Meghan McCain’s advice to the GOP

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Meghan McCain
Meghan McCain
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Tonight, Meghan McCain joins the show. Never the shy one, the Daily Beast columnist has got a few bones to pick with the current Republican presidential field. In a new column posted today, she asks the GOP point blank, “How is it possible that this is the best we’re doing so far?” 

To her, the group can do a way better job of tightening their message and stepping up their game. In a pep-talk of sorts, she offers up seven tips on how to beat Obama in 2012. A slice of McCain’s wisdom from Tip No. 1 — go the serious route:

You are not cooler than President Obama. No, you are not. No, seriously, you are not, not even you, Sarah Palin—no matter how many motorcycles you jump on in a sexy leather jacket. Obama is the cool kid; let him be the cool kid. You should instead take on the role of the smart candidate, the serious candidate, the one who isn’t concerned about how well you dance on Ellen. You should want to fix the economy and stop the bleeding that is going on in Washington. We are living in some of the most serious times this country has ever faced, and the next election can’t turn into a popularity contest. At the end of the day, even if you are cooler than Obama, the media will never let you be cooler. This isn’t a battle you can win.

Gotta love No. 6 tip as well: “Make friends with Rachel Maddow.”

You can read her entire column here. What would Republicans need to do in order to take back control of the White House? Tell us in the comment section below.

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Meghan McCain's advice to the GOP

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