It’s Not Easy Being Green (Especially If You Are Romney)
When Mr. Romney ran for governor in 2002, he fashioned himself “in the tradition of New England Yankee Republicans,” Mr. Clarke said — a tradition in which “the environment is a nonpartisan issue.”
He was animated by ideas like smart growth and sustainable development, former aides say. He wanted high-density housing clustered near public transportation, pedestrian-friendly urban areas and parks. To carry out his vision, he created an Office for Commonwealth Development, headed by an über-secretary who would integrate policy in housing, transportation, energy and the environment.
“Smart Growth” and “Sustainable Development”? These are the phrases that the Tea Party associates with the UN and black helicopters planning a takeover of the US! And Romney believed in them less than decade ago? Well I guess being green didn’t work out for him, but it doesn’t look like deep red is working out to well either.