The only thing to feel in anticipating a possible Clinton-Giuliani race next fall is dread. Each would bring the worst out of each other; the race would reprise the worst of the far right and far left rhetoric of the 1990s; we would be deepening polarization and increasing division in wartime. We know from the 2004 campaign (the Swift Boat obscenities above all) that the partisan right will stop at nothing to declare Democrats traitors and hostile to American soldiers. Rudy will love to do this. And he has already started:

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