Mitt Romney is already simpatico with the Obama Administration on cap and trade, ethanol subsidies, and health care mandates. Today we can add one more to the list: Man-made global warming, via Reuters:
"I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," he told a crowd of about 200 at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Remind me again: Why is this guy considered the frontrunner for the Republican nomination? I may be going out on a limb here, but shouldn’t the Republican candidate oppose Democrat positions? Or am I living in the past and hopelessly naive? If so, why waste so much time and money on these messy election thingies when we can simply adopt a one-party system such as that in China? A logical first step would be to take the Wall Street Journal’s advice and replace Joe Biden with Mitt Romney as Obama’s running mate.
Update: (h/t Jim R) This is interesting. Jedediah Bila tweets:
Mitt Romney: "Oil is purported to be one of the primary contributors to rising global temperatures. If, in fact, global warming is importantly caused by our energy appetite, it’s yet one more reason for going on an energy diet. As we have seen, it is hardly the only reason for doing so." (No Apology, page 227)
Since I wasn’t one of the few who read Mitt’s book, I was unaware that he’s totally bought into the man-made global warming hoax. So much so that he’s gone beyond cap and trade to adopt Al Gore’s position of purposely lowering our living standards by "going on an energy diet".
Update II: Video via Hot Air: