I came to that conclusion a few years back when it became clear he wasn't going with any Obummer issues concerning his, shall we politely say, lack of credentials.
Do you want him to lose all his sponsors over one stupid word? He is not a coward— he did it for his listener. He is smart enough not to cut off his nose to spite his face.
Just out of curiosity. Did anyone on talk radio mention the Sheriff Joe press conference? Never really heard it discussed but I was mostly away from a radio that day.