Palin for president? McCain mum on running for second term
DENVER – It’s a question that has dogged Republican John McCain since he became the Republican presidential nominee.
Would he run for a second term in office if he wins the White House in November?
The 72-year-old Arizona senator, who would be the oldest person to become president in U.S. history, isn’t saying.
“That’s something that every president doesn’t consider until after the appropriate time,” McCain told Reuters in an interview. He often plays down or jokes about his age on the campaign trail.
Critics charged that his running mate choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has little experience on the national stage, was irresponsible given the Arizona senator’s health history, which includes brushes with cancer.
But Palin’s debate performance on Thursday night reassured some that she would be up to the challenge if McCain could not or would not continue in the Oval Office.
Palin for president in 2012 anyone?
Read the full Reuters interview story with McCain here.
- Photo credit: Reuters/Brian Snyder (McCain at a town hall meeting in Denver, Colo.)