Rudy again seems agitation free( I harp on this because as someone who watched him for years in NYC I find it nothing short of a transformation). He maintains that all security was based on NYPD threat assessment. Russert seems uninterested in any financial implications( probably a good idea not to go through accounting 101). After a tussle about when the Judith relationship became public Russert seemed subdued. I realize this is all important stuff but I am surprised that only a few minutes of this interview have been spent on any policy —abortion? no immigration? no taxes? the Romney speech? no. Is this helpful? Well had Rudy lost his temper or gotten stumped I supposed it would have been revealing but I find the lack of substance just remarkable. UPDATE: Avoids a swipe at Huckabee on AIDS. Oh no! A policy question on fuel efficiency: he says in favor of alternative energy sources. And he has a goal to balance the budget (more substance in the final seconds).
I suspect the Rudy people are very pleased he survived without incident. I thought it was a waste of the hour.
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