In an interview with USA Today on Thursday, Scott McClellan declared that while he respects John McCain he is also "intrigued by Obama."
He also mentioned his interest in Obama during an ABC News interview aired Thursday evening in which he added that he had not made up his mind about whether to vote Democrat or Republican in the upcoming election.
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Here's the transcript from ABC:
MARTHA RADDATZ: What do you think of John McCain?
SCOTT McCLELLAN: Uh, I have a lot of respect and admiration for Senator McCain. Um, I, he's...
MARTHA RADDATZ: Would you like him to be President?
SCOTT McCLELLAN: He's someone that, uh, has governed from the center. Uh, I haven't made a decision, in the presidential election. Uh, I...
MARTHA RADDATZ: It's possible you could vote for a Democrat?
SCOTT McCLELLAN: I, I'm intrigued by Senator Obama's message. Uh, whether or not he can act- actually accomplish it is another thing. As I show in this book, it's a very difficult thing to try to change things in Washington. And you better have a way to do it, and you better constantly focus, focus on it.
MARTHA RADDATZ: So, you haven't made up your mind about a candidate, which means you haven't decided whether you'll vote Democrat or go Republican?
SCOTT McCLELLAN: I haven't made any decision.