Boston Globe Endorses Huntsman Over Romney, Singling Out Climate and Energy Issues

The largest newspaper in the state Mitt Romney once governed has endorsed former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman in the lead up to the New Hampshire primary.

Here’s the key excerpts from the Boston Globe editorial, “For vision and national unity, Huntsman for GOP nominee“:

He has stood up far more forcefully than Romney against those in his party who reject evolution and the science behind global warming….

Strong economic growth put Utah in the top five in job creation during Huntsman’s tenure, while he gave tax credits to companies developing solar energy. He … joined the Western Climate Initiative, which set goals for reducing greenhouse gases.

Of course, even Huntsman has waffled at times — see Call Jon Huntsman “Crazy”: He Flips on Climate Science (and Earns an F in Geography). UPDATE: Huntsman Mostly Flops Back).  But nowhere near as consistently (inconistently?) as Mitt has waffled.

3 Responses to Boston Globe Endorses Huntsman Over Romney, Singling Out Climate and Energy Issues

  1. SecularAnimist says:

    Yes, Huntsman has “waffled” on the scientific reality of anthropogenic global warming.

    However, he has been resolute and steadfast in his determination that regardless of what the science says, he is committed to doing nothing about it that would even slightly reduce the profits of the Koch Brothers.

    Which is, of course, the core value and central organizing principal of “conservatism” in America today.

  2. prokaryotes says:

    Mitt Romney Fights With Reporter After Being Exposed As A Liar


  3. Zach says:

    A quick visit to his campaign website, and he doesn’t even mention “environment” in his list of issues. Instead, he lists “energy” where he expresses support for purchasing tarsands oil. He’s worse than Obama, and Obama has been pretty disappointing in the climate department.

    Therefore, Obama promised action on climate change in his campaign, and did nothing, it’s safe to say Huntsman will surely do nothing as well.