Dick Morris and  Eileen McGann

So to call attention to his credentials to take on Hillary, Rudy is attacking her night and day. He calls her the new McGovern. He lambastes her failure to repudiate the moveon.org attack on General Petraeus. He goes after her flip flops on Iraq. He is all over her case. And each time he hits her, he reminds us why we want him around in November to stop her from marching to the White House.

If Rudy were to focus on the Republican primary and his GOP opponents, the issues of abortion, gay rights, and guns would divide the party and might lead to the nomination of a pro-choice candidate like Thompson or a recent convert like Romney. Anyone who has spent five minutes with Thompson and five with Hillary knows that she would have him for breakfast in any debate (assuming Fred could make it out of bed in time to attend and stay awake for the whole hour and a half).

So Rudy is correct to concentrate his fire on Hillary. He is all that stands between us and another President Clinton … or will it be President Rodham?

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann

Dick Morris, a former political adviser to Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and President Bill Clinton, is the author of 2010: Take Back America. To get all of Dick Morris’s and Eileen McGann’s columns for free by email, go to www.dickmorris.com