MORT KONDRAKE, EXECUTIVE EDITOR, “ROLL CALL”: Look, I think that this selection was a testament on John McCain’s part to his belief and his own longevity. You know, he plans to fill out his term.
This woman is utterly unqualified to be president of the United States. She is the Dan Quayle of–she’s worse than Dan Quayle. Dan Quayle at least had served as a senator and was, you know, and was conversant with national issues.
Barack Obama has been running for president for years and years now, and has been thinking about national issues. He has an agenda and all of that.
Look, she has positives, political positives. She seems like a very nice woman, a very strong woman. And, you know, she is a reformer, and she is doing great work in Alaska for two years.
But, you know, she is going to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. John McCain is a 72-year-old man who has had two bouts with melanoma. Her chances actuarially of being president are fairly significant. You don’t appoint somebody with so little experience to that kind of job. It’s irresponsible, it seems to me.
Running for president is now somehow relevanat experience?