Co-host Meghan McCain told O'Rourke in the interview she did not think a female presidential candidate could say or do some of the things the former congressman has done in his campaign, such as announcing his candidacy in a glossy magazine focused on popular culture, current affairs, and fashion. Only, the panel gave him a bit tougher of a grilling than he might have been expecting. It's going to take a movement. 'That's what Democrats want, as well as Republicans.
"You did a Vanity Fair cover to announce your campaign and you said you were, quote, 'born to be in it, '" McCain said. "Do you think you can get away with more because you're a man, and do you have any regrets about launching on the cover of Vanity Fair?".
"You're right", O'Rourke replied. "The more I travel and learn, the clearer that becomes to me", said O'Rourke.
These headlines are a far cry from the Vanity Fair cover story (and Annie Leibovitz photo shoot) that accompanied his campaign announcement. Behar asked. "It looks elitist?" Not only does she work, she is the principal caregiver to our kids, she is supporting me, she campaigns with me as she just did in New Hampshire this past weekend, and I'm trying to acknowledge that by saying she's raising our kids, sometimes with my help, I called Amy after I got that criticism and I said, 'tell me, am I saying this wrong?' She said, 'I know what you're trying to say and I really appreciate where you're coming from, but the way in which you said it sounds flippant. In the article, I was attempting to say that I felt my calling was in public service. 'No one is born to be president of the United States of America, least of all me'.
Watch above, via ABC.