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March 26th, 2010
05:00 PM ET

What can Palin do for McCain that she hasn't already done?

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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.

Why?

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.

AJ writes:
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.

Ada writes:
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).

Mike writes:
I qualify this step as an assisted suicide!

Sandy writes:
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.


Filed under: John McCain • Sarah Palin
soundoff (301 Responses)
  1. jill

    you have got to be kiddin!!!!

    March 26, 2010 at 4:38 pm |
  2. Lee

    Sarah Palin can convert John McCain to becoming today Republican Wright Wing Extremist. There is no room for moderation there.

    Lexington, MA

    March 26, 2010 at 4:38 pm |
  3. JPM

    Get him booted out of politics entirely. He passed his prime long ago. Time to retire John!

    March 26, 2010 at 4:39 pm |
  4. peggy

    She is awful. Why does she take her young children along on the trail with her?

    March 26, 2010 at 4:39 pm |
  5. Prince De Silva

    More damage than help just as in the Presidentila election.

    good luck Senator

    March 26, 2010 at 4:40 pm |
  6. Mike

    He would do better by going on dancing with the stars.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:40 pm |
  7. Bruce Wayne

    No idea. You would think that even the staunchest Republican would avoid her like the plague. Guess it has something to do with intellect then. Huh. Go figure.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:40 pm |
  8. Dan

    It was a great rally, Sarah Palin is magnificent! She will make a great President. McCain didn't ruin his chances at all by picking Sarah as VP, it was Bush. People wanted change.... unfortunately they picked the wrong kind.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:40 pm |
  9. Bill Schwartz

    Well, Jack, let's just say John McCain is a short memory. He was a maverick who could be trusted, honored even, and then he got scared and showed just how shaky his judgment could be when he okay-ed Palin for V.P. He seemed to get his senses back after the election and sort of apologized for choosing Palin, and now that he's in a tough election a year or so later, his age and his judgment are catching up with him again - he's either forgotten what a lightweight Palin is, or the maverick in him is just rolling the dice - snake eyes.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:40 pm |
  10. Corey from New Jersey

    What can she offer him? Retirement!

    March 26, 2010 at 4:41 pm |
  11. omar gonzalez

    Reid vote wrong,Palin coming from the underworld(or tea party)what coming next, Lady Gaga for republican party.Please people refresh the scene.The politic arena look more everiday than the shows of wrestling WWE TNA impact.Invited someone of them to the politc maybe at leased we have some fun.

    O Glez.
    New Jersey

    March 26, 2010 at 4:41 pm |
  12. 1rooster

    I think ice burg Sarah Palin is Titanic John Mc Cain's doom.
    New Orleans, LA

    March 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm |
  13. judy

    She can help ensure that he loses re-election.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm |
  14. Mark Fish

    Sarah Palin is a Rock Star. John McCain could use a Rock Star boost. You state that she is "virtually without qualification to hold elected office". Then what do you think of a guy whose main experience was a "Community Organizer". Start ther when you talk about lack of qualifications.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm |
  15. Kareen Simon-Eichmann

    Apparantly McCain hasn't heard the adage, "Once bitten twice shy."

    March 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm |
  16. Candace Robinson

    It is time for McCain to retire. He is a loose cannon. His selection of Ms. Palin as a running mate was ridiculous and certainly helped President Obama get elected. Having her stump for him will pull him down.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
  17. Patty.D. Bristol, Pa.

    Dear Jack, Queen Sarah can do nothing for McCain. I believe she is the main reason he lost. Sure, the 'Base' loves her, but to Independants and Moderates she is plutonium. All I can say is that Hayworth is giving McCain a run for his money.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
  18. Howard Glatzer

    Maybe the soon-to-be Alaska tour guide is offering him the job of vice- tour guide, director of all things rogue....

    New York, NY

    March 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
  19. fassal

    From Anchorage, AK

    I couldn't agree more with what is said here. McCain is again making a major mistake bringing in the Death Panal Diva. He must truely be hard up.

    We Alaskans are abundantly happy to be rid of "Bimbo Barbie". She is an embarrassment to women everywhere, citizens of this state, and people over the world. She lacks intellect, good judgement, class, tact, and finesse.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
  20. Ryan - Galesburg, IL

    I guess John McCain is really hoping to get the nut-job vote back from his Abramoff-linked opponent. What does Arizona see in these people?

    March 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
  21. al way

    He still has aspirations to run for president again and he is trying to stifle that impulse with dose a of "old Sarah".

    March 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
  22. EyeOpener66

    Palin may have hurt McCain's chance of becoming president but I think this time she will help him get votes from the narrow-minded wrong wingnuts, which might just be enough for him to stay in office.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  23. Maureen from NC

    This air head brings nothing to the party!!! However, she is the darling of the tea bag wackos, and he needs their vote. Just grin and bear it John!!!

    March 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  24. Ronald Guelzow

    Apparently, McCain still doesn't realize the Bering Strait Bimbo reminds us of his lack of intelligence and poor judgement. We Arizonans need to retire this old fool before his does further damage to the state and nation. Flagstaff, Arizona

    March 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  25. John McLain

    She's a lightening rod for criticism and controversy. Who needs this?

    make that "lightning" rod.......

    As for McCain and Palin, there's less to these two than meets the eye.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  26. Mark, Boston

    ohh boi!!! Sara Palin should become a verb. There is nothing she or anyone else can do for John McCain. He’s once again in desperate mode, destined to lose another election

    March 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  27. Common Sense

    Pure bunk, disrespect, utter nonsense from this loser Cafferty. "Without qualification to hold an elected office?" I guess a Councilmember, Mayor, Oil & Gas Commision Regulator for Alaska, Govenor of the State of Alaska doesn't mean or count for anything does it? Well Cafferty, add up your total viewership and see how it ranks with the Cartoon Network. We ALL know that CNN/HLN/MSNBC combined has less viewers than the Cartoon Network. Keep up your insults and see how fewer and fewer viewers will take you seriously. John McCain was his own worst enemy during the 2008 election. The majority of conservatives sat out the election because of him; and it was ONLY because of her that many of them came back and voted. McCain needed her at his campaign rallies to bring in the crowds. She is loved by millions, not the thousands of trolls that watch your garbage. You and the rest of the insignificant media are irrelevant.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  28. Adam - Charlotte, NC

    McCain needs Palin to endorse his membership into the new social sub-current that includes the tea party activists and many other frustrated conservatives. It seems that starting with the presidential campaign McCain has been angling for "street cred" among the more conservative of the party. His history as a compromising moderate has become unfashionable and he may think that Palin holds the key to being reinvented as a new Republican hero. My opinion is that the fervor will be short-lived with the more intellectual and strategically minded Republicans gaining more standing over time. I really miss the old John McCain who seemed to stand for common sense first and political maneuvering second. There was a time when he spoke with a passion and intensity similar to president Obama. I think McCain is a good example of what the Washington environment can do to an exceptional man and an example of why there should be mandatory term limits for senators.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  29. Marcus Monas, Portland Oregon

    Jack, I feel sorry for John McCain, from war hero to making a deal with the devil to try to stay in power. Isn't it bad enough that John brought Sarah into the light now she is helping him to fade into the darkness. Good Luck John McCain but I wish you would leave with your dignity in tact.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  30. chandra

    John lost his balance long back and being a stubborn old guy and being a member of GOP, refuses to acknowledge his mistake. To prove his point he will stick to his gun and be defeated once more. Having adopted an approach of "NO" for anything that president proposes, it is no surprise that he fades in to oblivion soon.

    Feel sorry for the guy though!

    March 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  31. Rus - Oklahoma City

    What can she do for him? Hopefully make him a loser a November.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  32. Shekhar Patil, MI

    She can't do much now, because simple math multiplication rule. John is already multiplied by zero because of Palin.

    Shekhar

    March 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  33. elizabeth Spragins

    It is very sad to watch a distinguished and accomplished man call upon a non-thinking, non-responsible and non-coherent quitter for help.
    How very very sad.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  34. Keith

    Jack,
    The folks who love Sarah Palin are the very ones that are about to put the screws to John McCain. She'll probably go into Arizona, make a few outrageous, over-the-top comments and McCain will be home free. Sarah knows just what to say to get them fired up. It's about form over substance. It's an amazing think to watch. It's also frightening.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
  35. Cliff

    She could help him find a nice retirement home in Alaska, perhaps with a view of Russia......

