To have lost a competition or goal for a prized object or person (girl, grade, money, presidency) due to terrible and negative planning, tactics, and broadcasting. Stems from the 2008 presidental election
between Senators John McCain
and Barack Obama
, wherein John McCain
a crushing defeat
argurably due to negative campaign and debating.
As an verb: "Cindy did nothing but party the whole weekend when she should've been studying on her finals. She McCain'd
her test and now she has to retake the course."
As an adjective: "Derrick totally
by Juile because not only did he show up late to their
date, he also showed up naked."