John McCain: Barack Obama ‘smarter than the rest of us’

mccain-obamaIt’s things like this that have earned John McCain, the alleged Republican senator from Arizona, the nickname “McRINO.”

In an interview with Time magazine, McCain said Obama made a good impression on GOP Senators at a dinner last year because in his view, the president was simply smarter than they were.

“I thought when he had a couple of dinners with Republican senators, we really had a good environment there. Because he is a very very articulate and attractive guy in a setting with eight or nine senators and him. Because he was smarter than the rest of us.”

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But McCain tacked something on at the end, perhaps sensing the blowback he would get.

“But I don’t see that now. I don’t see any of that,” he added.

He did, however, toss a compliment towards Marco Rubio.

“I think that Marco Rubio is a very bright and very articulate young senator and has a great deal of attractiveness to him,” he said.

There was a bright spot in the interview, however.

When asked if he would run again, McCain said: “No.”

“I’ve been rejected often enough,” he said.

The whole interview can be seen here.

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