As a Democrat who has been active in politics for many years, I was saddened to hear of John McCain’s passing. John McCain was a man of honor and integrity. Those are qualities that are rare nowadays in politicians.

Although I sometimes disagreed with his political stances, I admired his principles. One of the clips that was aired yesterday was of Sen. McCain saying that when he made a decision based on politics, it seemed it didn’t turn out well, but when he made a decision based on his gut feeling of what was right, it turned out for the best. So, he concluded, he had to do what he thought was right. If only we had more senators, representatives and leaders that followed that rule.

My fear is that there are not many like John McCain left who truly put our country and what is right before political considerations. He will be sorely missed by all of us.

Verna L Caruso


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