If Hillary Clinton wants to convince people:
(1) That she is capable of a generous gesture toward a rival; and
(2) That she is capable of departing from narrow short-term self-seeking to serve the greater good; and
(2) That she is not a hopeless captive of Washington insider politics; and, in particular
then Roger Ailes just made it easy for her. All she has to do is let Fox News have it, publicly, with both barrels.
If she’s a Democrat before she’s an insider, that’s what she’ll do. If she doesn’t, then the rest of us can draw our own conclusions.
Of course, I’m an un-fan of her campaign for President. (Her talents seem excellently suited to the Senate.) And tactical advice from un-friends is never to be trusted. But it seems to me that this one is a no-brainer. If she takes my advice, her nomination (and maybe her election) gets a little bit more likely. Well worth it, in my view. If she puts the common interests of liberals and Democrats ahead of her own short-term advantage, then maybe she’s made of better stuff than I’ve been giving her credit for.