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I Think it Should Be Sarah Palin': McCain Jokes About VP Pick

"Obviously it's a tough decision."

AP

Sen. John McCain, whose pick of Sarah Palin as his 2008 running mate changed the U.S. political landscape, jokingly suggested Wednesday that Mitt Romney should select the former Alaska governor to be his No. 2 on the GOP presidential ticket.

"I think it should be Sarah Palin," McCain deadpanned before bursting into laughter on "CBS This Morning." The Arizona senator had been asked to weigh in on Palin's suggestion Tuesday night that the presidential nominee should not be afraid to "go rogue" when picking a running mate.

Asked by the laughing hosts of whether he had spoken to Palin about it, McCain said, "No, I have not."

"I think we have some very qualified candidate, obviously Marco Rubio is in the top tier, Chris Christie, there are a number of candidates we have out there, Bobby Jindal, Mitch Daniels," McCain said. "We have a wealth of talent out there and I am sure that Mitt will make the right choice."

"Obviously it's a tough decision," McCain added with another chuckle.

Watch McCain's appearance below, via CBS. Running mate comments begin at the 4:05 mark:

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