Meghan McCain tells Democrats to run moderates to pick up Republican votes, then admits she'll always vote GOP

Meghan McCain tells Democrats to run moderates to pick up Republican votes, then admits she'll always vote GOP 

McCain: "I'm a Republican. I'm going to end up voting for the Republicans"

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From the November 7 edition of ABC's The View:

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MEGHAN MCCAIN (CO-HOST): I have a few takeaways. The first thing I want to say is that in 2010 the wave with the tea party was 63 seats, nowhere near the amount that Democrats got this time. What I thought was most interesting is, I said on this show, be careful nationalizing candidates. Candidates that got really nationalized ended up losing last night. All politics is local, especially in your first race. This is a message for Democrats, just because New Yorker magazine and people in major media markets love you, it is not a winning pathway in the middle of the country. All politics is local. It's the first thing I'd teach in a class if I was teaching politics.

The second thing I want to say is that the serious lesson for Democrats also is that Republicans are not going to vote against their own agenda and against their own interests, meaning, I think there's an impression sometimes if you don't watch Fox News that all Republicans, if you're against Trump or you have issues with his rhetoric, that automatically I have somehow morphed into a liberal, that every ideology and principle I have ever agreed on, that the principles that make me who I am, the conservative that I am, have flown out the window. And all of a sudden, I'm a Democrat. That is not the case. Republicans are going to vote for their own agenda and they did a lot last night, especially in Senate and gubernatorial races. And I think the Democrats that were really competitive were the ones that were more moderate. So, that is a lesson I would take away. 

SUNNY HOSTIN (CO-HOST): That was disappointing to me actually because when you look at the Republicans -- 

MCCAIN: Of course it's disappointing. You're a Democrat. It's not disappointing for me. I'm a Republican. I'm going to end up voting for the Republicans and there's a way to differentiate Trump from candidates. 

Previously

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