Published on August 25th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom5
Does Mitt Romney believe in climate change? Not any more…
Mitt Romney had been one of the few sane GOP Presidential candidates on the subject of climate change. In fact, only one other – ex-Utah Governor John Huntsman – acknowledged climate change was real and human-caused.
Not any more. Mitt the Flipper has fallen from the high ground and into the mire of the melting permafrost.
I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that. […] And so I think it’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may well be significant contributors to the climate change and global warming that you’re seeing. (See also: Mitt Romney acknowledges climate change is real)
“Do I think the world’s getting hotter? Yeah, I don’t know that but I think that it is,” he said. “I don’t know if it’s mostly caused by humans.””What I’m not willing to do is spend trillions of dollars on something I don’t know the answer to.”
Poor Mitt. He could LEARN the answer… but it probably wouldn’t play well with the Tea-Party base. Mitt’s problem is – he’s NEVER going to play well with the Tea Party base.
He once had a shot at appealing to the great sensible middle… but it appears he’s selling his soul to a bunch of folks who will never give him the time of day. Appealing to the rabid side of the GOP worked for the Bushes (Sr. and Jr.), but they were “from” Texas (by way of Yale, Andover and Harvard) who could at least act like good ol’ boys. And those were very different times.
(via Jed Lewison)
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