Saint Michael Traveler
Source: McCain Blends Instinct with Political Calculation
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How would he process a national emergency? McCain in his book "Worth the Fighting For," he writes “As a politician, I am instinctive, often impulsive.” He also writes:” "I don't torture myself over decisions. I make them as quickly as I can, quicker than the other fellow, if I can. Often, my haste is a mistake, but I live with the consequences without complaint."
Former Senator Gary Hart (D), a friend of Senator McCain and a groomsman in John and Cindy McCain's wedding describes McCain traits by ” Now, he's a smart guy or he wouldn't be where he is, but I don't think -- I think he'd be the first to say he's not a rocket scientist or a pure analytical brain, if you will. I think he, John, reacts to things.”
Norman Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute says: ”John McCain is a fighter pilot. A lot of his persona comes from being a fighter pilot.
This is a man who not only constantly questions authority, but is fond of making last-minute, from-the-gut, impulsive, risk-taking decisions, and believing to his bones that there may be a risk here, but it will pay off.
An impulsive decision-making style is fine if you're riding a jet. An impulsive decision-making style is fine if you're piloting a jet in combat. It's fine if you're a senator where the consequences are not going to be that long-lasting. It's a real question mark when you move into the presidency.”
Are these traits make Senator McCain fit to be our President?