I interviewed Rudy on the program today and he dismissed the report of his early demise as unwarranted interpretation of what he has been saying for months. The full transcript will be here later.
Rudy also weighed in on the McCain-Romney dust-up on Iraq:
RG: I think both of these guys have gone too far. I think Mitt and John are attacking each other too much. At one point I said it is starting to sound like Obama and Clinton…
Rudy then talked about issues that divide the three, before returning to the argument between McCain and Romney:
RG: Neither one of them is dishonest. Neither one of them is in favor of, you know, a timetable for retreat. It is kind of descending into issues that ultimately hurt us in terms of winning an election.
HH: So you don’t think Romney is in favor of a timetable…
RG No. I read those remarks and I think I understood what he meant. What he meant was you’ve got to have internal ones. I don’t think he was talking about the same… he was talking about a timetable, but he wasn’t talking about the same kind of timetable that the Democrats were supporting, like public timetables for retreat, which by the way, Hugh, I think has been one of the more irresponsible recommendations by any group of politicians I have ever heard in my life.