    March 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
  36. Norm

    She can be his scapegoat for losing this election.
    Oh wait....she's already done that for him.
    Nevermind....

    March 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
  37. Bob

    I'm surprised that she is doing anything for someone else since she's proven to be an "It's only and all about me" person.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
  38. Peter M

    McCain is a desperate , demented 74- year-old who does not know how to exit the stage gracefully. Now he has to be humiliated and dragged off the stage, drooling...

    He has become a problem for the country, not just Arizona.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
  39. JIM El Paso Tx

    She can do the same thing now that she did as his VP running mate....GIVE the election to his opponent! JD Hayworth is a shoo in:)

    March 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
  40. Zach

    John McCain needs the far right to vote for him and Palin is their idol. When really she quit being a governor to sell out. Now she is getting rich off all the teabagers and the far right conservatives. I don't think she really can do anything for McCain but its another way for her to sell more books and be in the news.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
  41. jackie louisville

    Nothing, dig him deeper in the ground like she did for Presidental elections.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
  42. dollar79

    mccain had better not run again, we need a fresh face in for the repubs. but sara palin and joe the plumber need to do nothing but thank mccain for the publicity and "celebrity status" that they now have, without him, they would be a nobody. but come on mccain, its time to hang it up buddy.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
  43. Ann from Hampton, New Jersey

    She probably wants to return the favor. I am sure that she pushed herself into helping him. Since she is now on TV I am sure that he did not need her to tell people that she wanted to help but he turned his back on her and started revealing what actually happened when she was running with him for VP. Mr. McCain does not need bad publicity at this point in his illustrious career.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
  44. TS in eastern KY

    That question is about as loaded as Dick Cheney's hunting rifle. What can Sarah Palin do for John McCain in the coming election? I just can't wait to find out. Because if John isn't reelected with Sarah's assistance, what hope would she have "if" she decides to run for office again? And would John then be willing to return the favor? Either way, it promises to be entertaining.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
  45. BV

    Hopefully, she can guarantee me that he will never step foot in a political office again. When you are the leader on Capital Hill of "cry baby cry" and "no, no, no," you should be were you belong. In your crib with your bib and bottle.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
  46. roger

    How can a politician go........McCain you're making a big mistake..Who pushed you to do it..too bad.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
  47. DON - ONTARIO

    Maybe she can show him where Russia is

    March 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
  48. ATL Guy

    Sarah Palin is a very polarizing person who can guarantee John McCain's defeat. People will come out to vote against him just because of her.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
  49. Harold

    She can convince rightwing, fanatical nut-jobs that he is conservative enough for them to vote for. He's proving that he learned nothing from the presidential election by trying the same idiotic strategy again.

    By the way, it's lightning rod.

    Wallingford, CT

    March 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
  50. Greg

    What hasn't she done yet? Completely removed McCain from public service. This will be her next achievement.

    Greg
    New York

    March 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
  51. Pat Brown Long Beach Wa.

    Sarah Palin what can I say. Loser,quiter and not always truthfull. Good luck John

    March 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
  52. Phillippa from Philadelphia

    Sarah Palin can take McCain completely out of politics, that's what she can dp! Yes, tons of people will come out to see her folksy style, but those people in the crowd applauding her are not bright. Just like Palin.

    They are extremists, they are violent, and they do not make up (thank goodness) a true majority of Americans or Arizonans. Therefore, McCain is over. People connect him to Palin, and that is a bad thing.

    Maybe it's good for drawing a crowd, but not for actually turning out intelligent, thoughtful, voters.

    McCain is getting long in the tooth, anyway. We are so lucky that he didn't get elected. Seeing Palin with him again will remind people what a bullet we've dodged.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  53. David

    The only thing she can do for McCain is ensure that he neither gets through the Republican primary nor gets reelected to the Senate.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  54. Earl Dukerschein

    Why is he running? He is old enough to retire, and any monkey can follow the party line. He said he could lead the country when he was running for president, but now far-right people like James DeMint have been leading the party and leading John McCain.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  55. Paulette in Dallas,PA

    McCain is desperate and would be happy to get some of Palin's followers votes.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  56. Lynda

    She can and will do what she did for him in the Presidental Elections, she not only showed how illiterate she was but it also showed how stupid and desperate McCain was by choosing Palin......he failed to check out how many Brain Cells Palin had.......she not only is a lighting rod for the Republican Party she is no better than Osama Bin Laden......putting the Cross Hairs on the names of the Democrats that voted for Health Care and telling them to Reload is inexcuseable and should be made to take that off her Web page......if we the average American had done that the FBI would be all over us.......She is using a subliminal message here and the only message I wish the American people and media would send her is to shut up and go back to Alaska and cook her Moose

    March 26, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  57. Mari

    Not a darn thing! Why would anyone care about anything she might think or say? It seems ludicrous she still has any kind of voice in any political or social dialogue.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  58. Melvin Harrison

    what she did for him in the primary

    March 26, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  59. lucius D.Brettell

    I favor the President,of the U.S. I hope that Mc Cain losses the election. He is a whinner after he lost the last election.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  60. Darrell

    I had tremendous respect for the "Maverick" John McCain. He once had the ability and courage to stand up to the extremists on both sides of isle. Independents like myself always found him to be a voice of reason in the mess that is Washington. Unfortunately all good things must come to an end. Senator McCain in your attempt to move farther to the right to gain re-election just be careful of what you wish for. They just might not like as much as we did!

    March 26, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  61. Keith

    Jack,
    The folks who love Sarah Palin are the very ones that are about to put the screws to John McCain. She'll probably go into Arizona, make a few outrageous, over-the-top comments and McCain will be home free. Sarah knows just what to say to get them fired up. It's about form over substance. It's an amazing thing to watch. It's also frightening.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  62. Buck

    What can she do for anyone aside from changing diapers? And McCain's old, but I don't think he needs that from her yet.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  63. Nancy in NM

    Sadly this is proof that wealthy politicians have no idea when they are being shown the door out. Power and money will make them say and do anything to stay in the club, even change parties. Do you suppose after all those years John McCain really disliked and disrespected Teddy Kennedy? How does McCain look himself in the mirror after all the things he has said and done to portray Kennedy and his legacy of health reform as evil.The higher up the politician gets the less soul they usually have.
    What can Palin do, she can round up some wingnuts because she is sincere, uneducated but she believes her stuff. Palin can try and bring her fans to him and drive off every moderate or independent who ever voted for McCain. He gets what he deserves.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  64. Sam Thompson

    You make it sound as though McCain would have won the presidency if he had not picked Palin to be his running mate. You seem to forget that his selection of Palin was a desperation move resulting from his deteriorating national poll numbers. It only made the situation worse. This time it is again a sign of desperation, but perhaps it will prove more successful in a senatorial race in a conservative state.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  65. pete at the beach

    Desperate people do desperate things.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
  66. Carol Trice, Kansas City

    I think Sarah Palin is going to make matters worse than better for John McCain. It looks like the same desperate act he pulled when running for President and this will only make people go with someone else. People are tired of these long-term senators who have been in office since who knows when. It's a new time and a new generation who wants to see new faces with new ideas.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
  67. Damon from Nova Scotia

    Sarah has already done all she can do John McCain, which was mostly to destroy any credibility he may have had. I liked John McCain before she came along, then I realized the man is not all there. John needs to run away from this woman and retire while he still have some respect. Oh ya, and thanks very much John for bringing this woman into the limelight. Pease tell us how to make her go away since you are the one who made her.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
  68. mert

    She can stir more people into a frenzy over the health reform. Perhaps she can entice someone to take their guns to the streets and perhaps shoot some of the people that voted for the bill, then maybe she can take down some of us who voted for Obama. I would like to find out why if ,she is so conservative , she is trying to make all this money. Surely she is not greedy like all of her friends at fox.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
  69. Maureen from NC

    Nothing, she's done enough damage already!!!!

