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Former Defense Department official Jed Babbin says the late Arizona Sen. John McCain was undoubtedly a military hero whom many of his fellow prisoners of war credit with keeping them alive during their years in captivity. However, Babbin says McCain’s political legacy is quite different. Elected to the Senate as a staunch conservative to succeed the legendary Barry Goldwater, McCain subsequently charted a different course than conservatives on issues ranging from immigration to campaign finance reform and from health care to the debate over torture. Babbin explains why he believes conservatives ought to see McCain as a major political disappointment. Listen to our conversation here.