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He retired from the Navy as a captain in 1981 and moved to Arizona, where he entered politics. After being investigated and largely exonerated in a political influence scandal of the 1980s as a member of the Keating Five, he made campaign finance reform one of his signature concerns, eventually gaining passage of the Mc Cain–Feingold Act in 2002.
He is also known for his work in the 1990s to restore diplomatic relations with Vietnam, and for his belief that the Iraq War should have been fought to a successful conclusion.
Though, it is difficult to find fault, I suppose it is fair to say that the movie didn't always have full steam - especially early on. Despite the lack of laughs, it was as feel good as it gets.
Still, even during those times, it was interesting. The movie was blessed with two great actors, a creative idea, excellent writing and directing.
Mc Cain has chaired the Senate Commerce Committee, opposed spending that he considered to be pork barrel, and played a key role in alleviating a crisis over judicial nominations with the bi-partisan group known as the Gang of 14.