Sen. John McCain of Arizona is considering another run for his elected position again in 2016 when he will be 80 years old. McCain, who has been elected five times to the United States Senate, said he is seriously thinking about “maybe giving people in Arizona another opportunity” to vote for or against him in a few years from now, according to a Huffington Post report on Tuesday. McCain made the comments during an interview he gave on KFYI-AM radio in Phoenix.
McCain has been less than a Republican loyalist in recent times by being outspokenly critical – severely critical – of his fellow-GOP lawmakers in Washington, D.C. He has blamed the Tea Party conservatives for an unnecessary government shutdown while focusing his verbal attacks on Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas for Cruz’s efforts to defund President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act as part of any financial agreements in Congress.
Whether voters will go for a Republican who isn’t supporting his Party – and leaning towards a defense of the Democrats - will be seen if McCain does, in fact, run for another term.
McCain challenged Barack Obama for the presidency in 2008.