The Choice 2008
John McCain


Views and observations on John McCain's character traits, personality, political skills, how he's dealt with adversity and what's shaped him, drawn from the dozens of interviews conducted for The Choice 2008.

His Nature & Character
Core Values
The Senate Years
Management Style
2008 Campaign
McCain & the GOP
The years as a POW in Hanoi
What are Americans Looking For?
The Choice Facing Voters

John McCain


These extended conversations with those who know or have closely observed McCain yield an understanding of who he is and what makes him run.

photo of Lindsey Graham
Lindsey Graham
... Senator (R-S.C.)

photo of Mark Halperin
Mark Halperin
... Time magazine; co-author, "The Way to Win"

photo of Mark Salter
Mark Salter
... Senior adviser to John McCain

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Orson Swindle
... McCain adviser; prisoner of war, 1966-'73

photo of John Weaver
John Weaver
... McCain chief political adviser, 1997-'07

What Makes a Good President?
Presidential historians and other experts on the leadership qualities that make for success or failure in the Oval Office.
Photo Slideshow
Glimpses of the lives and careers of McCain and Obama
Readings & Links

posted october 14, 2008

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