McCain's Triumphant Return...to the Senate

It's not where he preferred to be, but John McCain will find life back in the Senate not all bad.

It's not where he preferred to be, but John McCain will find life back in the Senate not all bad. He may even find happiness returning to his maverick tendencies. He may even find new ways to work with Democrats.

Often times a losing presidential candidate returns to his old job a bit downcast and under a dreary cloud. It was true with John Kerry in 2005 after a bruising loss to President Bush. Kerry often walked the halls alone and was sometimes treated almost like a pariah by others who felt he ran a poor presidential campaign. Kerry slowly got back to feeling comfortable in the Senate, but it took some time.

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Richard Sammon
Senior Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter