March 23, 2009

Meghan McCain on LKL tonight – on the future of the GOP

Posted: 10:25 AM ET

Meghan McCain, the daughter of U.S. Senator and former GOP presidential candidate John McCain, will be our guest tonight on LKL.  Meghan writes a column for The Daily  and she talked to the First Lady of Louisiana, Supriya Jindal, for her latest article – here it is:

In the last few weeks, I’ve been writing about figures in the GOP that I do not think positively represent the party. But I am also consistently asked about women I do think are positive role models within the Republican Party—and my mind always seems to jump to Supriya Jindal, wife of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. At 37, Bobby Jindal is the youngest governor in the US and Supriya, who is also 37, is the youngest first lady. She was born in India—her mother was a stay-at-home mom, her father an engineer—and moved to Baton Rouge when she was four years old. She worked in a chemical plant in Louisiana while earning her MBA from Tulane. She married Bobby in 1997. Unfortunately, Bobby’s recent response to President Obama’s national address received mixed reviews, putting the governor and his wife in the media spotlight.

Last summer, I met Surpriya when the Jindals came to my family’s cabin in Sedona, Arizona. It was a meeting much talked about in the media, in part because other high-profile politicians from the Republican Party were also present. I’ve been around politicians my entire life and immediately the Jindals, and more specifically Mrs. Jindal, stood out to me. I was nervous and uncomfortable with the meeting (there were media vans parked directly outside our cabin and the whispers that my father had not yet chosen a running mate lingered in the air), so I just assumed some of the guests were as well. But unlike the usual guarded presence one often gets with the wife of a governor, Mrs. Jindal was warm, friendly, and humorous. She arrived wearing casual pants and a fleece. I took a liking to her instantly.

Not much has been reported about Mrs. Jindal, so I traveled down to Baton Rouge to interview the woman I met in Sedona. Although politically Mrs. Jindal and I may have our differences, I found a woman who is open-minded and realistic about the future of the GOP. For so many reasons, she and her husband represent the American dream—and I wouldn’t be surprised if they just might represent the future of our party.

Read the rest of Meghan's column HERE

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Judy   March 23rd, 2009 11:40 am ET

Sorry, I was upset thinking about how American businesses internationally outsource while we are under an unemployment disaster here at home, Marshall law should be applied to them, I thought. Now, trying to secure a SafeLink free phone for my daughter who is into 6 mos. of a high risk pregnancy, also has a 2 and 3 yr old and husband is facing jail on Friday for lack of child support to 2 children from a former marriage and to find out our GOVERNMENT DOES IT TOO. I am on unemployment, my trade is customer service, yet when I called up about this free cellphone for my possibly homeless pregnant daughter, I talke to 3 CSR's one in Baliese, Mexico, one in Guatamala City and one in New Delphi. I AM OUTRAGED!

sorry I just want this to get out there and don't know what the appropriate channel is.

Tom Dalush   March 23rd, 2009 1:20 pm ET

Megan Who? She is a daughter of a failed Presidential campaigner who has a degree in Art?? What? Interviewing her for her opinions is asking Larry King for advice on muscle building. Let also find out what her 3 favorite colors are and if she prefers watercolor or acrylic. Followed up by her three pics of top movies of the summer. What a waste of time on the tv. Way to go Larry.

Terry, TX   March 23rd, 2009 2:19 pm ET

Meghan McCain....the same caliber as Joy interest here for either side of crazy.

Joe G. (Illinois)   March 23rd, 2009 2:48 pm ET

Attention GOP.. If you want to fight evil (Such as Abortion, and the Eradication of Wholesome family values) “Evil will come to you.” So no need to fallow its every move or chase it down to the depths of hell. And If you need the support of likeminded people “Don’t bring forth candidates who try to emulate those whom you “Supposedly Despise.”

winston   March 23rd, 2009 5:09 pm ET

opinions are like, ..........well you know, but what is shameful is that the amount of time it takes these politicians to word there opinion with the right language another 20 americans would have been laid off...........another of the talking

Jan Richards   March 23rd, 2009 5:11 pm ET

Since Nadya Sulaman has said the father for all her children is 28 years old, not a us citizen and lives in california, why on earth has he not been paying child support for the original 6 kids??
I know for food stamps and applying for any type of assistance, including her older ones with '[ disabilities' they require a father's name or else no food stamps or assistance.
Can't somebody get this father to start paying up?

joanne osinkowski ontario canada   March 23rd, 2009 5:53 pm ET

McCain's daughter is about a bright as a copper penny...?

