John McCain hagiography is on every channel today, but I say, feh. McCain needed Pumpkin to make him look any good.
And never forget, McCain gave us the proto-Pumpkin, the one who led the way: Sarah Palin. The archetypal fact-free babbler who dropped most of the dog-whistle in favor of outright bigotry came to us ten years ago last month from Wasilla, courtesy of John McCain.
Slightly but not really off-topic: are narcissism and belief in conspiracy theories mutually-reinforcing mental illnesses? Asking for a friend.
Seriously, how deep does your narcissism have to run before you can entertain this concept?