a good person. Sad to see he tbinks that phoney can help him.

    March 26, 2010 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  2. Indy

    Sarah Palin could really help Arizona residents if there was only a viable candidate that could run against McCain and Hayworth, with the disaster from Alaska anyone other then Hayworth or McCain would win hands down. McCain may set a political record for committing political suicide twice with the same person ! Isn't it nice how she thinks "the violence and death threats" are all ginned up, but if one person says anything against her or her royal family they are a real threat. The devil wears leather !! Thank goodness 299 million people in the US know she is a fraud, and the other million think she is all that and a moose burger.

    March 26, 2010 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  3. carlos

    has anyone seen or heard a hyena in heat? you have it......the sicko and her 500 followers at a rally for another demented repulsive..............HAYWORTH all the way.....joe the plumber has more credibilty than the beast

    March 26, 2010 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  4. viva

    Respected Sen McCain
    You are a STAR. Why do you need candle light like Palin or that new senator Guy. Everyone knows you.

    March 26, 2010 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  5. T'SAH from Virginia

    And she called him an OLD MAN too!!! One person who attended was interviewed later and she said she only came to see PALIN – she's voting for Hayworth!!!

    When did McCain join the Tea Party???? I think him embracing Palin is going to HURT him!!! The Tea Party doesn't even LIKE HIM!!!

    While Palin was PRAISING McCain, why didn't she mention that McCain voted for the TARP????? – Exactly what they are AGAINST!!!

    McCain – I think you are through – just like you brought Palin out of the darkness – she's putting you back in!!

    March 26, 2010 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  6. Marie MD

    I was just watching the Rachel Maddow show and we actually sat through the clip on this woman screeching through a speech that sounded that it was written by her. Could mccain have looked any more embarrassed? He was on the background making faces and looking like he wanted the ground to open up and swallow him whole. I guess deep down somewhere he does have some integrity left and he knew darn well that he looked that the fool he has become.
    She actually said that the teabaggers ARE part of the repug party. There you go . . . . . it's one and the same thanks to the quitter.
    What's up with the quitter's bomber jacket? Is that part of the private and special jets she now prefers? Because it can't be just any jet and make sure that what the diva wants she gets on that plane.

    March 26, 2010 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  7. Pres. Obama

    This time I hope John wins.

    March 26, 2010 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  8. Moe, NY

    Personally, I would just love to see Palin run for president....a sure victory for President Obama. McCain/Palin should be ashamed of themselves (as should the whole Republican/Conservative gang) with the hatred/violence that comes out of their mouths. As for the Tea Party movement, and the wannabe Palin dude who would be president...cannot imagine my fellow American citizens buying into that right wing religious/hateful/viloent party....with the exception of a few minority under educated/ignorant people. Oh, and McCain/Palin..not to worry your little brains over immigration...our President will take care of that situation long before you two obstructionists run for office. Guess you two will just have to find another cause....just try to find a cause without spewing your hatred.

    March 26, 2010 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  9. Denna

    Thanks John, for introducing this miserable woman to the world. No, I am not "a terrified" liberal. I am a horrified liberal. My only fear of Caribou Barbie is that she will actually be a policy maker in America someday. Apparently, even after 8 years of the Cheney regime (Bush didn't count) America is not finished poking itself in the collective eye with a sharp stick. If you THINK President Obama is the worst thing that could happen to America, elect this dim bulb. But she will probably quite half way through her term anyway.

    March 26, 2010 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  10. John

    John McCain is the Actual Player.

    Sarah Palin is just a Cheer Leader.

    March 26, 2010 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  11. BeverlyNC

    What a joke...McCain must really be desperate to bring in the woman who lost him his campaign in 2008 and is one of the nutjob Republicans out still stirring up hate and violence with no apologies.

    How sad Republicans have become – they have nothing to run on but hate and fear and now that they whipped it up beyond their control, they try to blame the victims- the Democrats who are being threatened.

    We need to remove all Republicans from office in November and start reversing their politics of hate, lies, racism, and violence. This is not the America we want nor the type of people we want in any position of power. Vote NO on every Republicans in November. They are the real danger to America.

    March 26, 2010 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  12. Nija

    Please change how you sound.....

    March 26, 2010 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  13. Preston kathy

    John will you take your daughter sara with you and ride away in the sun set for ever if any was made for each other it is you to

    March 26, 2010 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  14. Ken in NC

    Senator McCain, there’s nothing she can do for your Senate campaign that she didn’t do for your Presidential campaign, and boy did she do it to your Presidential Campaign, except maybe do it all over again. After she finishes, you will have lots of free time to get an accurate count on the houses your wife owns.

    March 26, 2010 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  15. HypocriCNNoises!

    Let's Call This The Shephard Leading The Sheep vs. The Blind Leading The Blind...ed!! The Pied Piper With Lipstick, The Witless Wonder Bra Of Wasila! The Neo-Conservative Prophet Strikes Yet Again!

    March 26, 2010 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  16. Shell Hari

    what a joke? who is sarah palin in american politics? what has this society become? are we saying a person can just walk off the streets and teach our children about morals? wow!

    March 26, 2010 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  17. Sherry

    If you are backing this lady you are no smarter than she is.

    March 26, 2010 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  18. Longan

    I lovely liked a beautiful woman...If she was a famous...And now...After the election 2008...Why this woman resigned a Governor seat...very hard for this position...Why...and...Why...w...h...y....Awful in my face! If you know about Chess/Playing Chess...who will be shut down on this game, first.

    March 26, 2010 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  19. C from middle GA

    Why is it that Palin still has the deer in the headlights expression while posing as biker babe?

    March 26, 2010 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  20. Mike

    Not again? This two together again? No...............

    March 26, 2010 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  21. Dan Stewart

    Listening to Palin is terrifying, how a woman this shallow is a serious political character in America really shows how far the country has fallen.

    March 26, 2010 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  22. GI Joe the plumber

    say the 1st two words, sarah? I think? thatz where u fckd up at.. just like u thought in nov '08 huh?

    March 26, 2010 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  23. TA

    "...that tea party movement..." ???
    She has no idea what tea party stands for. She is just another pandering Republican piggy-backing on the tea party momentum. She thinks the tea party is indebted to her, but in reality the tea party is what kept her in the scene.

    March 26, 2010 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  24. usualone

    That she puts candidates in cross hairs certainly describes how absurd, violent provoking she is. That McCain uses her support and supports her shows that he is of the same ilk. He continues to show he is an angry man. Just what America, and Arizona needs, two very angry people. If they aren't angry, they stir up those who have similar feelings. If he had any respect, it is gone now.

    March 26, 2010 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  25. Go McCain!

    I am supporting McCain!!!

    March 26, 2010 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
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