The two men who thwarted Mr. McCain’s ambitions to become commander in chief, stood one after the other before the nation’s elite at Washington National Cathedral on Saturday to honor the man they beat, extolling him as a one-of-a-kind figure the likes of which will not be seen again anytime soon.
Sen. McCain, 81, died Aug. 25 at his ranch near Sedona, Ariz., his office announced in a statement. The senator was diagnosed last July with a brain tumor, and his family announced this week that he was discontinuing medical treatment.
America has lost a hero, a patriot and a senator
whose unflinching candor, humility and commitment to putting the public good over partisan alliances personified everything that is good — and so maddeningly rare — about modern politics… John McCain never left Americans wondering what he thought. He always went beyond the call of duty for the principles he embraced and the nation he served.