Nine days since Barack Obama completed his campaign for the presidency, successfully defeating Mitt Romney and earning a second term in the White House, this evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes the one man who knows exactly what it feels like to lose a presidential election to the former senator from Illinois: John McCain.
Joining Piers Morgan from Washington D.C., the Arizona Senator shares some insight into how he coped with defeat in 2008:
"I have a great line that I use all the time: 'After I lost, I slept like a baby – sleep two hours, wake up and cry. Sleep two hours, wake up and cry,'" delivers McCain, to the amusement of the host. "The best medicine for defeat is to get busy. Because it's so wonderful to feel sorry for yourself, but that really doesn't gain you much. So get busy, and get it behind you."
In a week which saw McCain skip a classified briefing on the September 11th attack in Benghazi, Libya, the 76-year-old Republican created some controversy for snapping at a CNN reporter who questioned his whereabouts. Treading lightly, Morgan asks for a comment:
"You seem in a bit more cheerful mood with me, so dare I broach the subject, and clarify why you weren't at that meeting?"
"It was a scheduling error, and by the way, I just came from a briefing. This is why we need one committee by the way, because four different committees – three of which I'm a member of – are having different hearings ... I can assure you that I got all the information," explains McCain, before elaborating on the incident with the press.
"I said 'I have no comment,' and he said 'You can't have no comment.' I said 'What! I can't have no comment? Since when?' Look, these back and forth things happen, these guys follow you around, reporters follow you around. They have their job to do, and sometimes I'm nice to them. And sometimes, I tell them to take a hike."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in tonight at nine as McCain offers more of his opinion on what really happened in Libya, and further explains why he found the White Houses' subsequent response to be so objectionable.
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