We had arranged for Senator McCain to address the U. Conference of Catholic Bishops because we wanted them to join our coalition and lend it a powerful moral voice. I will never forget what Senator McCain said to them. In essence, he said that the system in Washington is corrupt and immoral because it is awash in a sea of special interest money, that the powerful have seats at the table but everyone else is left out of the very discussions that will impact their lives for generations. Senator McCain said the system dishonored him personally, and he refused to sit by and do nothing. The system continues to make it hard for people of ordinary means to run for federal office.
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He previously served as a U. Obama was born in Honolulu , Hawaii. After graduating from Columbia University in , he worked as a community organizer in Chicago. In , he enrolled in Harvard Law School , where he was the first black person to be president of the Harvard Law Review.
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A member of the Republican Party , he was the U. Representative for Georgia's 6th congressional district serving north Atlanta and nearby areas from until his resignation in In , Gingrich unsuccessfully ran for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. A professor of history and geography at the University of West Georgia in the s, Gingrich won election to the U.
He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for president of the United States in the election , which he lost to Barack Obama. He became a naval aviator and flew ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. While on a bombing mission during Operation Rolling Thunder over Hanoi in October , he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. McCain was a prisoner of war until He experienced episodes of torture and refused an out-of-sequence early release.