“I think he really is a very good example of a president who’s been trying to bring people together for a common cause, and that’s been a real problem in this country,” said Michael Czin, a former adviser to Mitt Romney who has known Obama for 20 years.
“I don’t think he’s necessarily going to do anything new.”
Czin said he is more impressed by Obama’s “humanistic” approach to tackling climate change than his “scientific” approach.
“It is important for the president to be able to talk about science, but at the same time, when you’re talking about a science-based solution to climate change, I think he has an understanding of that, and he’s not afraid to say, ‘Yeah, you’re right.
Science is not what we should do.’
He’s just saying, ‘Well, maybe we should take a look at the science, and maybe we need to look at some other ideas.’ “