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McCain no stranger to hopelessness

Posted by Mai on November 3rd, 2008

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McCain no stranger to hopelessness

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

WASHINGTON – John McCain knows what hopelessness feels like.

He attempted suicide as a Vietnam prisoner of war. His young political career took a head-on blow in the Keating Five scandal. He’s gone three rounds with melanoma. His quest of the presidency has been pronounced dead more than once.

Hopelessness, McCain says on the campaign trail, is “an enemy who defeats your will.”

“I felt those things once before,” he says of his years in Vietnam. “I will never let them in again.”

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