While in Columbus, Georgia, on Tuesday, Meghan McCain called Baker High School graduate Newt Gingrich “no one on my radar” and added, “He was relevant when I was in middle school.”
Gingrich is a potential candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential race.
“He’s so irrelevant to me on the front range of candidates -- no disrespect to your local boy,” said McCain, a prominent blogger and daughter of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain.
She called Mitt Romney the Republican front-runner for the 2012 presidential election, but emphasized, “I want to wait to see until people actually announce.”
McCain’s comments came in an interview with the Ledger-Enquirer prior to her speech at a luncheon that was part of Columbus State University’s seventh annual Women’s Leadership Conference.
“We can demand better than what this culture is giving us right now,” McCain told a crowd of nearly 200 women at CSU’s Cunningham Center for Leadership Development. “I would like a different landscape than what we have.”
McCain discussed disparities in media coverage of female versus male politicians. She cited a tendency to ask female politicians questions that wouldn’t be directed toward their male counterparts -- for example, inquiries about weight and appearance.
“I still think there’s a glass ceiling that’s left to be shattered,” McCain said, encouraging women to come together and fight back.
McCain, 26, worked on her father’s 2008 presidential campaign and blogged while on the campaign trail. She writes a column for The Daily Beast and has a Twitter account with more than 104,000 followers.
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