McCain adviser says McCain will ditch cap-and-trade if elected.

Earlier this month, conservative pundit Larry Kudlow caused a stir when he reported that a “senior McCain official” told him that McCain was off cap-and-trade, his signature greenhouse gas reduction plan. The McCain campaign quickly responded that the notion the Senator may be backing off cap-and-trade is “totally false.” But Kudlow may have been right after all. Last Friday, McCain adviser Steve Forbes told Glenn Beck that McCain’s environmental plan is not going to “get very far” under McCain and will be abandoned as “people start to examine the details.” Watch it:

TP Wonk Room’s Brad Johnson notes that, if true, McCain would be following in the footsteps of George W. Bush, who promised to regulate carbon dioxide as a candidate but quickly neglected that pledge upon entering office.