While Mitt Romney might be smart enough to win a national election, though I seriously doubt that he is, the Mittster is definitely too dumb to succeed in getting the Republican nomination. In fact, in the spirit of Newt Gingrich, he appears to have imploded just hours after announcing that he was going to run.
Yesterday Romney and his family commandeered a New Hampshire farmhouse to make his big announcement, and before he had even stepped away from the podium, dingbat Sarah Palin showed up just down the road in her tour bus and sucked away all of Romney's reporters. It was not the smooth campaign roll-out that he needed.
Now, Romney has apparently committed an unforgivable act by telling a gathering of New Hampshire residents something that runs counter to Republican orthodoxy. He said that yes, global warming is occurring, and yes, it is due at least in part to the actions of mankind. So not only is he a Mormon and a past supporter of government-run health care, but he is also a man of science!
Mitt, when you are trying to win primary votes from people who believe the earth is just 6,000 years old and dinosaurs were used by early men to pull plows, you probably want to shy away from anything founded in science. Teabaggers don't take too kindly to intellectuals!
Just ask Newt!