John McCain is not a maverick.
At best he is an attention whore. At worst he is a traitor.
For a man who styles himself as the ultimate patriot he should have acknowledged the simple concepts of loyalty and honor many years ago by leaving the Republican party and becoming an Independent.
But there are no spotlights for Independents.
And the adoring liberal press will disappear if he did the honorably thing.
McCain is no maverick. He may have been a hero 50 years ago. But no more.
The grand irony is that Trump may well be the ultimate hero by taking on the forces that McCain marshaled throughout his career.
Trump is gross, ill-spoken, temperamental and self-absorbed, but he is fearlessly taking on forces that are much greater and more powerful than he is.
Trump is smart enough to understand that he is in the ultimate grudge match up against adversaries that will use any means possible to eliminate him. He is risking his life, the lives of his family and his wealth.
Yet he persists.
Who is the real maverick? Who is the real hero?
Sure as hell ain’t the Senator from Arizona.