He was a Republican. He was a conservative. He was involved in the banking scandal that rocked the nation in the late 1980’s. John McCain was many things.
Above all, he was a hero.
How he was shot down over Hanoi during his 23rd bombing mission, how both his arms were broken and his knee shattered, how he was made to walk through Hanoi being beaten, stabbed and kicked along the way, and then how he was thrown into solitary confinement for two years at the Hanoi Hilton – well – that isn’t even the beginning of the story about McCain’s captivity.