October 24th, 2008
05:50 AM ET
6 years ago

Former Bush aide voting for Obama

CNN

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.


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soundoff (77 Responses)
  1. Joe

    You need to do more than this to repent your sins of supporting W –

    Let's see you continue to work for the good of the country.

    Maybe volunteer to testify at his impeachment?

    October 24, 2008 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  2. Aaron in Charlottesville

    Another GOP supporter jumping the fence? Surprise, surprise, surprise. I don't hear about many Dems going GOP-side. I wonder why...

    October 24, 2008 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
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