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Mitt Romney: The World is Getting Warmer

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By Doug Powers  •  June 4, 2011 10:13 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

Scooch over, Newt and Nancy, and make some room on the global warming love seat!

If Mitt Romney is the GOP nominee, the big winner might be Al Gore, because no matter who comes out on top in the general election, Gore could come out smelling like a carbon-neutral rose.

From 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.”

Well, on the upside for Mitt, this will certainly distract some of the conservative base from his health care albatross for a little while.

For presidential candidate from any party who believe anthropomorphic global warming is a dire problem, I have a humble request: Take a pledge to not use private jets on the 2012 campaign trail. Commercial flights and eco-friendly ground transport only please. In 2008, private and chartered campaign jets used by candidates who believe global warming is a real threat spewed untold amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Why? So they could go to rallies and tell everybody how greenhouse gases were killing the planet.

Which candidate will be first to take the “no private jets” pledge and lead from the front?

Anyone? Anyone…? Cue the crickets…

**Written by Doug Powers

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