New Hampshire loved John McCain for a blunt-spokeness, some wry humor, and a willingness to buck his party at times. Amy Klobuchar is showing some of that tonight, with similar approaches that could appeal to the state’s independent-minded electorate.
So I updated this by adding McCain (who I left off by accident) and adding whether someone was polling in first at this point (e.g. Romney led in 2012 GOP primary polls at this point). Turns out there may be some predictive/explanatory value there.
Watching the American flag go up and down the White House flag pole over whether and how to honor the life of John McCain is a perfect symbol for an administration morally and emotionally adrift from common decency.
Senator John McCain was an American patriot and hero whose sacrifices for his country, and lifetime of public service, were an inspiration to millions. Canadians join Americans tonight in celebrating his life and mourning his passing.
John McCain was an American hero, a man of decency and honor and a friend of mine. He will be missed not just in the U.S. Senate but by all Americans who respect integrity and independence. Jane and I send our deepest condolences to his family.
If just 2 GOP senators switched from R to Independent, and caucused w/ Dems, the the Senate would flip right now -- and be a check on tyrant Trump. Flake, Corker, and McCain should follow the noble example of Jim Jeffords, and put nation above party. It's time to do this. Now.