Republicans are apparently crowning Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee in 2016. As such, the debate has begun within the party on how best to attack Mrs. Clinton and whether her husband’s sexual exploits should be a part of the discussion.
Report from Fox News:
Former Bush administration adviser Karl Rove on Sunday cautioned Republicans against a 2016 presidential election strategy that focuses too much on the political history of potential Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Rove told “Fox News Sunday” he was uncertain whether revisiting Clinton and husband Bill Clinton’s years in the White House would help Republicans win the presidency.
“It may,” said Rove, now a “Fox News” contributor. “But the trouble for Republicans is it’s easier to say what you’re against than what you are for.”
Republicans have tried to knock down a Clinton candidacy essentially since she resigned from her post in February 2013 as secretary of state.
Also on Sunday, 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney warned against attacking the Clinton political legacy.
“I don’t think Bill Clinton is as relevant as Hillary Clinton,” he told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
This is not the first time Republicans have been targeted for criticizing something or somebody instead of proposing their own ideas, most recently with ObamaCare.
In other words, both Romney and Rove seem to prefer that potential GOP candidates, like Rand Paul, not refer to the former president as a “sexual predator” on the campaign trail next year.