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Old 07-17-2012, 01:02 PM
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McCain: Palin was 'better candidate' than Romney - POLITICO.com

McCain received more than two decades worth of Romney's tax returns as the former Massachusetts governor was undergoing the vetting process four years ago, far more than Romney has released publicly in the 2012 campaign. Democrats have questioned whether McCain saw something untoward in those tax returns and decided to choose Palin instead.
Asked why he chose not to go with Romney, McCain said: "Oh come on, because we thought that Sarah Palin was the better candidate.
Looking forward to the Romney campaign spambots' response to this nugget of hilarity. It truly is the gift that keeps on giving.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:29 PM
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Here's a scary thought--maybe she actually was...
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:37 PM
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The irony of it was that Palin WAS the better candidate!
By the end of 2008, I saw campaign signs with Palin's name over McCain's. That would never have happened with Mitt, or

Brownback, Crist, or any of the other choices on McCain's list of possibles.

McCain and Romney hated each other then, and still do now. McCain's staff chose the 2 guys who were in charge of vetting all the potential VP picks, and their list went up to Steve Schmidt, one of McCain's top advisors, who recommended Palin, and McCain loved the idea of a game changing long shot.

Romney was never a serious choice.
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