On Wednesday, Carolyn Washburn, editor of the Des Moines Register and recent debate moderator, asked the current republican candidates for president to raise their hands in response to a question regarding global warming (a.k.a climate change, a.k.a that thing that is melting us). Here were some of the responses:
Fred Thompson- Hollywood actor turned politician: “I’m not doing hand shows. No hand shows.”
John Mccain- Arizona Senator: “It’s real, we’ve got to address it, we can do it with technology, with cap and trade, with capitalist and free enterprise motivation. And I’m confident that we can pass on to our children and grandchildren a cleaner, better world.”
Rudy Giuliani- Former NYC Mayor and part-time cross-dresser: “Climate change is real. It’s happening. I believe human beings are contributing to it.”
Mitt Romney- Former Massachusetts Governor: “It’s going to help our economy because we’re going to invest in new technologies to get ourselves off of foreign oil. And as we get ourselves off of foreign oil, we also dramatically reduce our CO2 emissions.”
Mike Huckabee- Former Arkansas Governor and weight loss expert: “But climate change and who’s causing it is of less importance…We have done no harm if we take better care of this planet and give it to our children with cleaner air, cleaner soil and cleaner water.”
Visit OnTheIssues.org to find out exactly where the candidates stand on all the issues.