Katie Pavlich

In an interview with the Arizona Republic, Senator John McCain revealed that some people want him to run for president again...which would be the third time unsuccessfully.

Since his statesman-like role in the recent partisan fight over government funding, U.S. Sen. John McCain says he has been encouraged to make a third run for the White House in 2016.

“Particularly since the shutdown, I’ve had a spate of e-mails and letters and phone calls saying, ‘Run for president again,’ ” McCain told The Arizona Republic. “As you know, I’m seriously thinking about running for re-election to the Senate. But I think, in the words of the late Morris K. Udall, as far as my presidential ambitions are concerned, ‘The people have spoken — the bastards.’ ”

Those bastards! Two failed presidential bids later and it seems McCain still hasn't accepted that he might be part of the problem.

It was just a few short months ago when McCain was saying he didn't want to be "that guy" who would never shove off and out of the Senate. McCain is 77-years-old and has been in Washington since 1982. Clearly McCain's tune has changed as he gets ready to run again for the Senate in 2016.

Going back to the article, I'm not sure what's more nauseating, McCain saying people are telling him to run for president again or the first line stating, "Since his statesman-like role in the recent partisan fight over government funding..."

Are we now counting McCain giving the Democratic response to Republican Ted Cruz' filibuster as a "statesman-like" role? Is siding with hard liberal partisan Harry Reid "statesman-like"? Apparently so.


Katie Pavlich

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