September 13th, 2008
03:17 PM ET
10 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. Debbie

    They have no shame. Two-faced, hypocritical, liars. They would do anything to get elected. And it will work. Yeah for America!!!!!

    September 13, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  2. Rob

    and McCain will regrets choosing Palin. One interview proves what a major judgement error McCain made. His first executive decision and he blew it. His choice was for all the wrong reasons – mostly political and shows he will do anything to win an election. Non vetted, non experienced and does not agree with most of the Mccain platform. This choice was a gimmick that will blow up in his face. The only thing she has shown she is good at is lieing as well as McCain and his surrogates.

    September 13, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  3. Independent Just Decided to Vote for Obama

    Sarah, SHUT UP!

    Don't even breathe Hillary Clinton's name, woman!

    You will NEVER compare to Hillary Clinton, you are not intelligent enough, you are not brave enough, you are not woman enough, and I could say more and more.

    Just grow up, Sarah, stop having babies at an advanced age, start taking better care of your very lonely daughter who got pregnant, and get used to the idea you will remain governor of Alaska.

    September 13, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  4. Benjamin Brown

    Yeh I bet he wished he had picked her too. Biden sucks, and no cares about him, or cares about what he has to say.

    McCain Palin 08

    September 13, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  5. JAMES

    Palin has a shrill that is tormenting. Her's will be a shrilling whine.

    September 13, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  6. Ramsi Hashash

    It seems to become more clear every day, that Mc Cain's choice was purely investigated in terms of her stands on some major issues. Of course President and VP do not have to agree on all things, but some of the key issues seem to be a problem.

    1. Stem cell
    2. Abortion
    3. Oil drilling
    And more to come

    Those are three issues so far and I am sure the next few weeks will show more. So will that help Mc Cain or damage him? Personally I believe that there is more going to be dug up about Palin. So I continue to stand firm, the Obama-Biden ticket will win the election by 8 to 10 percentage points. Yes today Mc Cain is ahead (supposedly) by 1%. Well it is more important who will be ahead on the night of the 4th of November. 🙂

    September 13, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  7. Amazed

    Where do you think she would be if she had run in primaries for presidency? If you are honest in you answer, you'll realize she has no place to voice an opinion about Obama's pick.

    September 13, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  8. Palin Who?

    Is Palin out of her mind? Talk about yourself, I advise, and learn about the Bush doctrine, before putting ur mouth in other's business. Give it another week, Palin fever will run down!

    September 13, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  9. Bill Tampa

    Just goes to show you. Palin is a two faced liar...Cannot be trusted. No Way, No How, No MCcain-Palin!!!!!

    BOJO 08/12

    September 13, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  10. Note to the media

    Dear Media,

    Please do your jobs for the good of the American people. You have a responsibility to the country to report the record of ALL candiditates as well as there stances on the ISSUES.

    What are these candidates going to do specifically to help the economy, education, healthcare, ending the wars. It seems the republican party has not put forward any ideas on what they want to do and the media is not calling them on it. All they have is negative attacks. No new or real solutions. Just attacks.

    The people only hear about what you are willing to tell.

    Tell the truth. Tell it all. We deserve to know.

    September 13, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  11. bob in LA

    Someone tell "Pale-in comparrison" to to take a hike. I supported Hillary- Sarah- you are NO Hillary.
    Bitter, sarcastic, sneaky,clueless, uninformed. WAIT! I'm sorry, you are perfect for the job- you're the perfect cross of Bush AND Cheney!

    September 13, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  12. wiser

    Failed decisions, failed leadership. Senator Obama's pride and ego will ultimately keep him from his presidential quest.

    Senator Hillary Clinton and her 18 million supporters would have been a slam dunk for Senator Obama. He has shown poor judgment!

    Democrats for McCain!

    September 13, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  13. SallyS

    When is this woman going to start addressing issues? The economy, healthcare, immigration, education, job growth, the deficit, etc? You know. The things that are really important to the country.

    I don't care what she thinks of Clinton.

    September 13, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  14. Mom of 3

    This lady needs to get over herself and go back to Alaksa.

    McSame picked her in an effort to sway the legions of sheep-voters out there. Do not be deceived by this BS.

    Her policies would *set women back*, not move them forward. That is not *change* that I could ever believe in.

    September 13, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  15. Lady

    =====To Mrs.paLien,

    ###################Here is news flash for you:

    We the Sen.Obama's Supporters dont vote on Sex or Race.

    ====================Unlike mcWar's Supporters.

    September 13, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  16. Independent Dave

    It's time to focus on the issues, Ms. Palin is being used as a distraction.

    Focus on McCain and the continuation of the George Bush legacy!

    September 13, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  17. baljeet

    Absolutly right palin, obama's ship is sinking faster then titanic.

    September 13, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  18. MOMMAJ

    What a twit. How can she possibly know how Obama feels about ANYTHING??? Biden is an excellent choice, and doesn't have a spouse who is an attention pig like Hillary does. It would have been a circus if Hillary Clinton had been selected, and frankly, she ran such a dirty campaign I will never look at that woman the same way again. I am a white woman in my 40s who wants to see real change in our government, so the only choice is Obama.

    September 13, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  19. Terry from GA

    This is just another attempt by McCain and the GOP to distract us from the real issues. By the way, Hillary Clinton doesn't have the experience in foreign and domestic policy that Joe Biden brings to the ticket. I do think Barack will appoint Hillary as the attorney general or she'll be in charge of the Health and Human Services division. McCain would have picked Mitt Romney if Barack had chosen Hillary.

    September 13, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  20. mb--texas


    September 13, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  21. MK

    She is sick. Obama made a wise choice with Biden.

    September 13, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  22. Indy in Ca

    Reading the posts on the ticker are disturbing anymore. The downright mean, personal attacks coming from people makes me sad. People from both the left and right are so hateful of the other side. Why can't both sides agree to disagree, and stop being so mean? The division in this country will eventually be our downfall. Whoever wins in November can hopefully make unity in this country "issue #1".

    September 13, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  23. sneaky pete

    She should be happy Obama didnt pick Hillary, because if he had McCain would not have chosen Palin. Or maybe she does wish he hadnt . . .

    September 13, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  24. MW

    Palin is a phoney, cunning, superficial, greedy, selfish,dirty, skankey politician. She is the perfect running mate for Bush #2 – aka McCain. Birds of a feather . . . . .

    Fortunately the electoral college polls show that Obama has the lead. People are tired of politicians that sell their souls just to get elected, and then do nothing for America.

    September 13, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  25. Military Man

    True story ...

    Not only did the DNC screw up by not letting the people choose Hillary, Obama shot himself in the foot for his own selfish pride.

    McCain '08

    September 13, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
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