April 9th, 2009
12:43 PM ET
5 years ago

Meghan McCain mum on potential Palin Support

(CNN) - She's become decidedly more outspoken since her father lost his bid for the presidency last November, but there's one question Meghan McCain refuses to answer: whether she sees herself supporting Sarah Palin should the Alaska governor run for president.

In an interview on CNN's "No Bias, No Bull" Wednesday night, the daughter of Arizona Sen. John McCain said she couldn't "possibly make a prediction about 2012 right now."

"I honestly don't think that's a relevant question," McCain said when asked if she would support her father's running mate. "I have to find out who is running in 2012, I mean, what - there's broad personalities that happen. And it's four years from now. A lot of things can happen. A lot of things can change.

"...I have to see who else is on the table."

It's not the first time the usually blunt McCain daughter has gone silent on the issue of the former vice presidential candidate. McCain told an interviewer in January, "Sarah Palin is the only part of the campaign that I won't comment on publicly."


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  1. California Gold

    Meghan McCain is smart enough to not buy into that line of questioning. After the failed 2008 campaign effort and subsequent repulsive non-stop string of Palin screw ups, it would be political suicide for the GOP to nominate her as a candidate in 2012. Recycling is good, but not for that politician. Once was enough.

    April 9, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  2. Garofulaar

    So Sarah Palin is "what an American woman is made out of."

    That's an insult. You are saying that American woman are self-serving, ignorant of the world, semi-literate, bigoted and divisive.

    Megan is being politic. Something the current GOP doesn't understand.

    April 9, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  3. Anonymous

    Why would anyone support an airhead like Palin?

    April 9, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  4. Alex

    Well said Meghan.

    BTW, you're absolutely gorgeous. wow!

    April 9, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  5. Bob Dog

    I thought Cindy McCain was a complete "air ball," until I started listening to her daughter Meghan. Cindy has done a great job raising this girl.

    April 9, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  6. Obama 2.0

    She is correct it is not relevevent but it is consistent with GOP policy.

    April 9, 2009 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  7. Doug, New Jersey

    "This is such a great young woman who could teach the GOP how to THINK and for sure how to ACT!!!!… and within a few years how to LEAD!!!"

    Sorry the GOP is the anti-lib party. The left is all about telling people exactly how they should think and act, the right is about each person being an individual with their own thoughts and views.

    I would hope that the right would continue to act the opposite of the left. Living in Jersey you see how libs act, they are the most hateful, selfish, rude, disprespectful, dishonest people in this nation. It is great to see the libs here talk about how republicans are liars, haters, and racists. Those 3 words can actually have meaning and be truthful if the lib who is saying them would look into a mirror.

    April 9, 2009 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  8. Robert of Overgaard

    Megan has way too much class to support the trailer trash wing (sarah palin) of the Republican party.

    If Megan runs for office she will get a lot of votes from all citizens if she keeps up with the intelligent, honest approach.

    April 9, 2009 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  9. wendy

    Oh come on....If you want to be the new McCain Maverick you have to take a stand. You can't stand her anymore than the rest of the world. If you have the maverick in you to say that, then I know you are doing the media circuit for the right reasons.

    April 9, 2009 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  10. ray

    republicans, hahahah the party of saying any and everything and do nothing, hahahah, the obstructionist on the right wil never do the right thing even if it means voted out of office and have a moral and honest heart, nope.

    April 9, 2009 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  11. Kevin

    Who indeed cares about Meghan Mccain. Is it not time for Meghan to get a real job?

    April 9, 2009 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  12. Tim E

    Sarah Palin on the table with someone else? Film in 2012.

    April 9, 2009 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  13. Matt in CT

    So let's see if this holds water. If Meghan McCain was as outspoken now, but supportive of Sarah Palin, or the GOP – the media would be covering her with an equal degree of focus, right? Come on, folks – give me a break.

    April 9, 2009 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  14. Lori

    But yet your daddy thought that Sarah Palin was qualified to be a heartbeat away from the President last year. What a difference a few months make. First Levi, now this...

    @Pel: Conservatives like Meghan won't cause any problems for Democrats in 2012 because she's in the minority. Plus, I saw the interview last night. She still thinks that all the Republicans need to do is use the Internet like Obama did last election and then the Republicans will win votes. She fails to realize that it IS the message not the messenger.

    April 9, 2009 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  15. Rushlican Charlotte, NC

    The shock of Meghan is that we are not accustomed to hearing Republicans speak with honesty, fairness, truth and intelligence.

    April 9, 2009 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  16. Joe

    The question is stupid, and the response is a smart. I would be upset if anybody claimed to support somebody for president without knowing all of the facts. It's like Democrats voting for an all Democrat ticket just because those running are Democrats. Or Republicans voting for a Republican ticket because they are Republicans. People need to make a smart, informed decisions in life, and pledging support for a candidate in a race that will happen in 2012 is moronic.

    April 9, 2009 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  17. Kim

    Her silence speaks volumes. Its clear she thinks palin is a NUT job, like the rest of the country. The woman is as ignorant as they come. I have a feeling the lying nut wont get re-elected as gov. She really pulled a lot of crap as gov, and the people here are done with her.

    April 9, 2009 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  18. jake

    well, we all have john mccain to thank for introducing the world to sarah palin! and that must not set well on his conscience!

    April 9, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  19. Vern

    Meghan knows that Palin is a joke and the only reason why Palin is even still being talked about is because the GOP hasn't learned their lesson from the last run. They are need to give it up and find someone else.

    April 9, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  20. set 4 life

    Palin is not an example of what an American woman is. She is such a gimmick. Way to go Megan! speak your mind

    April 9, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  21. Simmy

    M. McCain has made her points. I've seen her on Rachel's show, she's been on 'The View,' she's blogging for 'The Daily Beast.' That's enough. She is using her name to put herself 'out there' for her party. Don't let her use you Democrats and Independents. It's all politics.

    April 9, 2009 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  22. ben

    I am glad that Sen. John McCain did not win the last election. Just imagine if he won, you will see Sarah Palin and Meghan McCain on the tube and in most of the talkshows all the time. Whew........

    April 9, 2009 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  23. Cali J

    What's funny about the Libs on this board is that there are no comments regarding the investigation of Jessie Jackson Jr, but the Palin story has over 60. Can you say "double standard"? The Libs know what's important don't they?

    April 9, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  24. TJK

    I caught 2 seconds of this interview last night and quickly changed the channel. CNN? Are you kidding? How is Meghan McCain remotely relevant to your audience? I'd prefer to hear from someone who has garnered political respect in some capacity. Who makes her someone I care to hear from if I want to better understand the Republican mindset etc. Maybe on Tyra but not on CNN?

    April 9, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  25. Carole

    Meghan inherited her mother's, Cindy, class. If you can't say something nice about someone........don't say anything at all.

    April 9, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
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