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. Michael

    Looks like someone else is supporting Dr. Ron Paul

    April 24, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  2. DZ in Austin

    For all you Kool-aid drinkers, a non endorsement for McCain doesn't necessarily translate to an endorsement for Obumble. However, given it's coming from a Bush, you just might be right.. I wouldn't expect there to be a lot of thought behind any decision.

    April 24, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  3. I call it respect

    I can't imaging voting for someone who bashes my father everyday. Whether it be Hillary or Obama Some might call it a generation gap, I call it respect. Some would say she is smart but I would say she is disrespectful. Is there something wrong with loving your parents? or is that a thing of the past.? Oh, I forgot the youth know it all. They have been there and done that. Their parents know nothing. They want INSPIRATION!

    April 24, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  4. John

    Hillary DID NOT vote yes to war. She voted to allow the use of force to persuade Saddam to comply. Cronkite is right American voters are getting too stupid to vote.

    April 24, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  5. Michigan Voter

    She just doesn't know whos running....the apple does't fall far.

    April 24, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  6. brad

    Think about all the crap this girl has had to endure because her father is one of the great villians in modern history.

    April 24, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  7. kerry d

    hinting that she may be an obama supporter? i think not! come on people get real. she is a genuine university of texas tea sipper. she knows all about the politics of distraction practiced by hillary and bill and knows better than most how barack has dissed, unfairly i might add, her father. she is most likely sitting back and laughing at all the fools who have their tongues wagging over this story. good for you Jenna!

    April 24, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  8. Oregon has Hope and wants change

    Don't pick on Jenna because of who her father is.
    she is a wonderful, giving woman who volunteers and writes books with proceeds going to charities, so don't judge her.

    Put it this way........

    I HATE EVERYTHING HILLARY STENDS FOR

    But I have nothing against her daughter, she is her own person, and still growing, so leave the former first daughters alone.

    April 24, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  9. Chuck

    Why does this not surprise me. There is nothing honorable and true about the Clinton machine, and she as well as he continues to prove it each and every day.

    April 24, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  10. Jim

    Sadly it really doesn't matter who she cares about.....in this country the people DO NOT vote for the President..........the electoral college does. Congressman are greatly influenced by large corporations; I wonder if the electoral college members are also. The nearly 2.8 millions registered voters in my state of Alabama may be all excited about voting in the upcoming elections, but all of their votes will be represented by 9 votes from the electoral college.

    April 24, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  11. Ms D

    You Go Jenna!! Don't be pressure into voting republican. The republicans are the ones that got our country destroyed. Out with the old including Bilary and in with the new!!

    April 24, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  12. Maddie

    She is a jr. snake oil salegirl–and she wants America to buy her books. End of that story.

    April 24, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  13. Lynn

    I'll never understand why people think that just by putting a Democrat in the office means a miracle happened.
    I'd be very disappointed in Jenna if she voted outside the republican party.
    Looks like with youth DOES NOT come intelligence.

    April 24, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  14. From PA

    seems like alot of brainwashed people here...

    Everyone has right to who they want to vote for McCain, Obama, or Hillary.........we should all stop crowning our so called rightful choice.

    Afterall this is a democratic nation, all views welcomed....STOP THE HATE!!

    April 24, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  15. joyce

    jenna
    i am a obama supporter, but you do what your heart can live with that is what freedom of speach is and the right to vote honestly, when honestly gets lost, the world hurts very bad. and from arkansas, we all wish you and your groom the very best in the future. always stay true to youself. the rest will follow
    white lady in arkansas

    April 24, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  16. proud army and navy mom

    huh ..smart? "I don't really have time for that" ...her idiot father is the president, make time!

    April 24, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  17. Arnette

    "Cha Ching–that will keep them guessing until I sell all my books," says Jenna.

    April 24, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  18. April in Texas

    Well at least someone in that Bush family has some intelegence..

    Obama 08

    April 24, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  19. Ted: Canada

    She told a Canadian reporter – she is voting for Obama!

    Wow! does that send a message to the controversary of "young vs old".

    April 24, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  20. Joseph-Atlanta

    "[It will be] outdoors, very small wedding, you 'know, very small, all relatives, our families, really, kind of big,"

    Very small, kinda big...jeeeez.!

    She sounds like her dad discousing the WAR.

    What a dummy! She put her foot in her mouth...in the tradtion of her father...

    April 24, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  21. N Kannan

    Voting for an older person is the worst thing you can do to this country. The U.S needs someone familiar with younger people, the society, the people, the relationships they are growing up with. Electing an older person ensures that they have a context that is rooted in the 60's or before. They will be addressing the problems of the last century and fighting the phantoms of battles of the 80's and the 90's or even before that if you vote for McCain. We have ONE chance to get it right after getting it completely wrong in two consecutive elections in the past! Let's elect someone who will lead younger people with a context that is fitting with this century!

    OBAMA08!!

    April 24, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  22. Bill

    Ashaki, the article is not about Chelsey Clinton.

    April 24, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    Did anyone notice she mentioned that she hadn't really thought much about it????? These primaries have been going on for how long now? With how many debates? This is the current president's daughter saying she has been too busy with other things. Like father like daughter!!!

    April 24, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  24. Democrat in PA

    Armstrong – I didn't see anywhere in the article where she said that she was considering voting for Obama...........

    April 24, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  25. Conor

    How is this important to the campaign? Maybe if she endorsed a canidate but just saying she isn't sure who she will vote for? Not really relevant.

    April 24, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
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