“The Well-Lubricated Weather Vane”

Ken AshfordElection 2012, Energy and Conservation, Environment & Global Warming & EnergyLeave a Comment

That's what GOP presidential contender Jim Huntsman says of Mitt Romney, who is becoming famous for brash flip-flops.  I mean, it's one thing to have an evolution of your ideas over the span of several decades, but Romney just does complete 180-degree turns in months, even weeks.  It's really hurting his campaign and credibility, and yet, here he is today, doing it again.

Here's Romney in June 2011, just five months ago, in Manchester NH:

"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."

And here's Romney yesterday, speaking at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.:

"My view is that we don't know what's causing climate change on this planet… And the idea of spending trillions and trillions of dollars to try to reduce CO2 emissions is not the right course for us."

Look, I know how we can provide plenty of clean energy for all, while reducing our reliance on foreign oil, AND keep the panet green: Hook an electric generator up to Mitt Romney and harness the energy that comes from his flipping and flopping back and forth.  (Note to television and radio commenter and pundits:  Go ahead.  Use it.  It's what I'm here for.)