Arizona Senator John McCain says his former running mate former Alasaka governor Sarah Palin is a “visionary” for the United States.
“She has had a tremendous impact on this election cycle, as you well know, by supporting certain candidates,” McCain said in an interview on ABC’s “Nightline. “It is really a remarkable thing to observe.”
The 2008 Republican presidential nominee again defended his decision to pick the then relatively unknown Palin for the number-two spot on the ticket.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the campaign she waged,” he said. “I couldn’t be more proud of her or her performance and her continued performance. So, I think, you begin to think about legacy and I think that Sarah Palin will play a very big role in the American political scene for a very long time.”
Here’s more of the interview.
McCain, a war hero who ran against Barack Obama for president in 2008, has represented Arizona in the U.S. Senate since 1986.