October 19th, 2010
12:15 PM ET

Meghan McCain: O'Donnell 'reflects badly on the movement'

Lauren Pratapas

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, wants to make one thing clear, "I am not the one running for Senate."

McCain’s comments about Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell as a "nut job" while appearing on ABC's "This Week" program Sunday, immediately received harsh criticism and backlash. A response that day from the O'Donnell campaign mocked McCain for having "vast experience in politics and running for office." McCain is now firing back.

The 25 year-old, whose departure from conservative orthodoxy on some issues is no secret and has put her at odds with some in the GOP base, reminds the O'Donnell campaign and other critics in a blog post late Monday night that "I am not the one running for Senate. I am also not the only one with issues with Christine O'Donnell."

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Shane

    Message to Meghan McCain – Please move to Delaware and run for Senate there.

    October 20, 2010 at 9:04 am |
  2. J.V.Hodgson

    CNN get it clear and stop defending an imbecile( O'Donnell) as even a possible candidate for the Delaware US senate seat,unless you want us to think CNN is imbicilic as well.
    The next Delaware Senator will be Democrat thank god.
    If not, I will emigrate the US and Angle in Nevada if she wins will just be the additional jet fuel to get me the the hell outta here. Rand Paul is high on my list of people who must not be elected!!

    October 20, 2010 at 4:52 am |
  3. Annie Kate

    Good for Meghan McCain. At least someone is standing up from the party ranks and calling O'Donnell the fool she is and pointing out that O'Donnell not only makes herself look bad but the whole GOP as well. I think from listening to O'Donnell so far that she does all her really deep reading in the checkout line at the grocery store – you know where National Inquirer and the rest of the tabloids are stocked.

    October 20, 2010 at 2:09 am |
  4. Chuck Licini

    Meghan Mc Cain is just like her father, a Rino-back stabbing know-nothing. She must be talking about her father, areal nut-job. It is amazing how so-called Republicans like her get air-time. Why don't you get Mark Levin on your show to explain the first amendment while your at it. All the morons in the down-stream media and the law school geniuses don't seem to comprehend the difference between separation and establishment. O'Donnell does!!

    October 20, 2010 at 1:26 am |
  5. swagner863

    Meghan McaCain reflects badly on herself.

    October 20, 2010 at 12:10 am |
  6. Liberty Dawn

    McCain is nuts! No one listens to this self-centerd 25 yr. old. Glad she's not running for office. Her dad was bad enough.

    October 20, 2010 at 12:09 am |
  7. Barney

    Why does anyone feel they have to speak out against O'Donnell. The public can make up their own minds and doesn't need to hear all the comments about her suitability for public office. If McDonnell is 'in over her head' then allow her to fall or stand on her own. The people of Delaware have nominated her, respect that. Comments by Mehgan and many others are just overkill.

    October 19, 2010 at 11:50 pm |
  8. JJohnson

    This silly woman doesn't even know when she is being laughed at. She will never make it in congress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe she should read the first amendment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope someone on her campaign filled her in that she was the joke!!!!!!!!!

    October 19, 2010 at 9:40 pm |