September 13th, 2008
03:17 PM ET
6 years ago

Palin: Obama probably wishes he'd picked Clinton as VP

Palin said Friday she thought Obama was probably having second thoughts on his VP pick.
Palin said Friday she thought Obama was probably having second thoughts on his VP pick.

(CNN) - Sarah Palin said Barack Obama could be wishing he had asked Hillary Clinton to join him on the Democratic presidential ticket.

"I think he's regretting not picking her now, I do," the Republican VP nominee told Charles Gibson of ABC News. "What determination and grit and even grace through some tough shots that were fired her way. She handled those well."

Watch: Palin says Obama regrets not picking Clinton

Palin herself has said that Hillary Clinton had been “whining” about sexism during the primary season. "When I hear a statement like that coming from a woman candidate with any kind of perceived whine about that excess criticism, or maybe a sharper microscope put on her, I think, 'Man, that doesn't do us any good, women in politics, or women in general, trying to progress in this country,' " she said at a media forum earlier this year.

But when the Alaska governor first hit the trail after being named John McCain’s running mate, she made remarks at campaign events praising the New York senator, though she stopped making the comments after drawing consistently negative reactions from GOP crowds.

Clinton herself has largely avoided discussing Palin publicly since the governor's selection as McCain's VP.

soundoff (1,112 Responses)
  1. justin

    Sarah Palin thinks that being able to see Russia from Alaska gives her enough foregin policy experience to be qualified to be the vice president. Well I can see the moon, does that make me qualified to work for NASA?

    September 13, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  2. jboogie for Obama

    Palin is a piece of crap. One day she says Hillary Clinton is whinning the next day she praises her. I mean what is she going to be like in the white house, flip flopping around? First she supports the brigde then she turns around and doesn't support it anymore. she talks about earmarks and she accepted millions of it and even requested for some more. What a fake person.
    it's time for Americans to open their eyes and see that she is as fake as Pamela Anderson's breast. On the real, Americans will find out more about her real soon. Oh its coming .

    Hillary clinton wannabe, cmon now, she knows she is nothing compared to Hillary.

    September 13, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  3. justin b.

    this comment is nothing but an attempt at manipulation.

    September 13, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  4. zina

    Palin called Hillary a "whiner", now she wants to defend her?

    Give me a break!

    September 13, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  5. cecil

    The GOP New Novel Just Release, By Stephen King, Viking Press!

    "The MUDSLINGER"

    Obama/Biden 08

    September 13, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  6. LJG

    Sarah Palin needs to face an obvious bit of reality– if Obama had chosen Hillary, she would not be on McCain's ticket now. The only reason she was chosen at all is because she is a woman who can appeal to both the PUMA crowd and the GOP base and get them to the polls. That's it.

    September 13, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  7. Taylor

    wow...another hippocritical politician. I'm shocked. She is clearly pandering for the Clinton voters....hopefully they are not dumb enough to buy it.

    September 13, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  8. GeorgeWashington

    Palin needs to quit bragging about Hillary. And campaign about what she and McCain are planning to do for America.

    September 13, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  9. Karl Clark

    This is coming from a person that doesn't think, but only for herself. She cares not for the party, for Alaska, or especially the American people. She's selfish, pure and simple. Additionally, she's willing to be a tool for the REPUG's quest to keep America divided and remain in power for power sake...not to uplift American...America. Obama-Biden or Obama-Clinton ticket would run circles around McNut and Lipstick's ticket. These two are a piece of works as of late. We all know it. Does she now know the Bush Doctrine? Does she understand world issues? No. McNut has enrolled her in a crash course...won't work. Does she understand domestic issue? No. McNut doesn't know how to approach this problem. So for anyone in company with Palin, don't go hunting. Expecially since Cheney sat down with her. Terrible!

    September 13, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  10. C

    well i agree with palin's clinton analysis about hining, and it's also clear that she couldn't care a less about clinton or her supporters, her empathetic comment about clinton during this interview was simply to sway clinton supporters into her camp.

    September 13, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  11. Jean

    Obama not choosing Clinton is just another example of him thinking HE is the one... the king of kings... the celebrity everyone wants to see.

    If he had picked Clinton this election would be over right now.

