April 24th, 2008
01:55 PM ET
7 years ago

Jenna Bush may not back McCain

Laura Bush and daughter Jenna appeared on CNN's Larry King Live Thursday.
Laura Bush and daughter Jenna appeared on CNN's Larry King Live Thursday.

(CNN) - President Bush was quick to endorse John McCain when the Arizona senator wrapped up his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

But another Bush might not be so sure.

Speaking with CNN's Larry King Wednesday night, Jenna Bush said she hasn't decided yet who she will vote for in November.

"I don't know," Jenna Bush, daughter of President and Mrs. Bush, said when asked if she will back McCain.

"Of course [I am open]. I mean, who isn't open to learning about the candidates and I'm sure that everybody's like that," she added.

Though the younger Bush conceded she has "been too busy with books to really pay that much attention."

Meanwhile, mother Laura Bush was quick to affirm that she will be voting for the Republican candidate in the fall.

The two appeared on the show to discuss Jenna Bush's upcoming wedding next month.

"[It will be] outdoors, very small wedding, you 'know, very small, all relatives, our families, really, kind of big," Jenna Bush said. “So it's half-family and then half very close friends."


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soundoff (388 Responses)
  1. Ron, TX

    Go Jenna! Someone in the family has brains!!!

    April 24, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  2. Ashaki

    Who cares what the daughter of the worst president in US history thinks about anything?

    April 24, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  3. Army Wife

    ==Hillary voted Yes to the Iraq War. In my view she's always a Loser=

    April 24, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  4. Cammi317

    Sounds like a closet Obama supporter to me!!! LOL

    April 24, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  5. Kayne DeGrenier

    She should endorse him

    April 24, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  6. jo

    At least we have one Bush member with brains.

    April 24, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  7. RFP

    And this is news, why...?

    April 24, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  8. NC - IN for Obama

    Jenna is 'secretly' backing Sen. Obama.
    Maybe even a contribution or two :)
    The Smart young ones knows a true Leader!
    The old one is stuck in the past with the same 'old' mentality now we payin $4 for gas n milk whats next? Lines for toilet tissue and bread?

    April 24, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  9. Sharon54

    That is the Greatest thing about America, Freedom of choice and privacy of voting.

    April 24, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  10. Brooke

    Again, how is this news? Who Jenna Bush is going to vote for could matter less to me.

    April 24, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  11. Unshrub

    Maybe she is waiting to endorse Obama.

    April 24, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  12. seattle sue

    I for one could not care less what any Bush thinks! Jenna Bush should just close her mouth around that Silver spoon, that she has been sucking on since birth.

    April 24, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  13. NickNas

    Though the younger Bush conceded she has "been too busy with books to really pay that much attention."

    MILLIONS of students nationwide are more active than ever before in politics. Registering in record numbers in the Biggest election in decades.

    Here we have yet another BUSH too busy to pay attention. It HAS to be in the Genes.

    April 24, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  14. al-des moines

    Who cares?

    April 24, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  15. Bizzle, California

    Once you go black....

    April 24, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  16. Jano

    Well, that explains it.!!! The Bush family has been busy with the WEDDING and that is why our country is in such a ppor state. Weddings are DEFINITELY more important than whether this country "goes to ruin". I am so glad they set this straight.

    April 24, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  17. Danny

    Who care.......we even don't need you or your families support anyway.
    Bushy families is not good at all.

    April 24, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  18. Obama 08

    She is so cute! She sounds like she is down to earth person and does not have a snobbish personality.

    April 24, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  19. Pat

    Ok, Jenna, after all McCain has done to back your Dad – thanks a bunch for your great Bush loyalty! Boo!

    April 24, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  20. Brian G

    Well, at least one Bush is showing some good sense and something other than tunnel vision!

    April 24, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  21. George

    This really is a non-story but CNN must fill their pages.

    Still, McCain must be thanking his lucky stars. The way the War, the Economy and the Housing market are doing do you really want anyone with the last name Bush supporting you?

    Anyway, if she carries is half as dumb as her father she probably would never make a rally... ...she'd get lost.

    April 24, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  22. Tony Z- MD

    She knows she supports Obama. She clearly see what has happened to the US under the Bush Administration.

    April 24, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  23. Carolina

    It's refreshing to see that Jenna's an independent thinker, rather than just a carbon copy of her parents' choices. She's probably gotten a lot of flak from friends and put in the position of 'defending' her daddy's wars since many of the troops are her own age.

    We wish her luck in her upcoming nuptials.

    April 24, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  24. john j

    who cares? what a dingbat....

    April 24, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  25. Independent

    She's been too busy with books?! Sigh. Seriously – how can you be the First Daughter and have absolutely no clue about a major, historic presidential election?

    April 24, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
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