John Podhoretz has a different take on Rudy’s recent blunder on the abortion question: he thinks that Rudy just doesn’t know very much about it and that he is winging it. That’s about the most positive thing that could be hoped for in what he said. Podhoretz writes that Rudy is blowing his chances to become the nominee because he is not doing what he did in New York; i.e., working really hard to master the details of the issues and come at them from a position of strength. I don’t know if that explains everything about Rudy’s recent comments on abortion--but it rings true to a certain degree. Still, it’s not a great thing in a presidential candidate if the best thing you can say about him on a subject is that he knows not what he says.