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. ”
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. ”
McCain, 81, is now fighting brain cancer . “ The Restless Wave ” will be launched later on this month.
( h/t The Hill )