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. Teriss

    Yeah we all saw where that got him last time.

    March 29, 2010 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  2. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    John has always used women to his own advantage. Based on his history, I am sure he will throw out Sarah the moment she is of no use in his re-election bid.

    March 29, 2010 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  3. Arizonian

    She helped him lose the election. She is a world-class liar. She quit her job as governor halfway through her term. She has no credibility. And McCain wants to emphasize his "ties" to her? Poor fool.

    March 29, 2010 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  4. Eli

    John McCain the neocon and Sarah Palin the tea party hijacker, both of you please go away! Ron Paul in 2012 if we make it that far!

    March 29, 2010 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  5. Mickey, NY

    Good God...this man IS senile! ...or desperate!

    GOP: Domestic Terrorists

    March 29, 2010 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |

    Here's an old white guy who will say anything to get elected.

    March 29, 2010 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  7. Helen

    Why are you reporting on every move Sarah Palin makes? She LOST! We want to know about the exciting new health care bill. That affects our daily life, Sarah Palin does not. I know it is easier to report the nonsense she is spouting that it is to actually study the bill and report the facts... but that is what the voters are interested in! If we wanted nonsense, we would be watching FOX... we expect better from CNN!

    March 29, 2010 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  8. Marie MD

    This man has really lost it. All because he's thinking below the belt. He looks uncomfortable standing behind her because that's the only way his star can shine anymore. He has to catch her soot.
    CNN is having them on tonight.
    The uitter = traitor. When are

    March 29, 2010 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  9. SC-Pub "no" more

    McCain is a "has been." How sad to see this pretend "maverick" trying to align himself with someone who is nothing more than an opportunist.

    March 29, 2010 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  10. frank in valparaiso indiana

    Methinks the Naval aviator is smitten...

    March 29, 2010 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  11. Marcus Tate

    Does John McCain still not understand that he lost any chance of becoming president because of Sarah Palin? If McCain loses, will that finally prove to the Republican hard heads that Sarah Palin is poison?

    March 29, 2010 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  12. Lydia

    McCain, the war vet and senior senator has to use a dimwit in a desperate attempt to hold on to his senate seat.

    Palin derailed his bid for the presidency but since she is a media darling and almost revered by right wing extremists, he is yet again putting his political future on the lne. I guess he still has not learned that America is more than teabaggers.

    Too bad. So sad.

    March 29, 2010 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  13. Nija

    Senator McCain you do know that Sarah is not BRIGHT so quit using her.

    March 29, 2010 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  14. ED FL

    Stealing your thunder during the presidential campaign should have made you aware that Pitiful Palin is using you. She is continuing the pattern now as she fakes Helping you while she is TRYING to put a good face on her own campaign. She will use you to benefit herself.

    March 29, 2010 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  15. RTB

    Hey Johnie, you will never be forgotten as the political strategist who brought Sarah Palin to the lime light.

    Too bad she doomed your presidential ambitions in the process.

    The American electorate is in awe of The Alaskan Air Head.

    March 29, 2010 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  16. Michael from Ventura

    Dumb and Dumber on Parade! Poor Arizona and Alaska.

    March 29, 2010 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  17. Micky

    Love Sarah, she's doing great! I hope she goes all the way, and John McCain gets reelect. America needs you John, the maverick never give up!

    Palin 2012

    March 29, 2010 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  18. Barry

    I enjoyed the rallies, Sarah was magnificent.

    March 29, 2010 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  19. johnlau

    Hi john!

    You are very old enough to quit the politics! No worry about America and your sarah palin is too naive to be politician. To us, she is like a small kid with tiny brain but want to do big thing.

    She will never succeed in life.

    March 29, 2010 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  20. Colonel Cluster

    Ah sweet Sarah
    don't ya smile a mile for me

    When I feel cold...I'm balding

    And when my balls are small
    you can come an hold me

    its you
    and me

    March 29, 2010 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  21. bernieb

    I'm so sick of John McCain, Sarah Palin, and the whole Tea Party group. John McCain need to give it up, he has been in the White House long enough it's time for him to retire and let some younger person have that seat. We need new blood in the White House and they don't need him to teach them anything they can learn the ropes just like he think he has learned them. I don't know how Arizonians keep voting for him where has he been during their housing crises? Has he helped them get back on their feet any? NO

    March 29, 2010 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  22. Four and The Door

    John McCain is absolutely the most effective Senator working for the good of Americans right now.

    Obama, Pelosi and Reid are doing the best they can to make sure Sarah Palin remains a rising political rock star. Americans see now that the ultra liberal philosophy will guide us directly into a depression. The harder they try, the less things work. This liberal experiment is going to be an expensive lesson that America will be paying off for decades.

    March 29, 2010 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  23. Barbara

    Oh yes, Mr. McCain.... I used to think that you were one who could be counted on for common sense. Now I think that you're just COMMON. You think that by hitching your wagon to the miserable mistake you made last time will help you? – Nope... You are now tarred by the brush you used to create this pile of crap.

    I'm so sick of this shrill and her whine "take our Country back" and "real Americans. Someone needs to take her to task for high fiving the Alaska Secessionist Movement.... It's on video... not hard to prove. She and "first dude" (gag) are no where near "real Americans". Real Americans try to build their country up, not tear it down or divide it.

    Ms. Palin is an empty voice shrilling to a crowd of malcontents of illogical thinkers, following her racist, nasty, rant across country, financed by thier social security cheques. Yes, there's that word : social.....

    She's a greedy narcisisist who thinks she's found the pot of gold, while all the crap she spews belongs in the pot.

    John, you're delusional. The man you once were is gone. How sad you've stooped so low.

    March 29, 2010 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  24. mike petot

    Dumb and Dumber. Wasnt anyone paying attention when Jonny said he knew very little of economics. Thats great, lets send him back on up to washington with the rest of them.

    March 29, 2010 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  25. Scott

    May God have mercy on each one of us !

    March 29, 2010 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
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