John McCain as Commander in Chief

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Barack Obama is on a foreign tour trying to demonstrate he's ready to be the US Commander in Chief. Only 48 percent of all Americans think he's qualified for that role, while 72 percent say that about John McCain. We take a look at McCain's record in the military and US Senate. Did his experience during the Vietnam War shape his view of the world for better or worse?  Would his instincts as a "maverick" politician help him to keep the nation secure, or should consistency be the measure of leadership?

Credits

Guests:
Michael Hirsh - Politico Magazine - @michaelphirsh, Max Boot - Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and columnist for the Washington Post - @MaxBoot, Rand Beers - Informal advisor to Barack Obama, David D. Kirkpatrick - New York Times - @ddknyt

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Dan Konecky, Frances Anderton