Skip to comments.John McCain's Daughter Meghan Calls Obama 'Cute,' Says Her Dad Is Hip To Young Voters
Posted on 01/08/2008 1:27:21 PM PST by hotdog777
Meghan McCain and the two girlfriends with whom she publishes the online journal McCain Blogette aren't quite the Boys on the Bus, the group of heavy-handed political reporters who were the subject of a book by the same name after they tagged along with candidates during the 1972 presidential campaign.
She, for one, isn't a journalist, but rather the daughter of Arizona Senator John McCain, who is currently in New Hampshire attempting to win the Republican primary being held in the state on Tuesday (January 8).
And rather than loading up the Net with yet another wonky Web site or affixing it to her father's campaign, Meghan instead posts videos and personal entries sticking to what she knows best: herself, a 23-year-old recent Columbia University graduate, who just happens to have a dad with an interesting job.
The blog is independent from the campaign, which, according to Meghan, means she doesn't have to worry too much about advisers fretting over it.
"I don't know if there are any responsibilities other than, you know, don't wear your pajamas to a rally," she told MTV News with a laugh while her father was off in the distance giving a stump speech at a Concord event on Monday.
McCain the daughter has free reign to venture anywhere the elder McCain happens to be. Her posts are often behind-the-scenes portraits of her father getting peppered with makeup before a debate or of her and her mother giving a joint interview for a New Hampshire TV affiliate.
She doesn't stump for her father in particular on her site, but when asked to address her father's appeal with young voters, Meghan doesn't hesitate.
"I think my dad definitely has always consistently been a Republican that reaches out to young voters," she explained. "[So far] he's the only Republican ... that has done the [MTV/MySpace Presidential Dialogues.]"
"He's older, but he doesn't act old," Meghan continued. "He's full of energy. He really stays up to date on pop-culture issues, too."
In fact, to Meghan's surprise, she discovered one day that her dad was actually fond of a particular female rapper.
"People seem to think he only listens to really old music," she said. "But I was telling someone he really likes Lauryn Hill. I borrowed his car once in D.C., and I was like, looking through [his] CDs, and I was like, 'Oh, Lauryn Hill.'
Since her father has been down this road before he won the New Hampshire primary in 2000 Meghan understands the appeal of new candidates like Democratic Senator Barack Obama versus a steadfast politician like the elder McCain.
"I know he's not as sexy as Obama and interesting and young and fresh," she said. "But I definitely still think he has an appeal. It's not important to him [to be sexy]. I think Obama's cute, so ... I see why people are, just on a very superficial level, drawn to him."
But Meghan feels that it's her father who hits the right notes when it comes to the youth and that, ultimately, he resonates more with that voting bloc than his opponents do.
"His issues global warming, the war and he listens to young people and really takes an initiative," she added, "which I don't think a lot of politicians do."
Glad she loves her dad. Too bad she is blinded by that love.
She’s hot. Any bikini pictures?
I keep seeing these comments about how handsome and dashing Obama is, but I think he looks like a goofy 13 year-old about to go on his first date.
Whatever. It is easy to look good when you are worth millions. Plastic surgery botox etc. Exception: Tory Spelling BOW WOW
Careful she may not be so hot if you remove that wheelbarrow full of makeup. She obviously shares her mothers love of makeup.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Obama’s position on Iraq for us just to walk away on the verge of victory and let the whole Middle East degenerate into anarchy? Some nuanced position THAT is.
LOL - that post rules!
The rank-and-file news media—many seem afflicted with arrested development—are slaves to fades and fashion just like college students. The best scenario would be for Obama to ride this wave long enough to knock Hillary off and then disintegrate in the general election once he comes under stronger scrutiny.
Um, okay. In my opinion, he’s homely. His family is attractive, but Obama? Not at all. Well, he has nice teeth. But anyway...it’s so nice to have the information about what McCain’s daughter thinks of Obama’s looks. Personally I think if Dems were voting between Hill and Obam based on looks alone, she would win.
DAMN! She looks more like his granddaughter! ...Even great-granddaughter.
ooops that’s Jenna Bush!!
Definitely got her mom’s good looks...
Looks like that Judd girl.
He was hep when it was hip to be hep.
till I plumb give out.
it’d be the best 30 seconds of her life.
What’s that old coot doing with a 23 year old daughter? That’s tonyrandallish.
I agree. He looks like a mummy with gigantic ears. We straight guys just aren’t “with it”, I guess.
But I digress....
John Edwards is shocked and deeply saddened.
The Horror: Megan McCain sucks the brains out a poor metal-mouthed black chick.
In all honesty......
If that was to present itself at last call....I probably would.
I am ashamed.
I think it’s really a dude, Perdogg.
Barack doesn’t do it for me, either - Romney is handsome, Edwards is pretty - is that gay enough?
At least McCain lets his daughter talk to the media. Unlike Hitlery who wants Chelsea there to appeal to the young but refuses to let her even say a word to a child!
Now now, some of us started late; I am 50 with a 6 and 7 year old - they are keeping me young
Is that Jeremy Roenick?
Yeah, dude, whenever I look at McCain, I think “hip”.
As in hip replacement surgery.
I think he looks goofy too. But the women think otherwise. My wife likes him because he’s “handsome and has a great voice, and he gives a great speech”. I asked her what his policy ideas were and all I got was a deer in the headlights look and I’m pretty sure I heard the sound of crickets. His tax policies alone would cost my family about $10,000 or more a year in extra taxes. I’d probably end up firing an employee to make up the difference.
I do not practice “lookism.”
But she is starting to look a lot like her mother.
Regardless of who her father might be.
Isn’t McCain like 85 or something?
Doesn’t he have any sons? Will the McCain Navy service tradition end with him?
When Meghan McCain was born, John was 48 or 49 and Cindy was 31 or so...
McCain's been through a lot though, so it's understandable. My dad never got tortured or anything, other than us kids.
Yeah. I always enjoy such intelligent commentary. And I always wonder about the beauty of male posters who are so blessed with charisma and appeal that it is only necessary that HE would agree to hit HER. For it assumed, as the sun blushes in the very presence of such manly handsomeness, that, of course SHE will hit HIM. No need to even ask.
I have a hunch you'd be more than ashamed. Does the word cooties strike fear into you, my friend?
BTW - Take two blondes and call me in the morning!
BTW - Take two blondes and call me in the morning!
McCain has one son in the United States Naval Academy, Class of 2009. I believe he has another son on active duty in the Marine Corps. He looks older than he is. His younger wife is very pretty but I think the daughter looks a bit rough. Maybe it’s all the eye make-up.