Watch McCllellan on D.L. Hughley Breaks the News.
(CNN) - Scott McClellan, the former White House press secretary who sharply criticized President Bush in his memoir last spring, told CNN Thursday he's voting for Barack Obama.
"From the very beginning I have said I am going to support the candidate that has the best chance for changing the way Washington works and getting things done and I will be voting for Barack Obama and clapping," McClellan told new CNN Host D.L. Hughley
McClellan, a onetime Bush loyalist whose scathing critique of the president sent shock waves across Washington last spring, has long hinted he was leaning toward the Illinois senator.
"It's a message that is very similar to the one that Gov. Bush ran on in 2000," McClellan said in May about Obama's campaign.
McClellan 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.
The full interview will air on D.L. Hugley's new show, D.L. Hughley Breaks the News, Saturday at 10 p.m. ET. Hughley is also a guest of Larry King Live Friday at 9 p.m. ET.
McClellan was PUNKED by Bush !!! But now he ( McClellan ) has the LAST laugh ! But in the final analysis it really doesn't matter. Obama
was going to win this thing with or without McClellan's endorsement.
The ReThuglican Party is WASHED UP !!!
NEWS OF THE DAY: Senator John McCain endorses obama...... lol
It's refreshing to see that some people do evolve.
I bet before the election Limbaugh switches to support Obama! Hahahahahaha!
After his tell-all book, this is no surprise. Wish all of his mom's supporters would get on board, too!
Please donate money to the RNC so Sarah Palin can have a new outfit for her big rally in Ohio tomorrow. Come to think of it, Todd would like a new suit, so please ante up.
Most people understand Obama is not far left. Obama will make a mid-course directional changes and aim the ship in a slight left of center direction.
Obama will not flip the ship with a huge swing left.
Obama is centered. He is slow and steady.
Obama will have some of the best republican minds in his cabinet. Obama wants the best... like Abrham Lincon. There are great minds on both sides. Not all republicans are pathological ideological tabloid trash like Hannity and Rush.
The republicans have some top notch intellects in their party that Obama is able to have productive 'meeting of the minds' with.
Obama is going to be very different than GW. That is a fact.
The republicans don't need to be scared. Obama is smart enough to recognize other smart people and problem solve.
We have a lot of work to do as a nation. A lot of really big problems face us.
Get ready. We have to work together. It's time
Not smart to raise taxes on the people who provide jobs. Don’t worry my income will stay the same (The rich will stay rich) I’ll just fire a couple employees to cover my losses that Obama creates.
Unemployment will be over 10% under Obama guaranteed. Other business owners I have talked with will also start cutting jobs and raising prices if Obama is elected.
Some of you will be voting yourselves out of a job. Typical democrat, cut your nose off despite your face.
Don’t cry to me when you get the pink slip, I’ll just reply, I TOLD YOU SO!
Any prominany Dems supporting McCain besides "Lieberman"??
It's time for a change. Change from the SOS.
1. We are not following for the lies anymore.
2. We have to start looking to the future to fix what has happened in the past.
3. It's time out for dirty politics and division in this country.
4. We are the hard working Americans that need a break – need a piece of America.
5. We are the waitresses, janitors, secretaries, bank tellers, security guards, grocery store clerks that work twice has hard as the big "CEOs" that sit behind a desk and make decisions. Yet we get paid less and less as taxes go up.
It's time America! It's our time!
Vote for the right change: Obama/Biden 08'
This is great news! Wow, there's no stopping Obama now. Sweet!
You're making the right choice, but you're still horrible.
Scott McCllean has seen the worst by being in the Bush Administration and does not want to see it repeated with Senator McCain. Good for him for speaking out.
Another war supporter for obama. First Colin Powell who lied for the president then Scott McClellan who preached to the American public that Bush was telling the truth.
What a joke.
The first important decision by someone running for the President of the United States is to pick a running mate. McCain failed in this task. Moreover, his capaign is in shambles. HOW CAN WE TRUST HIM TO RUN THE GOVT, IF HE FAILED IN THIS INITIAL TASKS?
Anyone casting a vote for McCain/Palin is NOT RATIONAL.
They are either ignorant of at worst racists.
Obama Voter in FLORIDA.
Its all about race and fashion. Palin and family get a new wardrobe and Obama gets endorsements because of race. Gotta love our politics. The only surprise is that anyone is endorsing McCain.
I am a white male voting no on fashion and yes for Obama.
"What's going on?" Well, historically the poll numbers have tightened up in the final days of an election. Rarely is a double-digit lead attained or even maintained for very long.
If you add the fact that Obama is not necessarily the choice of many...shall we say...xenophobic Americans under *any* circumstance, I think that the numbers are impressive as they are.
another criminal for Obama, what a shock!
Those in denial can't claim race on this one. Powell and McClellen are just both looking at the big picture.
Many senior Republicans have realized the McCain candidacy is seriously flawed. With the seriousness of the nation's issues, McCain, Palin and the surrogates continue traveling down the attack road even through the strategy is seen to be a failure. This is another example of a poorly organized and run campaign which have raised serious doubts in the mind's of voters concerning McCain's stability, judgment, health, age and his VP pick. Too many negatives to overcome!
nani – I hate to break it to you, but we're already ruined, with a future of more to come. As far as the clothes go, $150,000 is a lot of money. If I had donated to the RNC, I would have been mad. Unless, of course, they offered to buy me a $150,000 makeover.
As erratic as McCain is, I expect him to finally say "Obama is just like me – but I'm white".
Voted early for Obama
I wouldn't be surprised if President Bush votes for Barack!!! He wants to jump on the band wagon too!!