June 13th, 2008
09:58 AM ET
13 years ago

An early Fathers Day gift for John McCain

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(CNN)—Meghan McCain gave her father an early Father’s Day gift Friday when she changed her political party affiliation from an Independent to a Republican.

Joined by her mother, Cindy McCain, the younger McCain re-registered at the State Capitol Executive Building in Phoenix, Arizona.

In a statement on the aspiring first daughter’s blog, Meghan McCain explained she made the decision as a symbol of commitment to her father.

Meghan McCain, who was registered as an Independent since she was old enough to vote, said in a statement the choice represents her faith in her father’s “ability to be an effective leader for our country and to grow and strengthen the Republican Party when he is elected President of the United States.

“Happy Father's Day, Dad!” she also said.

Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (333 Responses)
  1. Greg, NY

    News: McCain was for privatized social security before he was against it!

    McCain last night: "But I'm not for quote privatizing Social Security, I never have been, I never will be."

    McCain in 2004: "Without privatization, I don't see how you can possibly, over time, make sure that young Americans are able to receive Social Security benefits."

    June 13, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  2. NIGEL

    While yor're at it get him some warm milk and a pillow to rest his head

    June 13, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  3. Damian

    An attempt to try to appeal to the younger voters

    June 13, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  4. Independent for Obama

    What a great gift! (sarcasm). At least McCain has registered one new voter for the Republicans.

    June 13, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  5. Elizabeth

    Her father isn't gonna win anyway.

    Just say no to a Bush third term.

    June 13, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  6. Billy from Fl

    It is refreshing to see that one of the canidates has a nice family.

    The Clintons and the McCains can be very proud of their children.

    Obama's children are not old enough to judge yet, but if they are
    anything like their mother, someone will have to make sure they
    never speak in public.

    June 13, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  7. Capt. Smash, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Ok now I feel better, this makes me warm and fuzzy all over!

    Obama 08/12

    June 13, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  8. You go Hillary

    "If I can't vote for Hillary then it's McCain, since he know what is best for women."

    If that's isn't scary enough then I don't know what is.

    By the way, was McCain around long enough to vote for women's right to vote? If so could someone look it up and see how he voted?

    June 13, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  9. Len in Washington

    I know you guys might think this is a good "personal interest story" but come on CNN. This is NOT newsworthy.

    June 13, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  10. sophia nyc

    Again with this story?

    June 13, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  11. independent

    Who cares. Your father is running as Bush term I will not vote for him. He too old too

    June 13, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  12. TF

    Man she is a hottie. To bad she'll continue to just be a senator's daughter after November.

    June 13, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  13. JIM...TX

    That should make his day...a convert.

    June 13, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  14. No McCain

    Seems like you can only rely on your family and ur dog... no one else will elect you Sir.

    June 13, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  15. The Bush Twins : George and John

    Of course she would do this, wouldn't any daughter or son ?. The question is : Who cares ?. And, why is this news ?

    June 13, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  16. New Day

    She's 23? So how old was papa when she was born; 92?

    June 13, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  17. stan pittsburgh,pa

    sorry youung lady i appreciate you voting and all but even you know your dad is the wrong choice for this country!!! wrong choice!!!!

    June 13, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  18. WD

    Well, at least he will get one vote!

    June 13, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  19. Austin Powers

    That's a man, man! Well, she looks rather mannish.

    June 13, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  20. Stuck in Texas

    I wonder if he has a cuddly little pet name for her, too?

    June 13, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  21. DJ, Los Angeles

    Is one of the editors in love with her or something? 2 stories in a row on books and gifts? Please....

    June 13, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |

    Obama = 2nd Carter term!!!!!

    June 13, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  23. Tony C.

    And this is news how??????????????????????????????

    June 13, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  24. jp/michigan

    Well, I left the democratic party and became a independent. Obama was the nominee of the pundits, elder DNC, Howard Dean and super delegates. This woman believes in a one person-one vote system, which the Democratic party does not.

    June 13, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  25. Evoli

    There was no need for the vile comments from you Obama supporters. This is a father/daughter story. You Obama supporters are scary. What has happened to the last 3 generations of our children. John McCain is a fine honorable man. Lets leave it at that.

    June 13, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
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