New revelations about John McCain’s upcoming book “The Restless Wave” have revealed that the Republican senator regretted picking Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate during his presidential run in 2008.
According to The New York Times, McCain revealed in his book that he would have had a better chance at winning the 2008 presidential election if his running mate was former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.).
Although McCain wanted Lieberman to be his running mate, his advisers warned him not to pick the former Democrat because it would divide the Republican party.
“It was sound advice that I could reason for myself,” he writes. “But my gut told me to ignore it and I wish I had.”
During a recent HBO documentary, McCain expressed his regret for not choosing Lieberman, saying that it was “another mistake” that he made in his political career.
Lieberman spoke with the Times about the things McCain said in the documentary, saying that he didn’t know the former presidential candidate felt that way.
“It touched me greatly,” he said of McCain’s comments.