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McCain Now Wishes He’d Never Selected Sarah Palin As His 2008 Running Mate

McCain Now Wishes He’d Never Selected Sarah Palin As His 2008 Running Mate
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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) supposedly wants he had actually never ever selected previous Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) as a running mate for his not successful 2008 governmental project .

According to The New York Times, McCain had actually thought about Joe Lieberman , then an independent senator from Connecticut, for the task of vice president. Consultants cautioned versus choosing the long time member of the Democratic Party who still caucused with them.

“ It was sound recommendations that I might reason for myself, ” McCain composed in his upcoming autobiography, “ The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Other gratitudes and terrific battles, ” per the Times. “ But my gut informed me to disregard it and I want I had . ”

In an upcoming HBO documentary , McCain explained his choice to not pick Lieberman as “ another error that I made. ”

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Sen. Joe Lieberman(right )campaigned and backed for Sen. John McCain throughout the 2008 governmental election.

Lieberman, who

backed McCain and spoke at the Republican National Convention on the senator ’ s behalf , had actually run for vice president as a Democrat on the 2000 ticket headed by Al Gore .

In an excerpt of the book published online by NPR, McCain called Palin “ a popular, accomplished and energetic reformer. ” But he likewise confessed there were some issues.

She stumbled in some interviews and had a couple of mistakes in the glare of the continuous spotlight , ” McCain composed. “ Those errors too are on me. She didn ’ t put herself on the ticket. I did. ”

The duo eventuallylost to Barack Obama and Joe Biden .

Palin resigned as guv of Alaska the list below year and ended up being a prominent voice of the “ Tea Party ” motion.

McCain, 81, is now fighting brain cancer . “ The Restless Wave ” will be launched later on this month.

( h/t The Hill )

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