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Meghan McCain Says She's on 'Team Romney' for 2012

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Meghan McCain, the chatty daughter of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, says she joining up with "team Romney" for the 2012 campaign for the White House. At least, that's her leaning at this early stage.

McCain, 25, told NBC "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno she "is so sick and tired of this us-versus-them mentality" in politics. "I just want a candidate that's going to stop being so versus them. So right now I am team Romney."

In 2008, Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, was a rival who clearly got under the skin of Sen. McCain in the early stages of the Republican campaign when both competed for the nomination. Once McCain emerged as presumed GOP nominee, Romney got on board and received some consideration as a vice presidential running mate.
Meghan McCain at 2008 campaign rally, Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio
That honor went to then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. When Meghan McCain learned of the pick, she told Leno she panicked and cried on the way to the announcement, according to a CNN report. "I remember being on stage and distinctly thinking, 'God, let her not have any skeletons in the closet.' "

Meghan McCain was on the late-night show to promote her book, "Dirty Sexy Politics," a tome in which she describes Palin as a "time bomb."

Romney is raising money and has made no secret of his intention to run for president again in 2012. Of course, many pundits think Palin is on the same track.

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Judy

If her last name was anything but McCain, would we care? I think she is not helping the Republicans or her father. I do not plan on spending any time listening to her or buying her book.

September 09 2010 at 5:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
G. J. Brenfleck

The Republican Party can increase their momemtum for mid-term election by eliminating the no "Cola" for social security for the year 20011; it can certainly be done! G J Brenfleck brengee@aol.com

September 09 2010 at 3:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tenaclark

What a surprise!

September 09 2010 at 3:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
peterrenegade

I support Romney as well but her opinion has not impact on me, and hopefully not others

September 09 2010 at 2:00 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
cleanfreaks2

I like her. She stands for what is right - she's a breath of fresh air when it comes to republicans. She has the right attitude when it comes to politics. She is what the republican party should strive to be like. We can disagree, but it doesn't mean we can't compromise. Maybe her dad should take some advise from her.

September 09 2010 at 1:18 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
Cal

I like her and she is not a FOLLWER but a LEADER...................

September 09 2010 at 12:50 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
fschemergillett

I too am on Team Romney - he is smart, a man who respects the constitution, and someone who could get us out of the mess we are in. I worked as a "Volunteer for Romney" when Mitt Romney's father, George Romney, ran for Governor of Michigan (and yes, George Romney won the election). And he did an outstanding job.

September 09 2010 at 12:44 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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godabarb

the blame game has got to stop - I voted for obama and am so embarrassed, but as an independent, I also fought the programs from the past.... loads of folks really are smart enough to be as party independent as possible......

September 09 2010 at 1:21 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
soltippen

WE NEED A PROVEN WINNER WITH ECONOMICAL SUCCESSES. Romney was my choice back in the first run for the nomination from the Republican Party. He is his own man, he doesn't need anyone's money and he knows how to be successful when it comes to finances. HE'D BE A GREAT PRESIDENT in these times. RESTORE our economy, a man like ROMNEY IS WHAT THIS BUSTED nation needs !!!!

September 09 2010 at 12:13 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
flyingfortresb17

Chabsentia and Sappy. Quit reading political history written by the party faithful. Read what history acutally stated on all the presidents from 1904 to present. FDR introducted regulation into the stock exchange and banks. He inherited the depression from a Republican who was as corrupt as they come and a Republican who refused to act when he knew there was something wrong. FDR tried what Hoover would not and put people to work and yes at government expense. Projects that have lasted for years. The War helped bring the United States out of a depression that lasted 12 years. It was not until after Regan was elected that we had some problems. ALong the way the sitting presidents were able to enact laws of deregulation of the banks, airlines and railroads. Prices increased every year and the deficet grew. It is not so much the presidents who bring change as it is the senate and house. and if they are strong enough they can overide the presidential vetos. you want to blame someone? look at yourself and your parents. The "ME' generation is the worst thing that every came along with hed strong idiots who were economically stupid. Megan had the right to avoid an unknown Alaskan Govenor whi didn't know what was going on in the lower 48 states unless it affected Alaska directly. I voted for McCain and would have been happy with him if he had ditched Palin for Romney. But with the United states in the condition it is in now I would never vote for a democrat. Every democratic Govenor for the State of Texas has tried to cut money for education, cut teaching jobs and pad the payroll. I am not a party voter but one that votes for the best person. Obama is not it. Bill White is not it. Congressman S. Reyes is slowly becoming a liability because he is blindly following Pelosi instead of being his own man. We the people own our representatives and senators not the other way around.

September 09 2010 at 12:10 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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RetireeGoneWild

flyingfortresb17, where did you get your histroy from ? Have you ever heard of the "roaring 20's" ? FDR is the very reason that "term limits" were passed for future presidents. As far as Reagan goes, I couldn't even buy a house until he became president because under Jimmy Carter the interest rate soared to 16-17%. Also, under Carter, I had to wait hours in lines at gas stations and the gas skyrocketed. Just look at what Carter did to help cause the bad times. You need a little more research.

September 09 2010 at 2:02 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Aviation Finance

Who really cares what this 25 year old ditzy kid thinks? Really.... I think that Romney is a great option and I Desperately wanted him for the 2008 election, but the POLITICIANS didn't want a BUSINSS MAN Cramping their style.... We need a man like Romney or even a Woman Like Palin. We DON't Need a dyed in the wool Republican or Democrat. We Need a Constitutionalist, that will follow the constitution verbatim and drastically downsize government at ALL levels. It's time to return control of our country to the people. Mitt could easily get my vote, but he had better tell me what he is going to do to UNDO this Government.... God Bless The USA .....

September 09 2010 at 12:04 PM Report abuse +10 rate up rate down Reply
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Steve

Gov. Romney is much more of a Constitutionalist than most. He also has a proven and successful record both as a business man and a politician. He looks at running government like running a bussiness, which is exactly what this country needs right now.

September 09 2010 at 1:15 PM Report abuse +9 rate up rate down Reply
cleanfreaks2

What exactly does that mean? We hear "take back our country", "return control of our country to the people"....what does that mean? Take the country back from who? "return control to the people"....i thought when Obama was voted president by the majority of its citizens, we DID take control back.... from republicans. So if the majority of americans voted for Obama then who are you going to "take back our country" from? From those who voted for him? I don't think so....he's president - get used to it.

September 09 2010 at 1:35 PM Report abuse -7 rate up rate down Reply

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