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. Jerry in NC

    Well, I guess you can say that McCain is consistent. She helped him lose once, so why not let her do it again!

    March 29, 2010 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  2. 60's survivor

    is this only the lesser of two evils??? who is the democratic candidate???

    March 29, 2010 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  3. Gil

    Anybody who has to tie their coat tails to this bimbo is not someone to be elected!

    March 29, 2010 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  4. Bob

    I once thought he was a decent man – I think that one day he will look back upon how he sold out his values over the past decade and be ashamed of himself.

    March 29, 2010 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  5. normajean

    I. personally have never given this subject any thought, but these days, we are hearing a phrase" the anti-christ"...I got to wondering....could the "anti-christ" be a woman?

    March 29, 2010 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  6. CHIPS

    Hope you paid Palin well, or you will be written about in her next book. Oh I forgot Cindy is the one with the money.

    March 29, 2010 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  7. j

    McCain's in really bad shape if he has to rely on Palin for help to get elected. Maybe he should just retire instead.

    March 29, 2010 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  8. jim

    if I were up for re-election, the LAST person I'd want to endorse me would be sarah "the quiter" palin.

    March 29, 2010 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  9. Justin Russell

    Sounds more and more like a swan song for old Senator McCain. You had some good years fella.

    March 29, 2010 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  10. peggy

    McCain...I'll lost all respect for you. You disappoint me my man.

    March 29, 2010 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  11. Bob in Pa

    Yeah John, if you had listened to her before you would be Prez and we wouldn't be in this mess. Bring on Hayworth !

    March 29, 2010 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  12. marie

    gee, I wonder why Palin would be campaigning for McCain instead of his tea bagger opponent? Makes no sense really until you think about all the dirt the McCain campaign has on her... she'll be a McCain supporter as long as that dirt can threaten her!

    March 29, 2010 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  13. will

    They are both liars and an embarrassment to the American people. Palin is just downright pathetic, and McCain needs to give it up. He is old, cranky, not relevant, and divisive. Faux patriotism!!!

    March 29, 2010 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  14. Tony

    Tie yourself to the quitter John. Go right ahead.

    March 29, 2010 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  15. T'SAH from Virginia

    This is a STRANGE relationship... McCain rescued Palin from the bridge to NOWHERE and brought her into the LIMELIGHT..... They both LOST and I blame McCain's judgement and Palin's inexperience!!!!

    Now McCain is heading towards that 'bridge to NOWHERE' and he once again is embracing Palin to rescue him ... In this case, they both will LOSE and I blame McCain's judgement and Palin's inexperience!!!

    March 29, 2010 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  16. CMG

    John, need I remind you that your first time connections with Mrs. Palin didn't help.....what makes you think this time is different.?She never lets me down as she seemingly can successfully keep raising that dysfunctional bar.

    March 29, 2010 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  17. Johnny Ringo

    On the campaign trail, Failin Palin said that Senator McCain is the kind of leader that can get Arizona "back on the right track". Wait a minute, hasn't Senator McCain been Arizona's senator for the last 24 years? How can he get Arizona back on the "right track" when it's been HIS track, in fact? Maybe Failin Palin SHOULD use a telepromptor every once in a while. What an idiot....

    With all due respect Senator McCain, she lost you one election, are you really that stupid to invite her to do it again? Only dead fish go downstream, right Sarah???

    March 29, 2010 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  18. Avi Shlomo

    McCain is Insane that he needs some Caffeine for which the Tea Part is not ordain!!
    God help yould old man. I bet you can't get it up to have some of that bimbo love!!

    March 29, 2010 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  19. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    What a dope..... Palin is a moron so why tie up with her?

    Palin puts the BAG in TEA BAG....

    March 29, 2010 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  20. Doug

    what a sorry person he is...a man without balls, he would endorse the devil to to get reelected... shame on you McCain!
    Thank God you and Moose Chili Molly lost! was a fiasco that would of been!

    March 29, 2010 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  21. KC

    McCain you just have to be kidding.... Palin did not help you last time not sure why you are trying to use her again.

    I really think its time for new blood and for you to retire, just saying...

    March 29, 2010 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  22. Bertina

    I wonder why McCain would stoop so low as to have Sarah Palin campaigning for him again? She seems to be good at trying to incite riots which she started in Florida during the presidential campaign. Now, she is a good friend of the tea partiers ,but, I guess that's okay...whatever trips her trigger...they don't seem that bright to me. I used to think McCain was a pretty decent sort, but, his true colors are coming out. He is a FLIP FLOPPER!

    March 29, 2010 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  23. Greg in Texas

    Hey didn't they just arrest 9 of their militia followers? Christian Warriors or something like that?

    March 29, 2010 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  24. a canuck

    What some politicians won't do to get elected !!!!..... The old fella is "scraping the bottom of the barrel" desperation!!!! .

    March 29, 2010 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  25. CJG

    If he realizes that most educated people see Palin as a joke this tactic could back fire on him. People are not that easlily fooled , case in point , he lost the Presidential election. Think he might think twice over having Palin by his side.
    She woukd make me run the other way .....

    March 29, 2010 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
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