Some days, some days not. The point is, he risked something of great value that everyone can relate to. Risking political capital might make him a hero to those playing politics, but it don't mean nothing to most people.<quoted text>
Heros get shot down and float around in little boats?
Don't they get to shoot back?
Next thing you know, some will think a person betting his whole paycheck on the lottery so that his family will be better off is a hero as opposed to the idiot we currently think he is. "He sacrificed everything he had trying to better the lives of his family!"