(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.”
Right-wingers are told to not believe in man’s contribution to global climate change and they are adamant about it. Although the vast majority of scientists agree that man is contributing to climate change, any scientist who denies it is good enough “proof” that it’s not real.
So Romney has three strikes against him: He’s a Mormon. He implemented the health reform in Massachusetts in which “Obamacare” is based. And he believes in global warming.
He’s also smart, logical, and doesn’t seem to be overly religious. Therefore, to a right-winger, he’s not one of them. There’s no way in hell they’re going to make him the Republican candidate.