No matter your politics, I hope you will take note and say a prayer for this honorable man. I understand he could be stubborn, but how else to explain his decision to forego release when a POW?
Both of my daughters worked as political operatives right out of college, and they both landed paying jobs on his campaign. They worked on other campaigns at different times and, except for Joe Lieberman, none of them garnered the respect and admiration that McCain was afforded by them. Many don't know that he was offered release when a POW because of the high ranking military ranks of both his father and grandfather, and he refused. Because of the untreated shoulder injuries from his plane crash, he could never put on his own jacket, nor could he lift his arms above his head. He must have lived a life of unrelenting pain – yet no one could have seen it. He was truly a hero then, and honorable in his work in the Senate.
Ernest Hemingway, “For Whom the Bell Tolls: “The world is a fine place and worth fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.”
I hate that Senator McCain has left it.