Liberal Republicans get on pretty well with Democrats, but if there’s one thing they can’t stand, it’s conservative Republicans. So it comes as no surprise that Meghan McCain doesn’t care much for Sen. Ted Cruz, whom she derides as being unable to attract votes from women, minorities, and young people. In case anyone missed the sarcasm in the above tweet, she re-tweeted this:
@MeghanMcCain Me senses sarcasm.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) March 7, 2014
What the Republican Party really needs to re-capture the presidency, Meghan presumably believes, is a “moderate” or left-of-center Republican who will stand up to us wacko birds … you know, sort of like her dad! Because Sen. John McCain did great among women, young voters, and minorities in the 2008 presidential election. Why, just take a look at the exit polls:
- Among women, Barack Obama beat McCain 56-43.
- Among 18- to 29-year olds, Obama won 66-32.
- Among African Americans, Obama won 95-4.
- Among Latinos, Obama won 67-31.
If only Sen. McCain had endorsed same-sex marriage, he would have won in a landslide, right Meghan?
But enough about the 2016 general election because, Meghan assures us, Ted Cruz can’t possibly win the GOP nomination:
Also Ted Cruz is totally going to make it through the primaries! Just like Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, etc. etc.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 7, 2014
Hm. We seem to remember a lot of people said the same thing when Cruz ran against establishment favorite Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst for the U.S. Senate two years ago. Look how that turned out.