Romney actually said this. Out loud. To another person:
I do believe in basic science. I believe in participating in space. I believe in analysis of new sources of energy. I believe in laboratories, looking at ways to conduct electricity with — with cold fusion, if we can come up with it. It was the University of Utah that solved that. We somehow can’t figure out how to duplicate it.
Maybe we can’t duplicate it because there’s nothing there to duplicate.
Although this gives me hope of securing funding for my Institute of Magic Ponies.