After ThinkProgress Green publicized Mitt Romney’s latest flip into global warming denial, his comments were a hot topic of discussion over the weekend. “My view is that we don’t know what’s causing climate change on this planet,” Romney said on Thursday in Pittsburgh, just months after telling New Hampshire voters, “I believe that humans contribute to that.”
On Fox News Sunday, after host Chris Wallace played the clip of Romney’s remarks from ThinkProgress, conservative commentator Brit Hume slammed Romney for his flip-flopping behavior, saying the presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor has “exhausted his quota” of changed positions:
I think that it’s his single biggest problem, really. Because of the flips and positions that he’s flipping from is positions from the left to where the core of the Republican party is, people don’t trust him as a conservative. People usually like it if you change positions and come towards your position. You are only allowed a certain number of flips before people doubt your character. Romney exhausted his quota sometime back. And these fresh ones I think are over the limit, and I think they hurt, and I don’t think the fact that he’s flipping in the direction that Republicans like will help very much, because I think they don’t trust him.
Hume did not comment on the fact that man-made global warming is real.
“If he thought it was good to say the sky was green and the grass was blue, to win an election, he’d say it,” Obama campaign adviser David Plouffe added on Meet the Press.