Who Is John McCain? : Blog Of The Nation We know his policies, and platforms... but who his John McCain, the man?
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Who Is John McCain?

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We know a lot about Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)... His military service, the time he spent as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, his tenure as a senator from Arizona, his candidacy for president in 2000 — and of course in 2008. He talks often about his policies, and his platforms, but what about the man himself? What are the experiences and influences that shaped the candidate?

Today, we'll talk with people who knew McCain at various stages of his life, and with one of his biographers.

What questions do you have about John McCain... Not about policy, but about his character and personality?