Tea Party candidate support may be all the rage for a lot of Republicans, but one woman isn’t falling into line. Former 2008 presidential candidate John McCain’s daughter Meghan is not a fan of new Tea Party Darling and Delaware senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, and she’s not mincing words.
Via the Washington Post:
U.S. Sen. John McCain‘s daughter said Sunday that Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell of Delaware, a tea party favorite, is seen by many young Republicans “as a nut job.”
“Christine O’Donnell is making a mockery of running for public office,” Meghan McCain said of her father’s fellow Republican, who recently ran an ad declaring, “I’m not a witch.”
Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” McCain said O’Donnell “has no real history, no real success in any kind of business.”
“And what that sends to my generation is one day, you can just wake up and run for Senate, no matter how [little] experience you have,” said McCain.
The Telegraph believe that McCain is stating what many people want to say but won’t – the candidate is a “nut job.”
Miss McCain, a Republican who is making a name for herself as an outspoken pundit, said what many party colleagues have been afraid of uttering publicly.
She is moderate who supports gay marriage, has criticised her father’s vice-presidential running mate Sarah Palin and taken issue with the anti-tax Tea Party for its “innate racism”
“Well, I speak as a 26-year-old woman and…It scares for me for a lot of reasons. In my group of friends, it turns people off because she’s seen as a nut job.”
Meanwhile, Dave Weigel, reporting over at Slate, compares the O’Donnell media infatuation to “five-car pile-ups, exploding oil tankers, or Justin Bieber.”
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