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

An early Fathers Day gift for John McCain

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/06/11/art.megmc.ap.jpg caption="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.

Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (333 Responses)
  1. Janice

    Of course she is going to vote for daddy....because "IF" he wins she can prance around behind mommy and daddy and be the not so cute little show-off she is. If John Mccain thinks this will help his bid for election, all I can say is good-luck. The tabloids will have a field day with her. It should be for some good laughs!

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

    TX BRAD 1..............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!

    OH SAY CAN U SEE ........MCSAME is THE SAME as BUSHED!!!!!!!


    June 13, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  3. OG Straight Talk

    Who cares! There are many men and women in Iraq who their children cannot see them to express/share their thoughts. They are needed at home but Sen. McCain does not think that their coming home matters? There is a saying that when the dead body of someone else is being carried it looks like a log of wood to an outsider, but if you can be in the shoes of the relatives then you understand that is not funny to be deprived of a loved one whether dead or alive! Sen. McCain should stop using "war hero" title as a shield against the reality and sufferings of others, because no one dare question whatever he says or motives.

    June 13, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  4. Janice in OK

    As a former Republican, I can't imagine why anyone would switch TO that out of touch party. Furthermore, I can't imagine why anyone would want to continue the failed Bush policies. McGeezer can run but he can't hide from Bush and his chaos. Obama '08!!!

    June 13, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  5. Ted van Tol

    It is obvius! Not the republican voters are scary but the republican leaders are on every level. They make America looks like a 3 world country, economicly and politicoly.
    Republicans I invite you to step on the train of change today, you wil
    not regret it.
    The wind of change is not only among America but
    over the whole world. This world needs desperetly a change of politics for the sake of the people that live on it and also for this
    planets nature.

    Obama wil not have all the answers but he is inspire so many people alreddy. I am so full of hope for this world.
    Americans do not realize yet how special her nex President wil be.
    I think Barack Hussein Obama does not realize that himself but we can see and we can feel it here in Europe!
    He is a gift of heaven in this broken world.

    I have only one big fear and that is the protection of Barack.
    It would be a great desaster when someting bad happends to him.
    Then this world wil be in shock and morn even intenser then when
    the Kennedy's died.

    America, give Barack Obama your trust, he wil be a good President.
    When he is elected I wil experience the same extraordinairy happy feelings as I did when Nelson Mandela was released.
    What a hopeful time to live in.

    Europe for Obama!!

    With love from the Netherlands
    I follow the elections every day from day one because it wil effects us all.

    (Sorry for my bad English)

    June 13, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |

    the best birthday present for your father is a retirement home in florida.

    June 13, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |

    don't forget to throw in a tropical shirt.

    June 13, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  8. ket

    She will vote democrat

    June 13, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  9. Belle

    Now we have CNN Producers writing stories in favor of Obama, and headline stories saying Obama improves the image of the world. Is he running for world President?

    VET the Candidates and cut out the social gossip stories!!!! ARE YOU a NEWS station or a FISH WRAPPER?

    June 13, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  10. sherry

    How sweet....but how much did mommy give you to do that honey? Do they think that this will help their campaign?

    OBAMA 08

    June 13, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  11. Montreal

    A) she's hot
    B) Who cares. This belongs on ET
    C) why all the gratuitous nasty comments.
    C'mon American neighbors. You can be better and do better.

    June 13, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  12. old geezer

    hey, i'm a hillary supporter and i still wont vote for mccain, a retirement home suits him best. and throw in a tropical shirt.

    June 13, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  13. Steve

    Ugh. I know she's very liberal-minded and it'd be nice if she didn't sell out her beliefs just so it wouldn't reflect badly on her dad during the campaign.

    June 13, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  14. Rose - Baltimore, MD

    Oookay! who cares.

    June 13, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  15. Dan-Virginia

    I pity this poor young woman who had to watch as her skeezy, womanizing father tossed over her crippled mother for Cindy McCain who is a pill-popping, man-stealing skank profiteering off the genocide in Darfur.

    It's sad that CNN decides that this is news rather than the fact that McCain is stuffing his 'townhalls' with nothing but supporters and donors, thowing out anyone who dares ask a difficult question. But then CNN has always been in bed with the Republicans.

    June 13, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |

    Great I just switched from Dem to Independent. Why is this news?

    June 13, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  17. anansenet

    Why did she wait till the time that her dad was going to loose? My be she will also veto every beer with her Dad.
    Obama 08!

    June 13, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  18. Stupid

    This is stupid reporting by some stupid reporters. Who gives a crap about this? 4 little boys died yesterday and this is what CNN is reporting on? What a waste of cyberspace.

    Further...if the girl really backed her dad, she would have switched parties a long time ago!

    Post that – CNN!

    June 13, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  19. Angela Frazier, Memphis TN

    At least she can read and write.... I sometimes question whether or not Grumpy McCain can.... He either couldn't or didn't read the Intelligence Reports prior to the invasion of Iraq...

    June 13, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  20. Jaime

    I'm announcing I'm writing a pop up book about Pops McCain called: "I pooped my pants!"

    June 13, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  21. ket

    Billy from FL wow you must have an oxeygen problem.

    June 13, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  22. martin

    what a dumb move.noone will buy your childrens books ,now,because they'll be afraid of the propaganda in it.

    June 13, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  23. Honestlady

    What kind of crappy gift is that? I thought that they were going to say that she had a child or something.

    The better question is why wasn't she registered as a Republican in the first place?

    June 13, 2008 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  24. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    Never mind Obama. I'm voting for Meghan! 🙂

    June 13, 2008 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  25. E. C., Houston, Texas

    Our greatest wish is that she can inspire all the young, eligible Voters of her generation to take part in this Presidential Election and inspire everyont to Register and Vote..........for Senator John McCain. Senator McCain is the only candidate who will maintain and preserve Conservative American values for the next Generations of American Citizens.

    June 13, 2008 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
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