McCain delivered the speech with a winning earnestness and subtle comic timing, proving once again that he understood the value of self-parody when it came to winning the hearts and minds of the American people.
John McCain speaks at a 2008 campaign rally in Defiance, Ohio.
Hailed as a maverick for most of his military and political life, McCain entered the former as a 1958 Naval Academy graduate. "For a minute there, there were just two Christians worshipping together".
"It was sound advice that I could reason for myself", McCain wrote. McCain Jr., center, served as the Navy's commander in chief in Europe.
"John McCain was an Arizona icon, an American hero and a friend", the Suns wrote. "They don't feel comfortable talking about religion".
"I have daughters, I have friends". "Senator McCain was a great American hero and patriot who dedicated his life and career to public service".
In a Sports Illustrated piece he wrote past year, Fitzgerald wrote that he would tell his sons "Senator John McCain will be revered and respected for as long as the United States of America has a place in this world, and his legacy will outlive us all". The two were POW cellmates in Vietnam.
The flags at the Arizona Capitol were lowered to half staff in McCain's honor Saturday evening. Then, in between hymns sung with emotion by his comrades, he read portions of the story of the birth of Christ. "But make no mistake, my service here is the most important job I have had in my life".
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"It was an honour to meet with Senator McCain on several occasions over recent years".
Grainy black and white video shows the wounded the pilot parachuting into Truc Bach Lake where was captured and beaten by the North Vietnamese who brought him ashore.
Mattis said the Department of Defense "will remain forever grateful for the life, the passion, and the example of Senator John McCain". Photo by Thomas J.
McCain was no liberal but he opposed both Trump's first attempt at a travel ban for six majority-Muslim nations, calling it potentially "a self-inflicted wound in the fight against terrorism", and the confirmation of Gina Haspel as director of the Central Intelligence Agency because of her refusal to fully disown torture.
And - surprisingly to many - as a member of the Senate, he worked to normalize relations with Vietnam.
McCain's differences with some conservative Christians were prominently displayed in the 2000 campaign when he called Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell "agents of intolerance", remarks for which he later apologized. McCain was selected as the Republican party's nominee and chose former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. Eight years later, he beat Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani to the nomination, only to come up against a political force of nature called Barack Obama.
"I never met him personally, but from afar respected the man for what he stood for and who he was", Edwards said. He defended his opponent. "He, like Reagan, has no problem speaking kindly of the other side and in personal terms". "He's a decent family man, a citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with, " the senator said of his rival when, at a campaign event, a McCain supporter told the candidate she was anxious about an Obama presidency. McCain was on his 23rd mission and his first attack on the enemy capital, Hanoi. Some speculate that Cindy McCain could join their ranks.
Kengor, author of books on the faith of politicians, said: "Some people talk the faith and some people walk the faith".