Maybe after digging through everything possibly available, even the ridiculously biased folks at the New York Times have to admit: McCain is his own man, and he has the experience to back up his so-called 'maverick' assertions.
David Brooks wrote an interesting, well-researched piece about McCain's foreign policy credentials and his tradition of integrity to his principles. (And while we're counting, in 1983, when McCain entered the Senate, Obama was a 21-year-old college student; Clinton was Arkansas' first lady and mother of a 3-yr-old.)
How many politicians do you know who care less about partisan politics or glib appearances and more about what is right? Not many! Let's elect one now while we have the chance!