In the end, the major foreign-policy pronouncement felt like a generational passing of the torch from a retiring senator and former vice presidential candidate to a newly minted colleague with apparent aspirations to second Mitt Romney on the Republican ticket. That the two senators came from different parties hardly seemed to matter. Both Sens. Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., clearly share a vision of a particularly robust brand of American global leadership, one that finds common cause with “freedom fighters” everywhere and is unafraid to confront “evil” anywhere.
Rubio’s foreign policy falls into the proud, bipartisan tradition of Ronald Reagan and Harry Truman, Lieberman said in introducing him at the Brookings Institution in Washington on Wednesday.