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October 2nd, 2009
05:38 PM ET

Video: McCain manager predicts Palin could prove 'catastrophic'

Alexander Mooney
CNN PoliticalTicker

The man who ran John McCain's presidential campaign warned Friday that Sarah Palin could lead to a 'catastrophic' election result for the GOP in 2012 if the former Alaska governor captures the party's presidential nomination.

"I think that she has talents," Steve Schmidt, the former campaign manager of McCain's failed presidential bid, told CNN's John King. "But my honest view is that she would not be a winning candidate for the Republican Party in 2012, and in fact, were she the nominee, we could have a catastrophic election result."

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  1. RLWellman

    Hello! Hasn't anyone told you Palin lost the election?

    October 2, 2009 at 8:06 pm |