A perfect platform for Newt. It’s called the Ultimate Global Warming Challenge and it’s sponsored by JunkScience.com, a website run by Fox News commentator Stephen Milloy. If Gingrich is serious about “green conservatism,” he should take Milloy’s challenge and leverage the buzz that would come with a clash of conservatives on this issue to get his message out.

Of course, he won’t.

Update: Another opening for Newt. Do I detect a climbdown there, incidentally, in the Goracle’s comments about China? He’s on the record as saying they shouldn’t have to go green until the U.S. does even though they’re set to become the world’s biggest carbon emitter next year. Now he’s emphasizing the role they have to play while paying lip service to the need for America to lead example. What’s it all about, Alfie?

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