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. Franky

    Hmmmm, I like the way you think......

    June 26, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  2. Wrong

    I wish people would stop speculating on who is going to be the VP for either candidate. This drama is prolonging the hype. Furthermore, who in their right mind would come out and say that they wouldn't mind being a VP – it is clear that these people are not knowledgeable about American politics.

    June 26, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  3. Bishop

    She'a a NEWBIE too!!! This is ridiculous!!! Booooooooooooo.....

    June 26, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  4. Sheryl

    I think Sen. McCain's choice in VP is very crucial. His choice could sway many Independents, Conservatives and Hillary supporters toward his campaign. I think he needs to make this decision rather quickly and have his nominee campaigning around the country for him. His choice needs to be a very charismatic person.

    June 26, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  5. TheTruthHurts

    I think McCain gets more pop from a woman than Obama. Obama doesn't need it, but it would help McCain's old war–mongering perception.

    Just saw a McCain ad on Fox News in California. Probably a waste of money here in CA, but he's rollin in dough, right?

    June 26, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  6. joe

    good luck mcshame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we love obama

    June 26, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  7. It just doesn't matter

    John McWalkingCane is going to lose, so it doesn't really matter who he picks. The war is a deal breaker for the republicans, no way McGeritol can get elected supporting the most unpopular war and being indistinguishable from the most unpopular president.

    June 26, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  8. joe

    she had a silver spoont in her mouth all her life. who are you? please go home with mccain

    June 26, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  9. whotoo

    She is beautiful.

    June 26, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  10. Bradley In Colorado

    I think Palin would do better with Obama. She's a woman (for the few feminists who aren't with the Puny Unhappy Whimpering Adults) and a conservative, so that would bring variety to the Democratic ticket.

    Obama/Palin or whoever in 2008 and 2012!

    CNN please post this.

    June 26, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  11. Amber

    In my opinion, Gov. Palin has been doing great things for Alaska. The only thing that could change my vote from Obama to McCain, would be Sarah Palin for VP!

    June 26, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  12. Ted:Canada

    Canada for Obama
    Listen to your best friends and neighbors from the North. They are the only ones that really care about you.

    Sarah don’t get hooked up with McCain you will get politically scared for life as a “looser”. Listen to your northern friends!

    Heard that McCain held a town hall meeting and only six people showed up hence he is not going to compete with the “weekends”. Any truth to this?

    June 26, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  13. Gene

    Please don't do it Sarah. I've always liked you and thought you were one of the few republicans who has a good head on her shoulders and actually incorporates common sense and intelligence when she speaks.

    Please don't lump yourself in with someone like McCain.. I don't ever want to see you compared to him in any way... you're too good for him and don't deserve to be stuck working on a sinking ship.

    June 26, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  14. Nikki Strong


    June 26, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  15. Leah DiMarco, Texas

    If you are going to write an article then WRITE it – don't TRICK us into watching a video! Thank you.

    June 26, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  16. Not a Good Choice ....

    Given McCain's age and prior history of skin cancer not to mention other human threats to a president at a time of war, this woman would have a realistic chance of becoming president.

    There is NO WAY she is ready for that have had to deal with the very narrow scope of responsibilities of Alaska for not very long.

    June 26, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  17. Michelle from Colorado

    Who? Oh yeah, anybody will make John McCain look better than he does right now.
    Hey, this is not an Obama endorsement. I wouldn't vote for him if he stuck a gun to my head...hmmm, he ISa communist, I had better take that back. I might have to eat my words and a few bullets.
    Between a rock and a hard place, pray! Please, God, please save us from these pathetic candidates.

    June 26, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  18. M.S. Indiana

    Please don't do that to yourself Sarah Palin... Don't get any where near McCain he is bad company..

    Go Ron Paul VP !!!!

    June 26, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  19. Lisa

    Obama just donated $2300 to Hillary's campaign. He might as well select her as the Vice President. She is the best qualified candidate to take office once he's impeached.

    June 26, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  20. William, from Cali!

    Do you really think, the Republicans have a chance to win this Election; no matter who's the VP? Then, I guess you wouldn't call Karl Rove, a "Slumbag", neither..................................Just checking!

    June 26, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  21. Evontroy

    She's hot

    June 26, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  22. jimmy velman


    June 26, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  23. Raymond Duke

    I don't know the woman so I cannot comment on her qualifications. If she has got them then good. The republicans will go with the best they can pick. A good canidate beats one that can give you one state.

    June 26, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  24. Smile

    GOP is lame and boring,,,No one is responding to this lame ticker.....New name...McLame(McCain)

    June 26, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  25. Brian

    haha a woman on a Republican ticket???? yeah right!

    June 26, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
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