During our exclusive interview today on ‘This Week,’ Sen. John McCain refused to say whether he’d support Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin if she runs for president.
"Listen I have the greatest appreciation for Gov. Palin and her family and it was a great joy to know them," McCain said. "She invigorated our campaign and she was just down in Georgia and she invigorated their campaign."
"But I can’t say something like that," McCain said, "We’ve got some great other young governors, Pawlenty, Huntsman."
McCain said he thinks the Republican governors are going to assume a leadership role in the future of the Republican Party.
When I pressed him on why he selected Palin as his running-mate, he said, "Well sure, but now we’re in a whole election cycle," he said.
"Have no doubt of my admiration and respect for her and her viability," McCain said, "but at this stage my corpse is still warm!"