Romney ignores reality, reads his version off teleprompters

Mr. Romney, who often stumbles when reading from prepared remarks, delivered his 25-minute speech with the help of two teleprompters.

On a day when the Dow and the Standard & Poor’s 500 ended their best first quarter in more than a decade, Mr. Romney crystallized his basic critique against Mr. Obama, should the economy continue to improve.

“President Obama did not cause the recession but he most certainly failed to lead the recovery,” Mr. Romney said. “All in all, President Obama prolonged the recession and slowed the recovery. President Obama’s economic strategy is a bust.”

He added, “This is a president who was not elected on the strength of a compelling record of accomplishment but by a compelling personality and story”

He’s probably going to get re-elected on his accomplishments.   No matter how much Romney tries to ignore them, he’s not going to be able to reverse them.  There’s really no way to bring Bin Laden back alive to scare us into electing a Wall Street guy to run Main Street.

Without abject fear and terror, there’s really no way to distract people from the actual Republican platform.

NYT: Romney Bypasses G.O.P. Rivals

Solid Republican Rant on Global Warming that still misses the point

These are the Dog Days of March. Ham Weather reports 5,299 records in the last 7 days — some towns 20 to 35 degrees warmer than average; off-the-scale, freakishly warm. 17,360 records since March 1. Sixteen times more warm records than cold records since March 1. The scope, intensity and duration of this early heat wave are historic and unprecedented. And yes, climate change is probably a contributing factor. “Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get.” 129,404 weather records in one year, nationwide? You can’t point to any one weather extreme and say “that’s climate change”. But a warmer, wetter atmosphere loads the dice, increasing the potential for historic spikes in temperature and more frequent and bizarre weather extremes. You can’t prove that any one of Barry Bond’s 762 home runs was sparked by (alleged) steroid use. But it did increase his “base state”, raising the overall odds of hitting a home run. A warmer atmosphere holds more water vapor, more fuel for floods, while increased evaporation pushes other regions into drought.

Love the Bonds/steroids analogy.   However, later in the rant he calls for a political solution…of a third party that has the Democrat’s platform but a different name.  I’ve noticed this a lot about disaffected Republicans realizing their party is insane…they usually claims the Dems are too…and then outline a solution that mirrors the Dem solution (quick example…taking a balanced approach to dealing with the deficit….Dems agreed to cut some spending and raise some taxes, Republicans demanded the spending be cut and taxes be cut further).

All in all though he’s right about one thing…the reality of climate change is too obvious to ignore now, and the only ones who deny it now are paid very well for that opinion.

A Message From a Republican Meteorologist on Climate Change – The Huffington Post