John McCain, currently on his second marriage, may not have been involved in the lives of his children from his first marriage.
Apparently one of his kids from his second marriage wrote a book about him and neglected to mention all of his children, suggesting that, perhaps, the children from his second marriage were not involved in the lives of their half siblings.
This is disturbing to me. The way he dumped his first wife is bad enough (apparently, after she waited for him all those years while he was a POW, she got into a crippling accident. The 40 something McCain, who apparently didn’t want to be burdened with a cripple, began cheating on his wife with a 25 year old, the woman who he is now married to), but if he proceeded to abandon his children from his first marriage afterward that is unacceptable. Hopefully he at least paid child support, but you would think that the presidential candidate who is representing the interests of the Christian Right would not find it acceptable to leave children without a male role model. It is the Christian Right, after all, who are so adamant that a father’s presence is crucial for a child’s development.
While I don’t see a fathers presence in quite the same light as the Christian Right does, I do think that child abandonment is one of the worst things a man can do, and believe that it is a serious issue affecting the well being of the American culture as a whole. I think we all need to demand clarity from John McCain on his history as a husband and father, because if this man can’t even raise his own children, how can he run a country? If he can abandon his own flesh and blood, what kind of care will he have for the rest of us Americans whom he has not even met?
Dead beat dads are not fit to run a country.