McCain Says He's No Maverick
As he faces a potentially tough Republican U.S. Senate primary in Arizona, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) no longer claims the “Maverick” mantle, Newsweek reports. In fact, he now denies he ever was one.
Said McCain: “I never considered myself a maverick.”
Of course, the New York Times noted McCain's presidential campaign in 2008 released an ad calling him the “original maverick.”