    March 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
  70. JOHN P

    John McCain doesn't need Sarah Palin right now. What he needs is his mother to give him a good spanking for acting like a child when promising no further cooperation for the rest of the year. Arizona elected the man to be a Senator, not a spoiled brat! Grow up, John!

    March 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
  71. Charly in Del Mar

    Talk about a death nail in the coffin – she can make him go away – retire for good.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
  72. Cynthia L Valdes

    She can only continue to make McCain look like doddery bumbling old fool. It was pitiful to watch him with his senile smile standing behind the ranting Palin today. McCain should do what McArthur said good soldiers do,quietly fade away.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
  73. John Gordon

    Jack I don't know what Palin can do for Mc Cain besides hurt him , but I do know he looked like a pathetic , embarrassed old man standing next to her , with a very put on smile. .Like he didn't want to be there.
    I had to turn CNN off Jack , I could not take her or him anymore.
    It's over for Mc Cain .
    John
    Asheboro, N.C.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  74. Jim, Burbank, CA

    She can help him in his bid to run for Alaska Governor, after he loses his U.S. Senate seat.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  75. Larry

    Caribou Barbie.......That's the best description I've heard of her yet.

    What can Sarah Palin do for McCain by her support?

    Ensure that that clown doesn't get relected again.

    This country is tired of Washington theatrics. And guess what? We're all voting again!

    Larry
    Cincinnati, OH

    March 26, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  76. roger

    I'm sorry,,but Gee, I'm very dissapointed oof McCain.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  77. Michael Stout

    Palin will help further McCain's inevitable decline as a politician. He seems half-crazy now, and her race-baiting, ignorant, child-like, small, simplistic view of America, combined with his angry, unstable, creepy old guy persona will ensure his future irrelevance.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  78. Craig

    It's simple. McCain is being accused of not being Republican enough, and Sarah Palin is one of the Republicans' most beloved. By stumping for McCain (again), she can try to convince the base that he's just as conservative as she is. Of course, if that doesn't work, then I suppose the only thing left for Sarah Palin to do for John McCain is make him a bowl of her famous moose chili. It might not get him what he wants, but he just might have to learn to take what he can get.

    North Beach, MD

    March 26, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  79. sam barber

    What can she do? She can go back to Alaska with the Former First Dude and be a good mother to her children, including the special needs child who needs a mother, not a traveling huckster-for-hire!

    March 26, 2010 at 4:50 pm |
  80. Gary

    Gosh darn it, I have to assume that McCain needs to appeal to the extremist Republican base and needs Palin to show that he's one of them.

    Hate to see the "Maverick" in such a desparate move. I truly believe that McCain is a decent man, but the low point has been watching him move to the far right during the recent Healthcare reform debate. Was hoping that he would stand up to the party instead of just being a Republican lemming.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:50 pm |
  81. Steve

    Why would any of us care anymore. These two people are no longer relevant to our society.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:50 pm |
  82. Sue from Redwood City

    This dead-beat Mother that should be home taking care of her special needs baby could ensure McCain never gets re-elected for anything. He is certainly proving he didn't learn anything from the experience. Palin's desperate, narcissistic need to stay in the spotlight at all costs is going to cost him big-time and probably put the final nail in his career coffin.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:50 pm |
  83. Mike, Long Island, NY

    Provide him with an even better 'stimulus package' than the one they passed already!

    March 26, 2010 at 4:51 pm |
  84. Chris Cook

    Because he's being out-lunaticked on the far right, Jack. He no longer has the support of GOP moderates (if any remain), so he has to keep the crazies in the primary. Chris, Shelby, NC

    March 26, 2010 at 4:51 pm |
  85. Subhash

    Hopefully, same as what she did as a VP candidate.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
  86. Jack

    It's a little mutual back scratching. She can give him a little cred that he lacks with the tea party cabal and the far right and he can neutralize some of the negative impressions being tossed around by his former campaign.

    For future reference, she will be able to assert that the head guy thought she had substance because he asked her to help him on two separate occasions....and my money is on McCain making a statement discounting the negative remarks about her made by his campaign.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
  87. Steve Canada

    She will get him an audience. I watched him stammering and stumbling thru a speech to-day and it was sad to watch. If Sarah Palin had not been there, it would not have made the news. Now he is trying to become a Tea Party'er. I am certain his Senate campaign is similar to his Presidential run, half empty and tired..She will bring her crowd, but I'm not sure it will bring any votes....

    March 26, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
  88. sally

    Having lost him the office he desired, she can now lose him the one he currently has.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
  89. Erick

    I am sure McCain will lost his election that to be done! How dumb is McCain let Palin came to him?! He is done.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:53 pm |
  90. Portia

    She can re-energize the tarantula-wrangling far right types to get back to the polls to cast their vote against the Obama administration and democratic-majority congress (oh, and raise a few more dollars for him). But, that's about it.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:53 pm |
  91. JC_ in NJ

    She can ensure he loses his seat. She can put the final stamp on it. Since Sarah Palin came into the limelight, she has divided this country. Such a shame!! This move shows that John McCain is very desperate indeed!!!!

    March 26, 2010 at 4:53 pm |
  92. Jim in GA

    Sarah Palin is a carnival curiosity and can still draw a crowd to a political rally. John McCain has lost whatever charm he may have had.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:53 pm |
  93. jops_jennings

    McCain is being challenged from the right, and that far right, Palin is a life-saver rather than an anchor...

    March 26, 2010 at 4:54 pm |
  94. valerie winston

    she can throw him a life raft. She is the outdoorsy type

    March 26, 2010 at 4:54 pm |
  95. Alan Rilla

    Jack: The question is: How much can John McCain afford? Every breath she takes costs $100K.

    Boston, MA

    March 26, 2010 at 4:54 pm |
  96. Albert R. K. Los Anegles

    Jack, yes, history will record McCain as the one who picked a ditz to be only a old man’s heartbeat away from writing the nuclear launch codes on the palms of her hands, but one more chance to see Palin, with her wacky Vaudeville illogical logic and antics, together again with McCain will be like seeing George Burns and Gracie Allen back together again running on the “Surprise Party” ticket. Say goodnight Sarah!

    March 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
  97. Andrew

    Nothing, Sarah Palin was a flash in the pan for the Republican party. After Joe the Plumber and the lipstick on a pig shenanagans died off, all that was left was to bash the President for reading off a teleprompter, which she had me sold on... until I found out that she prefers reading off her hand. She is a joke!

    March 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
  98. john

    nothing we can figure out this country dont want senile old men as senators or congressnen propped up with a stick only to vote for special interests,kickbacks and bribes its time for him to move to his local nursing home. grand jtn co.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
  99. rhonda davis

    jack,

    It is pretty clear, $arah is a phony $arah is a fake $arah is the evil spawn Of John McCain's Mistake

    March 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
  100. Alex in Gig Harbor

    As the darling of the ultra-right, she can draw some support away from McCain's ultra-right primary challenger. That is actually a smart move by McCain in the current political climate.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
  101. chris

    She can make John look more intelligent.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
  102. Mary Koral

    Dear Jack,

    I suppose she could do still more damage. John McCain, as you note suffered a serious lapse of judgement. Seems it is a recurrent problem with him. He did have a serious chance. He once had standards and a vision that was interesting. He no longer does. He whines and stomps his feet and threatens no cooperation for the rest of the year. Why should he not go with Sarah? The two of them are on a route marked with inflammatory speeches and rhetoric of the worst standard!

    Mary Koral

    March 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
  103. Neil

    Sarah can make John appear less crazy.

    Wait, perhaps it's the other way around, John can make Sarah appear less crazy.

    To tell you the truth I don't know what either can do for the other.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
  104. Richard Slosarski

    Sarah has proven over and over again that she is completely devoid of any knowledge on any subject. She is simply boring and appeals frankly to her own level which is pretty low. She can only sink McCain.Associate with her at your own political and intelectual risk.
    Chicago,ILL

    March 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
  105. Matt in Fairfax Va

    She can make him some TEA....

    March 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
  106. Stephen in PA

    How about a hug and a kiss of political death?

