Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Romney: Let Sarah Palin loose

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney says it is high time that the McCain camp let Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin out of her cocoon.

Here is Romney in the Christian Science Monitor:

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who was on McCain’s running mate shortlist, faults the campaign for limiting her availability to the media. “Holding Sarah Palin to just three interviews and microscopically focusing on each interview I think has been a mistake,” Mr. Romney said Monday on MSNBC. “I think they’d be a lot wiser to let Sarah Palin be Sarah Palin. Let her talk to the media, let her talk to people.”

Romney still believes she brings positives to the ticket, calling her a “maverick” like McCain. “She’s a person identified with people in homes across America…,” he said. “She’s an executive and a governor, and that brings a lot to John McCain’s ticket.”

Palin now faces the political challenge of her career, going up against a seasoned Washington politician – Senator Biden – in front of millions of viewers on national television Thursday. On Monday, she and her family flew to Sedona, Ariz., for three days of debate pre
paration at McCain’s ranch with a team of veteran campaign aides and policy experts.

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