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. Jen

    Joe BIden will become an briliant VP.

    OBAMA / BIDEN 2009-2013.

    September 13, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  2. Robert Wooller, West Yorkshire England

    Who is being sexist now, saying 'it affects women in general', 'women in politics', 'doesn't do "us" any good'. We will never be equal if Palin got in because she talks about women as seperate entities.

    Obama is the real change as he is from a party that is totally unresponsible for all the probelms that have happened because of the Republican administration the last seven years. Four more years for the Republicans? I just can't believe after what has happened like losing jobs, unemploytment, inflation, not getting Bin Laden anti-Americanism around the world, corruption, tax breaks for the rich that America would even contemplate voting for the same party which is responsible for all this.

    September 13, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  3. ANY LIE IS OK.....

    Isn't she the SAME woMan that said ALL Clinton do is WHINE...If Obama wished he would have pick Clinton, It shows she is GLAD he didn’t, just think she still would be in Alaska OVER ABUSING her power, and continuing to threaten those who see her LIES and CHEAT….Yes, it will be nice to have a professional deserving WOMAN in the White House, NOT any WOMAN that wants pity for making false accusation about someone just to WIN votes. If any WOMAN can tackle someone character, then if she so professional, she should have the BALLS to receive it back.

    Looking at C. Gibson, she already thinks she is the MAGIC to steal Clinton voters, just by her show of several lies and NEGATIVE actions that in NO form represent me as a women of the US. Those ads her and McCain are approving are all LIES, Obama I got to give it to you…if this was happening to Clinton, the voters of all woman WOULD be OUTRAGED……..WE want more media coverage, we WANT to see the REAL Palin, even her friends in Alaska on C. Gibson said they were NOT committed to VOTE for her….. THAT SHOW THEY KNEW HER AND HAVE NOT DECIDED TO VOTE FOR HER…..

    September 13, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  4. Kate

    Had he picked Hillary, this race would have been over. Palin is right.

    September 13, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  5. Jessica

    I bet he does wish.
    He just lost a couple million votes.

    HILLARY 2012!!!!

    September 13, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  6. Thomas Rubby

    If you Google 3 words....
    Sarah Third Wave,
    click on the top link and watch the video, you'll understand that doesn't matter that Obama didn't choose Hillary.

    September 13, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  7. Ann, Milwaukee

    Sarah Palin went from PTA member to candidate for Vice President of the United States in 12 years. What a woman. What a model for my daughters. What a model for American women.

    Sarah Palin 12 & 16'

    September 13, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  8. Valerie

    Now she's a mind reader?

    Let's hear about issues, policy, plans, etc.
    Palin should be spending this time going to night school to catch up with the knowledge she may need as VP.

    GO OBAMA

    September 13, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  9. Fibber McGee & Molly

    Yup, yup. Just like she's been to Iraq and Ireland, "Bridge to Nowhere", "Troopergate" et al. One of these days Palin may even tell the truth about something.

    I'll tell you one regrettable Veep pick and it's the "pig in the poke" Palin that McCain's foised upon us. I won't even go into the other lies and sleazeball tactics of the GOP.

    September 13, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  10. doghouse

    Palin is McCains dupe{a}. Look at the bright side...no more pesky wolves to to bother the caribou in your backyard, fix the old town bridge(but keep the money.),rid the local and school library of all those nasty books, no more condoms at the local pharmacy and you can upgrade your shotgun free of charge! WAKE UP AMERICA!!

    September 13, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  11. Sophia

    Of course now that McCain's trying to rally the women who were following Clinton Palin will say Hillary has determination and grit. Women will vote for anyone as long as they have ovaries, right?

    I don't know which is worse: That the McCain/Palin camp came up with this strategy or that it actually works.

    September 13, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  12. sandee in Portland

    I don't think he's sorry he didn't pick Hillary. I think his choice of Biden falls much more in line with his values and love of our country. Biden just isn't an attack monger like Palin. Biden is actually knowledgeable! It digusts me more and more every day that McCain/Palin continue the attack style of campaigning rather than discussing the issues. During the Gibson interview, Palin showed she right up there with McCain...spewed the same rhetoric that McCain does and even showed her temper is right at the surface when she didn't understand the Bush Doctrine question. Boy does body language show a lot about a person or what? Same thing goes for McCain on The View. His temper flared when Joy said Palin had taken earmarks and then he said "not as Governor" which is an outright lie. Stop the lies and just give us the truth. We are adults and can handle it!

