Cindy McCain Reveals If She Would Ever Run For A Political Office

Cindy McCain may be best known as the widow of the late Republican Sen. John McCain, or as the mother of Meghan McCain, who seems to stir up controversy on "The View" faster than she switches up her hairstyles. But could the figure herself run for office? 

A long-time Republican, McCain may not have had a direct hand in politics, but she certainly made waves and perhaps even provoked change when she crossed party lines and endorsed Joe Biden for president in the 2020 election. Prior to that, Cindy even spoke at the Democratic National Convention. "My husband John lived by a code: country first. We are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost," she tweeted one month prior to Nov. 3, 2020. "There's only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values as a nation, and that is @JoeBiden." The pair have a long-standing friendship, and whether it was due to her deep-rooted influence in her home state or not, Arizona went blue in the resulting race. Actions speak louder than words, but Donald Trump reportedly calling the late senator a "loser" clearly spoke pretty loudly too. 

So, could Cindy McCain, the wife of John McCain, who ran for president in 2008 and died of brain cancer in 2018, carry on the torch and get into politics herself? She opened up about the possibility in a recent interview. Here's what she said.

Cindy McCain had a short response to the idea of running for office

So, could Cindy McCain run for office, and perhaps even, the highest office? Doesn't seem like it. On April 21, 2021, she was asked by People about those odds. For her, being the wife of a six-term senator and once-presidential candidate was enough. "I've been there, I got through that," she said. "I'll sit back and watch others do it and give my blessing." 

When asked about rumors that she is being eyed for the position of U.N. ambassador to the United Nations Food Program, McCain also had a short reply. "I'm deeply grateful to be considered for anything," she said, adding, however, "I haven't given up on the [Republican] party." We'll watch this space! 

McCain added that life with her late husband, "had its moments where it was stressful, and it had its moments where it was a hell of a lot of fun. As I look back on it, it was a lot more fun than it was heartache by any stretch." 

In her upcoming 2021 memoir "Stronger: Courage, Hope & Humor in my Life With John McCain," she also explains (via People) how she "spiraled into a prescription pill addiction in the early '90s" amidst the difficulties of the spotlight. "It's gratifying to be one-half of a partnership and have your life fully intertwined with the person you love," she penned. "But there's a yearning to be an independent person in your own right, too."