BECAUSE HIS FATHER AND GRANDFATHER WERE 4 STAR ADMIRALS
First it gave him the pretty uniform of the Naval Academy so he could get the girls. Then it bypassed more qualified candidates for flight school so that he could wear naval aviator’s wings and get more girls. His plane crashes were forgiven and so was his collaboration with his captors as a POW.
Ordinarily 23 undistinuished combat mission and 20 hours in combat would qualify as honorable but since his father was the boss, he qualified as a war hero.
McCain had sufficient social skills to parlay his war hero status into a career in the Senate and the GOP nomination. Not bad for an intellectually lazy, emotionally unstable,superstiious compulsive gambler with an anger management problem.