October 18th, 2010
12:44 PM ET
10 years ago

Rubio to appear with Palin, Steele

(CNN) - California Republicans Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina took a pass when it came to appearing with Sarah Palin and Michael Steele during a get-out-the-vote rally last week.

Not so with Marco Rubio.

The Florida Senate candidate announced Monday he will appear with the former Alaska governor and RNC chairman at a "victory rally" in Orlando this Saturday, a week after Whitman, the GOP California gubernatorial candidate, and Fiorina, who is running for Senate in the Democratic-leaning state, cited scheduling conflicts in their decision not to stand alongside Palin and Steele.

Palin proved to be a popular figure in Florida during the 2008 campaign, where her rallies regularly drew far more attendees than those of the man on the top of the GOP presidential ticket, Sen. John McCain. Add to that Barack Obama's sagging approval rating in the state (recent polls have it at below 40 percent) and Palin seems like a surefire bet to fire up a broad swath of Sunshine State voters.

Filed under: 2010 • Marco Rubio • Michael Steele • Sarah Palin
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Campaigning with Silly Sarah is sure way how to disenfranchise voters Marco. She's not a rockstar everywhere she goes, especially not in my neck of the woods.

    October 18, 2010 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  2. Why are Rush and his Mafia in hiding all the time?

    Rubio really wants Castros job,hes a joke.

    October 18, 2010 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  3. PalmReader

    Let me guess, Todd sent Rubio an e-mail? On another note, Palin and Steele campaigning together to *get out the vote* brings the Palin's *Hockey Mom* meme to a whole new level. How utterly transparent these two are.

    October 18, 2010 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    And together they will prove that it doesn't matter if you're black, white or brown...pandering, ideologue, mindless talking-point-puppet demagogues come in all colors. What a wonderful message of unity.

    October 18, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  5. ThinkAgain

    Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest!

    October 18, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  6. John

    That the worst thing you could have done,being with Saran Palin and Steele is only going too make you look bad and as dumb as they are.

    October 18, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  7. Adalbert

    This would be hilarious. Two idiots at the convention of the mentally ill.

    October 18, 2010 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  8. Ridicule...like Obama...

    When cornered Obama brought out his big gun :"Ridicule" his followers do the same ridicule Sarah Palin....!

    October 18, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  9. Dean

    It seems to me that this gathering is representative of a party of inclusion...as opposed to the Democrats.

    Vote Republican.

    October 18, 2010 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  10. emma

    A bit of a contrast of the use of Palin by California GOP candidates Whitman and Fiorina, who declined to have Palin campaign for them.

    October 18, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  11. Dave

    So we have Dumb, Dumber, and Dumbest all on the same stage.

    October 18, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  12. svscnn

    So many numb-skulls in one place at the same time, so few tornadoes. It just aint right.

    October 18, 2010 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  13. Monster Zero

    I watched Palin's address the other night and it was awesome, I actually gained some respect for the lady. It is readily apparent why the liberals left hates her and attempts to denegrate her at every turn. Rubio and Steele are saying the right things, let's make sure when the Republicans take control that they are held to task, America can no longer be complacent, the threat has revealed itself and is real, McCarthy was dead on! I have to agree with Dutch in his post on Rand Paul, I too believe that what one does in adolescent must be totally investigated and scrutinized, from say something like Rands Aqua Buddah nonsense to say like Obama's self admitted selling cocaine and marijuana, Marxist followings and/or appyling for Federal loan money as a foreign student. I think these things should be investigated in full and made fully open to the public, gives insight into the adult...

    October 18, 2010 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  14. Tyme4change

    Wow Rubio. Paling wouldn't be caught with anyone who looked hispanic. It's all about getting paid with her. Steele is a laughing stalk of his party. Paling would never share the same stage with Steele let alone with you Rubio. You have surely lost this race.

    October 18, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  15. NVa Native

    Steele and Palin on the same stage – has Rubio ever seen the clips of these two in front of a camera?

    October 18, 2010 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  16. greg in jax

    Come on Rubio, why dont you get Dick Cheney as well. He gave you his endorsment too. Are you too afraid for the people of Florida to realize that you will do nothing but take our state and our country backwards. Rubio must Fail.

    October 18, 2010 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  17. ronalde

    the three stooges,what a joke.

    October 18, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  18. DIANA

    Whitman and Fiorini are smarter than I thought they were. They didn't want to be seen with Carabou Barbie. Still won't change my mind about voting for them. Too bad, they could have blamed it on her when they lost.

    October 18, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  19. Ed Fl

    The Cuban thief is still spending GOP credit card money.i wonder if he is still trying or talking about changing Social Security and medicare for all his Cuban constituants after he and his family took advantage of all those benefits and never paid back any for his education or family medical expenses . He is the typical GOP Miami Politician first requirement is to be a self serving miami dade master at thievery.He qualified for that as speaker of the florida house.

    October 18, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  20. blf83

    Any candidate willing to appear with aPALlINg Sarah is too desperate, too compromised to be credible as a person any of us should want to represent us. We, as a people, are so uninformed if we allow these Cretans to gain office.

    October 18, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  21. Bessy

    If I did live in Fl., the fact that these 2 were out campaigning for Rubio would be enough to tell me that he is NOT the candidate I should be voting for. " Birds of a feather--"

    October 18, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  22. ProudPatriot

    You can tell a lot about someone by who they associate with. Palin is pathetic, she quit her job serving the people of Alaska. She took that money her constituents paid for her election and walked out. I don't understand why she still has supporters. Is our society so impressed by looks, that we overlook substance? Dems need to come together, either for Meek or Crist, we don't want Rubio representing our interests in Washington, because he won't.

    October 18, 2010 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  23. Linda

    It wouldn't even matter if Sarah was a Democrat for angry bitter mean liberals like MoDowd. But if would be fun watching the Democrats fawn all over if she were. That's clear with the liberal media and the fact that the Democrats in Alaska supported her overwhelmingly, having the highest approval rating in the country at almost 90pct, 'til it became political and she was tapped as VP of the R and Obama conducted his NEW politics of personal destruction.

    October 18, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  24. jilli

    You mean they let Steele back in civilization? No longer ostrasized to outer mongolia? Let's see how long that lasts before he proves to be a total buffoon, again.

    October 18, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  25. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Look what you've been reduced to by your Party Mikey: playing second fiddle to the GObP's mascot of the world's oldest profession, Sarah Palin. Everytime you opened up your mouth in public you confirmed your lack of intelligence. Now you've removed all doubt as to your lack of shame a well.

    Tsk, tsk.

    October 18, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
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