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. Eric

    The right to freedom of speech is a great thing. But can someone tell me why there is so much venom in the online discourse

    April 24, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  2. God Bless America

    Okay let's try this one. Jenna DOES NOT have to support the man who will continue in her father's folly. IS AMERICA BETTER NOW THAN WE WERE 8 YEARS AGO? JENNA HAS TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 24, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  3. Mary May King

    "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.==

    At last, a Bush with a sense of humor!

    April 24, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  4. Peter

    So what? Is Jenna Bush's vote weighted more than anyone else's in this country? Another instance of the media reporting utter irrelevancies.

    April 24, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  5. Justme

    The worst president in US HISTORY, with out a doubt...Jimmy Carter!

    April 24, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  6. steve

    lots of nasty comments here. Interesting and it shows she is
    gonna listen and think about it................

    April 24, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  7. Dinah

    Jenna just wants to ensure that she receives wedding gifts from both sides. She is a believable as her daddy! NOT

    April 24, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  8. Michael Lorton, Virginia

    And the point?

    April 24, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  9. frank

    No matter what people say. I consider George W. Bush as a good man with sound moral integrity, despite his political errors. We all make mistakes sometime in our lifetime. He is not the worst US president!

    April 24, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  10. Bill

    Too busy with books... sounds a lot like ol pops claiming he's too busy to watch himself on TV.

    April 24, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  11. Sarah in TX

    Chelsae/Bush '08!!!

    April 24, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  12. EG FROM TORONTO

    DON'T BE TOO HARD ON THIS YOUNG LADY, JUST BECAUSE SHE CARRIES THE BUSH NAME. SHE IS OBVIOUSLY INTELLIGENT AND OPEN MINDED, UNLIKE THE CLINTON OFFSPRING, WHO IS BEING MOLDED AND INDOCTRINATED TO CARRY ON THE CLINTON'S SHAMEFUL LEGACY.

    April 24, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  13. jm

    does anyone actually believe that Obama or Hillary or any President for that matter can affect the cost of gas...it's all supply and demand.

    April 24, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  14. Clayton

    Who cares, and why is this front page news? There are a lot more important things than what someone who has absolutely nothing personally to brag about thinks about an election.

    April 24, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  15. frank texas

    obama= dukakis

    April 24, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  16. Jessica

    How hilarious would it be if she did support Sen. Obama.

    It would make my day/week.

    April 24, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  17. SC

    WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THIS ISN'T NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 24, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  18. RealityKing

    Jenna, along with most college students her age, is busy studying this time of year. Finals next week ya know.... And some how Alexander Moron thinks that means she MAY NOT back McCain??

    April 24, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  19. Kathy

    Who cares what she thinks. She spent her college years like her dad, drinking!!! Yeah, the Bushes sure like their controlled substances!!!

    April 24, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  20. Doug R.

    She's smarter than both of her parents put together times two!!

    April 24, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  21. Mary

    Worse, she might back Shrillary ! Wait, that's the same thing.
    Never mind.

    April 24, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  22. Great

    finally a Bush with brains

    April 24, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  23. Brian, Atlanta

    the daughter speaks just about as well as her Dad.
    It will be a small wedding- no .. make that Big- in the same sentence!

    April 24, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  24. Joey Vedge

    Wow. Great. Everyone, hold on to your hats: Jenna hasn't yet decided who she'll vote for. How will you go on with your day now that this bomb has been dropped.

    It's like a whole new reality I'm living in now. North is south, east is west, and west is a salmon steak.

    /sarcastic.

    April 24, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  25. Mohammad, LA CA

    Nobody has pointed out that she said 'small wedding' and 'kind of big (wedding)' in the same sentence. lol. Like father like daughter huh...

    April 24, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
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