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Published: Monday, Jan. 31 2011 5:06 p.m. MST

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Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

He'd be a lot more valuable to our nation doing what he's doing and I don't think he has a snoball's chance of winning.

A Guy With A Brain
Enid, OK

Conservative Utahns beware: Jon Huntsman is a RINO in the most extreme form.

Quit looking at what he says and look at what he's done.

Conservative? Hardly....

JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt
Beverly Hills, CA

While I like Huntsman, he and Mitt will get stonewalled in the evangelical heavy South. Look at Roney's dismal numbers, he even got worked over by a McCain Huckabee voter alliance in many of those states.

Add the Tea party's ridiculous needs for an ideological pure candidate, neither Huntsman nor Romney can make it.

If Huntsman and Mitt are RINO and that means intellectual, thinking, common sense people then yes, they are. They are not the close minded anti intellectuals real Republicans are.

williary
Kearns, UT

Please, Please let this mean he's coming back to challenge for Orrin Hatch's senate seat. I can't take another Mike Lee/Jason Chaffetz representing Utah for the next 6 years.

Come back, defeat Hatch for the Senate seat, than make your Presidential run in 2016.

KJB1
Eugene, OR

The Southern evangelicals will never vote for a Mormon (especially if Huckabee is running) and the hardcore conservative/Tea Partiers will never forgive him for taking a job in the Obama administration. Really, what's the point? I agree with williary; his best bet is going to be running for the Senate next year and waiting until 2016 to go for the Presidency.

randy13
Mapleton, UT

i think huntsman is jumping into the wrong fire .. he needs to make a name for himself first .. he needs to be a senator for a term or two and then try the president's seat .. huntsman at best will displace romney and neither will get anywhere in DC march to president .. romney won NH straw poll 51% huntsman didnt even place .. romney has paid his dues and just might get a real crack at the presidental election .. huntsman with his money can run but wont get anywhere .. the GOP machine doesnt know him best and romney has a real chance of getting somewhere 2012 huntsman needs to oust hatch be a senator for a term or two and then go after the white house ..
what huntsman is doing is just showing everybody he has a ton of money and can make political noise for awhile ... therefore please mr huntsman be utah's next senator (ousting hatch and you will by a landslide) and then see how the white house looks then
thank you randy

Independent
Henderson, NV

I'd take John Huntsman over Sarah Palin any day.

Danish American
Payson, UT

We need Huntsman to stay in China where he can't do us any harm. When you look up RINO in the dictionary, it's his picture you see. He was more interested in changing light bulbs in state offices than anything else.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Wow.

Everyone thinks I am a Republican 'hater' and yet...

I like Huntsman.

Just more examples that the Republican party is SO devisive and SO destructive that it is tearing itself apart.

My example to support this?


'The Southern evangelicals will never vote for a Mormon (especially if Huckabee is running) and the hardcore conservative/Tea Partiers...' - 'KJB1 | 9:31 a.m. Jan. 31, 2011

Personally, I don't care a whit about you religion, until you claim that the 'devine' (in whatever form or name) dictates you ignore the will of the people.

If I claimed to hear voices, they'ed put me away.

Edmond Dantes
West Jordan, Utah

If an inexperienced Senator from Illinois can become President of the United States, why can't a former Governor/US Ambassador to China? Ambassador Huntsman has as good a chance as anyone to pull it off.

We the People
Sandy, UT

Please stay in China.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

I'm wondering how both he and Romney can fit into the Republican future, it seems awfully crowded...

Shawnm750
Lehi, UT

I don't think Huntsman's going for the Presidency. He knows he doesn't have a chance of winning that, unless his intention is to run knowing that he'll lose, and merely build name recognition. But that scenario seems unlikely. I think he's shooting for the Senate. I think Hatch is out, no matter how many "tweets" he sends and how "hip" he tries to make himself appear. I think the senate's going to get another shake-up and Huntsman's poised to slip in and take that spot. He's got a better shot than Chaffetz, but regardless, I think Hatch is out like Bennett.

Independent
Henderson, NV

I can appreciate that some people don't think Huntsman is conservative enough, so they call him a RINO, but instead of calling him names, I'd like to hear something substantive as to why they don't like him.

juni4ling
Somewhere in Colorado, CO

Interesting development.

It will be interesting to see how the Republican primaries play out.

JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt
Beverly Hills, CA

---Danish American | 9:39 a.m. Jan. 31, 2011
Payson, UT
We need Huntsman to stay in China where he can't do us any harm. When you look up RINO in the dictionary---

Spoken like someone who doesn't even know the work he has been putting into US China relations. Huntsman works on behalf of ALL AMERICANS, even you. He has made more progress in cultivating a working relationship than 8 years of the previous ambassador Randt whose only qualification is that he was Bush's college roomate.

---Pagan | 9:41 a.m. Jan. 31, 2011
Salt Lake City, UT
Personally, I don't care a whit about you religion, until you claim that the 'devine' (in whatever form or name) dictates you ignore the will of the people.---

Pagan, you may not care but many people do and the primary results from the South show it. Why do you think Romney had to give his Religions Speech like Kennedy did? Because IT MATTERS, it matters to many people unfortunately.

MoJules
Florissant, MO

There are going to be some good people to pick from this time, my hopes is to see Donald Trump run. But I do think it is funny that Huntsman is going to run, I think Obama knew he could be a threat and wanted to divert him from the 2012 run for president.

silas brill
Heber, UT

The "big tent" in the Republican Party has been replaced by measures and litmus tests of so-called conservatism. You call people RINOs and other names. The prominent voices in the GOP are petty, petulant, and lacking intellect.

If Jon Huntsman runs as president or VP, it would be exciting if he could actually lead the party out of its darkness. But as others here have stated, the Tea Party, the wingnut delegates, and the evangelicals will all conspire against him.

The odds are seriously against him, but he should run no matter what. At the very least, his voice will not be petty, petulant, and lacking intellect.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

I love Huntsman . . . in China. The best thing he did for Utah was leave.

jaxon
Salt Lake City, UT

Run in 2016 or for the Senate.I'm voting for Obama in 2012 and would vote for Huntsman in 2016.Obama will lose again big in Utah but will win the election in 2012.It still will hard for a Mormon from Utah to win the election especially if Mike Lee makes alot of bad noise.Remember coffee and Tea Party is bad for you.

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