Backtracking

McCain: I Was Never a Maverick

Someone really ought to introduce the senator from Arizona to the guy who ran for president in 2008. “I never considered myself a maverick,” John McCain tells Newsweek. “I consider myself a person who serves the people of Arizona to the best of his abilities.” Ben Smith points out a campaign ad from McCain’s presidential run heralding him and Palin as the “original mavericks.” Smith also shows footage of McCain asking a town-hall crowd in 2008, “what do you expect of two mavericks?”