Now Republican John McCain, 78, wants to follow in Byrd's precarious footsteps as he announced today he will seek a sixth term in the Senate. Apparently 30 years is not long enough. He will be 86 at the end of a sixth term.
From ABC News:
The Arizona Republican made the announcement to run for a sixth term on Monday in an interview with NBC News.
McCain uses his position as chairman to criticize President Barack Obama on national security.
"I have never been more concerned about the security of this nation because of the feckless leadership of the president of the United States," he said.
McCain, 78, will be 80 by Election Day, but he said his Senate career is "just getting started."No, his Senate career should be ending. He served the nation well as a Navy pilot, prisoner of war and Member of Congress. Enough. Go home.
I saw Byrd and pitied him. When a political opponent pities you, you pretty much bottomed out. I do not wish this on Senator McCain, who has done his time.