Nick Shelby   March 23rd, 2009 8:46 pm ET

Both parties need more high profile people to call into question the actions of the party. I disagree with her on a whole lot, but I commend her for trying to make the Republicans better.

Let's take a look at the mess, the status quo isn't working.

Silas Kain   March 23rd, 2009 9:05 pm ET

THIS is the face of a NEW Republican Party! Ms. McCain will be John McCain's greatest legacy to the GOP. Keep up the good work, Ms. McCain and don't waver. In time we will take our party back from the impotent, gasping and desperate Ultra Right.

Kelli from Tampa   March 23rd, 2009 9:05 pm ET

I do think a young person interested in politics and the future of our country is a great thing.

michael lyman   March 23rd, 2009 9:09 pm ET

Larry – Please quit being such a liberal particant!! Rush Limbaugh does not want the president to fail!!!! He wants his policies to fail!!!
There is a difference, and of course, Rush is right!!!
Mike Lyman

Polly   March 23rd, 2009 9:09 pm ET

I find discrepancies in what Ms. McCain says and does. Not long ago I read that Ms. McCain had voted as a Democrat against her father. Now she's calling the Republican's her party? I haven't been impressed by anything she has said and done. She wrote and sold a book about her father, yet voted against him and she spoke out against him. That pretty much turned me off.

Eleanor   March 23rd, 2009 9:10 pm ET

I was never for John McCain but I really like and admire Meghan
she is intelligent, broadminded and has a vibrant spirit
I think Meghan should consider politics in the future
maybe thinking of congress woman or senator!!
Its really nice to see her be so fair minded about the president
Thats really refreshing for a change
I think President Obama is so out there so much bc He is not your typical older President...people have to remember he is only 46 years or so ...Hes young and energetic!!
Good luck Meghan:-)

Matt   March 23rd, 2009 9:10 pm ET

I would like to know, Mehgans thoughts on the attacks by the conservative "Fox News", about US allies, specifically Canada?

Tt   March 23rd, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Like father ,like daughter...
Ilike megan mcCain,...

Glenn N   March 23rd, 2009 9:12 pm ET

WOW! Meghan McCain... someone on the political scene to watch! Meghan McCain for COngress? Not now? Soon!!! I'm impressed, 24 and so much more! You go Megan!!

abp   March 23rd, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Isn't Megan the daughter John and Cindy? Isn't John's oldest daughter Sydney with his first wife? this should be clarified on the broadcast.

jaitori   March 23rd, 2009 9:12 pm ET

I applaud Meghan's openness. She seems to speak honestly and from her heart. She has a perfect job where she can speak from the heart.

Silas Kain   March 23rd, 2009 9:13 pm ET

It's refreshing to see a Republican who is more like Lincoln than George W. Bush - go Meghan!

Gail (Ky)   March 23rd, 2009 9:13 pm ET

I like Meghan McCain. She is very beautiful on the outside and seems to be beautiful on the inside. I wish everyone could see both sides of the political issues like she obviously does. I watched her on The View and was very happy to hear that she is not letting the petty people get to her. They are all just jealous!

Elizabeth   March 23rd, 2009 9:14 pm ET

I am so impressed with the classy educated views and opinions of Meghan. By the way...she is beautiful, and weight is not an issure for her. You go Meghan!

Anthony Bures   March 23rd, 2009 9:14 pm ET

I'm 36 and a Democrat.. However, Meghan McCain can convert me to a Republican if she and or her mentality were the Republican Party. Laura Ingram, Anne Coulter and Rush Limbaugh scare me to the Democrat Party... Meghan would pull me back! I am very fiscally conservative as well but believe other people should live socially as they want.

Hojat   March 23rd, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Meghan, If you're the face of the Republican Party then there is hope for the GOP. It's nice to see a progressive face among the Republican Party. By the way, I think you're absolutely beautiful. Don't mind the morons.

linda navarro   March 23rd, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Meghan McCain- smart young woman and I have a lot of respect for her respect in President Obama. She is able to put the negatives
aside side and move foward in support of the President. She is right in that we have support our President, who happens to be extraordinary.

I loved listening to Meghan and i think she is a beautiful role model for all woman... She is upbeat and simply stunning inside and out.