    September 13, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  13. Brandon

    I find her comments amusing. I think Palin regrets it since she's going to have to face Biden in a debate in 3 weeks talking about issues she isn't in touch with American principles on, that is foreign policy. A policy she, McCain, and Bush are all pretty clueless on. Her comments a day before indicated she wants us to go to war with Russia. I don't think so. If she becomes VP and eventually has to step into the Presidency, we'll all be in some deep crap.

    September 13, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  14. Katy7540

    As Palin sucks up to Hillary Clinton voters, the media is busy exposing the lies she has told to the American people. Palin did not go to Iraq, or Ireland as she and McCain reported as part of her world experience. She did not say "thanks but no thanks" on the Bridge to Nowhere. She strongly supported it until after Congress nixed it, then she kept the money. She claims to be a Republican willing to take on a fellow Republican who had abused his office and misused state resources. But what was not known at the time was that a year earlier, Palin had used official resources for her own partisan purposes. Palin boasted no earmark spending but hired a lobbyist to secure millions. Palin and McCain will say anything to get elected, and will continue insult the intelligence of the American people.

    September 13, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  15. MR AMERICA

    Palin said that she "sent the National Guard in to help other states"
    Lie, she never did.

    She said that many VP's never met other heads of state.
    True but not in 35 years.

    McCain said she sold her jet for a profit on eBay. It was sold privately for a loss.

    Palin said her son is fighting those who attacked us when he goes to Iraq. When did Iraq attack us? Just shows how lame she is.

    And she CHOKED on Bush Doctrine. Fox can say all they want that Charlie interpreted it differently himself over the years. Charlie never thought it was Bush's "view of the world" and Charlie is not running for office.

    The list goes on and on how lame Palin is.

    No one is "scared" of her...we are all just amazed at this ridiculous choice for VP!

    September 13, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  16. Tony

    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.
    ____________________

    Palin is not only a liar, arrogant, self-absorbed, and power hungry, but she is a total HYPOCRITE!

    September 13, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  17. rosieg

    Sarah Palin is as phony as a $3 bill. It's so obvious that when you contrast her comments and record prior to being selected as McCain's VP with her responses and comments since, that she's being completely reinvented to serve the interests of a Republican victory in November.
    Sooner or later, the rhetoric and the facts, the 'before' and 'after' photos will become apparent to the American public - once the novelty has worn off.
    If not, God help us all!

    September 13, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  18. Another grumpy old white woman for Obama

    Given Hillary's tepid support of Obama and her remarks about Bobby Kennedy why are you surprised? She and Bill unfortunately would have been dragged through the Monicagate fiasco once again. Too much dirty laundry and too many enemies. I am sure she refused on her own long ago. She will serve better and have more power in another position. If she wants it! We need her more in the senate.

    September 13, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  19. JT from TN

    I wouldn't say he regrets not picking Hillary I believe he will have a spot for her in his cabinet. I heard on CNN the other day, MCcain and O 'bama making an offer to each other that they put each other on each other cabinet but I hadn't heard nomore about it.

    September 13, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  20. Jon

    More pandering by Palin and McCain to try and win over the female vote.

    Here's hoping women look to the ideas supported by Palin rather than being so superficial as to merely vote based on gender.

    I want a female Vice President. I want a female President. I don't want THIS female to be President or Vice President.

    September 13, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  21. Alex

    What does she know? We have seen how far emerging economies have grown the past eigth years and where we got stuck. I think we will regret our choice if we make it only based on her being a mother

    September 13, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  22. Smart guy

    Well, his choice of Biden will make him loose the election. But he will probably stay alive now. Being the only thing in the way of a Clinton being president, ya have to know you got a big bulls eye on your back. Good work Obama I for one think you did the right thing for you.

    September 13, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  23. Johnny V

    A caution to all you potential women voters flocking to Sarah Palin. Keep in mind that she is no Hillary Clinton and Palin's views and policies are MUCH different. Make no mistake, a vote for the McCain-Palin ticket will set women's rights back 100 years.

    September 13, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  24. Rajesh

    Dear Palin
    This election isn't about winning somehow. Mccain picked you inorder to gain more votes. You and him are not really concerned about the American economy or the future of the American people.
    But Obama is not talking about just winning, but winning to make sure he can do something to this country to improve it. Thats why he picked Biden a senior member who can challenge his thoughts and make a rational decision on every issue this country is facing.

    I can't believe that he picked you as VP. Good luck working with McCain, he won't even consider you when making any decision. You are just a dummy for him to win more votes.
    Sorry thats the sad truth

    Obama/Biden – 08 and 12

    September 13, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  25. sophia nyc

    Anyone consider that perhaps SHE DIDN'T WANT IT?

    Obama made the right decision and we will win in November.

    September 13, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
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