I have a great deal of respect for John McCain, especially knowing the story that he could have been released as a POW in Vietnam due to his father, but he chose to stay. Real character.
Read this article, a reprint from 1973, and you'll have even more respect for this man.
It'll be a cold day in hell before I vote for John McCain, or so I've told myself, due to his leftist political views (except for Iraq and McCain not willing to befriend our enemies, what's the difference between McCain and Obama?). But at least he is a man of character.
We'll see how much character counts for in this election. It certainly didn't count for anything in 1992 and 1996...