Opinion: Ticket video chat: Matt Welch on ‘McCain: Myth of a Maverick’ -- VIII


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This is the eighth and final episode of our new video chat with Matt Welch, author of a new book exploring the personal and political personas of Sen. John McCain, the presumptive presidential nominee of the Republican Party.

This discussion focuses on McCain’s thinking and the possible choices for vice presidential running mate. And a couple of the names Welch mentions may surprise you.


Here are the other video chat chapters: Part I of our conversation with Welch is available here, Part II is available here, Part III is here, Part IV is here, Part V is here, Part VI is here, Part VII is here.

And samples of Welch’s past writings as a Times staffer are available here.

Thanks to our top-notch videographer Jeff Amlotte and director Michael McGehee for lending their skills. And thank you all for watching these videos over recent days.

Let us know below what you think of this occasional feature. Should we do more? Whom would you like to see chatting here on The Ticket?

--Andrew Malcolm