May 23rd, 2012
04:17 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: McCain draws on own VP selection experience

(CNN) - Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, recalled his own vice presidential selection process when asked Wednesday by CNN Chief National Correspondent John King who this year's presumptive GOP nominee, Mitt Romney, might choose as his running mate.

Watch “John King, USA” at 6pm on CNN for the full interview with Sen. John McCain.


Filed under: 2012 VP Pick • John McCain • Mitt Romney • TV-John King U.S.A.
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  1. Mark in Seattle

    When on the subject of VP choice, J Mc should hang his head in shame.

    May 23, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    If i were McCain, I would not be in front of cameras talking about this topic at this time. I would be too embarassed. But, hey. If you feel that you can do no wrong, or feel no responsibility for your bad issues,.......,then no problem. Interview away.

    May 23, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    Please, Arizonia.
    Retire. This. Guy.

    May 23, 2012 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  4. MrLowe

    Michelle Bachman

    May 23, 2012 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  5. arale norimaki

    If you want comedy, there is always Sarah Palin.

    May 23, 2012 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  6. Tyrone

    McCain is a Fine, Fine man, His stomach has to be turning though, Suporting someone who Rapes Workers of their Pensions !

    May 23, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  7. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE/ConservaFASCISTS

    McCain to Willard: Don't make the same dumb choice I made.

    May 23, 2012 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  8. Dick Cheney is the smegma of mankind!

    Not wanting to give the GOP an edge, but when soliciting VP advice, skip McCrypt.

    May 23, 2012 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  9. MDNA = MaDge Not Applicable!

    Yeah, Geezer/Gidget 2008, we want a repeat of that traveling circus sideshow,.and with Greece about to cave, we need a belly laugh.

    Maybe the official VP announcement can take place near Mr. 1%'s "cement pond"?

    May 23, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    In other words, this was a big fat "what not to do" discussion?

    May 23, 2012 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  11. Bill

    What process? This addled old goat did not give 2 minutes thought to picking that reprobate from Alaska.

    May 23, 2012 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  12. Woman In California

    Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, recalled his own vice presidential selection process

    Yes, and we RECALL it too.

    May 23, 2012 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  13. Wes B.

    Mitt is too smart and calculating to make a dumb pick like McCain did in 2008. He'll make a decent pick.

    May 23, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  14. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Don't be surprised if Romney does select McCain because really, McCain is his best choice just like Romney would have been McCain's best choice in 2008. I think McCain was told to pick the Mormon and not the Moron Palin and he misunderstood.

    May 23, 2012 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  15. Expat American

    Sen. McCain is the last person to comment on a candidate’s selection for running mate. It was he, and he alone who poisoned the American political landscape with his selection of the washed-up pageant bikini Grand Wizard of the KKK.

    May 23, 2012 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  16. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    This is just too ironic to pass up!

    May 23, 2012 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  17. anotherGDlefty

    The man who "picked" Caribou Barbie giving advice?

    May 23, 2012 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  18. Sorensen

    "Experience?" This was the most incredibly stupid decision of all time. Makes Bush sr. look like a genius with Dan Quale!

    May 23, 2012 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  19. Sniffit

    "Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, recalled his own vice presidential selection process "

    Given his age and mental health, I feel fairly safe assuming he was...

    ....confabulating.

    Dude is a walking Namenda commercial.

    May 23, 2012 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  20. Ronda in Houston,TX

    Romney, please listen to McCain. He won't lead you wrong....I promise.

    May 23, 2012 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  21. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Don't be surprised if Romney does select McCain"

    McCain does seem to be pandering for the position, doesn't he? Too funny.

    May 23, 2012 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |