Well, we hear a lot about "Maverick" these days. It seems the idea is that somebody who works through rules, regulations, or any type of appropriate behavior is just "in the way" of such a character. It's appealing to the American psyche. So, let's get an idea of what a "Maverick" might do in office, by taking a look at a role model... Maverick buzzes his own tower: YouTube - Top Gun-First Practice Mission Maverick "The One"... on foreign relations: YouTube - Top Gun - Maverick on MiGs Maverick on expediting reform in Washington?: YouTube - Top Gun "need for speed" scene Of course, we should mention that when Tom Cruise does Mavericky things in movies, they turn out right... after all, they're movies. Cruise does not crash four or five aircraft. If he "suspends his fighter pilot career" for something ultimately more important, it will turn out that he did it for a reason and will succeed brilliantly. That's why he's a movie character. We like risk takers. We think they have balls. The reason not everybody takes every risk, however, is that risks have downside. That's why they're called risks. So we like people who have a sort of uncanny instinct that allows them to take risks, redefining dramatic events by their sheer willingness to "just try" x, y, or z. The trouble is, we only like guys who are good at it. Something tells me that McCain is not that guy.