The political world was stunned with the revelation that John McCain has brain cancer. McCain’s cancer is the same type that took the life of Senator Ted Kennedy in 2009. Doctors successfully removed the tumor last week, but the prognosis seems harsh with a low survival rate. Regardless of your political preferences, Senator McCain has always been considered a man of principles by colleagues on both sides of the aisle. He has always been one of the few voices in the Senate willing to hold the leadership of his own party accountable. He has also been a consistently supportive voice for Hispanics and immigrants in his state and beyond. I remember when he was running for President in 2008, and on two occasions shut down rhetoric at his own rallies that questioned the patriotism and citizenship of his opponent Barack Obama. Statesmanship is a lost virtue in American politics.