“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace put Sen. John McCain in the hot seat Sunday, asking him whether he thought his former vice presidential running mate could win the presidential nomination and beat President Barack Obama.
“Of course she can. She can. Now, whether she will, whether she’ll even run or not, I don’t know,” the Arizona Republican said. “But you know a lot of things happen in campaigns Chris. I was written off a few times and we were able to come back so it’s going to be a roller coaster ride for all of them before we arrive at our nominee. But she certainly is a major factor and I believe she can be very competitive.”
Asked about Palin’s high unfavorables among independents, McCain responded that he’d never seen someone “as mercilessly attacked as Palin was.”