John McCain said Wednesday he thinks “it might be wise” for President Barack Obama to replace Vice President Joe Biden on the ticket with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“I think it might be wise to do that,” Sen. McCain (R-Ariz.) said on Fox News, responding to a suggestion that Sarah Palin made on Tuesday night. “But it’s not going to happen…If I were Hillary Clinton, I’m not sure I’d want to be on that team.”
Last night on Fox News, Palin said Biden should be off the ticket for his controversial remarks. Biden said yesterday in a campaign speech that presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s economic policies would “put ya’ll back in chains.”
“Really, the strategists there in the Obama campaign have got to look at a diplomatic way of replacing Joe Biden on the ticket with Hillary,” Palin said. “And I don’t want to throw out that suggestion and have them actually accept the suggestion because then an Obama/Clinton ticket would have a darn good chance of winning. But really Joe Biden really drags down that ticket.”
McCain said he thinks Clinton isn’t focused on this election — but the one after. “I think that her ambitions, very frankly, are for 2016,” he said. “And I’m not sure that would enhance that likelihood.”
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