Hmm. I think some would have liked the President to make climate change an issue before the campaign.
President Barack Obama says the amount of money poured into fighting the scientific consensus on climate change will push the issue into the presidential campaign.
In an interview with Rolling Stone published Wednesday, Obama also says he's worried about the lack of international progress to address global warming and believes that is tied to frustration with the Keystone XL pipeline.
Romney ran to the right in the Republican primary on global warming, saying in October that the causes of climate change are unknown.This is all well and good. But I do think the President treated climate change like he treats, or treated, any controversial issue. He didn't push very hard, and then walked away and blamed failure on how strong the opposition was, without ever really trying to beat the opposition.
"My view is that we don’t know what’s causing climate change on this planet," Romney said at a fundraiser last fall. "And the idea of spending trillions and trillions of dollars to try to reduce CO2 emissions is not the right course for us."