Luke Grekat   March 23rd, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Megs great! Good job!

jaitori   March 23rd, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Mike from Hawaii – Limbaugh wants the country to fail! You are NOT using common sense. Do you really think that if President Obama's policies, that this country will not be in deeper trouble?? Think please.

Carmella   March 23rd, 2009 9:16 pm ET

I respect Meghan because she speaks her mind. She's a progressive Republican I like that. Keep speaking your mind and being the independent person that you are.

Tony   March 23rd, 2009 9:16 pm ET

It's great to see a moderate republican speaking out. Lately it's seems like the Republican party is composed only of extremists. Meghan represents a new generation of republican thinking. This change is one that the party needs, I think, with it's current views appealing mainly to an aging generation. A lot of President Obamas supporters and voters are made up of the younger generation, a generation that possibly decided the past election.

Lea   March 23rd, 2009 9:17 pm ET

I dont agree with Meghan's politics, but she is an articulate, open-minded young woman. She (and others like her) are the hope of the "busted" Republican party. Her weight is not an issue: she's pretty inside and out. That her party attacks her personally only emphasizes what mean, small-spirited people many of the Republicans are.
Come over to the Democratic side, Meghan. We will treat you right.

jaitori   March 23rd, 2009 9:17 pm ET

CORRECTION – Mike from Hawaii – Limbaugh wants the country to fail! You are NOT using common sense. Do you really think that if President Obama’s policies FAIL, that this country will not be in deeper trouble?? Think please.

Leilani   March 23rd, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Meghan McCain is very intelligent, balanced, down to earth and beautiful.

How refreshing.

Garry Nelson   March 23rd, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Meghan was a guest on "The Laura Ingraham Show" last fall during her father's campaign. Why is she now claiming she has no idea who Laura Ingraham is or anything about her work? Ingraham interviewed her, for goodness sakes!

Fran Snelling   March 23rd, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Meghan McCain makes me very hopeful and proud of the younger generation of Republicans. She handles herself with such grace and conviction. Her parents are to be commended.

As an older generation moderate Republican – it gives me hope.

Randy   March 23rd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

I am an ex-Republican in my 40's and actually kinda dig Meghan McCain, tatoos and all. Should she manage to tolerate the GOP into her adulthood, she just may succeed in raising that bar one day. My fingers are crossed for Meghan.

Leilani   March 23rd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Meghan was registered as an Independent and changed to Republican during the election.

fedupwithhypocrits   March 23rd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

I think Meghan is a very intelligent young woman who is exactly on point as far as her opinions on the Republican party's ideological problems. She is one of the few bright lights in that party (which is saying a lot coming from a cynical Indep. voter like me), and they would do well to pay attention to what she's trying to get them to see (though I'm sure they won't). As long as the Repub. party continues to be close-minded, non-inclusive and lets all the loud-mouth ignorant ones speak for them, they will continue to lose elections. I for one will never vote for them as they stand now.

Arlene - Atlanta   March 23rd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

She's pro-life, but can't judge those who are pro-choice. She believes in gay marriage. She has very liberal views. Is she sure she's a republican?

Fran, NYC   March 23rd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Meghan McCain is a breath of fresh air! She's great! She's a true American who is capable of supporting our President even though she's a member of a different political party. She has my complete respect and admiration. We need more pure-hearted Americans like Meghan. Good job, Meghan!

Carmella   March 23rd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Stop criticizing and offer a solution. Maybe that Republican should take the job since he seems to think Tim doesn't have the skill set.

m1p   March 23rd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

I do believe in the good of all people..Megan seems to be very interested in learning..It would be nice to hear conversations about how she has been moved by the the things she has learned, don't make a Palin move, and her views on the history of politics.. Seems as though there are always dislikes by particular parties and no solutions.. Great, she has a foot tattoo.. did u know ur day voted against MLK day? Hit the books and bring some goodness!!! no more cheep beers, dye jobs and bad, bad tattoo stories!! I accept Obama's request for CHANGE!!!

Paul   March 23rd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Meghan is a terrific young lady. A breadth of fresh air coming from the Republican Party. Her father's daughter ! Meghan seems to have the best of both parents – John – his direct and honest point of view – courage – and her Mom's beauty. I
am very impressed with Meghan. Finally someone has the courage to take on extremists within the party. A republican speaking publicly that is balanced and open minded. Hopefully she goes to Washington some day. We need people like her.

