Meghan McCain for RNC Chair?

I have been becoming more enthralled with Ms. McCain these days. I enjoy reading her columns about politics and if there is ever a rising star in the party, it’s not that hillbilly Palin, but it’s Meghan. She is critical of her party because she wants them to change. A word that makes any old school Republican shake with convulsions. Like most libs, I would love to see the party disappear but I do think the wiser move would be to change, as Meghan has suggested.

What do I think can change the RNC? Make Meghan chair. She’s not afraid to speak her mind, she’s young and energetic, and she gets along with democrats. She also thinks the RNC should ditch the ways of the old; for instance use the internets more, steer away from divisive social issues like abortion, gay marriage and evangelicals. She also is a strong advocate of supporting women in the party.

I think if the old party faithful don’t change their ways, they will end up with no party at all or a breakaway moderate party lead by McCain.

She may be just a young whipper snapper, but if Republicans aren’t listening to what she is suggesting you’ll be history by 2010.



12 comments ↓

#1 Ghost of Dude on 03.18.09 at 7:25 am

It’ll never happen. The RNC is afraid of young people unless they attend Liberty University.

#2 Interloper on 03.18.09 at 7:51 am

Honest question.

Her father was not afraid to speak his mind (like fighting with bush about Iraq and the surge), and he got along better with Democrats than practically any Republican in the Senate.

But he got trounced.

I don’t have a problem with Meghan. I think she is a level-headed and bright young woman.

But if the Republicans set themselves up to sound more like libs and Dems, then what’s the point? We need more clearly defined goals to offer people a real choice.

#3 l3wis on 03.18.09 at 8:17 am

I don’t think she wants to change the Republican party basic ideals, I just think she wants them to ‘modernize’ and ‘diversify’. I also think she knows that divisive issues don’t sell the party anymore. Obama beat John because he focused on the fundamentals of America like the economy, the war, healthcare, etc. The gay marriages/abortion debate just doesn’t cut it anymore.

#4 Ghost of Dude on 03.18.09 at 9:16 am

But if the Republicans set themselves up to sound more like libs and Dems, then what’s the point? We need more clearly defined goals to offer people a real choice.

If the republicans ever offered a true alternative in terms of the way they govern, then they’d be strong again. All they had for the last 15 years was social wedge issues like abortion, gay marriage, and “OMG the libs r’ comin’ fir yur gunz!”. While it got people to the polls is relatively good economic times, people tend to vote with their wallets on a more dependable level.
Aside from asinine social conservatism, they were no different than dems, and haven’t been since Teddy Roosevelt.

#5 Interloper on 03.18.09 at 9:55 am

3 & 4. You both have good points. I have to agree that babies-and-bullets issues are not high on my priority list.

But I do think that if Republicans if would stop being hypocrites and sincerely challenge the current lib/Dem thinking on the economy — that the government is the answer to everything — there might be a chance to resurrect the party.

#6 hossenpheffer on 03.18.09 at 11:07 am

I don’t think the repulicans have it in them to stop being hypocrits.
Great article about their whole “Big Govt is Bad Bullshit” here
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/18/zelizer.small.government/index.html

#7 l3wis on 03.18.09 at 11:22 am

Both parties are. That’s why I’m an indy.

#8 Interloper on 03.18.09 at 11:48 am

6, there’s plenty of blame to go around. And plenty of hypocrites in both parties. The problem is, the Republican hypocrites didn’t do anything to head off this economic mess when they could, and the Dems didn’t either (notably Dodd and Frank) when they took over Congress. Now we have to figure out what to do.

#9 l3wis on 03.18.09 at 12:21 pm

Dow’s been up 6 days in a row! Woo-Hoo!

#10 Plaintiff Guy on 03.18.09 at 3:14 pm

Maybe Ms. Cain for president. She’s smarter than Paris Hilton and a looker too. It could happen if she ‘did’ Rush Limbaugh.

#11 Plaintiff Guy on 03.18.09 at 3:17 pm

At least ‘do’ drugs with Limbaugh.

#12 l3wis on 03.19.09 at 6:30 am

No, he only likes to take the little blue pill when he’s hanging out with his golfing buddies.

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