Keeping true to form, former President Barack Obama lamented the recent death of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who died from aggressive brain cancer, with a little celebration of himself. In what The Huffington Post calls a “heartfelt tribute” to his former contender during the 2012 presidential election, Obama couldn’t help but bring himself into it:
“But we shared, for all our differences, a fidelity to something higher – the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacrificed. We saw our political battles, even, as a privilege, something noble, an opportunity to serve as stewards of those high ideals at home, and to advance them around the world. We saw this country as a place where anything is possible – and citizenship as our patriotic obligation to ensure it forever remains that way.”
John, who? Narcissist is as narcissist does.
Here’s more from Huffington Post…
In a heartfelt tribute, former President Barack Obama praised Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) Saturday as a man who made sacrifices for the greater good.
McCain was faithful to “something higher — the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacrificed,” Obama said.
For all their differences ― Obama and McCain ran against each other during the 2008 presidential election ― the former president said he and McCain both viewed their political battles as a “privilege, something noble, an opportunity to serve as stewards of those high ideals at home and to advance them around the world.”
Obama said few people have been tested as much as McCain was but that “all of us can aspire to the courage to put the greater good above our own.”
Former Vice President Joe Biden also honored McCain, saying he had been an excellent friend and had made unparalleled contributions to the U.S.