Published Tuesday, June 3, 2008 | 4:50 p.m.
Updated Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 | 10:15 a.m.
Sen. John Ensign voiced his opinion about whom Sen. John McCain should select as his running mate to the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
"I think it's a year for Republicans not to play safe, personally. In other words, don't take a conventional choice. Take a risk," Ensign said. "Somebody who can broaden the base of the party. It'd be nice to find a woman, or somebody who wasn't a white male. And who was really, really competent."
In Republican politics, choosing a woman and/or nonwhite male is a little risky, according to Ensign.