(CNN) – Could Scott McClellan be an unlikely supporter of Barack Obama?
In several interviews with media organizations Thursday night, the former White House press secretary hinted that he was strongly leaning toward the Illinois senator's White House bid over his own party’s presumptive nominee.
McClellan, a former White House official who has angered several Republicans this week for his scathing critique of the Bush Administration, said he hasn't made an official decision on which candidate he will back, but offered that he is "intrigued by Sen. Obama's message."
"It's a message that is very similar to the one that Gov. Bush ran on in 2000," McClellan told CBS News.
The former White House press secretary struck a similar tone in an interview with USA Today, saying that he is attracted to both party's likely nominees.
"I have a lot of respect and admiration for Sen. McCain," he said. "I'm also intrigued by Sen. Obama."
McClellan, who played a key role in the president's 2000 campaign, isn't the first member of Bush's inner circle to express support for Obama. In 2007, former Bush strategist Matt Dowd also said he had become disillusioned with the president and said Obama was the only candidate that appealed to him.
Good for him, the more the merrier!
Obama '08 !
Can you say free publicity?
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It certainly does not matter who Scott supports.
What does matter is the current shills for the White House in the press office start to realize that they owe their loyalty to the American Public and to no one else. This loyalty thing has got to be straightened out. They work for us and no one else. They should be getting their information from the White House, yes, but then FACT CHECKING to make sure what they are telling us, their employers, is the truth. Their loyalty should be to the public, no one else. The current group has yet to learn that and Scott learned way too late.
Such bitter comments from the right today lol...
Did it occur to anyone that the guy had a change of heart?
He has already ticked off the Republican group, so he might as well to all the way to the left. He is nothing to loose at this point.
Because Scott is fair minded ...
Obama is the Tiger Woods of politics ... and with that comes the same heat, from the same type of people that Tiger had to endure ... like the ENDLESS media attention whether good or bad.
Most of us like McClellen, Rupert Murdock and Bay Buchanan can see beyond that and regonize talent when it's staring us in the face. Others will sacrifice talent for past wounds and beliefs believing that it is about them and not us.
Why would anyone continue to be loyal to Bush? He is corrupt, dumb, and a complete liar. Good for him to come out and confirm what most everyone already knows. Those of you that continue to believe Bush need to get out of La La land which is where Bush seems to have been since day one. Mission Accomplished!!!
...and besides, Bush and his cronies are a MESS.
Can you blame him???
"It's a message that is very similar to the one that Gov. Bush ran on in 2000,"
Look where that got us...
I think it is some truth to his but and the white house and the
press somehow again will help cover this up. The american
peoples already know that this war was fix.Mccain is part of this mess
as well,this why he want to continue this war.
These people are interviewees. They don't get paid for making the rounds on TV. Stop talking about things you obviously know nothing about.
despite the fact that scott waited to long to reveal and confrim the truth we all knew for awhile regarding the sneaky tactics of the bush administration, I do hope people consider this statements about the president when voting. Do we want president like McCain who was duped into the war without confirming whether the information was accurate and believes in the current administration policies. Lying to get to war that has cost this country billions of dollars and 4,500 lives is an outcry. Why do we want to continue with this path? wake up, people. too many things are at stake.
We Obama supporters are glad to see that the heavens have finally opened and the celestial choir is singing.
It's safe inside Obamaland and welcome aboard!
Its funny how Republicans are blaming Scott's publisher. The same publisher who published many of Bill O'Reily's books. What I find even more interesting is that no one from the Republican party said that Scott was outright wrong. So that leads me to believe that Scott's book has some truth to it.
It is refreshing to have someone like Scott so honest he felt he was obligated to let the world know what really goes on in the Bush administration. Also, brave enough to take the heat that he knew would come.
Please stay away from democratic party , from 1999 Bush and Karl Rove are ling and playing dirty trick you know that you were with them from 1999
Now you are acting smart!!!!!!!!! Give us break
Hillary 08 or Mc cain 08
Scotty, you had no credibility when you were distorting the facts a few years ago so why should anyone take you seriously now?
Maybe you can go work for Rove – I hear he's looking for an employer that will buy into his deceptive and ventomlike nature – good luck scum!
see there is hope for us all to change.
ok, it took scott a while to see the truth....but better late than never. i hope he is an Obama supporter.
welcome, we are inclusive, not divisive.
If he supports OBama it will be the most intelligent move he will have made in the last 10yrs.
Good Choice....takes one to know one!
With all that he said in his book, he only now has respect for McCain......be careful Scott......one contradictory comment and Mr. Spark will beam you up......
This Dave blogger has some pretty scathing critisism of McClelland–to the point where he threatens him, i.e., "Your days are numbered". He has not even read the book, yet he and other Bush supporters are reeling from excerpts from the book. It appears they are the ones who should get a life.
It's unavoidable and unstoppable. This country is through with separation, division and negativity. No more mud slinging and deception! We are greater than that.
Clinton with all her 'experience' was mislead by a group of buffoons!! That same group that completely trashed her husband.
They are spending billions and billions of OUR money on another country. Time to bring OUR MONEY HOME TO US!!!
McClellan says, "It's a message that is very similar to the one that Gov. Bush ran on in 2000".
Wouldn't this be a red flag?
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