John McCain vs. Meghan McCain

John McCain vs. Meghan McCain

Senator John McCain is distancing himself from daughter Meghan following the uproar over her comments bashing Republican Senatorial candidate Christine O'Donnell of Delaware.

"She's seen as a nut job," Meghan said during an appearance on This Week with Christiane Amanpour.

"With all due respect to my daughter, the primary voters of Delaware chose Christine O'Donnell and she's the candidate," Senator McCain said.

But Meghan stuck to her guns on The Rachel Maddow Show.

"The difference between me and everybody else is I am saying what everybody backstage is saying and I have the [expletive deleted] to come on television and I sit and I take the heat and I take everything that comes and I do not lie. And this is how I feel about this woman," Meghan said.

O'Donnell, who's running for the U.S. Senate, released a statement dripping with sarcasm which said: "Ms. McCain's vast experience in politics and running for office probably won't influence many Delawareans of any age to listen to her latest rant."

And there was a bizarre moment during a big debate between candidates for New York State Governor; the controversial Republican candidate Carl Paladino bolted from the stage for a bathroom break!

Nature called for Paladino right in the middle of the all-important closing arguments. "When you gotta go, you gotta go," his campaign manager quipped.

Candidate and Vietnam War veteran Jimmy McMillan of "The Rent is Too Damn High" party is making headlines across the country for "stealing the debate." Wearing black gloves, McMillan touted his karate skills and cracked up the audience.

"The rent is too damn high!" was his response to many questions.

Even frontrunner Andrew Cuomo joined the band wagon.

"I'm with Jimmy; the rent is too damn high!" he said.

Meanwhile glamorous First Lady Michelle Obama was the belle of Broadway at a star-studded fundraiser on New York's Great White Way.

"She is a role model, an inspiration, and if I might point out, doesn't need a pair of heels to stand tall!" said Sarah Jessica Parker, introducing Michelle Obama.

The First Lady is trying her best to rally Democratic voters two weeks before the midterm elections.

Michelle asked the crowd, "Can we do this?"

"Yes we can!" they shouted.

"Yes we can, yes we must, yes we will, thank you so much!" she said.