If you're not a brave person, you'll never become a Naval aviator. Try landing aboard an aircraft carrier at night in bad weather.<quoted text>
Getting shot down doesn't make you hero. Bravery in combat does. There's a difference.
Your doubts were well justified. Backed by millions of female voters across the country. Even the McCain team soon realized what a blunder they had made in selecting "Mama Grizzly".
McCain was independent for about one year after Bush took office. Likely a consequence of anger at the way the Bush team ran its campaign against him during the South Carolina primaries in 2000. Then he kow-towed faithfully the rest of Bush's two terms.
Given all the corruption in Washington, a true Maverick would be welcome. Unfortunately, McCain has really been an insider most of his career. Part of the problem, not the solution.
As for your inference that CEO qualities make good presidents, I suggest you take a lesson from both GW Bush and Herbert Hoover. Furthermore, it's not the role of government to produce a profit.
Which explains his ability to head off the worst economic disaster since the Great Depresson. Banks saved. General Motors and AIG bailed out. Unemployment halted at 10%. Now down to 8%.
Are you sure you're an "independent"?
The Navy did a study of stress for its pilots. It found that the most stressful condition wasn't combat. It was landing on an aircraft carrier.
Now, let's talk about being a prisoner of war and being tortured, and being brave enough to stand up to that for about a decade.
You should stick to something you know something about when you talk out the hole in your ass, idiot.
Sarah Palin, high school beauty queen, actually got a degree from a university and wasn't a drop-out hanger-on like Obama's mother, married her high school boyfriend, raised a family while having a career, became governor of her state while taking care of her family, was nominated to be Vice President while taking care of her family... yup, kind of blows a hole in the keel of this "can't have a career and a family" bullshit, doesn't it? She picked a good man. That's the difference. The person she picked didn't knock her up and hit the bricks, like Obama's father did.
Politics is a ruthless game. Just ask the Democrats that plan these October surprises and have them blow up in their faces.
The economy collapsed because of the Democrats' Marxist subprime housing mortgage underwriting program, which when the Republicans gave the Democrats no effective oversight of it, the Democrats supported Bush and the war in Iraq... for a while.
The economy collapsed after 2 years of oversight by the Democrats.
You are a dupe... and not a very intelligent dupe at that.