Rom­ney’s cli­mate-change flip-flop

The Washington Times Daily - - Opinion -

Mitt Rom­ney is play­ing a game on Tea Party Repub­li­cans in an ef­fort to win their votes in the pri­maries. But with the ad­vent of the in­for­ma­tion age and its com­pre­hen­sive records of what each can­di­date says, Mr. Rom­ney may get tripped up.

He re­cently told an au­di­ence in Pitts­burgh, “My view is that we don’t know what’s caus­ing cli­mate change on this planet.” It’s hard to rec­on­cile this state­ment with an ear­lier one he made: “I be­lieve, based on what I read, that the world is get­ting warmer. And num­ber two, I be­lieve that hu­mans con­trib­ute to this.”

Which is it, Mitt? Or does it de­pend on the crowd you’re play­ing to?

What hap­pens in the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, when the Re­pub­li­can anti-cli­mat­e­change stance isn’t the defin­ing fac­tor? Will we get to see Rom­ney do an­other one of his flip-flops? RON LOWE Ne­vada City, Calif.

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