Mitt Romney isn’t doing himself any favors by saying things like this.
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney broke with Republican orthodoxy on Friday by saying he believes that humans are responsible, at least to some extent, for climate change.
“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.
“It’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors.”
I don’t know if this was a gaffe, or what he genuinely believes, but even if it is what he genuinely believes, it’s still a gaffe. To even so much as entertain the idea the humans have in some way, any way, contributed to climate change is heretical to the Right Wing. Possibly even more so than giving people healthcare.
Expect Boss Limbaugh’s head to explode and Mitt Romney to walk-back his statements by Monday afternoon.