FILE PHOTO: Republican presidential nominee John McCain (R-AZ) concedes victory on November 4, 2008 with vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin by his side. (PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES)
FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
It's gotta be a sign of pure desperation.
The Fox News commentator and soon-to-be Alaska tour guide, Sarah Palin, is reuniting with Senator John McCain in Arizona.
History might suggest that John McCain had a pretty good chance at becoming the next President of the United States. Then he heard about the mayor of Wasilla, was smitten, suffered a lapse of judgment and asked Caribou Barbie if she'd like to be the vice president.
She jumped at the chance, and that was the beginning of the end of McCain's chances.
Palin did a couple of interviews on the CBS evening news with Katie Couric, and Obama was in.
But apparently McCain has some reason to worry about his re-election chances.
He's being challenged in the primary and with the general disdain for all of the members of Congress, it's not inconceivable he could get knocked off.
But if you're in danger of drowning, why would you ask someone to throw you an anchor?
Sarah Palin, in addition to being virtually without qualification to hold elected office, is also one of the reasons for the deep divisions in the country. She inflamed the conservative base of the Republican party with irresponsible comments about things like government death panels.
She's a lightening rod for criticism and controversy. Who needs this?
Here’s my question to you: What can Sarah Palin do for John McCain that she hasn't already done?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Vanna in California writes:
I just find this unbelievable. Actually it would be funny if his job wasn't so important. He has truly lost his mind or what was left of it. Is he really this desperate? Just makes me that much happier that he never made it to the White House.
Tim in Toledo writes:
McCain is obviously a slow learner. She will give him exactly what she gave him during the presidential election – an increased chance at defeat. Maybe that's what he wants.
Palin wasn't the beginning of the end of McCain's chances. She was the only reason McCain ever came close. The beginning of the end of McCain's chances was McCain.
Bruce in Bend, Oregon writes:
Give the old chameleon the coup de grace? She's one toxic specimen.
Raffi in Montreal writes:
Ask not what Sarah Palin can do for John McCain, ask what John McCain is suffering from.
She can help him lose. McCain needs to stay home, it seems that he has a learning disability. This woman brought him down before and he's calling on her once again? Something is wrong with this man! Sarah is only out for herself, she even abandoned the Alaskan people before her term was over- it's all about the money.
Tom in Ohio writes:
Put a Democrat in his seat. (She's got experience in this area).
I qualify this step as an assisted suicide!
Sorry CNN, but I had to turn you off when you covered the Palin speech. She makes my ears bleed and causes melting of the brain. Poor McCain. I used to have so much respect for him. Palin will cause him more harm than good.