I interviewed John McCain

It’s not every day you get face time with a former Presidential candidate. Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican candidate, came to Roanoke to stump for Mitt Romney and the party’s candidate for senator here, George Allen, in the days leading up to Tuesday’s election.

The former candidate visited at the same time former President Bill Clinton was speaking across town, capping off an election season that put Virginia in the spotlight. McCain spoke with me for a few minutes and outlined the strategy for winning Virginia again, after losing it in 2008 for the first time since the 1960s.

Of course, we now know it didn’t work, but it was still an exciting taste of political reporting that landed on the front page of the Sunday paper.

Read the whole story here: Clinton, McCain stump for party allies