Calgary Herald

McCain sings Palin’s praises

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Sarah Palin would be a “very competitiv­e” candidate for the White House in 2012 if she decided to run, said Arizona Senator John McCain, who chose her as his running mate on the 2008 Republican presidenti­al ticket.

“She has a significan­t and strong base in the Republican party,” McCain said at a round table organized by the Christian Science Monitor.

“I have not seen any indication as to whether she is going to run.”

Representa­tive Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, who is weighing a presidenti­al run, “has gained the attention and attraction of a lot of the Tea Partiers,” McCain said.

It isn’t clear what the “dynamics” would be between Bachmann and Palin.

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