No one has more respect for Senator John McCain than I. That's why I'm sharing this observation with you.
While he holds his town hall meetings this August I've noticed when asked questions or confronting statements that could be viewed as hostile towards President Obama he seems to curl up like a turtle. He steps back from the crowd and says with a meek voice that President Obama is not this or that but he's a good American and we should take those thoughts from our minds.
What is compelling Senator McCain to make statements that are clearly deflective and passive in nature?
When I first saw this I was shocked and a feeling went through me that chilled me to the bone. It took me a few days to completely analyse this feeling.
After great thought, I realized what I was seeing.
It was fear !
It was the look of just how bad this could get. It was the look from someone who was in complete survival mode. It was the move by someone who has been there and has realized that it's more important not to fight but to survive to fight and conquer another day. It is the reaction of a survivalist. It is the look of a courageous patriot.
Our Senator is behind bars again but now it's not in Hanoi, it's Washington DC.
We should all pray that he survives this even greater challenge. The stakes couldn't be greater for all of us.