The "Are You A Complete Douchebag" quiz. in Off Topic
I know much about McCain. Have you ever heard about his stories in war? He is a patriot to levels far beyond that of Bush or Obama. Through all the pain and torment he went through in vietnam, he still had the love for the US and the perserverence to keep up the spirits of his men by making little american flags. Even when they were going to let him go, he decided to stay even though the torment would be far worse. He loved his men, and he loves the US.
And war certainly equals politics. To say otherwise is foolish. You cannot avoid war when becoming something like the president of the united states. He has the experience to lead. Leading a platoon gives him that experience. He has perserverence as shown by what I told before about his story. He also has love for the US. A knowledge of war is critical when becoming a president. Obama didn't have that knowledge before he was briefed to be president.