    March 26, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
  107. David, nashville,tn

    Further expose his lack of judgement and principled decision making.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
  108. Felicity Cantrella -NYC

    Gee, Cafferty, it's not like you add any irresponsible comments ("Caribou Barbie") - that's really not her name, you know. Gov Palin really is an intelligent and very well liked woman. And, excuse me, but the comment about "government death panels"? Well, the book has not been closed on that yet, has it?

    March 26, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
  109. RC from Toronto

    If he is drowning, she'll seal the deal

    March 26, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
  110. John

    Not get him re-elected back to the Senate.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:57 pm |
  111. Sam Alvarez

    Having her endorsement is a double edged sword. She will rile up the extreme right base of the conservative party but alienate the centrist independent voters. I doubt he will lose the senatorial race.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:57 pm |
  112. David Tillis

    I've never understood McCain's attraction to Palin but I'm starting to think it may be hormonal. I watched his face during her inane speech and he didn't seem to realize how ridiculous she sounded. I think it's possible that she could send him off to enjoy his retirement...

    March 26, 2010 at 4:57 pm |
  113. patrick moore

    McCain is ready to retire but too much a fighter to admit it, he knows he loses again with her in his corner win-win for all

    March 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  114. jd

    help him lose the election.🙂

    March 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  115. Chris Arp

    This is very strange. Sarah Palin absolutely destroyed McCains chances to win that election and now he wants her on the same stage as him again?

    The Republican party continues to amaze me.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  116. Legends90210

    Should could start with saying she's very sorry she torpedoed his campaign.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  117. Bud

    Nuthin but good if you can't stand the rightwing psychos

    March 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  118. Jose M. Garcia

    Ease him into forced retirement.

    Jose M. Garcia
    Miami, Florida

    March 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  119. patricia cash

    She can charge $10,000 per pic with John Mc Cain and gin up her reality TV viewers.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  120. Duane Decker

    McCain lost the election because the economy tanked. Sarah Palin helped to reinvigorate the Republican ticket as evidencided by the jump in polls after the convention. To dismiss her value to any republican campaign would be bowing to the Dems and media's distorted view of the current state of politics and the distorted view of what the majority now hold to be important.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  121. Lois

    Like her or not, Sarahs personality balances Senator McCains.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  122. Bryce

    I am an Alaskan who has never voted for a Palin ticket, but her small government / fiscal conservative message resonates with both parties. She should keep it short and sweet and stick to the basics while stumping for McCain and show that she can be a team player.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  123. Mike Shumann

    It's pretty simple what she can do. She carries huge appeal with tea partiers and any other movement conservatives – people McCain will need if he is to fend off his challenger in the Republican primary.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  124. Rosalind Darnell

    He has really lost his mind this time – she can't do anything for him – dream on Sen. McCain. You will be retiring in 2010!

    March 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  125. Diyego

    I don't think she can do much other than pitch for him. If she strays from the "vote for McCain" pamphlet, McCain is at risk for more needless controversy.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:59 pm |
  126. David Lieb

    His choice of Sarah utterly destroyed his slim chance of being President. Maybe, he was lucky with that choice.🙂 But, now he appears to be pandering to the extreme right wing of his party and he will lose moderate Republicans and independent voters. He still doesn't get it! In the words of John Boehner, No, what he said was just too tasteless!

    Riverton, WY

    March 26, 2010 at 4:59 pm |
  127. Scott from Seattle

    He's being attacked for not being conservative enough. Most of us thought McCain 3.0 was too conservative, but OK. So now he's turned to the Tea Party's spokesmodel to shore up his conservative bona fides. It's a bad idea. McCain campaigned in part on experience but doesn't seem to be able to point to that now. And nobody wants to hear his bi-partisan story so...hail Mary time. The sad part is that McCain 2.0 was a great guy and excellent public servant. Too bad the deranged Tea Party types are driving him to this desperate extreme. It's going to be a sad punctuation to a good career.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:59 pm |
  128. angela Mancuso

    Easy – get him thrown out of the senate in the next election. Why not complete the destruction of the mans political career?

    California

    March 26, 2010 at 4:59 pm |
  129. smitc

    She can help get him kicked out of office! Maybe she'll let him know how much more money he'll make by sucking up even more to the conservatives, and etting his own show by being nothing more than a blowhole. Way to go Sarah.... but oh how I wish you'd just go away.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  130. willys Nyabiosi

    Cost McCain his senate seat to finally send the 'old man' to retire once more .

    March 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  131. Shane

    She's gonna help in getting him replaced. Good riddance to bad rubbish! Shane tempe, AZ

    March 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  132. Brice

    Supply a giant Alaskan bear hug...of political death. Dallas TX

    March 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  133. Karen

    After watching Ms. Pallin with her folksy, off-the-cuff, delivery where she praised the Tea Party to the cheers of a thin-sounding "crowd", I'd say that there's very little she can do for McCain except further embarrass him. McCain was, at one time, a Republican I respected (I am firmly Democratic/Progressive); no longer, and she is the biggest reason why. By having Palin campaign for him, it confirms that McCain has succumbed to the Tea Party and its irrational rant against anything and anyone different from its narrow ideology.

    Decatur, GA

    March 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  134. snadjafinia

    Official Answer: Nothing.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  135. John in Sherman Oaks, CA

    What can she do for him?
    Send him into a peaceful golden retirement which he so richly deserves..
    Putting aside my political leanings, Sen. McCain has had a fine and distinguished career albeit with some failings as of late (but who of us shall cast the first stone.) For a politician in this present day reality (money, money, money!), he has been unusually decent, respectful and reasonable. Not to mention that he goes out as a brave patriot and good father (raised his daughter to be a thinker and independent.)
    John in Sherman Oaks, CA

    March 26, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
  136. Gordon from Canada

    She could provide McCain with balance. They are equal . They are the same. They are both so out of touch with Americans. Out of touch with what is right and wrong. They both aspire to stardom but lack the real qualities of leadership. She may have been fine for Alaska and he for Vietnam, but neither for the lower 49th.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
  137. Cindy-FL

    Hi Jack...

    I agree with you, I don't think Sarah can help or hurt McCain any more than she all ready has. But her helping McCain proves that she is going to stay loyal to the people that have, or (Will) help her as she climbs the political ladder. And In politics back scratching is very important, if Sarah ignored McCain in his obvious hour of need, it would have been political suicide.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
  138. Jason

    She could go on television and say: "I'm really sorry everyone, John sat me down and explained it all to me very clearly using small words so that I didn't miss anything, and I have agreed to shut up... for him." I think that would win him some points. If not in his district then certainly nationally.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
  139. tcaros

    Sarah Palin is a joke just like the tea baggers; A bunch of lunatic fringe secessionists.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
  140. Peter

    Unfortunately, in the bizarro world that is the 'Red State Republican Primary,' Sarah Palin's endorsement carries weight – much like William Shattner's endorsement carries weight with the throngs of 'Trekkies' out there. John McCain's seat will be won or lost by how well he appeals to the conservative base, a base he has run away from most of his career but to whom he now finds himself utterly beholden. And so Sarah's seal of approval will make or break him in a state like Arizona. God help us.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
  141. Reggie

    Keep her mouth shut!

    Reggie

    Dolton IL,

    March 26, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
  142. Arnold Tiwari

    I listened to her speech in which she often characterized McCain as "the maverick". Now, if I were Hayworth, who is challenging McCain for the Republican nomination, I would say the following in my stump speeches:
    Voters, Senator McCain challenged Barack Obama for the presidency styling himself as "the maverick" and Americans overwhelming rejected that notion. Why on earth does the Senator believe it will work this time.

    In asking Palin to endorse him, McCain continues to demonstrate a serious lack of judgement.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
  143. baby girl

    He can use her as his excuse for losing his seat in the Senate. She likes bridges to know where.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:02 pm |
  144. Nick Taucher

    It's seems obvious to me: she can help McCain appeal to all the crazies who are thinking about voting for J.D. Hayworth. Hopefully that won't work, and Hayworth will win the primary and go on to lose in the general.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:02 pm |
  145. Tim in Texas

    Well, Jack given that CNN just played an entire campaign rally for a US senate seat, I guess you answered your own question. My question is, "Why don't you guys get back to covering NEWS?"