    I like Obama but come on... do what's best for the Party not just yourself.

    September 13, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  12. pc

    And McCain should regret his..... A woman who will misconstrue facts: she is the Queen of Earmarks, kept the bridge to nowhere funds, hired Washington insiders/lobbyist–Reform....that is simply more of the same. Obama–dispatch Biden to the cameras and demand that Palin, woman or not, tell the truth about her record. Obama–stay on point: Broken education systems, broken government, wall street favored over main, courtesy of Bush and McCain.

    September 13, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  13. Arkansan 4 Obama

    After her terrible interview with Charlie Gibson she's trying to appeal to women by using Hillary Clinton. As a woman I'm totally offended. Does the GOP think that women are that stupid.

    There is something about this woman that truly scares me as far as her leadership ability.

    I really would like the MSM to please start doing some real journalism. We the people don't care that she is a self proclaimed "Hockey Mom" or a "Pitbull with Lipstick." These things have nothing to do with the issues that are important. Please stop interviewing her friends and family. Of course they are going to sing her praise.DUH!

    September 13, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  14. Isaac

    I'm GLAD he didn't pick Hillary. Because when Obama wins the Presidency (as I believe he will) nobody will ever be able to say that he didn't get there on the coattails of the Clintons.

    September 13, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  15. Peter

    and we listen to Palin why?

    September 13, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  16. Wayne, Greenville TX

    I'm sure that if he doesn't now, Gramps McCain will soon regret naming Caribou Barbie to HIS ticket.....

    September 13, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  17. Jim in Colorado

    Palin is nothing but a dim-witted wind bag who was brought in to distract from McCain's overall lack of appeal. She couldn't carry Hillary Clinton's briefcase and Biden is going to eat her alive, if her Charlie Gibson interviews are any indication.

    September 13, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  18. Tired of Lies

    Palin makes me SICK.This person has perverted her own words so much,she should ask "God" to guide her to a mental asylum.

    September 13, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  19. sjp

    nothing funnier than anti choice, help the rich, no health care palin commenting on hillary. palin is pathetically small in comparison to what hillary stands for. she might as well just come out and say she's here just to try and snooker the womens vote. very interested to see if hillary is willing to come out and condemn this patsie.

    September 13, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  20. Mary, Chicago

    This is why we love Sarah Palin-–brains, toughness, beauty-the ideal American woman-star basketball player, fisherman, hunter, college graduate, mayor, governor, VP candidate-all while raising 5 kids and all by the age of 44. Obama should be scared, very scared.
    And of course he is-he looks haggard and Sarah Palin is totally into his head.

    Sarah Palin 12 & 16'

    September 13, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  21. VOTE FOR YOUR FAMILY FUTURE AND NOT YOUR EMOTIONS

    It would be such a shame is white women took this political race so personal that they would fall for the trickery that McCain/Palin, Carl Rove and all his lobbyist are using in order to get the same outcome that 2000 and 2004 gave them. This is the very same reason the gas prices are soaring, unemployment is at its highest, global warming is in effect and people that are sick without health care. Our kids will not know their full potential because American do not have the funds to send them to college. Other countries are looking at us in disgust. They will disrespect us even more if they watch this happen right in front of their eyes. This is sad that the presidential race has become a racial race with tricks and distractions. WHEN WILL THIS COUNTRY VOTE FOR WHAT IS IN THEIR BEST INTERESTS.

    September 13, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  22. nate

    she continues to try and bait Obama, hopefully he can figure this out as easily as I can.

    September 13, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  23. Yngvai

    What a hypocrite. She says Hillary was complaining about sexism during the primaries, and then her team and her supporters have complained of sexism since she was chosen VP.

    You can't have it both ways.

    The Republican Party has become the party of hypocrisy.

    September 13, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  24. Lee

    She is a self-centered, delusional twit.

    September 13, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  25. Barbara-California

    Why doesn't everyone just forget Hillary, she is not in the race, the race is over for the nomination. That is all she was in.

    She is historically.....out of it......so, people, let, it, go, let her go,.......I hope people and news stations can just get over their fixation of Hillary Clinton....it is over....stop already!

    September 13, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
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