The same was true with regards to cap and trade. This was being battled on Capitol Hill and the speaker sat down with Nancy Pelosi and spoke in favor of legislation dealing with climate change. He has been unreliable in those settings and zany, I wouldn't think you'd call mirrors in space to light highways at night particularly practical or a lunar colony a practical idea. Not at a stage like this.
Romney made similar comments at a December 17, 2011 town hall meeting with voters in Myrtle Beach, SC. The former Massachusetts Governor also described his own lukewarm belief in anthropogenic global warming at the event.