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global1

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Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:44 PM Mar 2017

Let's Talk John McCain.... [View all]

McCain is 81y/o. My guess is he is now serving out his last term as Senator in Arizona. He was just re-elected in 2016 so his term ends in 2022 at which time he'll be 87y/o. I really find it hard to think that he might run again.

So I'm thinking that McCain doesn't have anything to lose now if he takes on Trump and this whole Russian connection thing.

He seems to be the most logical Repug to do this. Though I really don't like the guy - he is and has been called a 'patriot'.

I believe he really loves this country and he is in the perfect position to save this country from what appears to be a major effort by Trump and his Party to destroy this country. They appear to be taking it down piece by piece. I don't think he has anything to fear from Trump or the Repug Party.

I see this as his chance to really earn that title of 'patriot'.

It would really be a crowning touch on his legacy.

I'm curious to hear other DU'ers opinions of McCain and ideas as to how we might urge McCain to take his place in history.

Your thoughts?



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Let's Talk John McCain.... [View all] global1 Mar 2017 OP
How did he vote on trumps cabinet? edhopper Mar 2017 #1
this is the man who gave us Sarah Palin crazycatlady Mar 2017 #2
And lost, so I kinda forgive him Hekate Mar 2017 #15
yeah but without him crazycatlady Mar 2017 #17
McCain Is An Opportunist. jrthin Mar 2017 #3
I agree, but he may want to go out with a positive legacy Lisa0825 Mar 2017 #10
Not a chance. He has lreality blockages throughout his brain. Always has, as far as I can tell. pangaia Mar 2017 #4
McCain has no credibility with conservatives when he's not toeing the party line pinboy3niner Mar 2017 #5
He has actually been quite vocal about Trump. He doesn't miss a chance AgadorSparticus Mar 2017 #6
I watched him during a town hall, and though I don't agree with many things, manicraven Mar 2017 #7
If only McCain was the man we wished him to be. Mr. Ected Mar 2017 #8
McCain has not voted against Trump once. dalton99a Mar 2017 #9
Meh the only ones I see are dems that are really fighting TNLib Mar 2017 #11
So If Not McCain - Then Who..... global1 Mar 2017 #12
I have often the same as you. If only...He would be a hero and what a way to go out..n/t monmouth4 Mar 2017 #13
I emailed him regarding Trump/Russia/Tax Returns ThoughtCriminal Mar 2017 #14
Has been all I want him to be here Old Terp Mar 2017 #16
I think we should encourage Dems to phone him and write him. McCain IS a patriot.... Hekate Mar 2017 #18
I've written to him a few times. CrispyQ Mar 2017 #19
I believe John McCain has reached the limits of his influence MineralMan Mar 2017 #20
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