Some say he’s a maverick. May be. He’s done his share of things his own way for his own reasons. But that isn’t the part of him that is most interesting.

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Barack Obama: The Audacity of Hope Hillary Clinton: Living History John McCain: Worth the Fighting For

John McCain really grabs your attention when he blows it. When you think about it, McCain blows it far more often than seems possible, or at least survivable, in contemporary political life. But even before that, even as the half-assed soldier he admits that he was, blowing it was part of the picture. His war heroism revolves around getting shot down and captured by the North Vietnamese, and the story finds its climax when McCain signs a false confession under torture and then tries to kill himself out of… More…