Monday, April 20, 2009

Meghan McCain Keeps It Real

Speaking at a Log Cabin Republicans event on Saturday, Meghan McCain remarked that the GOP is scared of the changing times. McCain presented the internal struggle between the Republican party as one between "the future and the past."

She noted that embracing technology and social networks as Twitter and Facebook is not enough to revolutionize the party. According to McChild, what's needed is a commitment to policy solutions that seek to unite rather than divide our nation. Senator McCain's daughter commented:

I feel too many Republicans want to cling to past successes. There are those who think we can win the White House and Congress back by being 'more' conservative. Worse, there are those who think we can win by changing nothing at all about what our party has become. They just want to wait for the other side to be perceived as worse than us.

Oh. Yes. She. Did. McCain also publicly criticized Ann Coulter for being "overly partisan and divisive" and made reference to Rush Limbaugh's comments about not wanting our nation to succeed. I don't agree with Meghan McCain on every issue but I respect her hustle. Her honest sentiments speak to the tension between right-wingers and small gov'ment conservatives that has been brewing since Bushites hijacked the party in 2000.

She also represents the newest face of the Republican party - young adults who tend to be liberal on social issues but conservative on fiscal issues. What this means for the party is uncertain. Whether the teabaggers, evangelicals or some other GOP posse will prevail remains to be seen. In the meantime, kudos to Meghan for giving Republicans a much-needed dose of realidad. She certainly passes my test of exemplifying young, political and fabulous with flying colors.

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