Senator John McCain Dead at Age 81

As Reported By CNN

(CNN)Whenever America was in a fight during his long lifetime, John McCain was in the thick of it.

McCain, who has died at the age of 81, was a naval bomber pilot, prisoner of war, conservative maverick, giant of the Senate, twice-defeated presidential candidate and an abrasive American hero with a twinkle in his eye.
The Arizonan warrior politician, who survived plane crashes, several bouts of skin cancer and brushes with political oblivion, often seemed to be perpetually waging a race against time and his own mortality while striving to ensure that his five-and-a-half years as a Vietnam prisoner of war did not stand as the defining experience of his life.
He spent his last few months out of the public eye in his adopted home state of Arizona, reflecting on the meaning of his life and accepting visits from a stream of friends and old political combatants.
In a memoir published in May, McCain wrote that he hated to leave the world, but had no complaints.
“It’s been quite a ride. I’ve known great passions, seen amazing wonders, fought in a war, and helped make peace,” McCain wrote. “I’ve lived very well and I’ve been deprived of all comforts. I’ve been as lonely as a person can be and I’ve enjoyed the company of heroes. I’ve suffered the deepest despair and experienced the highest exultation.
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Posted on 08/25/2018, in politics and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I recently watched his HBO documentary, John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls, and it’s really good. Unfortunately loss. He fought bravely for America.

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  2. Rest in Peace, John McCain, Rest in Peace

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  3. It is quite sad. A great loss for america

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  6. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    There’s no denying it … this grand man loved his country!!
    ‘Whenever America was in a fight during his long lifetime, John McCain was in the thick of it.’

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    • Horty, thanks for the reblog. I am still in a state of mourning. In 2009, Senator Ted Kennedy died on August 25th. This almost makes me wish that someone skilled in numerology gives an opinion if the dates have relevance.

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      • Hi there, sweet friend! So am I … there will never be another one like him. What concerns me is this time in history … when the nation is like it is. I don’t see anyone currently that can even measure to the soles of his shoes.
        Interesting coincidence, right!? ❤ …. hugs!!

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  7. Dear Xena and Friends,

    Senator McCain was a voice who has been badly needed in today’s political world. He is the antithesis of you know who.

    He and Ted Kennedy were great friends. Senator McCain was an elected representative who was beloved and respected by both sides of the aisle at a time when compromise was not a dirty word. I am saddened that there are not more like him in the US Senate willing to stand up to do what’s right, damn the torpedoes.

    Thanks for the tribute.

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