Image 01 Image 02 Image 03

‘The View’ is Struggling to Find a New Republican Host

‘The View’ is Struggling to Find a New Republican Host

“Sources close to the show said that the search has stalled as executives struggle to find a conservative cast-member who checks all the right boxes.”

Since the departure of Meghan McCain, ‘The View’ has been struggling to find a replacement for her. Their search criteria may be a little too narrow.

They don’t want a never-Trumper who will just agree with all the other hosts, but they also don’t want a woman who could be described as a Trump supporter.

Tara Palmeri reports at Politico:

POLITICO Playbook: ‘The View’ struggles to find a Republican

Before taking off for the holidays, the four long-standing hosts of “The View” had a message for executive producer BRIAN TETA: We’re tired of the rotating cast of Republican guest hosts.

When MEGHAN MCCAIN departed in August, Teta initially told the Wrap that he was “taking a little time” to find a replacement. Since then, ABC has tried out a variety of conservative fill-ins, including S.E. CUPPALYSSA FARAH, MORGAN ORTAGUS, CONDOLEEZZA RICECARLY FIORINA, and GRETCHEN CARLSON.

Nearly six months in, the show has yet to settle on a permanent replacement. And now, the longtime co-hosts — JOY BEHARWHOOPI GOLDBERG and SUNNY HOSTIN — are upping the pressure to pick a successor, and voicing their displeasure at having to introduce new guest hosts week after week in a seemingly endless process that they find disruptive to the flow of the show.

The problem is that their search is too specific:

Sources close to the show said that the search has stalled as executives struggle to find a conservative cast-member who checks all the right boxes. They will not consider a Republican who is a denier of the 2020 election results, embraced the January 6 riots, or is seen as flirting too heavily with fringe conspiracy theories or the MAGA wing of the GOP. But at the same time, the host must have credibility with mainstream Republicans, many of whom still support DONALD TRUMP.

The report says the show wanted to recruit Kat Timpf, Greg Gutfeld’s libertarian sidekick of FOX News, but she wisely turned them down, which leads to an obvious question. Who would want this job?

Whoever gets the ‘conservative’ role on this show is going to end up being constantly insulted and demeaned by Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg.

If it was a decent gig, and if their search criteria weren’t so narrow, I might suggest Tammy Bruce or Monica Crowley.

The Politico report stirred quite a reaction on Twitter:

If you’re reading this, odds are that you don’t watch ‘The View’ and don’t care who takes this seat, but it does matter. Millions of people watch this show and whoever gets this job will be the only conservative many fans of the show ever hear from on political issues.


Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.


They want a lapdog that they can credibly pass as a Republican.

And when I say ‘credibly’ I mean to their audience, because everybody else will easily realize that such person is probably not a real Republican, or not a real Conservative to be more precise.

It doesn’t matter. Anyone who watches the view has zero interest in a real Conservative viewpoint.

    jmccandles in reply to lichau. | December 29, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Exactly,the three Communist crows don’t want a conservative , seriously what conservative watches that tripe.

“Millions of people watch this show and whoever gets this job will be the only conservative many fans of the show ever hear from on political issues.”

That is a key problem for this show. Nothing ANY “conservative” says on this show helps anybody. Total waste of time. those “millions of people” who watch this show need to get a life. Maybe being forced to listen to these vile, angry flibbertigibbets jabber among themselves is exactly what this show needs. A silly show for silly women.

What a surprise that they can’t find anyone who wants to work with those retards.

I nominate Ann Coulter!

Wait, I think I found their problem.

They want someone who believes the 2020 presidential election was on the up-and-up AND who has credibility.

They’ll have better luck interviewing the Easter Bunny about his ground breaking discoveries in quantum physics.

What The View really wants is a Republican concern troll. The problem with concern trolls is that they have a limited shelf life – at some point it becomes impossible to maintain the fiction they are NOT the exact opposite of what they claim to be.

By any reasonable reckoning Meghan McCain was the quintessential Franz von Papen Republican: rich, white, privileged, a full-throated leftist in lockstep agreement on most issues with her Communist paymasters. The only time she differed significantly with the others on the show was her do-or-die defense of her ethically-challenged father and his sleazy GOP pals. In short, she was the perfect concern troll.

    Another problem with concern trolls is that they have galaxy-sized egos. Meghan McCain thought she should be the star of the show.

    Agreed. I don’t see someone else who checks their boxes with any name recognition like Meghan McCain, which was her father’s name. Maybe Liz Cheney would fit the bill; a r neocon, big businesses/big govt supporter, hates DJT? Of course that wouldn’t increase their audience by bringing in r mainstream voters much less r populists so maybe not.

