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Romney: Humans May Not be Main Climate Change Source (Do you hear the sound of desparation yet?)
newsmax ^ | 8/25/11 | j mclure

Posted on 08/25/2011 4:37:40 AM PDT by bestintxas

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, in danger of losing his 2012 Republican primary front-runner status, Wednesday tweaked his position on global climate change, saying he does not know if humans are the primary cause.

Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, also said he would not place restrictions on carbon emissions if elected and did not favor spending heavily on climate solutions.

He was asked about global warming at a town hall meeting in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and said he believed the world is getting hotter and humans contribute in some way to the change.

"Do I think the world's getting hotter? Yeah, I don't know that but I think that it is," he said. "I don't know if it's mostly caused by humans.

"What I'm not willing to do is spend trillions of dollars on something I don't know the answer to."

In June, a day after launching his second bid for the White House, Romney caused a stir by saying he thought humans had contributed to climate change and that emissions of pollutants should be reduced.

A study by the National Academy of Sciences in 2010 found that "climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities and poses significant risks." That view is backed by most climate scientists. But surveys have shown that many Republicans do not agree -- especially those who are more likely to vote in the primary elections.

Two polls on Wednesday showed Romney, a narrow front-runner in the Republican field for much of the year, has lost the lead in the Republican nominating contest, trailing Rick Perry by double digits. The Texas governor recently jumped into the race.

Campaigning in New Hampshire last week, Perry, who is typically more of a social conservative, called climate change a "theory that still has not been proven"

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Romney is exposed as not a conservative, and someone who flails around on positions trying to marshall votes.

He is not our man.

1 posted on 08/25/2011 4:37:46 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

Romney has already lost front-runner status.


2 posted on 08/25/2011 4:41:44 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: bestintxas
By 2008 RINO MCCain was talking conservative and had flipped most of his real positions to phony ones. Romney is following the same strategy.

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3 posted on 08/25/2011 4:44:33 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama :"We all were undocumented workers once")
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To: bestintxas

Romney is a politician just like Bill Clinton.

He will say whatever he thinks is necessary to get votes.


4 posted on 08/25/2011 4:46:38 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: bestintxas

RINORINORINORINORINORINO!!!!!

Did I mention he’s a RINO??


5 posted on 08/25/2011 4:47:23 AM PDT by Flintlock (Photo ID for all voters--let our dead rest in peace.)
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To: bestintxas

We’ll now see Romneycare begin attacking Perry and his big govt RINO policies & positions.

Both will get bloodied.

Then Sarah will announce (toward end of Sept) and leap over both.


6 posted on 08/25/2011 4:51:01 AM PDT by newfreep (I am a "terrorist". I am Sarah Palin!)
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To: bestintxas
A study by the National Academy of Sciences in 2010 found that "climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities and poses significant risks."

Even Newsmax does this appeal to authority crap, why do I care what another government-funded crony organization thinks?

Oh and suck it Romney, you're not going to be able to "hide your decline".

7 posted on 08/25/2011 4:51:26 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: bestintxas

They call him Flipper, Flipper, faster than lightning,
No-one you see, is smarter than he
And we know Flipper Flipper, lives in a world full of wonder
Flying there-under, under the sea!


8 posted on 08/25/2011 4:51:57 AM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: bestintxas

Where and when is the getting hotter?


9 posted on 08/25/2011 4:56:37 AM PDT by MNDude (so that's what they meant by Carter's second term)
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To: HerrBlucher
I think the nomination will go to either Perry or Palin if she gets in, Romney is and will continue to fade. All due respect to Ted Baxter, there is no great yearning by mush middle of the road independents for Romney. Mitt seems like a decent man but his ideas and his lack of any philosophical mooring will ultimately doom him once again.
10 posted on 08/25/2011 4:57:12 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: bestintxas
"What I'm not willing to do is spend trillions of dollars on something I don't know the answer to."

And those weasel words would allow him to spend BILLIONS on it and still be able claim that he kept his word. Romney's a slimey a$$ed punk.

11 posted on 08/25/2011 4:58:22 AM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: newfreep

lol

and then you woke up.


12 posted on 08/25/2011 5:07:26 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: pburgh01
Mitt seems like a decent man but his ideas and his lack of any philosophical mooring will ultimately doom him once again.

Agreed. What is so pathetic about Mitt is, if he would just find himself a philosphical mooring, liberal or conservative, and stick with it despite opposition, he could parlay his good looks, smarts, and speaking ability to the enormous political success he so dearly wants.

13 posted on 08/25/2011 5:08:45 AM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: bestintxas
"Do I think the world's getting hotter? Yeah, I don't know that but I think that it is," he said. "I don't know if it's mostly caused by humans.

Wow, can we be a little more ambiguous mitto?

I'm not a huge fan of Perry but he at least has publicly called out the AGW fraudsters.

14 posted on 08/25/2011 5:11:17 AM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: bestintxas

Got my first Romney solicitation call yesterday and it felt so good to say that I would not be voting for him or supporting his run in any way...lol. The caller seemed resigned to defeat. Didn’t even counter with a comeback line of any kind. It was the fastest I have ever managed to rid myself of a political solicitation call.


15 posted on 08/25/2011 5:14:47 AM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: MNDude

Here in Texas.


16 posted on 08/25/2011 5:15:13 AM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: MNDude

Now!


17 posted on 08/25/2011 5:15:40 AM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: bestintxas

I’ve known romney was a rino cockroach for years.


18 posted on 08/25/2011 5:20:57 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: bestintxas
A study by the National Academy of Sciences in 2010 found that "climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities and poses significant risks." That view is backed by most climate scientists.

