I watched the news video with Senator John McCain and his wife as they discussed the story about him having an inappropriate relationship with a lobbyist , and I'm sorry, but he did NOT strike me as a strong, confident man who was telling the truth. He seemed rather tentative and unsure of himself when the issue was brought up. When he talked about politics and his record, he was fine, but that wasn't why he was there. I know he was trying to draw the parallel between his service record, his Senatorial responsibilities and his honesty, but I felt he went about this incorrectly.
It always concerns me when a politician addresses a personal issue by immediately rah rah'ing about their "service to the country" and how "proud" they are of that work. To me, that comes across as a ploy to distract us from the issue at hand. I would think he'd start out with something like "This is my wife, whom I love and respect. I would never do anything to hurt her or my family." I didn't hear anything like that.
Oh, and check out how his wife watches him closely when he's asked to "describe his relationship" with the lobbyist...LOL!