Carmella   March 23rd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

People really get on my nerve always having something negative to say and bringing nothing else of value to the table. Tim has alot on his plate, maybe that Republican on your show should wake up every morning and deal with the challenges that Tim faces each day.

Michele B.   March 23rd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Wow...what a refreshing and reasonable perspective...finally. Maybe there's hope for the republican party after all. More republicans with views like these and I shouldn't feel the need to leave the party (as I have in recent times). I hope this truly is the future of both the party and American politics as a whole.

colleen kelly mellor   March 23rd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

I have had no political common-ground with Republicans in too many years to count, and I'm the first who will say this McCain woman is young. However, she is the rare, refreshing, thoghtful young woman who just may breathe life into her battered party. I was impressed with her performance tnight. Certainly, older anorexics such as Coulter and Ingraham shot themselves in the political foot, big-time, by resorting to the former old-boy tactic of attacking a woman's physical appearance, when one can't win otherwise. I'm glad McCain bested her opponents. I'm sure she's won the undyng affection of he 9/11 widows, as well as countless single mothers ( interesting that Coulter who trashes those Moms so easilym admits to being childless) . They tried to diminish McCain by reference to her weight and they were as Shakespeare said, "hoist on their own petard."

haydee   March 23rd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Yes, Meghan is whatever you want her to be, but she needs to stop talking like a "preppy girl".
All those declared Republican ladies(except Meghan) that love to critizice and point fingers, they all can kiss Meghan's and mine.

Ginger   March 23rd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

I love Meghan McCain's fresh honesty and her incredible beauty! Hearing comments such as those from laura Ingram makes me proud I am a democrat–one who sees that a person's value, beauty, and integrity have nothing to do with weight!

Carmella   March 23rd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Last but not least, Tim is not going to be charismatic, he's a numbers guy. It's obvious he puts his head in the books, he is an intellectual. Leave him alone he is doing the best job he can under such circumstances he is in.

We ought to be encourgaging him not asking him to step down. Everyone on your panel needs to look in the mirror. I bet their performance in their present jobs probably isn't where it ought to be either. Let me talk to their supervisors and let me see what type of evaluation they receive. Probably zero.

m1p   March 23rd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

WOW!!! Talk about cravings for attention!!!

cathie and Ed Kane   March 23rd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

From Ed Kane Stuart Florida' The question about the bottom of the market is meaningless. It should be obvious by now that nobody knows.

steve   March 23rd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

What does Meghan McCain stand for and who cares anyway? I am not impressed at all. I admire and respect John McCain, but she has no credentials with me at all! Give me one important reason why she stands out over any other 24 year-old girl her age, other than the fact that her father ran for president.

DEWAYNE   March 23rd, 2009 9:41 pm ET


Carmella   March 23rd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Connie Mack same old tired ideas and worn out idealogy. Bring something new and innovative.

Anthony Roeback   March 23rd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

I can't understand why with so many intelligent people in America, no one can recognize the truth behind the bailouts? If anyone makes a statement about socializing our banking system...surprise, this has already taken place. We have socialized banking when the Government created the FDIC insurance policy (which occurred long before President Obama). If these banks fail, the government would go bankrupt paying back the secured loans and savings under the FDIC backed institutions. If we are as a nation securing loans of these banks, we should have controls to ensure that these folks do what they should to manage the money properly. Remember that it was the Republican concepts expressed by the Regan era that discussed trickle down economics; reducing regulations, tax breaks to big business and expecting them to be responsible for the needs of the American people. Giving local government more authority with federal funding. Well we are now seeing the results of this. Greedy CEOs, Governors overspending causing shortfalls in State services and programs. When will we learn?

Denise David Williams   March 23rd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I am a Democrat (and an older generation) who has a hard time relating to or liking most Republicans....but I was totally impressed by Meghan McCain's honesty, intelligence, sense of fairness and class! How refreshing that she chooses not to bad-mouth anyone to make her point or be noticed.
I look forward to seeing and hearing more from her. In one short segment she did more to open my mind to the Republicans than an entire campaign season.

Tom   March 23rd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

What a class act!! I wish all the Republicans I knew were more like Meghan McCain!! Everything she said was logical and made sense.

Maria NYC   March 23rd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I am totally liking Meghan McCain. She is honest, real and not divisive. If the Republican party were to have more people like her, I'd consider supporting Republicans in the future. I'd support her!!! And I'm independent and love Obama and the Clintons. You go Meghan. You just got yourself a new fan here. I'm going to check out your blog to learn more about you, but these first few 10 minutes listening to you speak to Larry, you've made quite an impression. I'll be following your blog.

