Meghan McCain On Presidential Endorsements: 'Democrats Always Get The Cool Celebrities ... Basically Any Blowhard, Pretentious Actor

on May 29 2012 12:41 PM

When it comes to celebrity endorsements and presidential politics, Meghan McCain concedes Republicans don't get the flashy names.

Republicans don't have the best history with celebrity endorsements, McCain, a columnist for The Daily Beast and the daughter of 2008 Republican presidential nominee and U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says in her first Stark Raving Meghan video segment on the Daily Beast site, which can be viewed here. My father's first endorsement was Wilford Brimley. If you are under the age of, I don't know, 70, you might not know who that is. He's the old man from 'Cocoon.'

McCain admitted Brimley and other celebrity endorsers of Republicans don't have the star power of celebrities who back Democrats.

It's not exactly like George Clooney. Democrats always get the cool celebrities, always. There's actors in L.A., George Clooney ... basically any blowhard, pretentious actor you can possibly think of.

Meghan McCain pointed out that Republicans have the upper hand in one celebrity segment: country singers.

But when it comes to Republicans, we have co-opted country singers, which, knock it all you want, America loves our country singers, McCain says in the video. And Donald Trump, having a Donald Trump endorsement is kind of cool. He gets a lot of attention, he's sure as hell gonna get a lot more attention than [Barack Obama endorser] Natalie Portman, who won't even, like, go out and do interviews for her candidate.

Besides Trump, other celebrities who have gotten behind presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney include Chuck Norris, Jeff Foxworthy and the tongue-in-cheek endorsement of Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Dictator' character, Adm. Gen. Aladeen.

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