The Resurrection of John McCain

Rising from the ashes again, John McCain may be the GOP's only hope for winning the White House in November. But he still has to convince Republicans that he's one of them

Carlos Barria / Reuters

Republican presidential candidate John McCain campaigns in Florida.

In war and in politics, John McCain has endured more than his share of near-death experiences. He's been shot out of the sky and held captive, hung from ropes by his two broken arms and beaten senseless. This is his second run for President; he lost before, has nearly lost again and has been all but disowned by his party. So on the night of South Carolina's Republican primary, when the victory he needed to keep his campaign alive seemed as if it might be slipping away once again, McCain stood silent amid the chaos of his crowded hotel...

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