    March 26, 2010 at 5:02 pm |
  146. Lori - PA

    Jack,

    Well, since she brought McCain attention in 2008, I guess he figured she could do it again. It looks like Mccain got what he wanted. Attention.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:02 pm |
  147. Robert Swalley - Boston, MA

    McCain knows his days are numbered and would like to once again make a scape-Carribou out of Sarah Palin.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:02 pm |
  148. Brook

    But Jack, you know they don't go in for the "hopey changey thing." Why would he do something different?

    Or maybe it's Alzheimers...

    Brook
    Oakland CA

    March 26, 2010 at 5:02 pm |
  149. Bill, San Francisco

    What can she do? Completely and utterly destroy his career in politics, like she has done for herself.

    He can become her sidekick as they fly around Alaska with their TV cameras talking about the wonderful wildlife as they shoot it to death.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:03 pm |
  150. Bill

    Sarah Palin will speak anywhere, anytime, if it means publicity and money.

    John McCain is as desperate today as he was when he picked her as his running mate for vice-president.

    If people of character and intelligence see this, he will not be in congress much longer.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:03 pm |
  151. Peter from Fair Lawn, NJ

    Once she opens her mouth in Arizona he will be convinced once and for all what a mistake she was for him and the Republican Party. More than any she will be responsible for the coming split in the GOP which can only hurt them in the long run.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:03 pm |
  152. Ed

    She might be able to split the crazy vote.

    Ed
    Texas

    March 26, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  153. Christian

    Sarah Palin will radicalize John McCain into a more far right wing canidate. She holds a lot of political clout and has the ability to sway many honest, good people.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  154. Haitham Bushra

    What can she do to him ? A lot .
    She can wake up for him the "still available" Palin supporters.
    She can also sway from him many important Mccain votes. So I think she can help him to loose more than gain .. Once again its an opportunity for defeat.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
  155. jz

    The use of Sarah Palin in any political way speaks to the lack of intelligence of those using or listening to her. If she were to give me directions on how to get to California from Alaska, I would do a 180 and go the opposite way. If she was giving a speech on how to get more than her due 15 minutes of fame, or beauty tips to women, then it would probably be worth listening to, you betcha!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
  156. Jane

    Palin will help any remaining respect that voters have for him go right down the toilet. He should keep her far way from his campaign. She's a joke, a TV personality, not someone to be taken seriously. I wonder if she'll require a fee for appearing on his behalf.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
  157. Steven Dobrosielski

    From Bowie, Md. 20715

    Ever since McCain has met Palin his judgement has gone out the window. I used to really respect him. But now I feel sorry for him.
    I do hope he wins his primary over that right wing nut case but McCain needs to leave Palin behind she is bad news. She is like a bad luck charm. Her brand of politics is detrimental to McCain and this country.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
  158. James, Charlotte

    Sarah Palin can give him a spot on her new reality show and more donations to his campaign since she is making millions now!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
  159. Yogi

    There is no limit to how much one can get messed up...she is capable of destroying him completely. Simply by choosing her, McCain created serious doubts in the minds of the people about his intelligence, if he keeps clinging to her, even god can't save him.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
  160. jackson

    You would think that McCain would have learned his lesson the first time around. Palin is poison. If he thinks she's going to be helpful, he's more delusional than he was in 2008.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
  161. Jim Fletcher

    Orlando Florida

    Sarah Palin can throw the final spade of earth on the grave of his career in politics.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
  162. elen

    she can help him like she did in2008. bad move

    March 26, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
  163. david cowart

    Republican Primary - Palin can bring some votes to McCain from extreme right of Party.

    General Election – Palin wil, in the net, drive votes away from McCain.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
  164. Phil from Corpus Christi

    Some people just can't shoot themselves in the foot enough. Shoot. Reload. Shoot again. The man must be a public service masochist; he's a glutton for political punishment. What can "Caribou Barbie"🙂 do for him that she hasn't done already? She can cost him his seat in the senate for one. She can make him out to be a complete fool instead of just a regular fool when he picked her as a running mate the first time and then failed to learn from the school of hard knocks. Is there some form of dementia coursing through the republican party that makes them all want to commit political suicide as fast as they can like a herd of crack-addled lemmings? God, it's good to be a democrat.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:07 pm |
  165. LouieD

    McCain is using Palin to attract votes from the fringe far right. While many of these folks dismiss him for being "too moderate", they idolize Sarah Palin and hang on every false word that emanates from her mouth.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:07 pm |
  166. Old Dave

    Cafferty, you old Progressive/Communist you. Sarah Palin is the only bright thing about John (RINO) McCains miserable campaign for president. She constantly out drew him at rallies and if she hadn't had to fight his staff as well as the Democrats/Communists, she might well have pulled his bid President out of the dung heap of history.
    I would not vote for her for office though. She as aligned herself with McCain once again and with his "progressive/communist" views on many things. By association with McCain, she has ruined herself with the rest of us Conservatives.
    There are other apples on the tree. The Governor of Louisiana for instance...

    March 26, 2010 at 5:07 pm |
  167. John, Fort Collins, CO

    Sarah Palin can help John McCain win the nomination in Arizona by giving him a conservative makeover. Only she could say something like this: "I know some of you are thinkin' that John McCain is too moderate and rational, seems like a decent guy, but ya' know what? Once ya' get to know him like I have, you'll find out that when he even thinks about Obama and his socialist agenda he gets crazier than an outhouse rat, rantin' and foamin' at the mouth. Believe it or not, he is really one of us!"

    March 26, 2010 at 5:08 pm |
  168. Gabriel -seattle,wa

    Well Jack- she being the least educated vice president nominee in history definitely did her damage while she was in the lime light,specially after they basically told her to put a sock in it on the trail so she wouldn't get into those Katie Couric situations, but as we all know she didn't. Mccain needs all the help he can get but after seeing Palin's speech I think they should consider going back to the telepromter.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:08 pm |
  169. Mike in Minneapolis

    Seems McCain would have taken the lesson from the whipping he got in the general election from having Palin on the ticket.
    Maybe he thinks she can identify with(or fool) the "Zonies".

    March 26, 2010 at 5:08 pm |
  170. Chuck, Rochester,NY

    Maybe she will do what needs to be done, Get McCain out of office, once and for all! I am tired of hearing the same same from him!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:08 pm |
  171. Allen L Wenger

    Retire from politics.

    Mountain Home ID

    March 26, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
  172. Annie, Atlanta

    Well, she could start a civil war with her hateful "them and us" rhetoric. She wasn't able to achieve that during the 2008 campaign, try as she did.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
  173. kate(topeka, kansas)

    Palin is a big joke! She and McCain are against the average american. McCain has had many years in Congress, why hasn't he offered a health care plan? If McCain gets wins the election it won't be anything that Palin did for him. McCain has been in there too long and needs to go.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
  174. Nancy

    Doesn't the continuing John McCain/Sarah Palin saga remind you of that old Hollywood movie, "A Star is Born?" The question is when will McCain, a la James Mason, walk into the Pacific Ocean and sink beneath the waves.

    (It must gall the man to have this money-and-fame-mad woman he pulled from nowhere upstage him in the name of saving his campaign.)

    March 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm |
  175. johnson

    Hope this spells defeat your old ass to out of touch to invite her you have to share the same feelings she has

    March 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm |
  176. Birddog in Mississippi

    McCain picked a right-wing dingbat over his own better judgment – putting his own interests ahead of the country's. And by doing so he gave voice to all the right-wingy ding-bats out there. Of course, the right-wingy ding-bats hate McCain – that's why he needed Palin in the first place. Now there's an actual right-wing dingbat running against him and he's trying to get them back to his side. Stupidest thing in the world. He'll get a 1/2 the ding-bat vote – 'cause they love Palin, and none of the non-ding-bat vote – 'cause they hate Palin.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm |
  177. Danny

    It time the old man is put out to pasture and he can take this crazy women with him. He didn't need to have someone who couldn't finish her term support him. She is Bad to the bone.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm |
  178. MJ Parlier

    McCain has accessorized his fall wardrobe with an Alaskan Birthbagger again? That's SO 2 years ago.

