April 24th, 2008
01:55 PM ET
6 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. Hillary will be President

    Jenna should vote for Hillary if she has any brains. Otherwise, stupid people can continue join the ranks of Obama and McCain.

    Smart people vote for Hillary !!!!! Obama is a shameful fiasco.

    Hillary '08

    April 24, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  2. Tiachi

    I don't like Bush, but I think it was very BRAVE of Jenna to say that she is not exactly the puppet her mother is, who hands down backed McCain while in the same breathe admitted to not following the primaries. Open-mindedness is what we need in this country. Thats the new generation we see coming up and voting for Obama.

    April 24, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  3. Dave

    Ashaki – Why are you talking about Chelsea? This article is about Jenna.

    April 24, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  4. Deepraj

    I saw the broadcast and boy did her mom look pissed. I am ambivalent between Obama and McCain but honest to God, this girl is a complete airhead who can't articulate herself, much like her father, and her endorsement would do more harm than good.

    April 24, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  5. Darryl, Arlrington TX for Obama

    Wow, I think it would be nice to find out they actually back Senator Obama. But we would never find out the truth.

    April 24, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  6. Mike C.

    So is the wedding small or big? What is JB talking about here: "[It will be] outdoors, very small wedding, you 'know, very SMALL, all relatives, our families, really, kind of BIG,?" Only the shadow knows.

    Mike C.
    Woodlands, TX

    April 24, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  7. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    Now that your daddy has lead our country into a failed war and brought back the spectre of the Great Depression, it's probably good to go with someone whose mantra isn't "Stay the Course."...

    April 24, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  8. Bayou Joe

    And why do we need any Bush to endorse McCain. He is better off without those endorsements.

    As most people her age, they have succumbed to the Obama Juice.

    UT is not exactly a bastion of consevative values. So what can we expect from the indoctrination that she went through.

    In the end it won't amount to a hill of beans, because McCain will beat anyone of the two Socialists running as Democrats.

    April 24, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  9. Concerned Democrat

    It's so funny to read all the posts from pissed off Republicans.

    "Who Cares!"
    "Is this really news"
    "Worthless article"

    And elated Democrats.

    "Good for you Jenna"
    "Closet Obama supporter"
    "She's smarter than her Father"

    April 24, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  10. Cody

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

    So, her wedding is going to be "very small" and "kind of big?" If she was saying that their families are kind of big, then CNN didn't review this article before posting it.

    April 24, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  11. Herman LA, CA

    Smart choice

    April 24, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  12. Beth

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

    This is the most hilarious quote I've ever read. Which is it, Jenna? A "small" or a "big" wedding??

    April 24, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  13. Kevin Callahan

    And why is this news? Jenna is no pundit, has no experience, and those of us who knew her during her antics in college really don't consider her political choices to be anything resembling astute. She's a private citizen. C'mon, CNN, you can do better.

    April 24, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  14. Redphilly

    Finally a Bush with some common sense!

    April 24, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  15. chris24

    I'm sure she'll vote for Nader.

    April 24, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  16. Redphilly

    And Barack's a relative too!

    April 24, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  17. Delaware

    Here we go again. She is one of the smart republican. The man cannot even understand the economy how can he leads the nation. America be careful with John McCain because if he get elected he will ruin the country to a third world country.

    April 24, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  18. AJ

    Who cares who Jenna Bush is backing?
    She should be supporting Obama. Obama has so much in common with her father. They are both arrogant windbags who don't have what it takes to run our nation.

    If not Clinton – McCain in 08

    April 24, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  19. Peter

    . . . . That only means that she is voting for Senator Obama. Go Jenna.

    Yes We Can.

    April 24, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  20. Viet Nam Vet

    Flip-Flop (very small, really kind of big) don't sound to smart to me,
    must have been on the wrong side of the door with her dad when the
    brains were handed out.

    April 24, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  21. Chip

    "very small, all relatives, our families, really, kind of big"... "So it's half-family and then half very close friends." ...huh? No wonder she doesn't know who to support... she probably doesn't even know who is running. And the Obama supporters here think that she "has brains"... is "brilliant"? LOL! Pathetic. Everyone immediately showers praise on anybody who supports their candidate, or in this case, just shows the slightest bit of hesitation before deciding on who she will vote for, as if it has any importance whatsoever. Sorry Obama supporters, I know Barrack has kept you in the clouds with his speeches about magic rays of sunshine, but any realist will tell you that this ditz will most likely vote for McCain in November. But no matter who she votes for, why would anybody be proud to get her support?

    April 24, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  22. Willow

    Daddy has something in common with his daughter. He's "been too busy with CROOKS to really pay that much attention."

    April 24, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  23. Tom Eyemdaman

    Caption of picture says she may vote democrat – complete BS. She said she hasn't decided who she'll vote for because she hasn't been studying the issues.

    CNN Spin, Spin you can count on!

    April 24, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  24. Thomas, Baton Rouge, LA

    too busy....

    pffffffftt!
    She just don't wanna dis her dad publicly....

    April 24, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  25. Hillarygetoutof therace

    Go Jenna the smart one in the family, hope you father and mother learn from you. You are example of new and improved generation. Change we can believe in stop the drama vote for Obama.

    April 24, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
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