Tuesday, May 08, 2018

A man of stature …

Although it will be no surprise to anyone that I am a Democrat I have to say that there is one Republican that I admire a lot … and that is John McCain. I have a strong feeling that when he ran for president in 2012 he might have won if he'd had a better running mate.

It was during that campaign that my respect for him grew even stronger. He was at a town hall gathering in Minnesota and the audience was asking him questions. It was apparent that the audience was strongly anti Obama and at one point a little old lady took the mike and called him “an Arab”. McCain took the microphone from her and said, in his quiet voice, “No, ma'am. He's a decent family man and a citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues, and that's what this campaign is all about.”

Isn't that wonderful… said like a true statesman. I hate that his life is plagued now with such a serious illness but he seems to be taking that on with the same grace and courage that he's shown all his life.


Blogger Marie Smith said...

True! He deserves respect. An American hero.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

He's pretty good for a Republican. :)

He's done some inconsistent things like that running mate that you mentioned and a few odd votes (that I can't recall right now).

3:54 AM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

I remember thinking when he ran for the nomination in 2000 that if my man lost and he won, I wouldn't be all that bummed. However when he ran with Sarah in 2008 my fear became that if he won, I would have pray daily for his good health so that she couldn't step into the presidency. He and I don't always agree but he is an honorable man. One who sincerely tries to help America and is a true statesman.

5:37 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi, Ginnie. I, too, have great regard for John McCain. ON a totally different subject...I'm thinking of starting a blog...about getting older and "enjoying the ride." How do you like blogging? What's the best thing about it? And how about the not-so-great things about it? Anything insight would be appreciated!

9:32 AM  
Blogger Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

Kathleen. I tried to contact you directly to answer your query about blogging but when I clicked on your name it came up with a very confusing Google thing and I could not find a way to reach you one-on-one. However you've posed a question that many have asked me and I will answer you in my next blog entry which I will post Sunday night. Thanks for commenting and your interest. Ginnie

2:22 AM  
Blogger troutbirder said...

I remember that incident very clearly. And the jerk who called him a "loser" because he was captured when his plane was shot down....:(

10:33 AM  

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