“Which candidate’s daughter recently went on a date with an ardent Ron Paul supporter?” wonders gossip Ben Widdicombe today. “The date became all about him trying to convince her about Paul,” laughs a friend. “Finally she said, ‘You know my dad’s running for president. You’re not going to change my mind!'”
Well, let’s see: 25-year-old Sarah Huckabee is working her fingers to the bone as a field director for her dad, and doesn’t seem to have time for frivolous extracurriculars. Chelsea Clinton is taken. So is Harvard Law student and former Vanity Fair intern Cate Edwards (she dates a Republican, but still). Caroline Giuliani isn’t actually voting for Rudy. Which leaves Meghan McCain, the leggy, bloggy, eyeliner-overdosing blonde daughter of surprise New Hampshire victor John McCain.
The 23-year-old Columbia grad has publicly called Barack Obama “cute,” so she’s clearly not above flirting with the enemy. She’s also open about her love life! “Everybody Googles everybody when they go on a date with them,” McCain has said. At least she knew what she was getting into.