“I’ve already had people interested in me working, which is unbelievably flattering,” McCain said at the Miami Book Fair International. “I want to go out and do it all over again with somebody else — I want to go get a Republican elected. I want to kick Obama’s ass the next election and get a Republican elected.”
McCain says she wants to do anything she can to secure a 2012 GOP win because President Barack Obama has “done little to nothing with his administration.”
During the 2010 midterm elections, McCain took numerous shots at Tea Party-backed Delaware Republican candidate Christine O’Donnell for being politically inexperienced.
“Well, I speak as a 26-year-old woman, and my problem is that, no matter what, Christine O’Donnell is making a mockery of running for public office,” McCain told ABC. “She has no real history, no real success in any kind of business and what that sends to my generation is one day you can just wake up and run for Senate, no matter how lack of experience you have…I just know, in my group of friends, it just turns people off because she’s seen as a nutjob.”
Several days later, McCain told Jay Leno, “I was never a fan of Christine O’Donnell because I think again it belittles all the great people that run for office. Um and you know, she’s out of her frickin’ mind, so I’m glad she’s not in the senate, you know?”
In November, McCain questioned Palin’s substance and readiness for a 2012 presidency:
“I don’t understand what she is doing if she wants to be the leader of this country doing a reality show. It’s not the path I would take if I was advising someone to run for president.”