Sarah Palin’s qualifications were the overriding reason Sen. John McCain selected her

Sarah Palin’s qualifications were the overriding reason Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) selected Palin as his 2008 presidential running mate, he said Sunday.

Speaking about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney selecting of a vice presidential running mate, McCain said on ABC’s “This Week” that the “primary, absolute, most important aspect is if something happened to him, would that person be well qualified to take that place?”

“I happen to believe that was the … primary factor on my decision in 2008,” McCain said, “and I know it will be Mitt’s.”

Having a “person [Romney] knows he could trust,” is also a critical consideration,” McCain told host Jake Tapper.

In the aftermath of McCain’s failed presidential campaign, Palin’s detractors – and some supporters – criticized her as ill-prepared to serve as president had she been pressed into duty. The recent movie “Game Change” dramatized just that.

Republicans are lucky this election cycle, McCain added, because they have a “very deep bench” when it comes to potential vice presidential nominees.


14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Darklady
    May 06, 2012 @ 12:10:15

    I guess it depends on what a president’s goal is, doesn’t it? If McCain had hoped to punish the US for not making him president when he was younger, then Palin would have been abundantly qualified.

    Even without gaining the office, he’s been able to unleash a plague upon both of our political houses.


  2. martha_davidson (@martha_davidson)
    May 06, 2012 @ 12:37:32

    McCain is the only person in the entire campaign that hasn’t admitted his choice was a terrible mistake AND the only person who hasn’t publicly said that they regretted the choice and even felt remorse.

    For Gawd sake John there’s a movie AND a book about it!!

    Palin has continually PROVED that she was the biggest mistake for a running mate in US history!

    Palin was only one year into her term a Governor when McCain chose her, hardly an indication of her governing skills, including governing such a small state population and GDP, hardly a test of any capability to run a country.

    Alaska ranks 48th in population….New Hampshire has TWICE the population, even Delaware has over 300,000 more people! ….as far as GDP goes…Rhode Island has a bigger economy!

    There are 17 US cities with a larger population than the entire state of Alaska, including Charlotte, North Carolina!

    More than 1/2 of Alaska’s population lives in one city…Anchorage…the mayor of Anchorage has at least half of the Governor’s responsibilities for the entire state!!

    Yet Palin couldn’t manage more than 2 years as Governor, because ,as was pointed out by McCain campaign staff….she WAS found guilty of abuse of power by the state legislature, even though she constantly lied about it AGAINST their advice…and there were a myriad of misdeeds she was forced to answer for after the election so she just QUIT!

    Palin couldn’t face responsibility for her own actions and she could not find a way to legitimately govern, period.

    Palin never could maintain even the simplest legal parameters…her way or no way and honesty was abandoned many years before.

    As I said, Palin was only one year into her term as Governor and ALREADY she was smack int the middle of an abuse of power investigation!

    In a nutshell ,WHO, in their right mind would choose a running mate…”fit to take over the country”..while this running mate was in the middle of an abuse of power case in their state legislature???

    Palin WAS found guilty, proving among many, many, many other reasons, she was THE MOST UNFIT choice he could have possibly made!


  3. Enigma
    May 06, 2012 @ 12:47:49

    Syrin, Palin was picked over Lieberman because he was unable to completely fake a pregnancy for the evangelicals. Palin answered the call and did the deed.


  4. Syrin
    May 06, 2012 @ 12:54:36

    The very idea that someone after 4 years is still perpetuating what has become his obvious bad choice and calling it honorable.. I’m sickened by the man!


  5. pvaz
    May 06, 2012 @ 14:27:46

    McCain continues to perpetuate the lie. F**king fool! When he put her on the national stage , he tossed what little creditability he had left. F**king fool!


  6. Syrin
    May 06, 2012 @ 15:09:05

    Any smart and decent person would have stayed away from that mess! McCain will spend the rest of his life trying to defend the indefensible!


  7. WakeUpAmerica
    May 07, 2012 @ 04:13:52

    McCain seems increasingly to be past his prime. He seems more and more willing to prostitute himself in order to remain in office and to try to remain relevant. However, he comes across as a stubborn, bitter, old man.


  8. gsb
    May 07, 2012 @ 05:21:44

    McCain is more then a stubborn bitter, old man, he is also a traitor.He wasn’t known as the ” song bird” for nothing


  9. Kevin
    May 09, 2012 @ 10:55:52

    Agree, WUA, but you are too nice. McCain was obviously “past his prime” in 2008. 2000 was his sell-by date. And he was obviously willing to prostitute himself in 2008, when Mr. Maverick suddenly declared his love for GWB and the GOP establishment. There is a Gospel quotation, “what does it profit a man to gain the world but lose his own soul?” McCain makes one ask, “what does it profit a man to lose his soul but still not get what he thinks he wants?”


    • marmashi
      May 12, 2012 @ 14:35:52

      I have noticed that Mittwitt has also sold his soul out. He lies without blinking, steals the credit for what he tried to defeat (the auto industry). His only claim to fame is that his life has been pretty easy for him. WOOOH, make him our leader. He surely knows what the country needs.


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