John McCain told Jay Leno that Sarah Palin didn’t hurt his presidential bid.
From Daily Variety
In his first interview since conceding the presidential election, John McCain said Tuesday that Sarah Palin did not damage his presidential bid and
he dismissed anonymous criticism aimed at her following their crushing
“I’m so proud of her and I’m very grateful she agreed to run with me. She inspired people, she still does,” McCain told Jay Leno during a “Tonight Show” interview taped for broadcast Tuesday night. “I couldn’t be happier with Sarah Palin.”
an interview that mingled flashes of humor with political analysis,
McCain did little to deflect responsibility from himself. He alluded to
the difficult political environment for Republicans nationwide and
conceded, “I could tell you a lot of things that we may have made
mistakes on.” He never listed them.
The blame for his loss should fall squarely on his shoulders first as the once promising campaign crumbled in the last 6 weeks.