Rebekah Ryan   March 23rd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

March 23rd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I am unimpressed with the Republican arguments; they simply seem to be missing! It would not help at all if Geithner left! I am shocked for the lack of any solutions or positions from the Republicans, and I am one. The republicans are sending out such astounding rehtoric! Oh my heavens!

Rebekah Ryan March 23rd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Meghan McCain has it figured out! No!, Jennifer, you do not have it right! This is not a system to take personal vengence out on. We simply must get this patient healthy again and then focus on the source of the disease. Deregulation of the morgage industry is where this started and if we can save the system then we can fix some of these causes! Don’t let the patient die, that is us, by the way, and then keep him healthy.
The outrage is not appropriate right now.

steve   March 23rd, 2009 9:55 pm ET

The Clinton's are the people who got us into this financial mess and the Obama's are going to make it worse. I doubt Mehgan McCain will have any significant impact on this country one way or the other!

Judith   March 23rd, 2009 10:18 pm ET

When John McCain was campaigning his daughter Mehgan was on the view and told the ladies on the show she thought of Barach Obama a good looking guy and she felt he was interesting along with
she agreed with his views.This had upset her father.Another time she came back on the view and told the ladies that for Father's Day she gave her dad a presient by becoming a Republican.

I'm sure she's a sweet young girl but she's helping her dad and the GOPs out by speaking out more for the Party hoping to turn the younger generation for votes in 2012.

Jose Pires   March 23rd, 2009 10:25 pm ET

Why is that every idea to help the PEOPLE has so many oppositions? Let the president do the job for American people. Imperialism, communism, socialism, capitalism are all obsolete words. We need a system that work for all of us. We do not ask for welfare, but opportunity to raise our kids in decent way, that all!

John   March 23rd, 2009 10:36 pm ET

I have read all the previous comments and it is obvious that I missed a great interview. So many positive comments! I wonder what all Meghan said to earn such a majority of good reviews. I guess I'll have to see it on the reruns tonight, if possible. I would just like to add one thing. Meghan's father, Senator McCain, is a good man who apparently raised at least this child right. Senator McCains misfortune was to have been a good man running against another good but better qualified man. Comments about his intelligence, personality, etc. are off base and most people who make such comments do not deserve to even walk the same planet as he does. Yes, I expect to hear a variety of comments about the planet I came from but if that is the price of saying something that needs to be said, then so be it.

Teuta   March 23rd, 2009 10:41 pm ET

I have mixed feelings about this young lady. She seems pretty well put together, however she's a bit too cool for me. (and I'm only 25). I think that the politicians’ families should be a bit more conservative. "We the people" look up to them as role models. She was moving a lot while talking and at some point she was talking about her tattoos and her brothers having a lot of tattoos. In my opinion they should be a little more conservative than the general population. I am unsure how she could sit in the senate someday if she’s going to be covered in tattoos.

It is fascinating to me how American people are so hungry for fame, easy money etc everyone wants to get a piece of the pie, one way or another. It must be the polluted air we breathe. LOL

popefromdacurb   March 23rd, 2009 11:09 pm ET

Lets put an end to the puppets...The imitators of life. Puppets are an infection to humanity. Truth will never prosper as long as there are puppets, even in the sometimes...make me sad..This is why I appreciate her in more ways than one. President Obama is not a puppet...that is why the Republicans hate him...that is why racist people hate him....America has a mind of its own...we are no longer puppets and we will rise our children tostand up for what is right and the truth. Since.they (Puppet Masters) can't pull his strings or have Him President Obama sell his soul to the DEVIL. they wish He should Fail. Yes...there are Devils who are Democrats as well. It all boils down to GOOD AND EVIL> Listen to yourselves....for once!

steve   March 23rd, 2009 11:11 pm ET

Hey Jose, Do you think our government was set up to "HELP" the people? If so, you are wrong. Our government was established as a way for people in this country to take care of themselves and be able to live under the rights and freedoms that were established in our constitution. The second you start thinking that the government was designed to "HELP" you or any other human being in this country is the second that you missed the point! Smaller government, not larger, is the key to a successful democracy and economy for that matter. When the government attempts to "HELP" people we find ourselves in the financial and economic MESS that we are currently in. What do you mean by "capitalism is an obsolete word"? This statement seems very contradictory to everything else you have said. Having the opportunity to make a living and raise your children in a decent way lies at the very heart of capitalism. What is holding YOU back from being successful? The American dream wasn't meant to be a hand-out, it IS a struggle, but well worth it!!!!

