11 Feb 2014 03:20 PM EST
-by Alex Mangini, Staff Writer; Image: Karl Rove (Image Source: Fox News Screenshot)
It is safe to assume that conservative Republican strategist Karl Rove does not want to see Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States.
With that said, however, the former aide to President George W. Bush does not believe that attacking her husband, former President Bill Clinton, for his affair with Monica Lewinsky is a sound strategy for potential GOP hopefuls.
Rove responded directly to Kentucky Senator and expected 2016 Republican candidate Rand Paul today for attacking what he called Clinton’s “predatory” behavior toward the then-White House staffer Lewinsky.
According to Rove, personal attacks of that nature are no way to gain voters.
“Frankly, Rand Paul spending a lot of time talking about the mistakes of Bill Clinton does not look like a big agenda for the future of the country,” Rove said during an appearance on Fox’s America’s Newsroom.
Rove has been critical of the Clintons in the past, yet expressed his belief that the disagreements should be reserved simply to their politics and ideologies, not on piling on their personal lives.
“I’m not certain, again, that beating up on Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky is a particularly good thing to strengthen your skills,” Rove said.