Meghan McCain: Obama Should Ditch Joe Biden For Hillary Clinton
4:00 pm, August 17th | by Laura Donovan
Daily Beast contributor Meghan McCain is in a rough place right now. On the one hand, the Republican Arizona girl wants Mitt Romney to become our next president, but on the other, she wants Barack Obama to take Hillary Clinton on as his VP candidate, and given the rise of the current secretary of state’s popularity, the GOP would really struggle to compete against her. Nevertheless, the “Dirty Sexy Politics” author argues that Clinton would be the right choice for Obama’s ticket — and that kicking Joe Biden to the curb would be a good move for liberals.
“If Democrats want to win in November, all they have to do is one simple thing: replace Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton for vice president,” McCain writes in a new column for The Daily Beast, adding that Clinton has turned into a really entertaining and perhaps cool figure. “Even a Republican like me thinks it’s refreshing and entertaining to see her let loose, as she danced in South Africa. and she played along with her infamous ‘Texts from Hillary’ Internet meme. She’s such a diplomatic badass, she’s one of the few women on the planet who can pull off wearing a scrunchie and still look cool. A recent Gallup Poll showed her favorability ratings at an all-time high 66 percent.”
McCain isn’t sold on Clinton’s likability, but argues she “never [questions] her intelligence. I have never doubted that she is a strong, capable, smart leader. The same cannot be said for Vice President Biden.” McCain goes on to explain why she recently called Biden an “idiot“:
“Right before appearing on the show, I had seen the now notorious video clip of the vice president putting on a faux Southern accent and telling an audience that included African Americans, that if Romney were elected, he is ‘Going to put y’all back in chains.’ My initial reaction was absolute anger and disgust. Like Paul Ryan said Thursday, I found his comments desperate.”
Rightfully so, McCain attests Biden doesn’t deserve a pass for making such a stupid remark — one that Clinton would never in a million years let slip from her mouth. Romney better hope Obama doesn’t take McCain’s advice and invite Clinton on board (not that she’d accept the offer, anyway). The right will be in even more trouble than they already are in that case.