Joe In Hartford, CT   March 23rd, 2009 11:38 pm ET

Well we've heard from the Republicans. Rep. Connie Mack has FINALLY told us what the Republican’s plan to save the economy is: 1.Decrease the size of Government 2. Deregulate and 3.Cut taxes that promote jobs.
Excuse me Mr. Mack, but isn’t that what has been done for the last 30 years?? Look where it’s gotten us!
Where are all these jobs that were supposed to be created by giving big business tax breaks to create jobs? I’ll tell you where they are. They’re executives are living in them, driving them, swimming in them and wearing them dangling from their wive’s ears!!
Deregulate?? Are you completely insane? Deregulation is EXACTLY the reason we are where we are! People creating money out of thin air based on something WORTHLESS!
Decrease the size of government?? Oh really? We leave it up to the private sector to get us out of this? The private sector does not WANT us out of this. The elite are quite comfortable even with the loss of their “paper profits”. There are people DYING in this country because of the economic downturn and you want us to hand backover the keys to the henhouse to the foxes who’ve been running it for years.
No thank you. You’ve demonstrated that the Republican Party is comfortable with the status quo. We’re not idiots you know. We know you’ve duped us in the past. I’m stunned that you are surprised that we’ve finally had enough.
Go off to a corner and lick your wounds. Your party is irrelevant. Your ideas are archaic and belong on the clearance shelf with the VCR. They serve only those that cling to their corruption and don’t understand why the peasants are in revolt.
Go on. Keep being negative. Don’t try to be a part of the solution. Waste all your energy telling us how a guy we trust and respect is going to fail us.
We are going to get out of this. There will be missteps along the way. We’ll get over those. It’s not going to take 4 years. At the end of the day, you are giving ammunition to your Democratic challengers. I can see the ads now…”(Insert Republican candidates name here) on CNN and the only thing we hear from them is the word, “NO” over and over and over again.)
Good luck in the future. I will miss you guys. I don’t know what is going to happen the blog after you leave yourselves as relevant as the Save the Spotted Owl party

popefromdacurb   March 23rd, 2009 11:43 pm ET

Amen,,,Joe in Hartfort, CT. WE THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE!!! AMEN!!!!

Dave in Nashville   March 24th, 2009 12:10 am ET

What do I think of her? Insignificant as Sarah Palin, another reach for the republican party, pretty sad when you think about it.

junior charles   March 24th, 2009 12:11 am ET

She's smart & very intelligent I will pick her first before her father go Meghan you will make it

alphonse charles   March 24th, 2009 12:16 am ET

First person makes me support republican party Meghan you are the best love you girl

bettertown   March 24th, 2009 12:19 am ET

I was so impressed with Meghan's wisdom and support of "her President" and her saying she wants "her President" to succeed. I am sure her parents are as proud of her as she is to be their daughter.

Dave in Nashville   March 24th, 2009 12:22 am ET

Zsa Zsa do these people get attention?

Janet   March 24th, 2009 12:32 am ET

Megan says she is a Christian but can't stand up for unborn babies and stand up for traditional marriage. You can't have it both ways. She has no backbone and just want your 15 minutes of fame. I am sure more women have heard of Laura Ingram and Ann Couler then this overrated rich brat. Limbaugh is right to want the President to fail- I don't want socialism and neither should she. She sounds so stupid- she doesn't want to mix social values with politics- so we who oppose abortion should just shut up I suppose and forget our values. We shouldn't push our values on others, what about the values of the unborn child who doesn't have a say? Thanks but no thanks Megan we don't need you in the Republican Party, your views cost the election, not Sarah Palin, not Rush Limbaugh, not Hannity or any other conservative. Your moderate father was rejected- get over it!! Barrack Obama may be our President but he is leading the country to hell in a hand basket!! He is out laughing, partying and playing movie star while taxes are increasing.

