Program Note: She’s candid, freewheeling, interesting, and maybe sometimes a bit too blunt. We go on the trail with John McCain’s 23-year-old daughter, Meghan. Watch Gary Tuchman's report Thursday, 10p ET
John McCain can be described in many ways. Hip is not one of them.
But his 23-year-old daughter is a different story. Meghan McCain is out on the campaign trail with her father. And she is chronicling her campaign adventures with her eye on people more likely to watch American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance than one of her father’s campaign events.
Meghan has created a blog called mccainbloggette.com in which she offers a unique, unusual, and close-up look at her dad’s campaign and what takes place around it. She doesn’t talk about policy.
Instead, she dishes on people she meets, music she hears, shoes that famous people wear at her father’s rallies. She even documents all the food and snacks that are supplied on the campaign trail; from donuts to dinners from vending machines.
It is easy to dismiss this blog as shallow and inconsequential; but it is hard to stop reading it. We talked to Meghan’s mom about it for our story on tonight’s Thursday's AC360 at 10p ET. I asked Cindy McCain if she gets anxious before she reads the blog each day considering it is a bit risqué at times.
On the contrary she says; she and her husband look forward to reading it and are proud of their Columbia University graduate daughter. One message you get throughout the blog is this: Meghan McCain loves her father, and thinks he’ll make a great president.
Whether he’s hip or not.
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