Prior to Galileo, "most climate scientists" supported the view that the earth was the center of our universe and that the sun rotated around us.

Consensus in scientific views don't mean that they are correct.

"Doctors" used to "bleed" patients to cure them of all sorts of illness.

19 posted on 08/25/2011 5:21:32 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: bestintxas

Too much, too little, too late, Mitt.

Whatever chance you try, let’s face it why deny, its over.


20 posted on 08/25/2011 5:22:03 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: bestintxas
Romney: Humans May Not be Main Climate Change Source (Do you hear the sound of desparation yet?)

No, but I hear the sound of desperation.
21 posted on 08/25/2011 5:24:04 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: bestintxas
romney=a TEA Party candidate... 100%... tread lightly you progressive pukes... no quarter... no mercy... and we mean it!

LLS

22 posted on 08/25/2011 5:24:52 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: USS Alaska
"A study by the National Academy of Sciences in 2010 found that "climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities and poses significant risks." That view is backed by most climate scientists."

And just like Galileo, who said that the earth was NOT the center of the universe (when 'most scientists' agreed that it was), we will convict you of blasphemy if you disagree and don't recant~!!

23 posted on 08/25/2011 5:26:39 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: bestintxas

All you have to do is go back to the 2008 Iowa debate. The “Show of Hands” question.

Q. Show of hands. How many of you believe global climate change is a serious threat and caused by human activity?

Before Fred Thompson saved their butts, see who’s hands shot strait up. Yep, good ole Mitt. Then showing that he is a follower not a leader, watch what Mitt does when Fred says “I’m not doing hand shows”.

The video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAYtC_jcK1U


24 posted on 08/25/2011 5:28:34 AM PDT by NavyCanDo (Go Mama Grizzly! Palin 2012)
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Great, something for Newt Gingrich to move even more leftward about.


25 posted on 08/25/2011 5:29:16 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Flintlock
MOLE!

err... I mean "RINO"!
26 posted on 08/25/2011 5:34:15 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: bestintxas

If the Mitt doesn’t fit, he ought to quit.


27 posted on 08/25/2011 5:47:31 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: MNDude
Where is the climate “changing”? It's Summer in New England just like it always has been this time of year. We got SNOW last Winter just like we always do that time of year. There is a Hurricane coming from the Caribbean just like they always have since they were named for the Carib god of wind by the ancient tribe.
28 posted on 08/25/2011 6:00:32 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: bestintxas
.Yet even a partial review of the emails is highly illuminating. In them, scientists appear to urge each other to present a "unified" view on the theory of man-made climate change while discussing the importance of the "common cause"; to advise each other on how to smooth over data so as not to compromise the favored hypothesis; to discuss ways to keep opposing views out of leading journals; and to give tips on how to "hide the decline" of temperature in certain inconvenient data.

This says all there is to say about so called climate scientist.Global warming was never anything but a political ploy to gain power for liberal politicians and research grants for liberal professors!!! grants

29 posted on 08/25/2011 6:07:22 AM PDT by ontap
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To: bestintxas

A lot of hot air coming out of Mitt’s mouth could be main source of AGW.


30 posted on 08/25/2011 6:08:24 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: HerrBlucher

Straight out of my head through your fingers.

You read my mind.


31 posted on 08/25/2011 6:15:33 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: bestintxas

Did he start reading real science?


32 posted on 08/25/2011 6:23:10 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: SumProVita

So this is a flip. When will the flop come? Next interview maybe?


33 posted on 08/25/2011 6:30:33 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: HerrBlucher

Mitt’s philosophical moorings are similar to those of his third cousin once removed, John Huntsman. Both are scions of very rich, influential fathers, without whom neither would have rippled the surface of the pond that is the American political scene. Both are eminently dispensable as presidential prospects.


34 posted on 08/25/2011 6:33:00 AM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: NavyCanDo; bestintxas

“All you have to do is go back to the 2008 Iowa debate. The “Show of Hands” question.

Q. Show of hands. How many of you believe global climate change is a serious threat and caused by human activity?

Before Fred Thompson saved their butts, see who’s hands shot strait up. Yep, good ole Mitt. Then showing that he is a follower not a leader, watch what Mitt does when Fred says “I’m not doing hand shows”.”

Great post. Mitt Romney is a team player, not a leader, and that one incident proved it. That media ploy of asking for a “show of hands” stunt, portraying the candidates as schoolchildren being questioned by the teacher, was so transparent, yet it worked! Except on Thompson. It was hilarious!

But, bottom line, the article starts out “Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, in danger of losing his 2012 Republican primary front-runner status,...” I think it should be obvious to everybody the Romney bid has failed. New Poll on TV this morning trumpeted: Perry new frontrunner at 29%, Romney down to 17%! this is understood by Romney himself, otherwise; he would never have made such a tin-ear move by going forward right now with the mansion tear-down project. Oh, he will stay in as long as the party machine needs him to stick around to complete its selection process, but it’s over for Romney himself.


35 posted on 08/25/2011 6:38:07 AM PDT by ngat
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To: bestintxas

ahhh, the focus group is a fickle master...


36 posted on 08/25/2011 7:18:24 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bestintxas

Those Mormon godlings sure flip flop all over the place.


37 posted on 08/25/2011 7:22:12 AM PDT by tarotsailor
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38 posted on 08/25/2011 12:54:44 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (It's the Tea Party's fault!)
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To: bestintxas

Unicorns might not be the cause either...


39 posted on 08/25/2011 2:08:49 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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