Kerry McClellan   March 24th, 2009 12:34 am ET

Larry,I love your show.And I love Meghan McCain,she gives me hope for Americas future.God Bless America!

patty   March 24th, 2009 12:35 am ET

she says they are a close family but no one ever mentions Bridget, the lovely dark skinned adopted daughter...

b wells   March 24th, 2009 12:37 am ET

I am so totally impressed with Meghan. I am a 60 year old, black democrat woman from Louisiana. Meghan has presuaded me to vote for her as president after Obama's two-term service is over.. She is an amazing young woman of whom John and Cindy McCain should be very, very proud. It's a wonderful thing to see how respectful she is of the president whose in office at this time. I never thought I'd live to see days as these. You go, Meghan. Your future is very promising. I know you've proved yourself to at least one democrat. I'm praying for you. Ron Paul is great too.

Nsikan Okon   March 24th, 2009 12:39 am ET

Rush Limbaugh is the true face of Anti Christ. Those who sees no good in any thing even in the best of things.

Joanna Wheeler   March 24th, 2009 12:48 am ET

I was extremely impressed by Ms Mc Cains interview. I thought that she is bright, charismatic and extremely articulated.What a terrrific example for young women in a world that basically mostly portrays empty headed girls gone wild types.I find her to be ,in adition very attractive.
Definetely, Ms Ingraham, tumbs down. Ms Ingraham and Coulter would have a lot more going on if they could have not only the inteligence of Ms Mc Cains but her sincerety and her desire for the United States and our President to succeed. That is a Patriot.
And attacking for her weight? Are you for real? What kind of message is this???????Umbeleavable!
Mr Ingraham , if you want to go there, Ms 10 times more attractive and good looking thay you are! Hello!

Jedi Rock   March 24th, 2009 12:48 am ET

I like Meghan McCain, and I'm a progressive. She's reasonable, likable plus she's cute. He speaks truth to a very troubled Republican party. They need to read more on Abraham Lincoln and do some soul searching.

Alex Navarro   March 24th, 2009 12:48 am ET

The government is talking about bailouts, stimulus packages, etc., but they talk in billions and trillions of dollars.

Please see the following story – it makes a lot of sense to me at a fraction of what the government is planning on spending. Why can't politicians think of simple answers such as this.

How to fix the economy...

This was an article from the St. Petersburg Times
Newspaper on a Sunday. The Business Section asked
readers for ideas on "How Would You Fix the Economy?"

I think this guy nailed it.

Dear Mr.President,

Patriotic retirement:

There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work
force,pay them each $1million severance with these

1) They leave their jobs. Forty million job openings
– Unemployment fixed.

2) They buy NEW American cars. Forty million cars
ordered – Auto Industry fixed.

3) They either buy a house/pay off their mortgage –
Housing Crisis fixed.

Jedi Rock   March 24th, 2009 12:49 am ET

She speaks truth to power. My apologies Meghan!

ed,vancouver canada   March 24th, 2009 1:26 am ET

alex navarro ,the plan you like cost 40 trillion dollars.
40 million times a thousand = 40 billion
40 million times a million is 1000 times 40 billion=40 trillion.
No can do.
Besides the fact that 40 million americans would be happy.
That is not allowed.

Alegra   March 24th, 2009 1:57 am ET

Meghan McCain should stand back and look at what she is saying and where she says it. To go on The View and declare herself a "moderate" flies in it's own face. If she has a problem with her love life, she may need to look inside. If she also doesn't like "extremes" why does she go to The View and blog on The Daily Beast? She should remember, it was on The View her mother and father were so blatantly mistreated.
I think she misses the adulation her father received on the campaign trail, and wishes in some way to gain some of it back by her statements toward well-known people. To admit she never heard of Laura Ingraham before is to admit how ignorant she is. If she really wants to be a pundit, and wants to meet prospective dates with similar points of view, she needs to meet them under the guidance of her father who can ensconce her with ease among those who aren't afraid to date someone whose " father ran for president". As a graduate of Columbia University, Meghan ought to know the stew she's been steeped in, talk about extremes!!! " Moderate"? NO! Flakey? Yes, to the EXTREME!

James In Kamiah, Idaho   March 24th, 2009 2:40 am ET

Hey Megs... is it possible the reason they stood out was because, quite frankly, among that company, anyoen with a slight tan would?

