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. Joseph T. Suste

    John McCain should be afraid that the American People will remember his poor judgement in choosing Ms Palin as a running mate. Just think of it, she would be our Vice President if John McCain had won the President spot! John just keeps on using more poor judgement and showing it daily.

    March 29, 2010 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  2. normajean

    This man has a very serious blind spot. Either that or he has no desire to be re elected in Arizona.....nuff said!

    March 29, 2010 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  3. Jim from Seattle

    How low will Republicans stoop to win an election?

    In 2008 McCain waited and waited and waited before he admonished the racist characterizations of Obama.
    And he probably lost votes because of it.. those in our nation who are the most base, most vile, dispicable (i.e. the greedy, the racists, the religious fanatics who want to destroy any culture that's not Christian right) were put on notice that McCain didn't approve of them.

    But now he does. Why? Because he needs them. The Tea Party is a collection of malcontents. It would be great if they all moved to Texas so the rest of us could resume civility.

    March 29, 2010 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  4. Bugl3t

    pathetic old man, honestly. Is this shrew harpy the best you can do?

    March 29, 2010 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  5. Mark

    McCain is smart to capitalize on the extreme popularity of Sarah Palin.

    March 29, 2010 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  6. Ruth

    John you have proven once again that you are a senile old man. She helped you lose the presidency. Now she is going to help you lose again. You just don't get it - do you? You are living in a dream world.

    March 29, 2010 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  7. KJ

    Palin killed McCain's campaign...Maybe his memory is going...

    March 29, 2010 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  8. Dave

    I can think of a couple of things that McCain may really want from Palin.

    March 29, 2010 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  9. Mark Sanford, Gov of SC (when I feel like showing up)

    Someone needs to explain o McCain that she is the reason the indepedents and waivering democrats ran away from his presidential campaign in droves.

    March 29, 2010 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  10. johnkc

    McCain must go. He has been around too long, and we need someone with new ideas. He is trying to hang on to Palin to make himself look young.

    March 29, 2010 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  11. Laurie

    That is a great money laden anchor to tie yourself to . Hope that anchor pulls you right down under where you belong. I am a liberal democrat and I hope J. D. Hayworth beats him. At least Hayworth is exactly what he purports to be. John McCain is not conservative, but he would sell his soul to the devil(oh wait he already has) to win reelection. He is a hypocrite and hypocrites are not in it for anyone but themselves. McCain and Palin-as low as it gets. Congrats John. You have finally given me a reason to throw my support behind an ultra conservative.

    March 29, 2010 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  12. Daniel

    Oh Johnny, Johnny, Johnny. Just how desperate are you?

    March 29, 2010 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  13. Papasan in AZ

    Failure all over again...

    March 29, 2010 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  14. vette gal

    Aah, the chameleon strikes again! John McCain is whatever he thinks will win him votes; sometimes it's conservative, sometimes it's not. Too bad we can't get people to run for office based on what they really believe instead of what they think we want. Since most of them are truly out of touch with the average american, there's no way they can know what we really want. During the presidential election McCain thought the females of our great land wanted a female president or vice president, so he selected Palin without any vetting. We all know where that got him. Yes, we would like to see a female VP or President some day, but that person has to be intelligent not some female spouting off the cuff that alienates the majority of people and not a polarizing female.

    March 29, 2010 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  15. Brynin

    This Lady is a nut, there something wrong with her.

    March 29, 2010 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  16. Fed Up

    If John McCain needs Sarah Palin's help this bad, maybe it is time for him to retire.

    March 29, 2010 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  17. Renee

    Sad, really sad. A war hero has to suck up to a clueless opportunist who pimps her family and herself for personal gain. McCain must be on all sorts of anti-depressants.

    March 29, 2010 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  18. InlandEmperor

    Senator, you continue to disappoint. Please consider retirement.

    March 29, 2010 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  19. Merryl Goldman

    If I were McCain I would try very hard to forget I ever knew Sarah Palin. She has lost her down home mom image and looks more like a dominatrix in her black leather. I wonder if it is wolf leather??

    March 29, 2010 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  20. Peter Zheutlin

    Poor John McCain. He created the monster that is Sarah Palin and now he is beholden to her. In his heart McCain has to know Palin is an under-informed, small-minded woman who was utterly unqualified by experience, temperament, knowledge and skill to be vice president or president. Yet, he now needs her much more than she needs him. McCain showed horrendous judgment when he put her on the ticket; now he has no choice but t bask in her shadow.

    March 29, 2010 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  21. I am Newt Limebaugh

    ah yes..those memorable moments....Palin's abuse of the "O'Biden name and her "reading" of Archie comics topped off by her "Geography" lessons....what a waste....I guess ol' McCain will do anything to pander to win............John...have you no shame???

    Granstanding does not win elections.....Palin is nothing but a paid hack who is a cheerleader

    March 29, 2010 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  22. Kate

    She knows nothing and she says nothing!

    March 29, 2010 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  23. ThinkAgain

    John McCain, you have absolutely no shame! You have completely sold yourself OUT!

    March 29, 2010 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  24. cspurgeon

    What a downward spiral for a person once respected by many Americans of both parties. He will say and do anything to get even for his defeat last year and avoid another one. He is what we would call a sore loser with no scruples and everyone sees it.

    March 29, 2010 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  25. pen

    Yes McCain just what you need to get re-elected: an airhead wearing a black motorcycle jacket...

    March 29, 2010 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
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