    Perhaps it’s time for them to bring in an equal amount of countervailing viewpoints from the right or just admit they are an entirely leftist and far left at that, program intended for leftists and not suburban or middle-class households?

      It is possible that the producers would try to get Liz Cheney, but I doubt it. For one thing, the Cheney name is still radioactive in Communist circles. For another, Cheney likely has her sights set higher than being one of a flock of noisy barnyard hens in a TV show.

    Just stick Joys hand up a Miss Piggy Muppets ass and it can be like Meghan never left

Why start a new trend? The harpies on the “view” haven’t had a Conservative on so far.

Pasadena Peabody | December 28, 2021 at 11:42 am

Shouldn’t be a problem—looking for a RINO. They’re a dime a dozen.

    Meghan McCain had her father’s (in)famous name, but otherwise she was only “famous for being famous” (think Paris Hilton with a bigger bust and L stretch pants). She was the closest thing The View had to eye candy, although the competition was not exactly fierce.

    Pretty much any lefty GOP female who might replace her is either probably not interested (Liz Cheney), or is someone no one has heard of.

    Crying Kinzinger is available…

Get a lefty to resister as a Republican. Dems Can’t lose when fake Republicans are running against Democrats. That’s why we call them RINOs. Simple solution to the Views problem. 100% liberal.

why not “tank” abrams?–she outweighs the other three put together, has an iq way less than a third of the other three put together and would easily elbow the other three out of the way like flies at the dungheap–she’s the quintessential “attention whore”

Guest hosts “disrupt the flow” because they all have their periods synced up.

In all seriousness, they want someone who is a regular that they can dig their hooks into and gang up on behind the scenes in a 3 vs 1. They can’t do that to revolving guest hosts.

I know a member of the Cheney family who will soon be unemployed and available 😉

Why not Chris Christie?

Maybe the current left wing ideologues on The View could actually learn the point of view of the ‘opposing’ side and take turns supporting it… oh, silly me.

Seems like watching the futile search should be entertaining enough.

How about 2 or 3 “conservatives” to sort of even the score?

The last box they’re having trouble checking is, “Willing to be seen with these crones by the TV-viewing public every day.”

Interviewer (John Cleese): Good evening. Tonight we’re going to take a hard tough abrasive look at camel spotting. Hello.

Spotter (Eric Idle): Hello Peter.

Interviewer: Now tell me, what exactly are you doing?

Spotter: Er well, I’m camel spotting. I’m spotting to see if there are any camels that I can spot, and put them down in my camel spotting book

I’ve sent them my head shot. If they don’t like the bears I’m going to tell them I’m a lady.

I’ve already worked out the only responses I will use:

1) shut up
2) that’s stupid
3) yeah and unicorns fart rainbows
4) your fascism is showing
5) still being stupid
6) let’s go Brandon

They really only need a conservative for the “Freak Show” portion of the show.

    Retired in Chicago in reply to Neo. | December 28, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    I don’t watch the show, except for the very beginning to see if Joyless Behar passed away during the night but I think of the whole program as a freak show.

How about that Jenner person?

Retired in Chicago | December 28, 2021 at 2:31 pm

meaning they can’t find anybody who wants to work on that show with those nasty nasty women and be yelled at all the time. liberals Don’t respect Anyone else’s opinion and they certainly don’t want to hear it. And when they have a problem with you for whatever reason They’ll frame you and set you up like they did Sharon Osbourne calling her a racist which was ridiculous.

For starters, Meghan McCain – and her damned father – were never “Republicans.” They were/are Swamp Creatures.

As an Arizona resident I am embarrassed that daddy McCain represented my state. He was a completely shameless excuse for a human being. His daughter is following well in his footsteps.

I suggest Hilary Clinton, she did more to advance Trump than any other person alive.

A seat at a table full of yentas. Prostitution might be less profitable, but likely more fun and less stressful

What conservative in their right mind would want a job working with those loathsome Harpie’s …

Did Whoopie swallow their last try-out??
I never watch the show and Dang!! She’s getting big!!

They should try a temporary substitute program for “The SPEW”! There’s a Japanese TV show that features people doing all kinds of disgusting stuff just for the “fame and fortune”! One show had contestants enter a porta-potty and the first one to successfully produce an obama was the winner! In case of a tie, extra points were given for “aroma”! I’m sure most people tuning in to the show and hearing the “bathroom music” would not even notice the change other than the regular hosts being in outhouses!

Pasadena Peabody | December 29, 2021 at 3:53 pm

“The View is Struggling to find…”

They might be wiggling, but I doubt they are struggling. The only thing they struggle with is the truth.

They misspelled sycophant.

I nominate Beth Dutton from “Yellowstone.”