In the countless reflections on the life of U.S. Sen. John McCain, his interventions to shut down ignorant and racist comments about his adversary Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential election campaign have featured prominently.
- Alan Sears
- The Conversation
McCain didn’t just stop the interventions.
He forcefully challenged them and spoke up for the character and integrity of Obama.
My opponent is “a decent person, and a person that you do not have to be scared of as President of the United States,” McCain told his own supporters who expressed concerns about the man who would eventually become American’s first Black…