McCain regrets picking Palin in 2008, names who he should have picked instead

McCain regrets picking Palin in 2008, names who he should have picked instead

[Ed. – That’s our Johnny.]

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he regrets choosing former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) to be his running mate during the 2008 presidential campaign.

The New York Times reported on Saturday that McCain, while still defending Palin’s performance, said in his upcoming book “The Restless Wave” that he wishes he had instead selected former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.)

His advisers reportedly had warned against choosing Lieberman, who was once a Democrat, stating that Lieberman’s support of abortion rights could divide Republicans.

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“It was sound advice that I could reason for myself,” he writes. “But my gut told me to ignore it and I wish I had.”

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