As if being part of President Obama’s administration isn’t enough of a disqualifying factor for a GOP presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman apparently is holding out hope for the return of cap-and-trade.
When asked about cap-and-trade by Time, Huntsman said:
Cap-and-trade ideas aren’t working; it hasn’t worked, and our economy’s in a different place than five years ago. Much of this discussion happened before the bottom fell out of the economy, and until it comes back, this isn’t the moment. [Emphasis added]
He told Time that he is a “consensus” man:
[Manmade catastrophic global warming] is an issue that ought to be answered by the scientific community; I’m not a meteorologist. All I know is 90 percent of the scientists say climate change is occurring. If 90 percent of the oncological community said something was causing cancer we’d listen to them. I respect science and the professionals behind the science so I tend to think it’s better left to the science community – though we can debate what that means for the energy and transportation sectors.
Let’s hope that 90 percent of Republican primary voters teach him what a real “consensus” is.