Meghan McCain to Romney: Don't Run in 2016 for Your Family's Sake
Meghan McCain is urging Mitt Romney not to run for president in 2016 for his family’s sake.
The daughter of John McCain wrote in the Washington Post:
Those of us who’ve been through it multiple times, who’ve watched our parents be rejected by the American public more than once? We make up a weird, lonely island of political misfit toys. I’m on it. So are the Romneys. And when I think about what they might go through again, if their father runs a third time, I shudder.
Don’t get me wrong. I like Mitt Romney. I like his wife and children. But take it from someone who knows — being the direct spawn of a presidential nominee is arduous and excruciatingly public. It’s an experience that will always hold a very special place in my heart, but I wouldn’t put myself or my family through it again for anything in the world. And it’s inconceivable to me that anyone else would either — especially after losing as your party’s most recent nominee.
A panel discussed the advice on “Outnumbered” this afternoon.
Rachel Campos-Duffy, who has seven kids, said she thinks McCain is right and that the experience could be difficult on a family.
Kennedy said McCain’s warning is a good one to heed for politicians with young kids, like Paul Ryan.
Watch more above.