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
soundoff (79 Responses)
  1. Will Work for Health Care

    I believe this is called a reach around...

    March 26, 2010 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  2. Michael from Ventura

    Seeing the Dimwit Duo back together again reminds us to be thankful they lost! Too bad- John used to be someone I admired.

    March 26, 2010 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  3. Ryan

    Yeah because she was SOOO useful in helping him win the election...

    March 26, 2010 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  4. Chipster

    Hoorah for the Tea Party! There motto is: "cut taxes, cut spending, but don't touch my Medicare, Social Security, unemployment, job training, college tuition loans, . . . "

    Duh! I wonder if they're fooling anyone other than themselves.

    March 26, 2010 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |

    If you look carefully you can tell McCain has a woody for Palin. Having to choose between two big-government Republicans (McCain and Hayworth) is not much of a choice.

    March 26, 2010 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  6. jbakaregit

    She said the GOP is the "party of he// no!" McCain, just sat there grinning.

    I guess he didn't learn his lesson from 2008 (and neither has the GOP). This woman is practically writing the Dems ads for them and dragging the GOP further into oblivion.

    Vote Democrat or Independent come November.

    March 26, 2010 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  7. Michele

    Yeah, Sarah, you thought he was gonna win in 2008, too. It was really sad to hear you recite the same old jokes today that you've been telling for a year...can't you afford a new speechwriter? Wonder what happens to your credibility when McCain loses? And what was with the joke on FOX about 'a surprised woman' standing behind a successful man? What that a knock on Cindy? And the reverse would be that Todd must be the most surprised guy on the planet at your good fortune in being plucked from obscurity into the ranks of the multimillionaire political hacks who lie for a living. For you to even intimate that you understand the Tea Party movement is silly. Heck, they don't even understand it...they just hold their misspelled signs blaming Obama for things he didn't even do. But hey, those are the "real Americans," the ones who buy what you're selling and never ask you to verify a statement with proof. Carry on, Sarah, your 15 minutes will be up when Dems score an even bigger majority this fall. By the way, how's the mothering and the church attendance going for you?

    March 26, 2010 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  8. lisa from florida

    This woman is a whack job!

    March 26, 2010 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  9. John

    If John McCain stops J.D. Hayworth from becoming the GOP nominee, then he could have Satan campaign with him for all I care.

    With any luck a moderate Democrat will run and win this seat.

    March 26, 2010 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  10. harold

    I predict John Mccain will go down to defeat either in his republican primary or in the general election.. Republicans do nto like Mavericks.. Amazing Sarah Palin would dare to call him a Maverick when he is running for Republican Nomination.. Are these people bright or what?.. Including you Sarah.....John McCain you are too old to fight and Republicans do NOT want to elect or nominate a maverick what ever that is... It sure is not a Republican..

    March 26, 2010 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  11. SC-Pub "no" more

    Honestly, I felt sorry for John. His storied career has been reduced to a fight with a radio conservative; abandoning the "maverick" and trying to be an "angry tea-partier;" and the long time senator needing helping from someone who really is nothing more than a cult hero.
    His wife Cindy looked as if she had rather have been home knitting John a sweater. She simply stared off into space and clapped politely. I have seen more enthusiasm at a curling match.
    By the way, where has Cindy been? I haven't seen her since election night. I guess since she is paying for all this, she might as well show up.

    March 26, 2010 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  12. JPE

    Dump all these bigots and send them back to their caves before they ruin this fine country with with their venomous hate speech.

    March 26, 2010 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  13. george from alaska

    you lower 48 folks that would swallow her bull & vote for palin might as well eat a pile of dog crap. most alaskans know the stupidity & ignorance of supporting this ignorant witch in sheep's clothing. wake up and smell the coffee!

    by the way tea bagger pervs, you really think that obama has done anything big at all since being in office. socialism? what a joke!

    ...a bunch of childish morons.

    March 26, 2010 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  14. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    "Everybody here, supporting John McCain, we are all part of that Tea Party movement," Palin said.

    McCain must have loved being labeled a racist by this pig.

    March 26, 2010 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  15. Richard

    This should get real interesting since Palin is the darling of those who are supporting Hayworth. This should get very mixed reactions for all sides of those who call themselves republicans. Going to get difficult to know who is what type of republican. Still, it's great to see competition of ideas in the market place.

    March 26, 2010 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  16. Rahm

    I'm going to H.D. Hayworth's campaign events, just to make sure McCain is retired

    March 26, 2010 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  17. jean2009

    Well I think he has finally lost all sense of being an honorable American.
    Now he calls on the Cross-hairs Death Panel Diva that helped him lose the last time. This looks like a repeat performance.

    March 26, 2010 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  18. Blue

    This just shows how desperate that McCain is.

    March 26, 2010 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  19. Jamie

    Interesting that John McCain would actively pursue the racist, homophobic, hatemongerers that call themselves t he Tea Party movement.

    March 26, 2010 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  20. Sarah, Northern Colorado

    Oh good, perhaps she can ruin his senatorial bid like she ruined his presidential!

    March 26, 2010 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  21. Jin

    Poor old John. This teabag is going to pull him under again. Goodbye Grand Old Party. Honest Abe would be puking.

    March 27, 2010 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  22. gplyer1st

    I say nominate her and let her run. I welcome that being an intelligent liberal. We can beat ignorant right wingers any day.

    March 27, 2010 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  23. Brook E. Mantia

    So... they realize that McCain is not her running mate this time, right? LOL!

    March 27, 2010 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  24. Laurie

    If the Goddess of self interest, lust for money, and pathological lying says these things without a teleprompter, little Johnny it will come to pass. Worry not the great and powerful Palin has spoken. Now Johnny click your ruby slippers together three times and say there's no conscience in my politics, there's no conscience in my politics, there's no conscience in my politics. The teabaggers joined in and they all lived happily ever after with million dollar episodes on TLC.

    March 27, 2010 12:33 am at 12:33 am |
  25. KC

    How sad that McCain is so desparate that he needs to call in Palin to help him get re-elected.

    Seems like a very desperate move.

    Guess he forgot its what lost him his last election.

    Time to really care about the people McCain and retire.

    March 27, 2010 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
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