Meghan McCain has “warm feelings” towards GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain, but the 26-year-old won’t be hopping on the Cain train.
In a Monday column for The Daily Beast, McCain said the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO’s approachable personality doesn’t warrant him a presidential nomination or even the presidency. If Cain’s charm was enough to land him the top dog position, McCain says, people like “The Hangover” funnyman Zach Galifianakis would run for office.
“[A]s much as even I can find myself developing warm feelings toward Cain because he seems like a nice, charming and normal person, if that were the only qualifications for president, we should be nominating Zach Galifianakis,” McCain wrote of the plump comedian who portrays a socially inept, mooching schlub in the hit movie. (RELATED: Meghan McCain backs Romney)
Jokes aside, McCain added that Cain’s business endeavors don’t make up for his lack of political experience.
“Although Cain has been outrageously successful as a businessman, he has almost no experience in politics and has never actually held public office,” McCain wrote. “I admit that even I have found myself getting caught up in his moment. But I assure you when the rubber starts hitting the road, voters are going to want someone with real experience in all areas of politics, especially when it comes to foreign policy, something Cain has no experience in, unless Godfather’s Pizza delivers to Canada.”
As much as she wants to “grab a beer and slice of pizza” with Cain, the Daily Beast columnist says being cool just won’t cut it.
“Come 2012, I am not going to be voting for someone based on who I think would be the most fun to hang out and have a beer with,” McCain wrote. “I am going to be voting for the person that I think will have the best chance of beating President Obama and gaining votes from independents.”
McCain and comedian Michael Ian Black are currently working on a “Chelsea Handler meets Hunter S. Thompson” style book titled, “America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom.”