John McCain, Senator and 2008 Presidential Candidate, Dead

Dr. Louis Perron
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Last Saturday, John McCain, longtime senator from the state of Arizona, former presidential candidate and war hero, died. When he ran for president against Barack Obama in 2008, there were apparently discussions: If Republicans would play the race card against Barack Obama, they could tip enough swing states and win the electoral college, but would clearly lose the popular vote. John McCain apparently outright rejected the idea. The episode tells you a lot about McCain and seems so far away compared to today’s politics.