John McCain backpedaling after saying Sarah Palin was a "better candidate" than Mitt Romney
Former Republican presidential nominee John McCain is now on the defensive after he said that during the 2008 campaign he "thought that Sarah Palin was the better candidate" than Mitt Romney.
Now, considering he is a Romney surrogate, it comes as no surprise that he is backpedaling saying that the quote was taken out of context.
During an interview with Politico earlier Tuesday, the Arizona senator was explaining why he believes- in spite of public illusions to the contrary- that Romney should not be fearful of releasing more tax returns.
When McCain was running for the White House, he and his aides looked over the files of a number of top Republicans- including Romney- and part of that file included over 20 years of tax returns.
During that inspection, McCain said that there was nothing that disturbed him about the returns, but said that he simply decided to select Sarah Palin, the former Governor of Alaska who was only in the midst of her first term at the time, because she was more appealing to them. ...