Watching the ceremonies in honor of Senator John Mc Cain, listening to the eulogies by his colleagues in Congress and the current vice president of the country, I am sure that Senator McCain would have loved to hear what they had to say about his impeccable posture as a soldier, as a citizen and as a political leader. He was called a hero, a maverick, a person of integrity and, above all, a tireless promoter of political bipartisanship. A conservative republican, McCain did not hesitate in stating his position, even when it differed from that of his political party. He kept close friends within and without his party. When he stood up in Congress and in any other venue he spoke his mind passionately, even pugnaciously. As Vice President Pence said today in Congress, John McCain “always served a cause greater than himself”.
During his political life McCain was a flag bearer of bipartisanship, the ability to find common ground through compromise, in the firm belief that a solution based on agreement by both parties was prone to be more lasting and acceptable to all citizens than a solution imposed by the sheer exercise of power or by the drastic application of a majority.
The death of John McCain brought to the surface, from all sides of the political spectrum, nostalgia for the days when U.S. political life had ample room for civilized dialogue and for the search of common ground for the common good.It is sad when good citizens have to die in order to be heard