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. Rob - WA

    Man she is hot.

    June 13, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  2. Kenneth M

    Silly Billie from Fla. Its ok if you dont have anything bright to say. You can opt out of commenting. That would be better then saying something stupid just to be seen on the blog.

    June 13, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  3. LS

    Who cares??

    June 13, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  4. Wen

    A gift indeed – the only person McSame has brought to the GOP – from Meghan McSame. That won't help McSame. Americans are wise people. It will landslide for Obama. I will consider McSame very lucky if he carries Arizona.

    By the way Meghan, is there no bigger earing out there?

    June 13, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  5. LIAR OBAMA

    Obama is the most dangerous man who has ever run for president. God help us if he wins. This man is on an ego trip and tells you anything you want to hear to get elected. He is such a phony and his supporters just can't see it.
    McCAIN 08

    June 13, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  6. Ed From Milwaukee WI- Swing State

    This is not news, but she is hot! lol

    Obama 08

    June 13, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  7. Kenneth M

    She would have done better to stay Independent. Then he could claim that at least one is still voting for him since his big flip flop.

    June 13, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  8. Xavier, Saint Louis, MO

    Who Cares!!!!!!

    June 13, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  9. Bob

    oh what good daughter meanwhile Bush's daughter is going to vote obama............lol

    June 13, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  10. Cici diAngelo

    This is good: take a stand. When I first started out to vote and be interested in politics, I registered as an Independent. After I studied the party platforms and history of both parties, I found the republican platform fits more in line with historic American independent thinking and I became a republican, like so many of us have. The democrat party platform is very liberal, anti-Christian, anything goes, take away from one and give to an undeserving other person. All bad, democrats. Study up on what your party really stands for; it is very close to socialism and moving further away from good old American independence. The democrat party is run by Big Government interests; that means democrats believe Americans can't run their own lives as well as the party bosses can. Pooh!

    June 13, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  11. Walt

    Billy, even two little girls are not off limits to you, huh? Pretty sad man, pretty sad.

    And, if she was as "nice" as you claim she is, why did it take her until her father was the Republican Nominee for President to become a Republican? LOL, I guess this is the FIRST time she is proud of her father...

    Billy, what country are you going to go back to once Obama is President? England?

    June 13, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  12. LUCYNA

    Those Hillary's supporters, specialy woman, who now wants to vote for McCain, obviously don't have a foggiest idea what this man is about, specialy womans right. They need to do some homework first. And if they do.....they will be shocked.

    June 13, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  13. Santa

    Bitter Obama Supporters.

    June 13, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  14. Kristen- Philadelphia, PA

    Wow, who cares what party McCain’s daughter wants to switch to? I can think of plenty of things I would be interested in hearing about McCain and his daughter’s party of choice is not one of them.

    June 13, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  15. roger

    It seems she is like a "chip off of the old block" McCain has gone from a well respected maverick to a right wing wacko like the rest of the GOP.... a sell out for the christian & neo-conservative vote...

    June 13, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  16. Crush Rush

    He wants boxed in town meetings with a controlled crowd and no protesters.He cant get more than fifty friendlies at one time and without screening.The Creditcard Republicans are going down so hard this year that it could be the end of them.Lets hope so.

    June 13, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  17. Cynthia

    Not much news there – I would do the same thing for my father if he were running for political office.

    June 13, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  18. boogerstjohn

    Man she is hott... buts its Obama in 08

    June 13, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  19. Chris, Middletown, CT

    McCain is not a bad guy...and the country would be a far better place with him in the Oval Office than Bush.....with that being said – the country would still be a far better place with Obama in the White House....thats why this Republican (and I'm still registered as a Republican) is voting for Obama

    June 13, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  20. Jaime

    It's a nice story and she's photogenic. But this doesn't say anything about his positions on women's issues or bread and butter issues... or any issues for that matter.

    Headline : Daughter loves Father

    Is that really so rare here in America as to be newsworthy?

    June 13, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  21. INDEPENDENT FOREVER !

    MEGHAN...............represents her faith in her father’s “ability to be an effective leader............ MCSAME EFFECTIVE LOSER.......LITTLE LONELY ON THAT LIMB!!!!!!

    June 13, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  22. James, Fl

    Gee, isn't that special. I'd be sucking up to Mom – the one with the solid economic future.

    June 13, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  23. insanity

    It's telling that She had to change to Republican party as a Gift to her father. She didn't move because it's the right thing to do or because of the policies.

    That should tell everyone that McSame's policies suck. Even her daughter won't buy them.

    Vote with love for Country, Vote Obama !

    June 13, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  24. Tom in CA

    ...that's right "Billy from Florida" everyone is fodder during an election campaign – even 6 and 9 year old children.

    You're a despicable moron! Now, crawl back into your FEMA trailer!

    June 13, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  25. boogerstjohn

    nevermind i saw better pictures of here she isnt hot at all... OBAMA 08

    June 13, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
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