The following exchanges were aired on the June 12 edition of The McLaughlin Group:
JOHN MCLAUGHLIN: Question: How do you account for the amount of successful women candidates in Tuesday's political primaries? Eleanor Clift?-Geoffrey Dickens is the Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. You can follow him on Twitter here 
ELEANOR CLIFT, NEWSWEEK: Well I think conservative Republican women were really the stars this week, and I credit, in part, Saint Sarah. She's on the cover of Newsweek this coming week. She's credited with empowering and emboldening conservative women and maybe reshaping the religious right. And I think that looks good in primaries. I don't know how it will play in the, in the fall when you have a broader electorate. I think the two women in California are genuine business women. They spent enormous amounts of money. Whitman spent, I think $80 million, which works out to about $80 per vote, and they are gonna position themselves as outsiders and business women who are running against classical political insiders. But Carly Fiorina, who's running for the Senate, got a rocky start when she was caught on an open mic making fun of Barbara Boxer's hair saying it's oh, "so yesterday." And these two Republican women are also social conservatives in a state that's very pro-choice. So maybe those issues will be cast as "so yesterday."
MONICA CROWLEY, WASHINGTON TIMES: First of all I need to correct something that Eleanor said. Meg, Meg Whitman is not a social conservative. She is pro choice.