Political Radar: Raining on Obama and Biden's Parade He's standing out there, in a crowd of 10-20,000 people, in the pouring rain giving a speech. Now THAT is dedication, THAT is commitment, THAT is something McCain could not do for fear of catching a cold at his old age. And don't you consvs. come on here and tell me that McCain withstood 5 years of torture in Vietnam, etc. That was 35 years ago. The man is 72 now.