    MJ Parlier
    Chicago, IL

    March 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm |
  179. steve- virginia beach

    The poster girl for decency can serve as an instant reminder that there are still some people in politics who aren't 1960s radicals trying to crush our country from within. That type of image standing next to a war hero could work wonders among patriots.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm |
  180. John A

    My God, how low can you go...it's so sad watching someone who I respected so much only 2 years ago, a real hero and true conservative grow old, almost senile and clueless before my very eyes, if this is what it takes to stay in the Senate, he should just claim victory now and retire

    March 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm |
  181. Alvin PortSt Lucie.

    What can sarah Palin do for john mc Cain that she has not already
    Done
    Answer is Bury him!!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm |
  182. Nik

    She will insure that McCain's sanity remains questionable.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm |
  183. William Hunter

    The same thing she did foe him before, NOTHING. McCain is a "Has Been".

    March 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm |
  184. PT in NC

    Let's all wise up. Neither one of these two individuals care anything about the American people. It is all about them. Ms. Palin is now a celebrity. If she cared about people she would not have quit her job as govenor of Alaska. I think what happened in Alaska stayed in Alaska – their are probably many skeletons in the closet there regarding Ms. Pallin.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm |
  185. Joe Sepus, Jersey

    I can think of a couple of things, Jack. And I know that McCain is
    thinking of at least one.

    Joey.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  186. Sylvain

    She draws a crowd Jack! and now with her own TV show and her Foxnews exposure, McCain is seeing an opportunity to attrack some of the far right wingnut vote (which he didn't have in the past). If, as you say, it's a tight race, I'd say it's a good political move.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  187. Paul

    I know exactly what she can do for Mr. McCain now. She can help him into the tour business!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  188. Vivian Bishop

    Finish him off, politically!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  189. Dwayne

    I guess today will be the first day that he can begin to plan his retirement .

    Good by John !!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  190. Alex in Wisconsin

    Sarah can use the same good luck that she brought to his Presidential campaign. McCain sold his soul to the far right and is an empty shell of the man he used to be. He used to be honorable, he now lies about everything he opposes. he used to be smart, he now sounds like Sarah Palin. He used to reach across the aisle, he now says no cooperation for the rest of the term. All Sarah Palin will do is reinforce his new image among those who already hold his soul, even though hard core conservatives are not convinced either.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  191. Didi Zekila

    I just became a US citizen in February 2010, I am an Independent, I live in Phoenix, I was planning to give my very first vote to McCain. Allowing Sarah Palin to campaign for him, makes me believe he is not worthy of my precious first vote.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  192. Ira Pulverman

    I can only wonder how much the McCain campaign paid Palin for her appearance today. She doesn't appear to have any aspirations higher than fame and making a lot of money.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  193. JW Georgia

    Sarah can do one last thing for John. She can write a some straight-talk on her hand saying, "Sorry John, it's all over".

    March 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  194. MJ

    The fact that he would ask her to help him get elected, once again tells you how out of touch he is with America. She was a joke running for vice President and it reflected badly on his judgment then, as it does now.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  195. Festus, Montana

    This is THE ultimate defitition of insanity, Jack. John McCain is doing
    the exact dumb thing over again and expecting a different re-sult.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  196. Vernis Robertson

    Yeah ! Heckle and Jeckle make a better team than them . Dumb and Dumber . I should be an age limit or a term limit , this is ridiculous.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  197. John E

    She makes it crystal clear that he had poor judgement then and has poor judgement now. It also means he must be desperate again.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  198. J. Margraff

    Palin can make him a Facebook friend with Joe the Plumber.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  199. Kirk Neuman (Apple Valley, MN

    I doubt very much that you can say it on the air. Or even off the air.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  200. Jim Z..Ft. Worth...Texas

    She can make him sing a few octaves higher..she took everything else he had...she may as well have his jewels...

    March 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  201. Karl from SF, CA

    She can drive the final nail in his coffin. She drove all the other ones in during the campaign, why should he change carpenters now?

    March 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  202. Joe Jedeikin, San Francisco

    Sarah Palin is the darling of the Tea-baggers who are very influential in most Republican state primaries. By campaining for McKane, she may be able to influence some primary voters to disregard McKane's past liberal record on issues such as immigration , election reform and global warming.. And this could be crucial in a close election.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  203. Scott in San diego

    She can do nothing but hurt McCain again. She is unqualified for any position other then a person to sit in a tower and look out at Russia, oh no she can see them from her backyard.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  204. eorthun

    "flatter his ego" is what she does for him.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  205. Joel - Wisconsin

    She can get him an early retirement and get a moderately conservative Democrat elected in his place.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  206. Troy

    Jack,
    I just don't get the logic in this. Doesn't John McCain know that it DIDN'T WORK THE FIRST TIME????!!!!

    Troy
    Illinois

    March 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  207. Scott Roberts

    Sarah's call to reload, showing gun-sights on a map may pass as metaphor but this gunslinging whore knows exactly what she's doing. Anyone foolish enough to fall for her charms (McCain) is a dangerous pawn of an evil and calculating mind.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  208. Bret Matteson

    Conservatives support Palin Jack. She's more than qualified to hold office and she can help McCain's reelection campaign.
    Perhaps you should ask what Obama did for Martha Coakley..

    March 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  209. Joe

    She can again cause ultra liberal/progressive propagandists to have another ugly reflex reaction while pretending to be a news organization.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  210. Neil McKay

    Jack – The best thing the Palin woman could do for McCain is to disappear and stay out of sight until November 2010 ha come and gone.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  211. Bob

    Right on Jack, she fuels the worst radicals in both parties and has NO place in American politics. Her help should put an end to John McCain's political career.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  212. Marsha

    She can help NOT get him re-elected!!!!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  213. Dan

    She can give him an excuse for losing, just like in the Presidential election. Well played, Senator.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  214. sherry

    she has took him down once,he liked it so much he ask her to do it again, the difference in her now is she is more poplar and still dumb

    March 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  215. UK

    uhmm... President of the tea party, I guess.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  216. J Williams

    I think Sarah Palin should crawl back under the rock she crawled out of. I use to think a lot of McCain until he picked her. He lost a lot of votes when he picked her to run with. She is dangerous and has caused a lot of negative bickering in America. Her 15 minutes of fame are over I hope.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  217. Steve in Las Vegas,NV

    Having Palinstein helping McCain is only rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic!

    She will only sink any chance he has now... She is radioactive and toxic as I see her

    March 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  218. George,New Jersey

    I liked John McCain in the day and now I wish he would just fade away, just like old soldiers do.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  219. KDS562

    maybe she can give him a pair of binoculars and he can become a Russia expert for when he visits her in Alaska during his retirement

    March 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  220. Gady Mayen - Hamilton, Canada

    Sarah Palin can offer John McCain a house with a view to Russia. But the house can not be too far from Canada, remember, they still need to feed off of Canada's Health Care system like Sarah Palin did in the past.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  221. Jayne

    Considering the getup Palin is wearing today, it might be inappropriate to speculate about what she "might do for McCain."

    March 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  222. Stewart

    Jack I'll tell you what she can do to help Mccain, she can help him fail in his bid for re-election. Palin is nothing more than a tv personality and most people know this.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  223. Bobby E. Lahmon

    What can Palin do for Mc Cain not a damm thing

    March 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  224. Ted Mills

    What Sarah P. can do for John McCain is continue to help him destroy a Political Party that has done nothing for the American people who struggle everyday to make ends meet. Thank you Mrs. Palin for all that you have done for the Republican party. Keep up the Good work.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  225. Ken in NC

    There’s nothing she can do for his Senate campaign that she didn’t do for his Presidential campaign except maybe do it all over again. After she finishes, he will have time to get an accurate count on the houses his wife owns.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  226. Charles Fortenberry

    Sarah Palin can help John McCain in his reelection contest. If he had not put a muzzle on her during the presidential contest he would now be our President. She is well qualified to hold public office.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  227. Alan Bissett

    Jack I was a resident of Az for 40 years. In that time I can't tell what he did for the state. Asking Palin for help is like using duct tape to save a sinking boat, it doesn't help. If this is the best Mccain can do he's in real trouble, the end is near for Big Bad John.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  228. Dennis

    Jack,
    You ask what Sarah Palin could do that she hasn't already done for McCain. She could hammer the final nail in his coffin.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  229. fred

    Sarah Palin symbolises the dangerous ignorance that has come to characterise the right in American politics. That McCain still considers her an asset after her bungling in 2008 only validates the point i have made.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  230. Dee

    In my opinion, Palin did not single handedly lose the presidency for McCain. He was more than capable of that doing that himself, between those awful advertisements, his tempermental behavior, suspending his campaign to rescue the economy (which he obviously knew nothing about), out of touch and out of step with Americans of all ages and his irrational choice of a vice president (that was the cherry on top).

