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. Tom, St. Paul

    Why'd she have to join the party? She could've vated for her dad as an independent, couldn't she? Oh well, saved her a shopping trip...

    June 13, 2008 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  2. Unshrub

    Boy, am I impressed. Yick.

    June 13, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  3. pretzelONEgeorgebushZERO

    I'd do her.

    After I vote for Obama.

    June 13, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  4. martin

    YOUR FATHER DOESN'T BELIEVE IN HABEUS CORPUS AND HE DOES BELIEVE IN TORTURING.how sad,from a man who was tortured ,himself.to align himself with this president means he should be imprisoned in an american jail,with mr. bush.

    June 13, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  5. INDEPENDENT 08

    BILLLY FROM FL.....................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...............McCain has skeltons in his CLOSET........... WONDER -Y- HE let YOU OUT !!!!!!

    June 13, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  6. Harry

    Funny that her dad's been in Washington over 20 years, and she still registered as an "Independent". Translation: If my daddy wasn't running, I'd vote for Obama also.

    June 13, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  7. Sharon in Florida

    I think it's wonderful what she did and hope to see her on the road campaigning for her dad.

    June 13, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  8. Not So Delusional

    Big Deal. Jenna Bush is voting for Barack Obama. So BAM!! Now whatcha got?

    June 13, 2008 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  9. ket

    Correction... Bily from FL ,you must have an OXYGEN problem

    June 13, 2008 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  10. SUE IN CT

    This brings tears to my eyes. Yeah, right.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08

    June 13, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  11. Puerto Rican in NY

    To "Billy from Florida"

    You are a troll...........

    Do you even have children?
    I doubt that anyone with your mean spirited demeaner should even be allowed to beget. Don't mess with the children!!!

    June 13, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  12. strong

    Hah! That's a gift ??

    Well, I guess for a man whoalready has everything, what was she going to give him?

    Anyways, who gives a flying f....

    June 13, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  13. Michael Lorton, Virginia

    McCain should have had more children.......he is going to need all the votes he can muster.

    June 13, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  14. NickNas

    Who is this Chicks PR Manager??? She is getting more press from CNN than ANY REAL Celeb OR Woman in Politics! In a culture where a girl can make an " Accidental" Sextape and become a star we shouldn't be suprised!

    What is the message here? Elect the guy with the nice " BLONDE" Daughter?? I have seen people say that McCain should be President because CINDY LOOKS the part of First Lady.

    Now THAT is a sad testimony to our pitiful priorities.

    June 13, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  15. Brenda of Saginaw ,Michigan

    Well, there goes the neighborhood. If she did'nt trust her dad until now what's up with this picture. Be afraid,be very afraid. That is scrary.

    June 13, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  16. Jessica in IL

    Wow; I didn't even know he HAD a daughter.

    June 13, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  17. vote4me

    Another hottie!!! First 'Sweetie' Chelsea now "Sweetie" Meghan. I'm confuse now of who I'm going to vote...

    June 13, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  18. Stef in Ohio

    Billy from fl.....you are an idiot.

    "Obama's children are not old enough to judge yet, but if they are
    anything like their mother, someone will have to make sure they
    never speak in public."

    Seriously? Children are fair game to? Wow.

    June 13, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  19. Kathryn Irby - Metairie, LA

    It should have been a gift certificate to the local nursing home.

    June 13, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  20. HerbTee

    Billy from FL: You are a disgusting, self-righteous, trailer park-dwelling pig. The time won't come soon enough when people like you who keep this country racially divided will soon be purged and pushed into the shadows in due time. You heard it here first.

    June 13, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  21. Billy From Fl.

    Sarah from Orlando,

    You had better get a grip because your in for a big surprise. The
    Republicians that were going to vote for Clinton are now back to
    McCain, and the Dems are not going to vote of they will vote for McCain.

    They are not crossing over to Obama. I manage a country club with
    2900 members from the ages of 22 to 90 and I can tell you this
    is the talk every single day. 95 % are not voting for Obama, Dems
    or Rep. So put that in you pipe and smoke it.

    June 13, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  22. Stef in Ohio

    Nice to see some irrelevant news about McCain for once. Almost as newsworthy as the Scarlet Johansson piece. Hey who's up for some stories about the actual issues we will be voting on?!

    June 13, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  23. Dave

    You Obamites are sickening. CNN, you are little better than the National Enquirer. Amazing how crybaby Barack whines about how him and his wife might be picked on while they both insult McCain about his age. Then the Obama sheep follow up with their hateful little rant. If Obama does trick his way into the Whitehouse, I hope that the Obamites are the first people hurt by his socialist policies.
    I doubt this will make it past the CNN censors.

    June 13, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  24. Tim

    Hey CNN, your bias is showing...

    Can you stop with the softball articles about John McCain and show negative stories about him on your main page like you do constantly for Obama? The media infatuation with McCain has been ridiculous.

    June 13, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  25. anansenet

    Whoever talks about values make me sick in the stomach. And you think Republicans care about values?

    June 13, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
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