AZ Sen. says former running-mate would make “outstanding candidate” for 2012, but “I don’t think Sarah would want me to” endorse her at this time.
Smith: “There’s still speculation about her running 2 years from now. If she runs will she have your support?”
McCain: “Well I certainly know that Sarah would be an outstanding candidate but neither she nor I would want to say I would endorse her at this time. I’m proud of her. I’m very grateful for all the things she’s done to invigorate our party but I think it’s very early to start picking winners and losers. But she will continue to play a major role in the American political scene.”
Smith: “So you’re just going to let that one sit for now? You don’t want to?”
McCain: “Oh yeah I think it’s way early. Again, I don’t think Sarah would want me to at this particular time before she’s even made a decision but I continue to hold her in the highest regard and continue to be entertained by the attacks by the liberal media against her. It’s very entertaining to watch.”