McCain daughter blogs plea for support for her dad
WASHINGTON – As Meghan McCain has traveled the country campaigning for her father, Republican hopeful John McCain, she has been writing a blog sharing her thoughts and behind-the-scenes photos from campaign stops as well as from book signings for her new children’s book.
With her father behind in the latest polls, Meghan on Tuesday offered an impassioned plea for votes for her father over Democratic rival Barack Obama. At the same time, she acknowledged the country’s thirst for change and the fact that she and the Republican party do not always see eye to eye.
“I know there are people who are so desperate for change they will do anything to get what they think is a better deal,” McCain’s 24-year-old daughter wrote on her blog, McCainBlogette.com.
She argued that Obama was inexperienced and he would raise taxes if elected, noting that Democrats would control not just the White House but Congress as well. (Obama has said only those earning more than $250,000 would see their taxes go up.)
“Some of you have asked me how I can support my Dad or call myself a Republican when times are so tough, especially since my own personal beliefs don’t always sync with the GOP. Well, I have asked myself that same question a lot. But I support my Dad through it all because I know this: my Dad will be unlike ANY other Republican president,” she said.
In wrapping up her blogpost, McCain also tried to turn two words Obama regularly uses on the trail, “change” and “hope,” against him.
She said a vote for her father was one to “change our country for the better.”
“Don’t hope for a better future,” she added. “Vote for one.”
- Photo credit: Reuters/Carlos Barria (Meghan McCain introduces her father at a rally in Ohio.)