McCain In 2000: Hagel Would Make Good Secretary Of Defense
The 2000 version of John McCain praised Chuck Hagel as the kind of person he’d like to see as Secretary of Defense.
During his 2000 presidential run, a New Hampshire voter asked Republican Sen. John McCain who he might choose as secretary of defense.
McCain responded by tossing out the name of a dear old friend and colleague, the very man who would be nominated to that post by a Democrat and frequent McCain target 13 years later.
“There’s a lot of people that could do that,” he told voters at a January town hall in Nashua, New Hampshire. “One of ‘em, I think, is Sen. Chuck Hagel.”