I just don’t see how it can be said, after nearly every debate, that Rudy won when he cannot distance himself from his record. Thompson hit him hard right out of the box, and Rudy responded with tort reform. At least Thompson can justify his position on tort reform on federalism grounds. But Rudy’s extreme positions on a number of issues cannot be squared by someone who continually wraps himself in the Reagan legacy. Rudy is quick on his feet. But there is serious doubt among conservatives.