Republicans are girding for battle against Hillary Clinton and are looking for a true warrior to lead them in this fight. To win, we'll need a take no prisoners approach, not vodka-drinking contests and "transcending the current polarization," ideas that make me and my fellow conservatives want to puke.
Read this well, because it goes to the heart of why McCain would be a lousy nominee against Hillary. He'd pull his punches. Rudy wouldn't.
Mrs. Clinton and Mr. McCain, however, share not just a title, but also a general approach to politics. Both strive to be seen as willing to break with ideological orthodoxy from time to time and to work across the aisle. Both emerged from nasty political battles — Whitewater and her husband’s impeachment in her case, the 2000 Republican primaries in his — declaring their hatred of the “politics of personal destruction,” as former President Bill Clinton called it.
“They would run a completely different campaign than we’ve seen in recent memory,” said Marshall Wittman, a former aide to Mr. McCain who has worked with Mrs. Clinton.
“Both of them realize there is a desire in the country for a different politics of national unity that transcends the current polarization,” Mr. Wittman said.