November 05, 2008 at 07:04 PM EST

Am I the only one who is actually happy for John McCain that he lost last night and can put this whole campaign behind him? Toward the end, it didn’t even sound like he believed what he was saying any more. Presidential campaigns have a way of taking on an ugly, cut-throat life of their own (though neither candidate should be completely absolved of their personal role in this year’s venomous election). But now that it’s all over and we enter the time for reconciliation, here at PopWatch we’d like to pay tribute to the humble, loyal, and yes, even somewhat humorous John McCain with our list of his Top 5 pop culture moments (including the clip below of his appearance on SNL last weekend, where he outlined his desperate campaign’s 11th-hour turn to the “Grandpa Strategy”). So farewell, John McCain the maverick presidential candidate. And welcome back, John McCain the maverick Senator.

No. 5: McCain on SNL‘s Weekend Update

Check out the Top 4 after the jump, and then let us know what your favorite McCain pop culture moments were.

No. 4: Jon Stewart interview on The Daily Show

No. 3: Town Hall with New Hampshire high school students (the “You Little Jerk” moment)

No. 2: The Alfred E. Smith Charity Roast

No. 1: The Late Show With David Letterman

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