You gotta give Mitt Romney credit for his ability to emulate utter stupidity. When he panders, he doesn’t just dip his toe in it, he dives in head first and splashes around. This may be one of the most idiotic statements ever made in politics (and imagine the competition for that award):
“I’m all in favor of eliminating pollution,” Romney said. “Now I know there is also a movement to say that carbon dioxide should be guided or should be managed by the Environmental Protection Agency. I disagree with that.
“I exhale carbon dioxide,” he added. “I don’t want those guys following me around with a meter to see if I’m breathing too hard.”
That’s such an obvious straw man that it might well end up being appointed as his running mate when he wins the nomination.