Since McCain loses on the issues, he runs on his character. This article soundly deconstructs that "character" mythology. Some of this stuff is already pretty well known, but the rest is very interesting.

I should point out that I admire and respect anyone who would risk their life for our country, but anyone can agree that there are varying degrees of heroism. Hopefully if you are offended by the portions of this article dealing with McCain's less-than-stellar military record, you will read on and learn more about the rest of his life.