John McCain stopped by CBS This Morning today and held forth on a number of topics, including health care reform, the GOP presidential contest, and most amusingly, the vice presidential sweepstakes. Asked who Mitt Romney should choose as his running mate, McCain, unable to keep a straight face, replied, "I think it should be Sarah Palin." The studio laughed appreciably, and McCain dutifully listed some more plausible candidates. "Obviously, it's a tough choice," he said, smiling again.
McCain said that it was clear at this point that Romney would be the nominee, and that Santorum should "understand it is time for a graceful exit." He said the campaign had been "really rather disastrous," hurting all the candidates' favorability ratings, but said he thought the country would give Romney a second chance. (Read more John McCain stories.)