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April 30, 2012


McCain as Foreign Policy Attack Dog

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is quickly taking the lead on leading the foreign policy attack against President Obama, First Read reports.

"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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