The fact that Senator John McCain almost won the election that saw the first black American as president is often avoided because of the current culture of mixed federal projects and politics that is threatening to shake the very foundations of the American way of life. Senator John McCain ran a strong campaign. He was influenced by the authority of then President George W. Bush. Trying to run a presidential campaign while trying to continue the failing policies of the outgoing President did much to undermine the McCain presidential campaign. Getting caught between the politics of campaigning and the federal policies that threatened racial division probably cost McCain the election.
When Colin Powell who was also on the failing policies of President George W.Bush cabinet along with Condoleesa Rice jumped political lines and endorsed their fellow black Barack Obama, John McCain as the Congressional Republican apologist found himself out on second with no one coming to first base. The fear of the racial divide engulfing the United States played a great role in defeating McCain for the 44Th president of the United States. The irony was that John McCain probably had more to do with getting Colin Powell and Condoleesa Rice their position on the Bush cabinet than Barack Obama. They were obviously not showing favoritism towards a benefactor but chose to stand up for their race and won the race, no pun intended.