March 29th, 2010
07:57 PM ET
13 years ago

McCain emphasizes ties to Palin

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sen. McCain's re-election campaign released a fast moving Web video Monday that features his former running mate Sarah Palin."]
(CNN) – Sen. John McCain is not letting the memory of Sarah Palin's recent visit to Arizona slip away. In fact, McCain is highlighting the former Alaska governor's two campaign stops in a new, fast moving Web video that promotes her support for his Senate re-election bid.

McCain's campaign released a 1 minute and 37 second video Monday of Palin and McCain on the campaign trail – bringing back memories of their 2008 White House bid. Now, McCain is facing a primary challenge from former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, who claims the Arizona senator is not conservative enough.

Having Palin by his side might help McCain dilute some of Hayworth's criticism.

And to emphasize his ties to Palin, McCain has also posted photos and full length videos of her visit.

Filed under: 2010 • John McCain • Sarah Palin
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  1. george from alaska losers. nuff said!

    March 29, 2010 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  2. Zach K

    Thank You John McCain for Introducing Sarah Palin to this country!

    Actually, you unleashed a monster, and the way you are still with her makes me lose even more respect for you. I thought you had a maverick image, but like the GOP, you never change. You criticize the president on every issue; Gore and Kerry took TWO YEARS before they criticized Bush. McSame, McLame, I'm glad America didn't vote for you.

    March 29, 2010 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  3. Chris

    McCain really needs to be mindful when it comes to emphasizing his ties to Palin. It backfired on him when he ran for president as a lot of people, while recognizing that Palin is dynamic, are not impressed with her lack of knowledge in regard to world issues, inability to offer any alternative ideas to her complaints, or her inciting violence at Tea Party rallies (yes, I know she denies this). When the ‘Tea Party Express’ came through Phoenix the other day a number of people wrote into local papers saying that the Republican party has been hijacked by a lunatic fringe element that represents rigid, intolerant, and irrational ideology. Many Arizonans are not impressed with Hayworth either as he is way too right winged for most tolerant / intelligent people. I have a feeling that in the end a moderate Democrat or an Independent will win in AZ.

    March 30, 2010 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  4. AZ Steve

    Why doesn't she take him back to Alaska with her? Take Kyle too, they both need to be replaced!

    March 30, 2010 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  5. Vet.

    The old adage if you forget about the past, you are bound to repeat it. Looks like McCain just can't get enough pain, oh well at least he have 8 houses to choose where to live and a pension from his wife, congress, military and social security to make him forget he use to be a senator!!

    March 30, 2010 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  6. Larry

    John .... it is a very sad day, when someone who once HAD your credentials needs a brain dead ignorant female to boost your campaign

    Just go home now John ... let someone who cares take over your office

    A sad day for you indeed ....

    March 30, 2010 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  7. Keepin It Real

    Oh WOW! Is John McCain serious. Pls somebody tell me he's joking.

    March 30, 2010 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  8. jane

    Sen. McCain has always seemed to make whatever compromises he had to make in order to keep his job. But connecting himself with the likes of Sarah Palin just might finish him off. Maybe not. Just depends on how radical he and other Republicans are willing to portray themselves in order to win elections.

    March 30, 2010 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  9. Albert R. K.// Imagine the writing the nuclear launch codes written on the palms of her hands

    John McCain does not need to be concerned about memory of his ties to Sarah Palin's ever slipping away. McCain will be remembered in American history as the Republican presidential candidate who picked Sarah Palin as his V.P., and after realizing what a ditz she is, trying to salvage his campaign by hiding her from the press even if it meant that a ditz would be only heartbeat away from writing the nuclear launch codes on the palms of her hands To see Palin, with her wacky Vaudeville illogical logic and antics, together again with McCain again was like seeing George Burns and Gracie Allen together again. Say goodnight Sarah!

    March 30, 2010 12:34 am at 12:34 am |
  10. tony

    Wow....a dumb loser endorsing a grouchy, flip-flopping loser. What a great combination!

    March 30, 2010 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  11. The Big NB

    What a joke! Sad that some people take this seriously....

    March 30, 2010 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  12. Eric

    Poor, pathetic McCain...he is so ready for retirement. He has given up all his beliefs to pander to the radical right and uses Palin as the tool to bind himself to them. Astonishing how far they are willing to sink.

    March 30, 2010 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  13. Ken in NC

    Senator McCain just doesn't get it. His choice of Half Gov. Palin and her crap cost him any possible chance at becoming President and now he is using her to lose his Senate seat.

    With that kind of decision making ability I sure as hell glad he lost the Presidential election. I'm no fan of Hayworth either but a Senator that is fooled once and allows the same Half Gov. to fool him again does not deserve to remain a Senator.

    March 30, 2010 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  14. t.Tulsa

    WOW !! What an embarrassment these two have become. What a laughing stock this nation would be if these two had won the general election !!!!! WOW !!

    And I am a republican. After the RNC debacle at the nudie club, I am an ex-republican. WOW !! 🙁

    March 30, 2010 12:56 am at 12:56 am |
  15. Seattle Voter

    I admire intelligent women accross the board regardless of their party appellation. I'm sorry to say that Sarah Palin has no credibility IN POLITICS at all. It is only right that she have TV shows because she is a good looking woman BUT she has no place in POLITICS. She just want to say whatever she wants to say to please her audience BUT NO SUBSTANCE AT ALL.
    Wake up America! McCain need to pick someone who has knowledge BOTH DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN ISSUES.

    March 30, 2010 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  16. AFR531

    It's a shame to see McCain morph into something he's not-the 2000 republican primary against Bush and Rove have really taken its toll on him.

    March 30, 2010 01:06 am at 1:06 am |
  17. jules sand-perkins

    It is refreshing and heartwarming to see politesse and refinement displayed by politicians who have collaborated in tense situations.

    March 30, 2010 02:27 am at 2:27 am |
  18. Preston kathy

    John why not adopt sara i sure joe the plummer will come along for the ride

    March 30, 2010 04:48 am at 4:48 am |
  19. Bob True American

    McCain is sinking to new lows to get re-elected, sad to see. Palin is a disgrace to this country!

    March 30, 2010 05:44 am at 5:44 am |
  20. Huson River Dem

    Idiot. As McCain sails his political sinking ship he continues to hold onto that useless dingy (dingbat)
    . Did he not pay attention to NY 23 and her "success" there? Time to pack it up John. Arizona is a lovely place to retire!

    March 30, 2010 05:59 am at 5:59 am |
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