Senator Thune introduced John McCain at the Americans for Prosperity reception last night.

I thought it was a very good introduction. It highlighted McCain’s record as a anti-spending guy. Thune calls him the "lobbyist for the taxpayer" in contrast to the "lobbyist for the spending groups."

He also makes the point that McCain is taken seriously by our military and our allies and other international leaders. A similar point was made today by a bunch of former GOP Secretaries of State, Secretaries of Defense, and National Security Advisors. In my travels and exchanges as the International Secretary of the Young Republicans, I have to say that John McCain is deeply respected abroad. A pro-war, hawkish Republican is one of our most respected leaders abroad. That’s an important thing.

I videoed McCain’s speech, but it was really jittery. I think that AFP will have the video later.