This election marks the first time I have ever done anything besides voting, silently, for my preferred candidate. I decided to take action this year because I saw the antidote to inaction and gridlock in Washington: Courage.
And no, I don't just mean fighting for your country, although clearly that shows courage. Real courage is something more than one opportunity for bravery decades ago.
Courage is taking a stand, and remaining standing.
Courage is facing voters head-on without a teleprompter. Ten times. Even when your opponent, who is "leading," refuses to join you.
Courage is standing up for what is right, even when you're standing alone.
And that's why to me, courage is John McCain.