John McCain's service in the Navy was like a demolition driver racing in the Daytona 500. He paid no attention to his studies or training at the Academy, and it showed. And I will always wonder about the REAL story of McCain's actions on the Forrestal that monstrous day - not the whitewashed, son (and grandson) of an Admiral version.
I understand that McCain was deficient. But he was THERE. On the line. Willing, if not very able. That is all I am saying, and it is worthy of respect.
The Romney family is apparently service averse, going back for generations. I do not respect that.