The Call to Do Better An imperfect leader, John McCain Reveled in the Struggle, and Stood Beside Those Who Tried to Improve the World.

August 27, 2018 via The Atlantic

John McCain has passed from this life. Peace be unto him, and those who love him.

I’d never met McCain when I was hired on as senior policy adviser for his 2008 campaign. I knew him only a little when the campaign ended. But I had a front row seat to watch as he navigated one of the most unforgiving public environments, the glare of a presidential campaign he lost. I never saw him miss the opportunity to be kind to unimportant people or give courage to those shouldering the burden of their beliefs, and I never saw him falter in his conviction that all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights.

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