Why does McCain seem like less of a Republican and more of a democrat?
Because he's a moderate...lol.
The polar definitions of democrat/republican and liberal/conservative rarely fit anyone perfectly... especially since the republican party of old doesn't really resemble the republican party of today; it's going through an major evolution.
McCain is pretty liberal on most social issues... and liberals tend to pick their candidates on social issues. McCain is conservative in ways that are only really important to conservatives. Overall, he's pretty much evenly divided.
To me, it seems like he's the perfect candidate to unite american and start a world healing process. And the best part, he's sincere and honest... and a firm fighter for what he firmly believes. It's hard to find a negative thing to say about McCain... other than "his penis doesn't work right anymore", which by the way, doesn't because he was viciously tortured for 5 years as a POW. :(
SIDE NOTE: His book is quite moving. I recommend it to all.
I'm sure people will disagree about McCain... this is just my take on him and american politics... and who the hell am I anyways?