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Radio host smacks Romney over climate change
Possible 2012 aspirant and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is taking heat from a familiar source over his statements regarding man-made climate change.
In his latest book, “No Apology,” Romney admits that he agrees with the overwhelming majority of scientists in concluding that climate change is real and “human activity is a contributing factor.” The assertion puts him at odds with many within his own party (a December 2009 Ipsos/McClatchy poll found only 47 percent of Republicans believe humans are contributing the climate change) and sets him up for attack by many grassroots conservatives activists.
Enter controversial Christian radio host Steve Deace. The WHO-AM personality has never been a fan of Romney and repeatedly spoke up in support of Romney’s chief rival during the 2008 Iowa Caucuses (and the eventual caucus winner), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Deace pounced on news or Romney’s climate change statements as yet another issue that he says doesn’t square with conservative voters.
From Deace’s blog:
News: Willard Comes Out for Global Warming
Views: How will the “conservative” intelligentsia (see that as Coulter, Rush, Hannity, National Review, Fox News, etc.) handle the news that their favorite son is closer to Al Gore on this scam than them?
Are you kidding me? These people eat hypocrisy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Thus, they’ll probably handle this inconvenient truth the same way they handled the truth that Romney was the author of a government-mandated healthcare plan (which they oppose when Obama wants to do it), $50 taxpayer funded elective abortions (which they oppose when Democrats want to do it), and for bringing sodomy marriage to Massachusetts.
At this point most of these people just stand for Republicans beating Democrats, no matter what the Republican is for, so I doubt Romney’s latest sellout will compel them to admit when they’re wrong, nor do I doubt it will cause them to stop believing they get to tell the rest of us how to think.
Romney has had his share of problems with WHO-AM, the largest radio station in the Midwest and a 24-hour conservative talk machine. The most high profile run in came when Romney agreed to an interview with morning host Jan Mickelson. In a heated off-air exchange that Romney said he was unaware was being taped, Romney and Mickelson argued over the Mormon religion. (the off-air portion takes place at the 11 minute mark)