Stateside,  Vote 2012

Mitt Romney feels their pain

Meeting with a group of unemployed people in Florida, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney quipped, “I’m also unemployed.”

Of course one difference between Romney and his listeners is that he has a $200 million cushion on which to get by until he can find work.

But that may be the least of Romney’s problems in his quest for the GOP nomination. At a time when believing in the dangers of human-caused global warming is about as popular among Republicans as advocating government-funded abortions on demand, Romney has won praise from none other than Al Gore for agreeing with the scientific consensus on climate change.

Gore wrote: “While other Republicans are running from the truth, he is sticking to his guns in the face of the anti-science wing of the Republican Party.”