10:24 am May. 10, 2012
While "Good Morning America" was airing its "historic" interview with President Obama this morning, CBS' "Early Show" settled for former mayor Rudy Giuliani, who argued that the president's evolution negates any talk of Mitt Romney's shifting positions.
"It's going to be very hard for the president to say, 'Oh my goodness, you know, Mitt Romney changed his position on pro-choice, pro-life,' whereas he's changed his position now dramatically on, on gay rights going back over a ten-year period, so maybe in this sense it helps Romney because it takes that issue out of the election," Giuliani said.
A Republican who extended benefits to same-sex couples when he was mayor, Giuliani also said it "can be hard for Obama to criticize him for being a shifter on positions when this is a major shift."
Before endorsing Romney last month, Giuliani was also a critic of Romney on that score, saying in December that he had "never seen a guy change his position so many times, so fast, on a dime.”
Four years ago, when he ran for president, Giuliani was the favorite of Republicans who favored gay rights. Giuliani said he didn't expect Romney to make marriage an issue, and said that "Republicans should stay the heck out of it."