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. McCaine/Palin 08 = Real Change

    It's only a matter of time before Joe Biden pulls out for "personal" or "family" reasons so that the desperate Obama campaign can beg (mommy) Hillary to come save them!

    September 13, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  2. Nancy MI

    It's more like DNC wished they picked HILLARY and sent Obama home.

    Serious buyer's remorse on this empty suit.

    September 13, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  3. TRACY

    Palin is an idiot!!!!!!!! Who cares what she says all that comes out of her mouth are lies.

    OBAMA 08

    September 13, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  4. Andrea

    No, He just wishes the McCain /Palin ticket would stop lying, and trying to engage in a culture war. Get a clue GOV.

    September 13, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  5. Al McMullin

    The sound of Palin's voice as well as what she is saying when she uses her voice reminds me of someone scratching on a blackboard...

    September 13, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  6. Ben

    Palin is criticising Clinton for complaining about sexism, and yet all the GOP can do is false claims about how Obama is sexist.

    September 13, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  7. chris

    hillary is twice the women palin is

    September 13, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  8. sho'nuff

    keep talking decoy. all she is doing is helping mccain avoid looking bad by discussing petty issues and not what is important.

    Obama '08

    September 13, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  9. Evan; Phoenix, AZ

    It's pot shots like these that really make her look like a fool. We'll see which side regrets their choice come time for the Vice Presidential debate – Biden will mop the floor with her.

    September 13, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  10. WOW - Cedar Hill, TX

    don't get to high and mighty ms. palin..... watch yourself with your comments, they may just come back to bit you......

    Obama/Biden 08/12

    September 13, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  11. brandon

    I think he regrets not selecting Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton now too. I don't care who you are supporting in this election, you still have to admit that was a stupid decision – 18 MILLION votes!

    September 13, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  12. Will

    I hope Palin realizes SHE"S NO HILLARY.... and if Hillary had been chosen odds are the GOP wouldn't need Sarah "polly want a cracker Palin"

    September 13, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  13. Lou from CT

    Hey Sarah Palin – come up with something original and newsworthy, please! Barack Obama made his choice for VOfor better or worse. Why don't you spend some time discussing the issues instead of spewing personal attacks (which your campaign has accused Obama of doing).

    Hey pot – meet kettle...

    September 13, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  14. Razia

    Palin sounds fake. She is just trying to steal Hillary supporters. She cannot replace Hillary. Hillary is a great leader and perfect to lead the nation. Palin cannot reach where Hillary is today. Palin is with a loser and consider herself better than him. The loser needs her to get attention. They are bad news for America. They are out to destroy this country and mislead simple, hardworking and honest blue collar voters. God save America from them.

    September 13, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  15. tainopower

    Is this means that Hillary Clinton is stepping up? The new ticket obama/clinton08? Or Clinton/obama08? Or Clinton/biden08? ??? it do not matter how democrat want to call there ticket if they cant get along whit each other how are they going to get alone whit the republicans to unite the country? Only one person can MCCAIN

    September 13, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  16. ruth-germantown tn

    Sen Obama took his time in his VP choice, unlike Sen McCain who pick his choice based on buying a loaf of bread, so Gov Palin you really don't know what you are talking about, just learn the script of what you are suppose to say on the issues, and leave nonsence crap alone. You got picked cause Sen McCain thinks this election is a chess board. You my dear are a pawn.

    September 13, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  17. Griff

    He would have. But he don't like White Folk, especially Women...
    Too Posh, is Barack Obama...

    September 13, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  18. CindyN--PA

    Palin– "Barack called me a pig, it's sexism"...booo hooo.
    Palin's audience, "Coldest State -Hottest Governor"
    ....weee whoooo.... It's all fine and dandy when Sexism is cheering you on when they will vote for you, but she cries and WHINES when she wants to lie to the public about how she feels about it. Just rise above it Sarah, like you say, "Work Hardder"... You are no one that desearves a vote from any WOMAN in this country!!!

    September 13, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  19. Lou from CT

    Revision of previous comment due to keyboard issues...

    Hey Sarah Palin – come up with something original and newsworthy, please! Barack Obama made his choice for VP for better or worse. Why don't you spend some time discussing the issues instead of spewing personal attacks (which your campaign has accused Obama of doing).

    Hey pot – meet kettle…

    September 13, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  20. Victoria

    Anything to get into the white house....
    This woman is no credit to hard working, determined and intelligent women. She is an unmitigated disaster!.

    September 13, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  21. Barbara, Wil;mette, Ill

    Where in the world is Michelle Obama? Isn't she going to step up against Sarah Palin?

    Are they hiding her? Does she have bad ratings with the Wal-Mart moms? I know they think Michelle is elitist and racist and unpatriotic, but the Dems. should put her out there anyway to defend her tired husband.

    Get out there Michelle!!!!!

    September 13, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  22. CTSadler

    Great... She had something new written for her. Now we can hear her "regret," as an answer to one of two thousand questions. Palin doesn't think, she regurgitates. Badly.

    September 13, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  23. Rob

    Of course Obama regrets not picking Hillary...just like, on Nov. 5, John McCain will regret picking you :)

    September 13, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  24. Vincent

    If Obama would have picked Hillary, then Palin would still be in Alaska shooting wolves from a plane. She should be thanking Barack.

    September 13, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  25. supporter

    I am so happy Palin thinks so highly of Hilery. Now if she would stop lieing every time she opend her mouth she might be more acceptable. I laughed at the way she tried to SPIN the PORK Barrow issues in her state that she supported into ligal requests. They are stilol earmaks for special projects in her state and that makes them PORKBARROW. Also why did she have a lobiest workign for her if she did not want to get more moeny? if she did not want the ear marks why did she not return the money? The more this woman says the more I distrust her. It is clear by her sgtatrement about the BUSH DOCTIN that she intends to keep the same OLD FAILED BUSH POLICY. So where is the REFORM? WHERE IS THE DIFFERENCE?

    She is just a mouth piece of the NEO CONs and McCain sold his sould to them to try to STEAL this election like it was stollen the last two times.

    WE CAN"T AFFORT FOURF MORE YEARS OF FAILURE

    September 13, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
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