There's an old adage about running for office: when a person runs, their whole family runs along with them. And yet, in an era where the private is increasingly public, John McCain managed to keep his family life largely out of the spotlight. Though his own actions were very much in the public sphere, the late Senator, who passed away on Saturday after a prolonged battle with brain cancer, eschewed calling attention to his family or sharing tidbits of their personal lives. It was a particularly impressive feat, considering that his brood included seven children born across four decades.
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We sent him on the way. But the venues and arrangements were the responsibility of others. And thanks were conveyed. Bush, who defeated McCain during the GOP nomination fight, and Barack Obama, the Democrat who defeated him in , to deliver eulogies on the value of pursuing goals greater than oneself. Trump went golfing and was uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter during the Washington events. But you people bring it up. Trump has been assailing McCain without any prompting by the media.
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John McCain left his first wife and three young children to marry Cindy Lou Hensley, a woman 18 years his junior — yet a lingering pain remains evident on the face of his oldest daughter, Sidney McCain. At the time it was really awful. John and Carol then had a daughter, Sidney, in the fall of A year later, McCain was captured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam and held for five-and-a-half years.
Naval Academy and was dispatched to Vietnam, where he was tortured as a prisoner of war between and After his release, McCain served as a Republican congressman and senator from the state of Arizona, earning renown as a "maverick" who challenged party orthodoxy. He launched a bid for the U.