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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  1. Anonymous

    she looks like britany spears

    June 13, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  2. Texas Trail Dog

    ROB – WA: Boy what a comment " "BOY! SHE'S HOT" That's exactly what I'm talking about out of you AAs. Blonde and beautiful. I see frothing at the mouth. AND TO THINK IF OBAMA HAS HIS WAY THE PENAL INSTITUTIONS WILL HAVE THEIR DOORS OPENED UP AND THESE KIND OF PEOPLE WILL BE WALKING THE STREETS AGAIN IN SEARCH OF PREY. AND YOU WONDER WHY US HILLARY SUPPORTERS WILL NOT VOTE FOR THE LIKES OF OBAMA. DEAR LORD DELIVER US FROM THIS EVIL.

    June 13, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  3. geecee827

    Will she be campaigning for her father the way Chelsea did for Hillary? Chelsea is a smart young woman who will definitely get far in politics in the future. I hope she decides to stay involved, even though her mother didn't win the nomination. I have been an Obama supporter from the beginning and am pleased at the way things have turned out with the Democratic Party. We had a lot of good choices this primary season. Obama and his wife will make a great President and First Lady. Michelle Obama is an excellent speaker. She is inspiring and shows what can be accomplished when someone has good character. Women should always stay involved in the political process, that's for sure. I hope McCain's daughter does more than just register to vote as a Republican. Heaven knows, he needs all the help he can get!! (Not that it will do much good, anyway).

    June 13, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  4. Gabrielle, Lancaster SC

    On another thought, I feel like it is almost pointless to post on these boards. People here have already decided who they are going to vote for, and the political tickers only confirm how they feel regardless of what the story is reporting.
    I hope people realize that those who post here only represent a very, very small segment of the voting public. I am sure that there are people who are undecided who are actually going to vote based on policy and what is truly best for the people in this country.

    Obama '08

    June 13, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  5. Sebastian

    How do you know she isn't going to vote for Barr or Obama ... we can all remember Ron Reagan Jr. didn't support his father's campaign.

    Honestly, wouldn't this be closer to be a relevant blurb of news ONLY IF she were registering as a Democrat?

    June 13, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  6. tina

    Go ahead Megan, thanks for the commitment. Too bad your father can't and won't commit to whats best for the U.S.A. We need to get our troops out of Iraq.

    Its going to take a lot more than just her vote to elect McBush, and it is not going to happen!

    BTW...I'm a former Republican who is uniting with the Democrats this time around.

    June 13, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  7. Chris from San Antonio

    "Meghan McCain explained she made the decision as a symbol of commitment to her father"

    Hmm. It wasn't because of the politics her father stands for? It wasn't for his position on abortion? It wasn't for his stance on the Iraq War?

    No, it was because she loves her father. Quite telling, that.

    June 13, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  8. Linda Esen

    Now : SHE IS SCARY

    June 13, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  9. JC

    Billy from Fl, y
    ou sound like a idiot, normally I do not attack someone for there opinion however these are kids, and you are supposed to be a grown up (maybe), do not allow your political beliefs be the reason you are percieved as a idiot, "ooops to late". How would you feel if someone talked about your family.

    June 13, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  10. Larry

    Typical Obamabots,, first they attach Hilary then they attack the daughter of the Republican candidate, and then they turn around and whine because people repeat words that come out of the OBamas mouth and they cry fowl. They think that everyone is picking on him. Poor baby, just go away.. McCain 08

    June 13, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  11. Loretta from California

    This is such a wonderful story. Question: Why can't the media find anything nice to say about the Senator Obama's family?

    June 13, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  12. HHH

    Billy ( Bob) from FL

    FEMA IS LOOKING FOR YOU. THEY WANT THEIR TRAILER BACK.

    June 13, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  13. Nsikan

    Who is her mother? By-the-way, my kids are now enjoying their teletubies show lala, pooh ... Thanks to the presidential campaign. I wonder what they will do when its over.

    June 13, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  14. Conservative from FL

    What a great story, I am sorry your dad was diagnosed with alzheimers in 2003. Still a good story to read, though.

    June 13, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  15. dennis from texas

    one p[erson one vote that is what was asked in mich and florida even a revote paid entirely by outside sources was offered but refused by your barry fair play o bama. how do you figure NOW I CALL THAT REAL CHANGE......GO FIGURE READ MICHELLE OBAMA THESIS.... get some real insight with this first lady.....

    June 13, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  16. Darth Vadik, CA

    You know she's voting for Obama.

    June 13, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  17. Gabrielle, Lancaster SC

    TO OBAMA SUPPORTERS!!!!

    I am an Obama supporter, and I must speak to my fellow supporters. Your comments are quite childish and ridiculous at times. Could you please stop with the pettiness and childish name calling? Stick to the facts. Let others go down that path, but do you realize that some people actually look at Obama's supporters as a reflection of him. Although I do find that absolutely ludicrous, I know that they do. Because I am a true supporter of him, I'm not going to resort to this level of ridiculousness. Please take it upon yourself to do the same.

    June 13, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  18. David, Silver Spring, MD

    She may be registered as Republican, but she can still vote for Obama come November. And Daddy never needs to know.

    June 13, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  19. FEDUP

    could not post under correct topic...
    This black and white seperation is because Obama keeps trying to get the sympathy vote for skin color. His supporters want to bring up the sufferings of the blacks, what about the Irish who worked in sweat shops in New York? What about other races who have been abused in this great land? You would think only black people were ever inslaved? Get over it. Accusing everyone who opposes him of being a racist. If you think he is too much like Carter, you are a racist. The GOP have not been able to overturn Roe v Wade in all the years we've had a Republican President. The Supreme Court just handed Bush a major defeat on Gitmo. The Supreme Court nominee must be approved by the Senate. McCain has said he will nominate moderate judges. The fear tactic by Obama, that somehow Roe v Wade will be overturned, is just that, a tactic. I will write Hillary Clinton on my ballot in November, because I don't like either one of the remaining choices

    June 13, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  20. Reality Check Richmond Virginia

    its her dad, what do you expect.......................aren't their real issues to discuss?

    June 13, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  21. Mr.International

    I'm not down with the GOP...but I'd definitely hit that. She'd be walking stiff just like her pops! : )

    June 13, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  22. Alice

    myabe she switched parties with Jenna Bush.

    June 13, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  23. jason

    ooooooooooooooooooooo wooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww everything was okey in America now CNN has to report that McBush got a early gift. Thats why people get twicted by the media. Obama 08!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 13, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  24. Stephina

    I agree that this is not news. Neither is the article showing Obama riding a bike.

    Since another article is already closed, I'll comment here:

    Obama is scary not because he is black but because he so very naive and inexperienced. God knows what would happen to the US if he were ever allowed to step foot into the White House.

    Michelle Obama – now that is scary. Looks mean, speaks rough, not to mention she is a complete fashion disaster. I can't even imagine her as a first lady.

    McCain in 2008.

    June 13, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  25. Floridaguy

    Are we really so desperate that this is news?
    Who Cares? Can't wait to see what she does for his 72nd Birthday!

    June 13, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
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