As Romney doubles down on AGWAs noted here on Wizbang, former Governor and Republican Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney cemented his trifecta of Big Government last week by renewing his support for the thoroughly debunked assertion of AGW.
By Philip Rucker and Peter Wallsten, The Washington Post,...
Instead, the former Massachusetts governor stuck to the position he has held for many years -- that he believes the world is getting warmer and that humans are contributing to that pattern.
Romney's answer to the question about climate change last Friday during his first town hall meeting since announcing his second presidential campaign allowed him to demonstrate what he hopes voters will see as a new and improved candidate -- an authentic leader with core convictions.
But the exchange in New Hampshire also served as a fresh indicator of Romney's great quandary. He must shed the flip-flopper reputation that haunted his last presidential campaign while also appealing to conservative voters wary of his past support for near-universal health care, abortion rights, same-sex marriage and other positions befitting a politician elected in liberal Massachusetts.
Not precisely my objection, but headed in the right direction. My specific objection is that Romney continues to support three of the pillars of Big Government: Government Healthcare (Romneycare), Government Subsidies (ethanol), and AGW (Government Regulations).
Government is our primary economic problem, and more of it will not turn our economy around.
Mitt thinks otherwise, and is sticking to his positions:
Mitt Romney won't be doing any apology tours on climate change.
The early GOP presidential front-runner has broken with his party's conservative ranks to declare global warming a real threat to the planet that merits some sort of action to curb heat-trapping emissions.
"He realizes it's an issue. It's an issue that's real," said Jeff Holmstead, a former Bush EPA air pollution official and Romney supporter who doesn't have an official role in the campaign. "But I think he's not convinced that the ideas that the environmental community are putting forward is a sensible way of dealing with it."
Nope. That leaves entirely too much room for a Big Government politician to find a Big Government solution to this non-problem further down the line.
Just as well that he disqualify himself from serious consideration by the base now and thus focus the remaining candidates on small government dedicated to dealing with real issues and getting the hell out of the way of the economy.