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?”