Why does anybody think this guy would make a good president?
Rick Perlstein writes:
Blinded by science | Campaign for America's Future: Fascinating quote from Mitt Romney in rural New Hampshire:
Senator Obama is wrong if he thinks science-based sex education has any place in kindergarten. We should be working to clean up the filthy waters our kids are swimming in.
He's referring to a quote from Obama: "'But it's the right thing to do, to provide age-appropriate sex education, science-based sex education in schools.'" But note how Romney is careful to repeat the phrase "science-based." I suspect he's seeing political advantage in fact that Barack frames science as an inherently a good thing. It lets him, Romney, move pandering to conservatives to the next, and most horrifying, level: framing science as inherently a bad thing.
Not claiming "sound science" as the alternative to "junk science"-—the previous stage of the big con. Just "science."
As in: science = bad.
That's where they're heading now. Scopes Monkey Trial territory.
This is jumping the shark in a serious way...