McCain, John

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Name
McCain, John Gender: M
John Sydney McCain III
born on 29 August 1936 at 18:25 (= 6:25 PM )
Place Colón, Panama, 9n22, 79w54
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 06°24' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 02°25 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 06°00'



John McCain

Biography

American politician, a Republican Senator from Arizona since 1992, the unsuccessful rival of George W. Bush for the GOP nomination for President in 2000, and the Republican nominee for President in 2008.

With a conservative voting record, he has made his name in part by pounding his head against the wall of campaign-finance reform and by showing his disdain of "pork barrel spending." McCain is seen as an expert on foreign and military affairs. His campaigns are often about character, an old-fashioned belief in honor that makes him trustworthy, even to those who disagree with some of his policies. McCain has always been a staunch conservative - pro-life, pro-gun, anti-tax, anti-regulation. By age 40 he had already served as a naval aviator in the Vietnam war and had spent 5 1/2 years of hell as a POW. On October 26, 1967 he had been shot down on a mission over Hanoi, breaking both arms and legs. After solitary confinement, he was transferred to a cell with 50 other prisoners. As the son of Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet during the war, he had turned down paternal sponsorship, resisting pressure from his North Vietnamese captors to go free because his preferential treatment would demoralize the troops. On March 17, 1973, he was turned over to American authorities. In 1977 McCain was promoted to Captain and reassigned to the Dept of Navy's Office of Legislative affairs. He retired from the Navy in 1981 and entered politics, winning the first of two terms in the House of Representatives in 1982. In 1986 he was elected to the Senate to succeed Goldwater. In September 1999, he launched a book tour promoting "Faith of my Fathers," a three-generational bio of his, his dad's and grand-dad's, both admirals, with the lessons of honor and patriotism that they'd taught him.

On July 3, 1965 he married Carol, adopting her two sons, Douglas and Andrew; they had a daughter together, Sidney Ann. After their 1980 divorce, he married former medical missionary, 18-year-younger Cindy Hensley, who would become a wealthy heiress. Together they had three children, Meghan, Jack, and Jimmy and adopted Bridget, a Bangladeshi chlld from Mother Teresa's orphanage.

With a capacity for enthusiasm and his care for the underdog, McCain's belief that character trumps ideology and that hard work is a winning tactic proved accurate when he swept the New Hampshire primaries on February 8, 2000. Nonetheless, his opponent, George W. Bush, was nominated the Republican candidate for the presidential race. In mid-August 2000, McCain was found to have two skin cancers, diagnosed as melanoma. On August 19, 2000 he had a biopsy on the lesion near his temple along with tests of his lymph nodes to determine whether the cancer has spread. He had a similar lesion removed from his shoulder in 1993. On August 30, 2001, he underwent the surgical procedure for an enlarged prostate. On February 2, 2003, at a fund-raiser in Phoenix, he announced his intention to run for a fourth Senate term in 2004. The move ruled out a presidential run for the 2004 election. In early spring 2004, political pundits proposed that John Kerry choose Senator McCain as his running mate. In an appearance on "Meet the Press," which aired on April 11, 2004, McCain emphatically answered "No, no, no," to the question about the possibility of his being John Kerry’s Vice President, adding jokingly, "What part of ‘no’ don’t you understand?" McCain maintained that he would not be anyone’s Vice President and gave three reasons: he feels he could be more effective in his present Senate seat, he would not leave the Republican Party, and he was supporting Bush in the 2004 election.

His new book, "Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life," was released in April 2004. On April 12, 2004, his wife Cindy suffered a minor stroke and was hospitalized for four days. McCain was re-elected to the Senate on November 2, 2004. On February 28, 2007, while a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman, McCain announced his intention to seek the Republican Party nomination for President. He added that he will make a formal announcement of his candidacy in April. He met and surpassed the number of delegate votes to win his party’s nomination for President on March 4, 2008. On September 4, 2008 he accepted his party's nomination at about 9:15 PM CDT in St. Paul, MN (time by observation). After a grueling race, he lost the election on November 4, 2008 to Barack Obama. McCain gave a gracious concession speech at approximately 9:15 PM MST (11:15 PM EST) ) in Phoenix, AZ.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Link to Astrodienst discussion forum

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Palin, Sarah (born 11 February 1964). Notes: Running mates for national office in 2008
  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Obama, Barack (born 4 August 1961). Notes: Competitors for US Presidency in 2008

Events

  • Social : Joined group 1958 (Navy)
  • Relationship : Marriage 3 July 1965 (married Carol and adopted her two sons)
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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 26 October 1967 (Prisoner of War in VietNam)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 17 March 1973 (released from Vietnam prison; turned over to US authorities)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1980 (divorced Carol)
  • Social : Left group 1981 (left military)
  • Family : Adopted a child 1992 (Bridget)
  • Work : Lose social status 2000 (unsuccessful bid for Republican Party Presidential nominee)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis August 2000 (skin cancer)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Health : Medical procedure 19 August 2000 (Biopsy on lesion on temple)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 30 August 2001 (prostate surgery)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released April 2004 ("Why Courage Matters")
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  • Family trauma 12 April 2004 (wife Cindy suffered a minor stroke)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Gain social status 2 November 2004 (re-elected to the US Senate)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Gain social status 28 February 2007 (Announced intention to run for President in 2008)
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  • Work : Great Achievement 4 March 2008 (Attained sufficient votes for party nomination as President)
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  • Work : Gain social status 4 September 2008 at 10:15 PM in St. Paul, MN (Accepted party's nomination for President)
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  • Work : Lose social status 4 November 2008 at 11:15 PM in Phoenix, AZ (Gave concession speech/lost Presidential election)
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Source Notes

PT cites copy of the birth certificate in hand from links to an online site (http://johnmccain.dominates.us/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=145) submitted by Jack Fertig on October 11, 2008. The birth certificate copy is provided as evidence in a law suit brought by Fred Hollander in the US District Court of NH challenging McCain's right to be President based on place of birth.

Previously this record carried a Rodden Rating of A (mother's memory) with the following source notes from 1999-2004: Mark McDonough called both the election office and Senator McCain's political office and was told that they had no copy of the medical records on hand. McCain's deputy press secretary said she had many astrologers call and had called his mother. Mom said "about 9 AM." The source notes continued to say: "On the internet, StarIQ.com quotes Rowena Wall for 9:00 AM "from two staffers in McCain's election office citing the medical records." And "Frances Rainbolt, who is a family friend of the McCains, rectified his chart to 8:55:47 AM."

In May 2008, PT notes that in one of his political ads airing around Mother's Day, McCain and his mom are chatting and she said "I awakened and I told Jack, "we're gonna' have this baby. This baby came, I think, about 11:00"

Contradicting the mother's memory, however was a news report sent to PT on October 10, 2008 by Shelley Jordan. Shelley sent a link to the Panama American newspaper from August 31, 1936 which contained a birth announcement on page four that says, “Lt. and Mrs. John S. McCain, Jr. of the Submarine Base are the parents of a son born Saturday afternoon at the Submarine Base Hospital.” The next day, October 11, 2008, Jack Fertig sent links to a copy of McCain's birth certificate as noted above.

Categories

  • Traits : Personality : Courageous
  • Traits : Personality : Personality robust
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (melanoma)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (one)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (two marriages)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (seven from two marriages)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Vocation : Military : Combat
  • Vocation : Military : POW/ MIA
  • Vocation : Politics : Candidate and lost
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (conservative Republican)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (U.S. Senator from Arizona)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy ("Why Courage Matters")