James In Kamiah, Idaho   March 24th, 2009 2:45 am ET

😉 And for those of you who dont' think we need better funding for education... read above 😀

Joe In Hartford, CT   March 24th, 2009 2:59 am ET

Perhaps you missed the part in the interview where this woman who you say, "has no backbone and just want your 15 minutes of fame", said that because of her values abortion is not an option for her, but she would not presume to tell anyone else what to do with their bodies.
As for the rest of you that want to vote for her based on one interview, I'm a tad mystified. One interview does not a candidate make.
That being said, I was impressed with her as an individual. She clearly is not towing the party line of say no at any cost. She seems open to discussing topics with the opposition. She wants to be part of the solution for the betterment of the country, not just her party. Sounds like a pretty open-minded individual. What a concept.
The rest of the Republican party reminds me of an old joke. Two guys are taking a hike in the woods. Well neither of them is paying too much attention to anything going on around them and they come across a huge grizzly bear. The first guy turns to the other and asks, "How fast can you run?" The other guy replies, " Why, do you think we can outrun him?" The other replies, "No, but I only have to outrun you".

The Reverend Scott Schwartz   March 24th, 2009 3:12 am ET

Uhm..I like Meghan, I supported her father. Just wondering why anyone is calling her a Conservative. I have heard her say nothing but support for FAR left causes- Gay Marraige, etc- she just pretending to be a Republican, or does she actually have ANY conservative viewpoints at all? And if so..what are they?

Donald   March 24th, 2009 3:16 am ET

yes meghan mccain you or very putter and I,M 49 year old but I am or I do have a big gold I no were I,M going it the way you get get there I,M not as good as you televison as you but I think we sud go out one time sence you or so good looking PS I well love you the best I no how you or swet I,M the robert

John P.   March 24th, 2009 3:32 am ET

This youngster is a total flake.

She is correct that the leadership of the Republican party is uncertain at best however I'd like to mention that this very young lady is all mouth.

All this talk from someone 24 years old without any experience. Alot of ideas without a comprehensive foundation of proper ethics or morals or true management experience with sole responsibility.

Yes, morals. A Christian? NoT! Jesus would never advocate an abortion. God spoke much about the sanctity of live. All true Christians know abortion is an abomination against God.

One thing is true though. Her mouth speaks of what her heart possesses.

Diane S.   March 24th, 2009 3:36 am ET

I think it is refreshing to hear someone talk sense from the republican party. If the republicans want to have any chance of a future I think they need to distance themselves from the likes of Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh. They might have a chance if more people like Megan headed the party.

Caroline   March 24th, 2009 5:19 am ET

I'm only a few years older than Meghan, and from my perspective, she is NOT the face of some kind of new and improved youth-oriented Republican party. She has two obsessions: pop culture and getting attention. She is very much a lightweight, so it strikes me as odd that she keeps being invited on TV programs to discuss her political views. It makes no sense.

Dave of Detroit   March 25th, 2009 8:51 am ET

Starlight, starbright, first star I see tonight-I think a Palin, Meghan McCain Ticket would be just what the Doctor ordered for 2012. Palin would insist that no news could be published that would put her in a bad light and young McCain could renew the Bush tax cuts for the rich. It is sad that Clint Eastwood is getting too old to run for President and Swarzeneger is Austrian born and can't run but there is hope that Tom Cruise would run-Scientology would become the "New" religion for the Supreme Court to take on and the ACLU would continue to defend the Constitutional Rights of Illegal Aliens-all would be right with the world!

Alba   March 25th, 2009 11:02 am ET

I´ve appreciated you say that you don´t want OBAMA to fail.

Angela S.   March 25th, 2009 12:38 pm ET

Who really care about being a Republican or democrat...what about being human and having a sense of dignity , intigrity and character. I am ever woman and there are times I agree with both sides or disagree with both sides. The so call Republicans would be in the same fix reagrding all the concerns we face as as Nation. They continue to say what is not being done...when will we hear what can be done. If McCain won what would he/administration do to fix this mess. Why hold back now, they are Americans. Its as if they have the stand to say since I didn't win I don't want Americans to prosper...a jealous lover mentality.

Angela S.   March 25th, 2009 12:38 pm ET

Who really cares about being a Republican or democrat...what about being human and having a sense of dignity , integrity and character. I am ever woman and there are times I agree with both sides or disagree with both sides. The so call Republicans would be in the same fix reagrding all the concerns we face as as Nation. They continue to say what is not being done...when will we hear what can be done. If McCain won what would he/administration do to fix this mess. Why hold back now, they are Americans. Its as if they have the stand to say since I didn't win I don't want Americans to prosper...a jealous lover mentality.

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