    I believe in my heart that he would have made a terrible president, the stress alone may have proven too much for him and to think that he would choose a character like Sarah Palin as the person to step-in and run our country is downright irresponsible and frightening. This women was incapable of answering questions in an interviews and we were to believe that she was ready for prime time?

    Sarah Palin's loyalty is too Sarah Palin, so what she is suppose to do for John McCain is truly baffling, I don't know she already hit him over the head, perhaps she is going to dig the hole.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  231. Kevin

    Maybe McCain needs the connection to a reality show ... titled McCain's houses in Arizona.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  232. Tyrone in New York City

    I'll tell you what she can do for him, she can send him on a permanent AZ vacation and off into the sunset of retirement. McCain did this to himself, had he chose Pawlenty or even Lieberman, he still would have lost but that would have at least spared us all from ever even knowing "that one" from Alaska.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  233. steve richards

    jack – Never herard you say anything so right on. I used to be a big McCain supporter. Now I see him with Palin and I wonder what I was thinking. I guess there's not much more she can do in the eyes of indepnedents like myself that she hasn't already done. She's already done it and he seems increasingly un-redeemable. I know he's a great American hero but that's about all I give him credit for nowadays...

    March 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  234. Sue

    The half governor, failed VP candidate and reality show "star" can remind Americans that McCain has the world's worse Judgment as evidenced by his selection of her and that he is desperate and/or senile.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  235. Fred Jarvis

    She's gonna help him out... right OUT of office.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  236. Bobby Alty

    She can invite him over for tea this time.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  237. Shawn from Erie

    She should just go away, she has done our country (including John McCain enough harm as it is.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  238. Julia B

    Hi thereJack
    Well I guess it's really true ,some people never learn.I'm still holding a grudge for him releasing her on us.Thanks John UGG!
    Amento your comment .
    Julia
    PS Have a Great weekend!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  239. Sarah in Brooklyn

    Now if any of our congressmen are hurt by these tea-baggers, McCain will be irreparably tied to that despicable violence.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  240. Todd

    There sure is a lot of hate in this bog. But, when you begin a conversation with a hate filled fallacy you are sure to get similar responses.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  241. gordon

    Give him a guest spot on her new TV show... as a human leopard who can change his spots.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  242. Bill Kauffman

    Jack,
    You should not be asking questions that could lead to X rated answers.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  243. Amarissa

    My, my, my, you silly old man, you are so out of touch! If it hadn't been for Sarah Palin McCain would of received 1/3 of the votes he received!

    Did you forget they were ahead at one time and the only reason they lost was because of the economy emergency? Get your facts right, Mr Cafferty you always seem to go against women!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  244. Ed from Las Cruces

    As a long time Republican and supporter of McCain, until the rise of Obama,I feel sad to see the demise of a guy who used to believe that his viewpoint was more important than his re-election.Even if he wins AZ, he is just a shadow of his former willingness to stand "far from the madding crowd".Palin is just an empty symbol of his lost stature.Goodnight, sweet Prince...

    March 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  245. John Florida

    Thats easy, She's a pro at "putting lipstick on a pig".

    March 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  246. Jami

    It's obvious that McCain has a hole in his head. At this point the only thing Palin can do for him is to plug the hole so that the little bit of sense he has left will stay up there!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  247. Arlene, Illinois

    If your 73 years old would you stand on stage with another
    73 year old person? By the way where is Cindy?

    March 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  248. Angela Tacoma Washington

    Absolutely nothing Jack, they are both like rapid burning fireball, spewing hate doing nothing other than dividing the people of this great country leaving behind a bit poof of smoke to hide behind upon landing and no substance.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  249. Dianne of Paducah

    It appears Jack, that John McCain doesnot learn from his mistakes. That also tells me that maybe he should lose. However his apponent doesnot appear to be much better. Palin is a an idiot and most people can see that.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  250. Mike in Mississippi

    I don't think she's hurled him into the private sector yet, maybe then something will sink in. First time shame on you. Second time shame on me. Even Goober Pyle knew that.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  251. JH

    Jack, I think you answered your own question in your commentary. 'Nuff said!

    JH
    Vancouver
    Canada

    March 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  252. Larry Johnson

    NOTHING!!!!!!! Just more rehash of the same with "humor" on the pig!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  253. Betty

    Don't understand why he would want this crazy women to speak for him. She is still inciting violence and makes no apology.
    How did you like the leather jacket she wore today Jack? Looks like a dressed up skin head to me.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  254. Wade

    OMG!!! You said it brother! Cafferty you are hit the nail on the head about Palin!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  255. David

    Well first of all she needs to stand to his left, so maybe she can hold up his little arm for him.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  256. Dave from Savannah GA

    Jack I get paid a lot of money for comming up with good answers! I'll go clean out my desk....

    March 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  257. gerardo

    I'm a Republican and I voted for McCain. I usually have alot to say, but this time you got me, Sir. No commento!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  258. Gordon Barnes

    What canSarah Palin do for John McCain?

    She might be a one woman "Death Panel" for his re -election bid!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  259. Gloria

    Nothing – its all down hill including Palin. He can't take it that he lost the Presidential elections to Bush & OBama. Get over it and retire!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  260. Peggy Spokane,WA

    It's so simple Jack, given Palin's proclivity for stopping half way in her political endeavors, it means that she was only half finished with ruining him the last time!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
  261. Pat

    She can cause him to lose ,which is her game plan.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
  262. Deb

    Sarah Palin is a reminder that John McCain is NOT the maverick he might have once been. Now it is all about getting elected at all costs, including selling his soul. He will NEVER have my support again.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
  263. Brian J. Miller

    Hi Jack. As a person from ARIZONA I can say John will not get re-elected here. Palin will hurt his chances but there is more to it. We Arizonan's feel John has done very little if anything for our state over his entire career.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  264. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    If this is the only way John McCain can smell Palin's perfume, Palin should tell him it's going to cost him a million bucks.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  265. Mark from Boston Mass

    It appears McCain's senility is finally kicking in.

    Mark fro Boston

    March 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  266. fbythesea

    We can only hope that she'll help him lose again.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  267. Pied Type

    She's confirming that what we hoped was temporary insanity is actually a permanent condition. Pretty girls often have that effect on old men.

    Sarah
    Denver, CO

    March 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  268. Alan (Milwaukee)

    She can't. Just a few months ago, Palin and McCain couldn't stop blaming each other for losing the Presidential race and now they're bosom (no pun intended) buddies? I don't think so. Palin's endorsement makes McCain look less than genuine. And as for her credibility- well, how to say it nicely- Sarah Palin is an idiot. She fills out the black leather jacket admirably, but John McCain would have been better served to have one of his fellow republican congressman introduce him. Heck, Nancy Pelosi would have made a more credible choice than Sara Palin!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  269. B. Urquhart

    I viewed Ms. Palin's address on the McCain campaign trail posted elsewhere on CNN with interest and bemusement as she chided the President on his personal style and methods.

    Ms. Palin took 6 years and several institutions, as I recall, to finish her degree in communications which usually indicates that she was not able to graduate until she pulled her GPA up to a level that met the standards of the institution that she sought a degree from which is usually a 2.0; that or one that didn't have such a GPA requirement.

