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. Peter Paul

    who cares really........

    June 13, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  2. independent OBAMA Supporter

    Who cares. CNN is this news. Mccain is running as Bush third term.
    why not tell your father to go back to where he belongs. He is too old for this. He will get more sick very soon by running around too much.
    Do you remeber what your father said about Clintons' daughter that she is not beautiful are your beautiful no.
    Tell your father to send you to war in Iraq since he said we are going to stay there 100yrs.

    June 13, 2008 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  3. Texas Trail Dog

    You Obama supporters make me so sick. I notice you bashed Hillary to death and now you're trying the same with McCain. Where did all of you go to Church with Obama's REV. WRIGHT? I appear to be the only one stupid enough to be fighting back at your IGNORANCE. I GUESS THAT MAKES ME PLAIN OLD IGNORANT TOO THEN, DOESN'T IT??? I'll be glad when this is all over with so YOU PEOPLE can go back to walking the streets or laying up on the front porch drinking your wine....... .... UH OH! Hold that thought I'll be right over..

    June 13, 2008 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  4. Ian

    I thought her comb-over over was a pretty good tribute.

    June 13, 2008 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  5. lily

    i hope he like that so he was
    independent too not Republic anyway

    June 13, 2008 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  6. Chris from San Antonio

    Well that settles it. I'm voting for McCain. If he's got the daughter vote locked up, he's the man for me.

    June 13, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  7. Inquiring Minds

    Here's a father's day question for McCain: why is one daughter so much more publically visable than the other?

    This election could do so much to advance our attitudes towards race and ethnicity. And I'm not just talking about Obama. Why doesn't McCain find a tasteful way to celebrate the fact that he has a mixed race family? Inquiring minds want to know

    June 13, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  8. Debbie in La

    Why is CNN covering everything McCains daughter is doing. I know she's pretty and blond but who cares. Are we going to track Obama's little girls and how many new teeth they get?

    June 13, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |

    GO AWAY!

    June 13, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  10. Bob/NH

    Well, at least he gets one vote for sure. That's about all he deserves.

    June 13, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  11. Barack the Vote in RI

    She must not care about women's rights.....how ignorant is that.

    June 13, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  12. LB

    Doesn't say much for her loyalty or support to him before he became the nominee. Must be some money in it for her somewhere as she never was concerned about him or the party before. Wonder who she will actually vote for behind the curtain?

    June 13, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  13. Proud American

    Just like her dad a 'flip flopper".

    June 13, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  14. Sapphire

    WHO CARES??!!!

    June 13, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  15. J.C.

    I prefer to see Senator McCain's mother out campaigning for him.
    She seems more energetic than his granddaughter.
    But his daughter may possibly appeal to young voters, who are Obama's base. It may help.

    June 13, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  16. Heidi

    Billy from FL @ 10:54am

    You are an idoit if you think Michelle is not an excellent speaker and supporter. She was given the name THE CLOSER by Barack because she does just that. She closes the deal.

    They don't get much better than Michelle Obama. I support her as one beautiful, intelligent, well informed, supporter, wife, friend, sister and QUEEN. And I look forward to seeing this wonder as our next "FIRST LADY".

    Billy Boy...get over yourself. The rest of the world is willing to move forward.


    June 13, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  17. aaron from minneapolis

    Now if she didn't vote for her father that would be news.

    June 13, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  18. Now that's real

    I think that I'm going to puke. McCain has proven and shown that he is mentally and physically incompetent to be president.

    She should support Obama if she doesn't want to be drafted.

    I wonder if she would volunteer to serve in Iraq? Hmmm. Ask Daddy.

    June 13, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  19. Dan, Mpls, MN

    Anyone who reverts to dirty politics is a scumbag. Maybe the media should bring the affairs that John McCain had. How about Cindy McCain? What kind of dirt can we find on her?

    June 13, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  20. mary

    Hey McCain. It's time to let the cat out of the bag. Let's see all the kids. Something about the family not going to work for you politcally? Oh and who do you leave out and who do you include in the photo? The kids and mom you dumped?

    June 13, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  21. Susan

    As bad as George W. Bush was in office...and you would think we couldn't get any worse...it will if Obama is elected...he is an empty suit with no experience...just a bunch of talk...I mean...look what the guy said about gas prices...sounds like he thinks it is ok they are so high...just thinks they should have had a more gradual climb so the consumer could adjust better to it...that is just ridiculous...can't imagine what will happen with all the other important issues that are waiting in the White House...he is totally not ready for any of it and that scares me beyond belief.

    He is already playing the Race Card and the Patriot Card...he will stop at nothing to get into office..I think there will be a lot of buyers remorse if he wins...and then it is too late.

    If not Hillary..then McCain in '08

    June 13, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  22. Time to move on

    OBAMA 08

    June 13, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  23. jfs Memhis, Tn

    How thoughtful. Maybe she can campaign for her father as Chelsea did for Sen Clinton?? That shoul push him MUCH higher in the polls.

    June 13, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  24. Linda31

    Not quite a bais party, is she. Also, it might have meant more if you changed it before he was the nominee of that party. Of course you want your daddy to be Pres. regardless of whether he is right for the country.

    June 13, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  25. Dina/Bronx for Obama

    and I'll be she'll still vote for Obama anyway!

    June 13, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
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