John McCain is now saying he regrets picking Sarah Palin as his running mate in the 2008 election and instead, he wished he had chosen Sen. Joe Lieberman.
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: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and other Appreciations,” 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.
“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.”
In a new HBO documentary, McCain goes on to say that not choosing Lieberman was “another mistake” that he made in his political career.
This gives more credence to the feeling of Republican Voters since the 2008 election. Many complained that the Republican Party had been taken over by those who weren’t Conservative at all and this shows just that. Lieberman has a F rating from the NRA and is heavily Democrat on many Domestic issues. However, his foreign policy and thoughts on the intelligence agencies spying apparatus are very Conservative.
Sarah Palin is credited with the launching of the grassroots movement that elected Donald Trump.