updated 03/03/2009 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 03/03/2009 AT 11:40 AM ET
John McCain wasn’t the only family member to suffer a loss after November’s presidential race. Daughter Meghan says her love life has flatlined as well.
“The election killed my personal life,” she writes in a Daily Beast blog. “Nothing kills my libido quite like discussing politics.”
The 24-year-old, who was an active campaigner for her Republican father’s presidential bid, writes that she’s “become something I used to despise: people who let politics dictate his or her attraction to someone.” She adds that her aversion extends not just to those on the left, but to McCain superfans as well.
“I am not only turned off by people who voted for Barack Obama, but I am also turned off by people that voted for my dad – or more so, obsessive supporters of my dad,” the Columbia University grad says.
She recounts one date with a McCainiac who told her she could be “his Cindy.” And referring to Cindy McCain’s famously polished look, he asked “if I ever wore pearls because they probably would look as good on me as they do on my mother.” Another potential suitor praised her food order on a dinner date as a “maverick choice.”
“Nothing makes me more ill than the idea of some guy bragging to his friends that he was going to go on a date with ‘John McCain’s daughter,’” she writes.
McCain offers this advice to potential presidential candidates: “To all the fathers out there: If you want your daughters to be single in her 20s, I can say this – run for president.”