(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.We sorely need the next president to rein in the EPA with its onerous 'greenhouse' gas emissions regulations. It should be obvious that, with his oft stated beliefs on the topic, Romney is not the man for the job. Not only that, Romney is apt to continue the the energy policies of the current administration; yet another reason to reject a Romney candidacy.
"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."
We have already seen what can happen when the GOP nominates a wishy-washy candidate; namely, John McCain. A Romney candidacy would eclipse even that disaster.