The New Nixon

Michael Gerson warns that Rudy Giuliani could be the next Richard Nixon and doesn't mean it in a good way. I tend to agree. The fact that Giuliani's trying (and, possibly, succeeding) in papering over his substantive differences with the conservative base primarily by emphasizing his visceral hatred for liberals and liberalism doesn't reassure me. The appealing, humanizing, part of the cultural conservative vision is the idea that one might at least love the sinner, a sentiment that seems totally alien to Giuliani.