By Daniel Greenfield
Instead of beginning with hosannas for Rudy Giuliani, as is usually done when one writes favorably of a candidate for public office, I’m going to begin with his faults.
Giuliani is authoritarian. He can be a bully. He has a low tolerance level for dissent and criticism. He doesn’t listen to people so much as tell them what to think.
The upside to those qualities is that he makes up his mind on what the right course is and pursues it regardless of opposition. He is not a figure of democratic virtues – rather, he’s the man you bring in to rescue you when democracy fails.