War is tough, Senator John McCain knows first hand how tough it was in Viet Nam; a prisoner in the Hanoi Hilton for a half dozen years. But now McCain is fighting a different kind of war, not one for his life, but for his political life. McCain, a natural born RINO, is being challenged from within the Republican Party and from the outside too. McCain’s tepid endorsement of Trump has given an opponent from the other side the ammunition needed to bring him down. Also, challengers have arose in the Party itself.
One of his opponents, Alex Meluskey, a businessman cited an internal campaign poll showing most respondents would be more likely to vote for a businessman who never ran for office over a career politician.
McCain also is facing opposition from Kelli Ward, a doctor who resigned her state Senate seat last year to run full time for the U.S. Senate, she is pushing a campaign theme of “bold, fresh and fearless,” to contrast McCain’s status as a longtime Washington insider.
The Republican primary is Aug. 30, just one day after McCain turns 80.