What former Republican higher-up looked around to see if Murphy Brown was watching, munched on a potato sans-"e" and said that he thinks McCain has an "uphill climb" ahead of him against Obama? He said,
I don't think anyone saw, including myself, the Barack Obama movement [coming]. I have a lot of grudging respect for what he did because he beat the Clintons, something we couldn't do in 1992. The Clintons were very convincing in the campaign they ran. So I thought she would be the candidate.