June 26th, 2008
07:00 PM ET
14 years ago

Palin talks VP speculation


Watch Palin discuss her thoughts on being VP.

(CNN) - Would Gov. Sarah Palin join the Republican ticket if asked? The Alaska governor is among the popular names being tossed out there as a possible vice presidential running mate.

In many ways Palin is considered a good match for Sen. John McCain: young, conservative, a reformer who took on and beat Alaska's old guard Republican machine, and hugely popular.

On the other hand, Alaska may be geographically large, but in the presidential race it’s the electoral map that counts, and Alaska only has three electoral votes.

CNN Correspondent Joe Johns put the question to the governor in a recent interview.

CLICK here for her answer.

Filed under: John McCain • Sarah Palin
soundoff (59 Responses)
  1. dan

    wouldnt it be hypocritical? Obama has been in the illinois and united state senate for over 10 years and republicans harp about his experience to select a VP who has only been a govenor of a small state for under 2 years?

    June 26, 2008 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  2. VP

    CNN) — Would Gov. Sarah Palin join the Republican ticket if asked......
    I think McCain is waiting on Qbama

    June 26, 2008 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  3. Jim - Independent

    hmm... I think she would be an intriguing pick for Vice President. If a women is selected as VP for McCain, it truly will be a historic election for both the Republicans and Democrats. Whoever the winner is would make history.

    June 26, 2008 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  4. Chuck, Democrats United We Stand

    Sure Palin join in with McCain as his VP. Why not, at least he will get a few more votes then he will as it stands now. But I do understand why Palin says no... she just goes on the list of all those republicans that will not support the nominee. I am finding all this so very interesting... democratic and republican politicans not supporting and getting behind the party nominee. Such a shame, this is called true party unity on both sides.

    June 26, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  5. BV

    Is that a safe match, her being young and attractive? WE don't need him fighting two wars. The one in Irag and one at home. Let's go with someone else to be on the safe side.

    June 26, 2008 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  6. Brandon Hillary Democrat for Mc Cain

    Best Candidate for Vice President the Republicans have is

    Sarah Palin-dont believe me review her record in Alaska, She has an 85% approval rating for a reason ! Bipartisan Solutions.

    June 26, 2008 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  7. ANGIE

    who cares obama is gonna win the only reason the gop is showing woman for mccains vp is because he is trying to win the hillary woman voters and if those woman were smart and i trust they are they would see first of all mccain dont have respect for woman leaving his wife after an accident calling his present wife the c word not to mention why would hillary woman supporters in her right mind want to vote for a man that is complete opposite of hillary

    June 26, 2008 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  8. Brandon Hillary Democrat for Mc Cain

    Sarah Palin is the new Hillary well until 2012 or 2016 ofcourse.

    Palin for VP NOW !!

    June 26, 2008 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  9. bryan from new york

    Who cares which state she would carry? Would she help with the female vote?

    July 23, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
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