In yet another example of the trend of high-profile endorsements for Sen. John McCain, a group of former North Vietnamese soldiers who held McCain as a prisoner of war for over five years has thrown support behind the republican presidential candidate.
In endorsing McCain, the group lauded the Arizona senator’s bravery, toughness, and heroism in light of horrible atrocities which were being inflicted upon him and thousands of other prisoners.
“We hereby endorse Lieutenant Commander John Sydney McCain for president of the United States of America,” said the group’s spokesman. “Our shared experiences in a very difficult situation forty years ago clearly demonstrates to us who has the right credentials to lead America.”
The endorsement is only the latest in a string for McCain, who won the Florida GOP primary after picking up the backing of Florida Sen. Mel Martinez and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. He has sense been endorsed by Rudy Giuliani and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
McCain campaign officials had no comment.