McCain Goes To Bat For Romney On Foreign Policy

As President Obama touts the take down of Bin Laden for re-election purposes, Team Romney has turned to Sen. John McCain to keep the president in line on foreign policy campaign claims. First Read has more:

McCain, now a Romney surrogate, said Obama’s “diminishing the memory of September 11th,” and accused him of “doing a shameless end-zone dance.” It’s a fine line. McCain clearly doesn’t mind playing this role. He says things Romney couldn’t get away with and it’s something that’s quite beneficial to Romney. If Romney said what McCain did, Romney might get ridiculed. It’s an interesting role that McCain is willing to play. It could be a preview of the role McCain might play going forward in the campaign -- traditional role of VP, but on foreign policy. McCain doesn’t mind going personal with Obama, as he’s demonstrated since 2008. You can try to explain away McCain’s motives all you want, but it could be oddly effective for Romney.

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published this page in In The News 2012-04-30 11:33:00 -0400
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