I am not sure how independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders managed to follow an appearance of John McCain on a Sunday morning talk show today. Perhaps his occasional hints that he might challenge Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination had something to do with it. In general, people with political views similar to Bernie Sanders do not get within half a mile of a Sunday morning microphone.

Whatever the cause of this breakthrough, it was a welcome development. John McCain’s views on foreign policy are radical and represent a lunatic fringe. You’d never know it if all you did is watch teevee, but Sanders’ views are much more mainstream.

Martin Longman

Martin Longman is the web editor for the Washington Monthly. See all his writing at ProgressPond.com