March 7th, 2012
08:23 PM ET
9 years ago

McCain responds to Palin on GOP race

(CNN) – Republican Sen. John McCain on Wednesday hit back against Sarah Palin’s comments about the GOP presidential race, in which she called for an extended nominating process even if it lead to an open convention in August.

“I’m glad to see that Sarah is still willing to get in the arena. I greatly admire and respect her,” McCain said on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” “But I also think that, you know, this thing is going to be resolved sooner for Mitt Romney than later.”

Filed under: 2012 • Anderson Cooper 360 • John McCain • Republicans • Sarah Palin
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Emerson

    What Palin knows and understands about politics could fit easily into the cap of a hair dye bottle ,with plenty of room left over.

    March 7, 2012 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  2. MaryM

    Keep talking Sarah. Just like Rush, you can only do more damage to the GOP. lol

    Obama/Biden 2012
    Clinton/Warren 2016

    March 7, 2012 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  3. gt

    come on sara... your yesterday news and a bitter women.... mitts in .. get over it...

    March 7, 2012 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  4. The-Least-Unelectable

    Resolved for Romney?

    That's what the GOP establishment has been unable to achieve since Iowa.

    March 7, 2012 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  5. pnwJIM

    John, just say you made a bad v.p. choice and let it go.She will never be wrong and alot of what you are seeing today in your party is caused by Miss Sarah and the tea party.And please have a convention mud slinging and elect Miss Palin for your choice.That would be the end of both of those two evils.SARAH/TP AND THE GOP.

    March 7, 2012 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  6. Stlchicago

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, whatever. Somebody ask McCain why he's trying to take us into another war? Is this the result of his prisoner of war days? Let it go.

    March 7, 2012 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  7. Shannon

    $illy $arah actually believes that she is going to save the Republican party, that come convention time, they are going to be begging her to run.....she is truly delusional, no one cares what $arah has to say.

    March 7, 2012 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  8. cali girl

    Can you feel the love? I wonder if he ever has had the thought "man, I screwed up big time having her as my vp".

    March 7, 2012 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  9. Donkey Party

    The only bigger national disgrace than McCain is Palin. Birds of a feather...

    March 7, 2012 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  10. Larry L

    Sarah Palin represents those politicians who have learned to use sound bites and a socially conservative Teavangelical agenda to get votes. John McCain represents those fat cats who've always convinced poor, white people to vote Republican based on those same soundbites – but they weren't actually committed to that ideology. Now that the Teavangelicals have psychological control of the Republican Party the fat cats can't get the moronic, bigoted, fundamental genie back in the bottle. This situation assures President Obama or re-election while Republicans rave about contraception and vaginal probes. It's fun to watch.

    March 7, 2012 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  11. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It will be a mud slinging race all the way to the convention. Who ever wins it may not really want the crown when he gets there. How much say will Paul or Gingrich over the platform during the convention? They have some delegates that Romney might need.

    March 7, 2012 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  12. Thomas

    Palin will be called , she is a female Jesus .

    March 8, 2012 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  13. hmmm...

    Has McCain been right about anything? Amazing he carrys himself as if he understands anything after the campaign he ran last time around. Why would anyone listen to him?

    March 8, 2012 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  14. Shelby

    sarah palin is squealing in delight at the thought of an open convention. She has lusted for high office for years and what could be better when you're Mrs. ME ME ME ME ME palin?

    Jumping into the race AFTER all the hard debates are over, of course.

    March 8, 2012 02:32 am at 2:32 am |
  15. stranger in an increasingly strange land

    Asking Palin's opinion on politics is an exercize in futility. She seems to be under the impression that the Newt is a viable candidate. He has won one state, Georgia, where nobody was seriously campaigning against him.

    The Newt and Palin remind me of the condemmed prisoner in a fable who told the King he could teach the King's horse to sing in a year. When the prisoner was told he had no chance of doing this the prisoner replied: "Who knows what will happen in a year? I may die. The horse may die. The King may die. But I may be here another year. And, at the end of that time, maybe the horse will sing." I wpuld bet on the horse before I would bet on the Newt winning the nomination.

    March 8, 2012 03:10 am at 3:10 am |
  16. sbssue1

    I surely hope John McCain is correct. Palin has gone too far. I voted for John and Sarah a couple years back, but too much has gone over the damn to be able to do that again. Romney needs Newt to get behind him and push for the win. I think that would be in the best interest of the United States. Santorum is too much off the wall ! He plays to the folks who are unable to think for themselves.

    March 8, 2012 05:06 am at 5:06 am |
  17. Maverick

    Don't be fooled, come november the republicans will rally round their candidate just to defeat Obama. They will give anything to get the POTUS and run America into a gutter with great ideas such as Santorums only snobs go to college, while the Chinese put out millions of graduates every year.

    March 8, 2012 05:06 am at 5:06 am |
  18. Marie MD

    mcnasty "respects" the AK bimbo? Keep talking old man. We already lost all respect for you back in 2008. You are a nobody and nobody with half a brain should listen to your rantings.
    You still don't have the cojones to admit what a gigantic mistake this woman was for your campaign and our political progress. You allowed her, for the WH prize, to spread lies and hates and it has continued except now it's complete disrespect for the office you so wanted that you sold your soul to the she devil on Earth.

    March 8, 2012 06:34 am at 6:34 am |
  19. Steve

    Does anyone really care what Palin says? As a matter a fact, does anyone really care what McCain says?
    McCain created this monster and now disagrees with it, funny!

    March 8, 2012 06:48 am at 6:48 am |