Meghan McCain Slams a Possible Santorum Nomination
Wednesday night Meghan McCain told MSNBC commentator Alex Wagner of her fear that Republican candidate Rick Santorum could rise to the party’s nomination, reports Mediatite
“My father did not become the nominee having anything to do with Iowa,” McCain told Wagner. “I find it completely irrelevant. If Rick Santorum becomes the nominee of this party, I mean, it is going to be bedlam and hysteria like you have never seen.”
Santorum came in a surprising second in the Iowa caucus, just eight votes behind frontrunner Mitt Romney.
"Hot Air’s" Tina Korbe found McCain’s remarks to be over-the-top and inconsistent with the views of conservatives:
“What she seems never to have realized — and what, I think, makes her so aggravating to conservatives — is that plenty of Republicans look at 2008 and regret their nomination of John McCain. In large part, the stiff opposition to Romney stems as much from the fear of repeating the mistake the GOP made in 2008 — the mistake of nominating ‘the next in line’ even when that ‘next in line’ espouses troublesome views and hasn’t proved himself a particularly adept campaigner.”