McCain: 'I'm Not A Rich Man'

John McCain has faced attacks for owning seven homes and stories about his gambling ties. But the Republican isn't above jokes about his way with money.

McCain obliged MSNBC host Joe Scarborough when asked Thursday whom he would bet on in the baseball playoffs.

"I still kind of like the Red Sox," McCain said. "I think that they -- they -- I have a sentimental favorite, look. And I think that they're going to do well now that my Diamondbacks have blown it. I think the Dodgers are not to be underestimated given the fact that they got some pretty strong pitching."

But McCain later joked that he didn't have much confidence in his picks.

"But that shows you... why I'm not a rich man," he said.

Read the full exchange below:
SCARBOROUGH: All right. And finally, Senator, you admitted this past week that you are a gambling man. My question is this. Can the Cubbies come back from a 1-0 deficit? Can the Angels come back from a 1-0 deficit? Who's going to make it to the World Series? And if you're a gambling man, who would you put your money on?

MCCAIN: I'd -- I don't know. I still -- I still kind of like the Red Sox. I think that they -- they -- I have a sentimental favorite, look. And I think that they're going to do well now that my Diamondbacks have blown it. I think the Dodgers are not to be underestimated given the fact that they got some pretty strong pitching.

SCARBOROUGH: Yes.

MCCAIN: So -- so -- I think it's very possible that both of those teams -- both the Dodgers and the Red Sox could surprise everybody.

BRZEZINSKI: Oh, boy.

SCARBOROUGH: Boy, those are two class (inaudible).

MCCAIN: But that shows you why I -- that -- that shows you why I'm not a rich man.

Below is the video clip showing just his "rich man" remark, followed by the full MSNBC interview.



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