John McCain: Mitt Romney Should Pick Sarah Palin As His Running Mate

John McCain has a suggestion for Mitt Romney as his campaign begins focusing on picking a running mate:

Sen. John McCain says Rick Santorum should recognize “it’s time for a graceful exit” from the Republican presidential campaign in the wake of Mitt Romney’s sweep of primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

McCain also tells “CBS This Morning” there’s a strong field of Republicans who could be the vice presidential candidate.

When asked to suggest some names Wednesday, the Arizona Republican said, “I think it should be Sarah Palin.”

Yea, because that worked out so well the last time.

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Franklin says:

    Thank you, I needed a morning pick-me-up. That was good.

  2. Gromitt Gunn says:

    April Fools joke? The Onion? An indication of his seething contempt for Mittens?

  3. Kit says:

    I reckon that about three quarters of the country would consider that a good idea. I know that I’m all for it.

  4. Hey Norm says:

    Unless someone else vindicates his choice by also choosing her McCain goes down in history as having chosen the biggest joke for VP ever…and that includes Quayle.

  5. Vast Variety says:

    I’m definitely going to be spreading this joke around the office today.

  6. Tsar Nicholas II says:

    A mind is a terrible thing to have wasted away to nothing.

  7. Bleev K says:

    OK, granpa, time for your pill, now.

  8. Hey Norm says:

    Hey, you kids….get off my lawn!!!

  9. PJ says:

    McCain ought to recognize that it’s time for a graceful exit.

  10. Fiona says:

    I assume he’s being facetious. If not, then senility has definitely set in.

  11. Aidan says:

    You didn’t watch the video, did you? The extensive laughter might have clued you in that he was joking.

  12. PJ says:


    You didn’t watch the video, did you? The extensive laughter might have clued you in that he was joking.

    He did endorse President Obama back in January….

  13. al-Ameda says:

    Please please please, Mitt … please put Palin on the ticket.

    It would definitely balance the Ticket – Romney is phony and inauthentic, and Sarah is honestly uninformed and unthoughtful.

  14. An Interested Party says:

    I guess next McCain will be giving medical advice by telling people to swallow arsenic…

  15. DRS says:

    Somebody take away his car keys, quick.