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. Stop feeding this girl...

    What a sleek, privileged little porker. Can we maybe get Meghan a job?

    June 13, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  2. McCain '08

    It's nice to see that republican values are still strong! A man can cheat on his disabled wife, then leave her and their children to run off with a younger rich woman.

    Got to love those republicans.

    June 13, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  3. Kiah

    You know I find it quite annoying that the media like to paint this cushy cozy family life for the McCain's. While they try and demonize the Obama's.

    Really convenient!

    June 13, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  4. Billy

    Scroll down and check out her "country" playlist. Her taste in music is worse than her taste in fathers.

    June 13, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  5. al

    MEGHAN WHO? IS THIS A REALLY SIGNIFICANT CHANGE? SHES JUST DOING THIS BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO BE A GOOD DAUGTHER NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT. NOW IF ONLY HE CAN GET JENNA BUSHES VOTE THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE ATLEAST TWO YOUNG FOLLOWERS. STOP THE MADNESS. VOTE OBAMA.

    June 13, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  6. JohnLee

    If her Dad was so great and the republicans were so great, I would have thought she was already registered as a republican. This shows how McBush and family doesn't even believe what McBush says.

    June 13, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  7. Terri

    Billy from Fl

    You're and idiot you are judging children in elementary school

    Go blog on FOX news that obviously where you belong. Shameful

    Go Obama

    June 13, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  8. John

    She is hot. McCain has my vote.

    June 13, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  9. Steve

    She has been a registered Independent for a whole 5 years before she took the plunge and solidified her Republican status!

    Big step! She will change her mind again. I used to vote party lines at her age and now I vote differently. You just never know what will happen 15 years from now.

    June 13, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  10. Gerry

    It must have been a really difficult decision for Meghan, it's taken 16 months to make.

    If it takes McBush that long to convince his daughter to vote for him, I don't like his chances in November.

    June 13, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  11. Jamaal B

    she can definitely get it though!!

    June 13, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  12. Michael

    Well, she is a good daughter to support her dad.

    I am glad she got her Mother's looks.

    Thanks to the current administration, I don't think
    it matters how many switch to support McSame.

    Obama 08

    June 13, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  13. Bill

    Does this make her a flip flopper?

    June 13, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  14. Republican for OBAMA!

    Great so he'll get at least two votes now.

    June 13, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  15. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Effective leader of our country, hmm. McCain has always endorsed Bush's policies and I find it strange he was never put on Bush's ticket as V.P., not once but two times. What's up with that, when McCain's platform is that he is best for national security. It's apparent that Bush thought different, not once but twice. Something is totally wrong with that picture. McCain's a "throw back" from the Bush administration.

    June 13, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  16. NYC Native

    Aww. Sweet. He's still gonna lose.

    June 13, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  17. TXBad1

    thats Family Values, supporting one another, Not surprising the Obamanites will run with this as a negative, But do as the rest of us do , Ignore there Blind intelligence or lack of and go on!

    NO OBama 2008 or Never

    June 13, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  18. Billy from Fl

    Hey, Kenneth M
    Does the truth hurt??? If you tell the truth does that make you stupid??

    You Obama supporters don't have the brains you were born with.

    Maybe you believe all the bull "Yes We Can" speeches, but
    McCain is going to pull every skelton out of Obama's closet, and I'm
    sure there is a lot to come. Are you going to go crying to mama
    when you look like a fool.

    June 13, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  19. Deanna , Canada

    What a nasty and cynical lot Americans have become.
    I can't believe some of these mean spirited comments directed at public figures and their families.
    With all the problems your country and the world is facing , one would think that you would take a more serious approach to electing your next President.

    June 13, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  20. PhilT

    What a man of character.

    I wonder if his first wife and children from that marriage feel the same way?

    The amazing thing about Sen. McCain is how he believes he knows what is best for America regarding Iraq. Unfortunately a significant majority of Americans don't agree with him. He just doesn't think "it is important."

    Sorry, John IT IS IMPORTANT!

    June 13, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  21. Glenn

    Man, that is real headline news! There should be at least a four hour special about this really big news event. The American public has been holding it's collective breathe waiting for this earth shaking news. Wow! I can sleep tonight knowing that all is well.

    June 13, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  22. Eric

    I hope she votes to Obama anyways though. That'd be funny.

    June 13, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  23. Alex FL

    Id rather have a 2nd Carter term than a 3rd Retard term.

    June 13, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  24. Bill

    Perhaps this is a way to attack McCain on something other than a meaningful issue, you know, the billboard politics that Republicans seem to be so fond of.

    June 13, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  25. Change

    why didn't you think of it when your daddy won the nomination, so it took you this long to trust your daddy. Tipical politics of washington

    June 13, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
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