Meghan McCain’s blog is not your typical politico destination. Rather, it’s an insightful look at John McCain’s family, offering a glimpse at the life of a senior citizen making a run at the White House.
Comedian Bill Maher once joked (and I’m paraphrasing): “If Barack Obama is YouTube, John McCain is feeding tube.”
Mccainblogette.com, started by the Senator’s 23-year-old daughter, is designed to help debunk popular opinion that McCain is out of touch with young voters.
The blog states that its “musings and pop culture on the political trail.” But you won’t find opinions on policies in Iraq or battles over universal healthcare. Rather, you’ll just find candid behind-the-scenes stories and photos. Plus, you’ll find out what the potential first daughter is listening to on her iPod: The Fratellis and Arctic Monkeys, in case you were interested.
There are lots of videos too. Given that many voters base their decision on personality, the blog is one of the many Web tools that the candidates have employed so far during election ’08. Meghan isn’t polished and perfect, and never tries to be. And that’s exactly the goal.