Palin disagrees with McCains Michigan pull outOctober 4th, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct.4 (ANI): Alaska Governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has said that she disagreed with the McCain Campaign’’s decision to pull out of Michigan.
In an interview with FOX News on Friday, Palin said that she and her husband Todd would “be happy” to campaign in the economically distraught battleground state.
Palin said the decision to pull out of Michigan, which was announced Thursday, was “not a surprise” to her since polls showed McCain slipping in the state.
But when she read the news, she “fired off a quick e-mail and said, ”Oh come on, do we have to?””
“Todd and I, we”d be happy to get to Michigan …We”d be so happy to speak to the people there in Michigan who are hurting,” she said.
“Whatever Todd and I can do in realizing what their challenges in that state are …. I wanna get back to Michigan and I want to try.”
It’’s unclear whether the McCain campaign will heed Palin’’s request.
McCain aides said on a conference call Thursday that Michigan had always been the weakest of the toss-up states for them, and that they are still competing in several other battlegrounds like Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, and moving resources into high-stakes states like Florida.
Palin’’s public break with McCain on strategy is surprising but not unprecedented. She has disagreed with him on policy issues like drilling in Alaska, and she said in Thursday night’’s debate that it’’s inevitable the two will disagree. Palin spoke with FOX News just hours after finishing her first and only debate with Democrat rival Biden.
She said she “had a ball” and thought it went well. (ANI)
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