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On ABC's "This Week," Meghan McCain called Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell a "nutjob."

Christine O'Donnell's campaign just emailed me the following response from campaign manager Matthew Moran:
Christine overwhelmingly won her primary battle against the establishment candidate, so Ms. McCain's vast experience in politics and running for office probably won't influence many Delawareans of any age to listen to her latest rant. Her parents are truly a class act, and am certain they brought her up to be more respectful of a possible future colleague. As Christine rises in the polls, and repairs the damage done by the establishment with their false statements, the campaign will continue to focus on jobs and the out of control federal spending."
(Emphasis mine)

As Bruce Drake noted, aside from calling O'Donnell a "nutjob," McCain went on to say,
"I speak as a 26-year-old woman," McCain said on ABC's "This Week." "And my problem is that, no matter what, Christine O'Donnell is making a mockery of running for public office. She 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 [much] lack of experience you have."

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integrityltc

Is this Megan's equivalent of if nominated I will not run, if elected I will not serve moment? Surely this 26 year old woman with no other credentials than a last name and a willingness to say anything to get/stay on the MSM's good side sees the irony of her statement. Or was it a simple and I mean simple, case of projecting?

October 18 2010 at 11:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cruiszn

If Christine O'Donnell only had a wife, she would have all the experience Meghan requires of her to run for any office. Just a little more diversity, Christine! Then the esteemed McCain endorsement would be yours.

October 18 2010 at 10:33 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
s2691rats

If you run against the "good old rich boy" club that runs the Delaware State GOP, do not be surprised if they do not help you. They would rather have a rich RHINO elected (who will help the Obama administration) than a true republican that speaks HER mind.

October 18 2010 at 10:21 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
WJochens

Thats right, this is the USA, and if I want to get up in the morning and declare I am running for any office in this great land that is my right and no one, certainly not Meghan McCain, is able to take that right away from me. Leave it to ABC to give the real NutJob a forum.

October 18 2010 at 8:41 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
Dennis

All of this comes from a young woman whose sole claim to fame is being the daughter of John McCain. I suppose she felt the same way about Obama on the issue of experience...oh wait..no she was one of those "enlightened Republicans" who supported his efforts despite not real experience (which is abundantly clear now to our ultimate misfortune).

October 18 2010 at 8:28 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
yesway2

I love when people are ironic without meaning to be. Meghan lives in a world where a 26 year old with no experience can become a " pundit" and get her 15 minutes of fame for merely the entrance fee of bashing other conservatives. If she went on the view and actually acted like a conservative, she'd be done. What people like Meghan don't like is that some of US, the great unwashed bourgeois are now encroaching on a world that she feels is reserved for people like her and her daddy and john kerry and others of the privileged class.

October 18 2010 at 7:52 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
nigelkeys

Barrack Obama "is making a mockery of running for public office. [H]e 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 [much] lack of experience you have." I agree with other posters, who is she? She sounds like David Brooks and the other "Republicans" who really want to be Democrats. Hey, Meg, Charlie Crist is calling.

October 18 2010 at 7:50 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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lillyluminatus

Yeah, where does a Senator, constitutional law professor at a prestigious law school, and best-selling author get off thinking he is qualified to run for office!? Doesn't he know that starting bizarre anti-masturbation non-profits and living off of campaign donations is so much more respectable?

October 18 2010 at 4:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bdunyc

Mr. Lewis, You have internet access. You can Google O'Donnell . You'll find the things she says all by herself makes it pointless to call her a "Not Job." That you support her tells me you are a complete cynic or else, well, I don't want to be unkind.

October 18 2010 at 3:33 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
thorn11acr

What the heck...Obama proved you don't need experience to be President, only promise the non-working and illegal aliens a free ride and your in. America's income taxes takes in $3 trillion a year. Of that $1.5 trillion goes to entitlement programs to help Democrats win elections.

October 18 2010 at 12:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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lillyluminatus

Are you honestly comparing a man whose past includes being a constitutional law professor at a prestigious law school, best-selling author (who actually wrote his own books) and senator to an anti-masturbation non-witch who has spent the past few years making her living running for office? Really?!

October 18 2010 at 4:16 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
jbahllywd2

Megan McCain is the GOP's future and brightest star. The Christine O'Donnells and the Sarah Palins are about run out of their 15 minutes.

October 17 2010 at 11:20 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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