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

An early Fathers Day gift for John McCain

Meghan McCain gave her father an early Father's Day gift.

Meghan McCain gave her father an early Father's Day gift.

(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.

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soundoff (333 Responses)
  1. Canad

    "Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly?
    Because her father is Janet Reno."

    June 13, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  2. Canad

    Quote John McCain

    June 13, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  3. Tom Soppe, Portland, OR

    Another warm fuzzy folksy feelgood story about the GOP candidate, right after another manufactured non-issue story about supposed image problems with the Dem (bike helmet). Typical big media bias.

    June 13, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  4. Shelby Y.

    Hey Bill in FL, thats really tough of you to insult young children. If they are anything like their mother then I guess that means they too will become first ladies. I wonder if your mother knows what a low life jerk she raised.

    To lil McCain, thats so sweet of you, I'm sure he loved the Fathers Day gift. But I'm sorry your Daddy still going to lose.

    June 13, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  5. Swalker327

    Yea right - how can truly be a republican when your dad has been a republican for so long and you were registered as a independent. Just goes to show that she didn't believe in the republican BS.

    I guess Chelsea's push for her mom's candiacy pushed McCain's advisors to force his daughter to move in his direction. What a crock!!


    June 13, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  6. fed up

    billy from fl you are such a piece of trash

    June 13, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  7. some dude

    McCain's daughter is HOT!!!!!!!!!

    June 13, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  8. Ron

    Unfortunately, you are going to be unable to hide for the Second Coming. We as a people should be willing to unite as one. As Democrat and parent, I am proud to see Meghan supporting her father. But why did she wait until now to change. Her father has been a Republican running for office for many years. And then I question if in the past the very party she is switching too, she had absolutely no trust in. Technically speaking she is not in support of the party, just the nominee of the party.. I bet if her father was not running she would be supporting Obama!!!!!! But I do commend her for supporting her father.

    June 13, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
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