McCain Campaign Manager: Palin Candidacy Would Be “Catastrophic”
Steve Schmidt, who ran the McCain campaign and had a hand in choosing Sarah Palin as McCain’s running mate, said if Palin were to be the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, it would be a “catastrophic election.”
“She is someone who has a passionate base that constitutes millions of Americans,” Schmidt said. “But in the year since the election has ended, she has done nothing to expand her appeal beyond that base into the middle of the electorate where elections are decided.”
Schmidt did compliment Palin for engendering fascination among millions of people throughout the country. “Just look at her pre-sales numbers,” he said of her book. And he even added that it was not “inconceivable that she could be Republican nominee for president of the United States.”
But, he qualified, it would be “fairly inconceivable” that she could end up being president. “In fact, were she to be the nominee we could have a catastrophic election.”Click here for reuse options!
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