    Given the information that has surfaced about Ms. Palin's qualifications in recent months from inside that very McCain/Palin team that she "so looked so forward to getting back together with", I find it a little 'much' that she feels that she feels compelled to use the platform she clearly did not earn nor understands how to use any better than someone who went to college "dumb and came out that way......"

    She's got a nerve but then what Republican doesn't?

    March 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  270. Karen

    John, John surely you jest. Stay as far away as possible. This nut case is over the top and stirring up every right wing fanatic.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  271. Ora Adams

    Ora in Mississippi, Sarah Palin can analiate his chances of ever being one of the Good Ole Boys ever again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Way to go Sarah!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  272. Judy

    I'm not sure what anyone can do for someone who tells the country he doesn't want to work anymore because he's having a snit fit over health care reform. Name a corporation that would hire someone who stated they had no intention of working. What exactly will he be running on?
    Stubborn wilfullness??? I hope you don't mind if I just sit there and scowl for the next 3 years? Beats me what Palin will do for him. But then I've never understood what Palin would do for anyone.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  273. Robert Talboys

    Palin can help lower McCain into his grave and say "here lies a maverick that had no chance to win since I came on board." BTW she looked really great in that leather biker vest. I bet a few Hell's Angles would love having her riding on thier back seat!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  274. JA Mariano

    With the platitudes we heard today, I guess Sarah Palin will bring upon McCain the ultimate humiliation and above all his retirement from the senate! Anyway, with his mumbling and confusion, he deserves to go back home and entertain his grand-children!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  275. Nikki/san diego

    A very "lite dose" of euphoria!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  276. Allen Glover

    some people never learn. why would anyone want to elect the guy. she lost it for him before. i hope she dose the same again.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  277. Jimbo Of Southside Chicago

    Palin can name John McCain her vice president at the 2012 Reublican National Convention.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  278. Hiram in Ala

    You're kidding, right? Haaaaa!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  279. Bob of Baltimore, Md

    He and she could go down in flames. What would be better?

    March 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  280. penn

    Sarah Palin will do what she always have done.....she will continue to show the world how dumb she is. She will continue to display her lack of professionalism & incompetence; she will offer John McCain a larger crowd of people who can't really be "listening" to what she is saying. I say this because if the people who are going to see her and find that what she has to say is relevant, what does that say about her audience????

    March 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  281. Kathy

    Sarah Palin made money showing up for McCain. But that man has had his time in the senate and its time for new blood. He is out there right now cranking up hate for the health care bill and that reflects back on the President. If he keeps it up someone will get killed. If you feature him in his private run for office you should also feature the other candidate that is running. (Just to Be Fair).
    Money should not be able to buy a seat to give McCain another chance to divide America.
    kathy

    March 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  282. Davey

    She should quit if she wants McCain to win. Shes the kiss of death.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  283. Linda, Alabama

    She can finish him off, not that he probably isn't already finished up!!!!

    Sarah Palin has zero class, therefore, cannot help anyone win a respectable seat in the House or Senate.

    Sarah, keep up the good work.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:27 pm |
  284. Buddy Gilroy, IA

    Win.

    (That was an easy one, Jack.)

    March 26, 2010 at 5:27 pm |
  285. Robert Mrozowski

    She can let him be her running mate when she runs for president?

    March 26, 2010 at 5:27 pm |
  286. Harv

    Evidently Mccain not only have a bad judgment when it comes to running mates but if you get a taste of bad food, why sample it twice? One can only think that he expects to lose in November and he need her for another excuse. The proof is in the pudding. She will drag him down further like lead boots.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:27 pm |
  287. Ralph Spyer

    What we have here is a bogus hero who drop bombs on women and children and was caught. A man who dumped his first wife who waited for him to return only to have him leave her for a younger women with a ton of money. This old fool who did not know how the number of homes thathe own pick, Palin because she had only one thing to balance his ticket ,machismo.Only in America ,you got to love it.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  288. Scott

    Mr. Cafferty

    I am a Canadian and in my circles I am considered a conservative. Sarah Palin's limited views on the world, outside the US and irresponsible campaign conduct just scares the hell out of me. Oh.... and if our socialst health care here in Canada is so evil, why did she or her parents use it?

    March 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  289. Steve in Las Vegas,NV

    Those who cannot remember the past are condemmed to repeat it!
    George Santayana.

    Remember those words, McCain!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  290. Gigi Oregon

    He would have been smarter to have gotten a pretty Democrat than Mrs. Palin. He'd have gotten some of those disenchanted Republicans to return. Maybe.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  291. Brenda

    Jack, Sarah Palin will give John McClain what he really needs. RETIREMENT!!!!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  292. Jesse

    As a independent and as someone who considered voting for McCain before he brought that nut job Palin in on the ticket I agree completely that he should have a non-wackjob to help him in his campaign. I'd rather loose than associate myself with that high pitch fear mongering air head Sarah Palin.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  293. Frank, Rockford IL

    She can endorse him wholeheartedly.
    Call it revenge.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  294. Matt Geist

    Jack,

    Great question! Palin can not help a well respected man like John. If anything she will continue to tarnish this great elected leader. I am a Dem, but have great respect for John. In the past he could do no wrong. Always on the side of the people he now shows he is on the side of incompetance.

    Sad day for the Rep. party the day John forgot who "He" was.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  295. SKinMN

    With any luck Palin will help McCain lose his Senate seat! And given her divisive nature this may not be such a remote possibility.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  296. SHIRLEY-OHIO

    What Sarah Palin can do for McCain is hand his opponents the congessional seat on a platter, which they are in the process of doing. She can also get McCain some slippers and reading material because he is going to need it after his big loss in November. Sarah Palin is a jokey joke.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  297. Virgnia (California)

    Well Jack, desperate people, commit desperate acts. McCain clearly is trying to hang on to a seat, that desperately needs new blood. The only problem I have with making that statement, is, JD Hayworth, IMO, is like bringing a vampire to a blood bank! That's one red-blooded bigot we can do without. I feel sorry for Arizonians, they deserve better than these two! As far as Ms. Palin goes, I think John will get a bump or two, but will it be enough to get him re-elected, time will tell. I guess if I were an Arizonian, I would try and determine the lesser of the two evils, and cast my vote accordingly. Good Luck, to my fellow Americans!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  298. Brian

    Sad to say it...but if our only choices are McCain and Hayworth in November, I'm hoping Palin does some good for McCain. He's the lesser of 2 evils. With Hayworth as the competition, I definitely don't think Palin's involvement can hurt McCain's chances. He may be completely out of touch with the people he supposedly represents, but Hayworth is a complete bigot and a crook and even more out of touch. One can only hope that an independent or moderate democrat jumps out of the woodwork and gives these two a run for their money.

    Brian
    Scottsdale, AZ

    March 26, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  299. Tom Judd

    I feel you have failed to see the inteligance of a person you disagree with. To many people think the person on the other side of an issue is stupid but when you do that and you sir are guilty of it, you fail to see the extreem success of the other person. I disagree with the left but must acknowledge that they are not differences of intelligence but they are philosophical differences. Sarah Palin is one of the most successful woman in the world and far more successful than I am, How about you, can you match her success? Thanks Tom

    March 26, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  300. Floyd Masters

    Need you ask, If Sarah Palin is the best "Trump Card" that McCain could play, he should fold.
    While Palin may appeal to a small number of fanatics; however, she will further the divide of the independent voters, or some of the Democrates that may have voted for McCain in the past.
    Floyd W Masters, Salt Lake City, Utah

    March 26, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  301. Kate Boehm - Cordova, AK

    WOW! Isn't this just the height of irony Jack??!!? Palin & McCain back together again w/ Palin getting the top billing.......No I don't think she'll do anything for McCain, it shows how desperate he's becoming!! It makes him look worse than he already does. However, Sarah gets a black star for continuing to MILK the press for ANY chance to sell "The Palin Brand" to the public. She's a wily bitch isn't she?! I'll give her credit for knowing how to "work it" to the Nth degree!!! I'm sooooo embarrassed that we're being forced to call her an Alaskan...........
    Kate Boehm
    Cordova, AK

    March 26, 2010 at 5:31 pm |