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    McCain: Sarah Palin was “better candidate” than Romney, others

    McCain: Sarah Palin was “better candidate” than Romney, others

    Senator John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his VP in 2008 because she was a “better candidate” than Romney, Pawlenty, or any of the others under consideration.

    McCain made the remarks Tuesday after being asked if Mitt Romney’s tax returns were the cause of him choosing Sarah Palin:

    “Of course not,” McCain told POLITICO when asked if the contents of Romney’s tax returns disqualified him from the selection process. “I don’t know what depths these people won’t reach. Obviously, it’s just outrageous. That’s just outrageous. It shows the – it’s so disgraceful for them to allege something that they have absolutely no knowledge of.”

    Asked why he chose not to go with Romney, McCain said: “Oh come on, because we thought that Sarah Palin was the better candidate. Why did we not take [Tim] Pawlenty, why did we not take any of the other 10 other people. Why didn’t I? Because we had a better candidate, the same way with all the others. … Come on, why? That’s a stupid question.”

    It’s refreshing to hear McCain defend Palin, especially during an election cycle where retrenching to establishment choices seems to be the only plan the GOP has put “forward.”

    H/T Voter Mom


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    HarrietHT | July 17, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Here’s the thing: I don’t trust anything that comes out of the mouth of John McCain, my AZ senator.

    Tom Tancredo stated that during a two-person elevator ride with JM during the 2007 CIR attack on America’s sovereignty (my reading, not Tancredo’s) that JM cursed, fumed, and swore at Tom when Tom told John he would not support John’s, Kennedy’s and Bush’s bill.

    There is one reason and one reason only for JM to push Palin to the fore over Romney: and that is because in Palin he has someone whose chit he can call in.

      MAB in reply to HarrietHT. | July 17, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      HarrietHT, I wouldn’t worry too much about the “chit” being called in. She already paid whatever she felt she owed him when she campaigned for him last time. The debt has been paid.

    Phillep Harding | July 17, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Sarah was, at a personal level, the least unqualified for the job of Pres. at the time.

    Anyone who gets in office needs a cadre or machine supporting, and she did not have one, but she was not running for Pres. Being VP would have given her time and contacts to build what she needed.

    McCain did not have a team behind him, either. How many of his election team do we now know actually supported Obama?

    spike | July 17, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    I wonder if we will ever know why Sarah didn’t run.There is all kind of speculation out there but none of it rings true.Any how I’m going to write her in, in Nov.

    donsmith7777 | July 17, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    He chose the scatter-brained, illiterate Alaskan hillbilly with a pregnant teenage daughter, instead of this very rich and successful man – because SHE was a better candidate.

      BannedbytheGuardian in reply to donsmith7777. | July 18, 2012 at 6:28 am

      Hillbillies do not inhabit the coast .

      Thats the thing about pregnancy – always a bit tough & sometimes a bit inconvenient.. However 4 years later a very healthy gorgeous blonde little boy.

      It is more natural to have a first baby at 18 than 40 . There are plenty of American couples who would dream of such a child.

      hrh40 in reply to donsmith7777. | July 18, 2012 at 11:38 am

      Spoken like a true Mitt-Romney-supporting jerk.

      Lots of luck getting people to vote for your guy with that attitude.

      Who’s the dumb hillbilly?

    […] John McCain is making news for the second day in a row. Yesterday, he broke character and gave Sarah Palin a sort of backhanded compliment. […]

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