Here is part of what Al Gore said via the Hill in response to Romney's irresponsible words on global warming:
“The putative Republican presidential front-runner, eager to prove his conservative bona fides, could easily have said what he knew many in his party's base wanted to hear.”At best, Romney decided he could gain more eco-wacko votes than lose conservative votes. It should be a bad miscalculation. Then again, the longer he stays in the lead, the more disturbing the reality. At worst, he's setting the stage for a third party, which becomes much more likely if the Republican Party nominates an establishment politician who sides with Al Gore on climate change.
“Instead, the former Massachusetts governor stuck to the position he has held for many years -- that he believes the world is getting warmer and that humans are contributing to it.”
Here is the moment that Gore capitalized on.