In his recent book Can She Be Stopped? Hillary Clinton Will Be the Next President of the United States Unless . . ., John Podhoretz outlines a ten-point plan to prevent that scary prospect. Point number ten is “Nominate Rudy.” Podhoretz counsels that Republicans “not hold ideological purity more dear than partisan victory in the coming two years.” And he believes that victory-minded Republicans are heeding his advice. In a recent column in the New York Post, he noted that Giuliani and McCain both hold views at odds with their party’s base yet head every poll of GOP primary voters. He concluded, “Such people tend to be more involved in and better informed about politics than the average American, so it stands to reason that they have some knowledge of McCain’s and Giuliani’s positions. And so far it isn’t bothering them. Why? One word: leadership.”
How many of you fell for this in 2000 and 2004? How many of you are going to fall for it again?