Matt Lewis

McCain says he sometimes agrees more with Obama on foreign policy

It was largely overshadowed by the Boston bombing, but on April 18, Sen. John McCain gave what might have been an important speech at the Center for a New American Security.

It was clearly aimed at rhetorically pushing back at the non-interventionist Rand Paul wing of the GOP, but at the end of the speech, McCain took things to a new level: “[T]here are times these days,” he said, “when I feel that I have more in common on foreign policy with President Obama than I do with some in my own party.”

This, of course, might just be McCain talking. Still, it is perhaps another sign the collapse of the conservative “three-legged stool” is upon us. And it might also indicate just how far Barack Obama’s presidency has gone toward undermining the long-held stereotypes about Democrats being weak on foreign policy.

Exit questions: What does McCain do if if Rand Paul becomes the Republican standard bearer? Might he pull a “reverse Lieberman?”