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Published: Thursday, June 2 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

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LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

What a dicey call:

Trying to gain votes of the ridiculous-radical-right to get the GOP nomination....

Whilst not alienating the vast majority of America who make up the Moderates and Independants to beat Pres. Obama.

Hunstman will be himself - he is a man of Integrity and won't change just to win and it might cost him the nomination.

Mitt Romeny's plan is be himself too.
Only he'll be play a Tea-Party darling for the GOP - then he'll pull a major Flip-Flop to the Center for the General Election.

Mr. Bean
SLC, Utah

@LDS Liberal: "Mitt Romeny's plan is be himself too. Only he'll be play a Tea-Party darling for the GOP - then he'll pull a major Flip-Flop to the Center for the General Election."

Nothing wrong with flip-flop. Apparently. Obama has a dozen or more to his credit. gito, Afghanistan, Iraq to name three.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

re: Liberal,

It's clear from your comment that you don't think that Mr. Huntsman has a chance against Mr. Obama. I don't either. He offers the Republicans nothing. He offers the Democrats nothing.

It is also clear that you fear Mr. Romney. I agree. Mr. Romney's business experience shows how totally incompetent Mr. Obama is.

Your only hope is that Mitt Romney will self-destruct. That is doubtful. Mr. Obama is in the midst of self-destruction. His policies have failed. America is much worse off than it was when he took office. He has spent us into bankruptcy. The people now know exactly how incompetent he is and how full of hot air his promises were. He has accomplished nothing that will not be overturned in court or in the Legislature. He has wasted our resources and our trust.

Mr. Huntsman offers nothing better than Mr. Obama. Mr. Romney is a man who has the proven experience to fix the mess than Mr. Obama has created.

Freedom of Speech
Orem, UT

"How will the Republican nominating electorate, preoccupied with questions about domestic policy and the role of government, respond to a candidate stressing national security, and those national security positions? Huntsman replies: "I don't know but we're about to find out."

The role of the President is primarily one of foreign policy and not domestic policy therefore it makes no sense for a "Republican nominating electorate" to be "preoccupied with questions about domestic policy and the role of government." If Republicans can't understand this simple reality they have no business getting their candidate elected. I voted for Barack Obama because of his strong foreign policy positions and articulate and coherent foreign policy.

Freedom of Speech
Orem, UT

Re:Mr. Bean

Obama's position on Gitmo, Afghanistan and Iraq are the same as they were during his campaign. So please show where he flip flopped on these. He has done exactly what he said he would do. I find it interesting that people who never took a few minutes to study Obama's foreign policy positions before he was elected are now twisting those positions based on a few articles by partisan hacks who have no understanding of his positions.

Ignorance is no excuse!!!!!!

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Mike Richards | 10:55 a.m. June 2, 2011
South Jordan, Utah
re: Liberal,

It's clear from your comment that you don't think that Mr. Huntsman has a chance against Mr. Obama.

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Quite the contrary....

I think Ambassador Huntsman is the GOP candidate the Obama administration fears most.

Why do you think they sent him to China [out of sight, out of mind, out of the political picture]

C'mon -- Sarah Palin? ha Michele Bachman?? HaHa!

Hunstman would have the blind voting block of all Repulbicans [including you, RedShirt, Uncle Charles, etc. and every other Republican], most of the Independants, most of the Moderates -- and a good chunk of Democrats.

I'll admit - it appears it's Romney's to loose.
But he's got alot of explaining to do about his own Universal Healthcare, support for Gay Marriage and using taxpayers money for funding Abortions.

Honestly - You really supporting a guy like that?
Or
It's just perfectly OK with you to be a major Flip-Flopper?

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

re: Liberal,

You have defined Mitt Romney as a "Flip-Flopper". Those are your words, not mine.

He had no "Universal Healthcare". As governor, he had the RIGHT to do something that Mr. Obama has no right to do. Mr. Obama's healthcare bill has nothing to do with a State's Rights. Sweeping it all together is wrong. Liberals want us to think that the Federal Government, the State Government and the Local Government are all part of what's coming out of Washington. They refuse to acknowledge the limitations imposed on the Federal Government by the Constitution.

You've misrepresented his words on "gay marriage". He told Chris Matthews, "I'm going to want to see a marriage limited to a man and a woman. I don't want to see civil union either."

You claim that he supported tax-funded abortions. He vetoed tax-funded abortions, but his veto was overruled. That's not support. That's opposition.

There's plenty of room for debate when the facts are not misrepresented. Let's start there. You write whatever you want, but don't put words in his mouth. He can speak for himself.

Mr. Bean
SLC, Utah

@Freedom of Speech: "Obama's position on Gitmo, Afghanistan and Iraq are the same as they were during his campaign."

I guess his position is the same but his actions say otherwise. It's nice to say you will do something... but never get around to doing it. He only has another year or so then he's out. Maybe he'd better get with it.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

@Mike Richards | 12:41 p.m. June 2, 2011
South Jordan, Utah
"There's plenty of room for debate when the facts are not misrepresented. Let's start there. You write whatever you want, but don't put words in his mouth. He can speak for himself. "

OK, Let's have a look.....

"Established court precedent in Massachusetts is that if the state is going to subsidize health care services, they must offer abortion services."

I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country, ~ Mitt Romney 1994 debate with Ted Kennedy.

When he ran for governor of Massachusetts in 2002, Romney was adamantly pro-choice. "I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose."

When Mitt Romney ran for Senate in 1994, he favored a federal nondiscrimination law for gays and lesbians, but after his term as Massachusetts governor, he now says he no longer favors nondiscrimination laws for gays and lesbians.

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Flip-Flop, period.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

re: Liberal,

Romney on abortion:
"The most common claim made by critics is that Mitt Romney allowed for inexpensive ($50) abortion co-pays in his health care plan. However, blaming the co-pay on Romney is a bit like blaming the founding fathers for Roe v Wade, since the Constitution created the Supreme Court. The truth is, the bill Romney signed does not say anything about abortion but creates an independent agency called the Connector which sets the co-pay amount."

This is what he said during the Kennedy/Romney debate:
"I believe that Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years, that we should sustain and support it, and I sustain and support that law and the right of a woman to make that choice. And my personal beliefs, like the personal beliefs of other people, should not be brought into a political campaign."

Romney on gays and marriage:
"I believe that the family is the foundation of America - and that it needs to be protected and strengthened."

"I'm going to want to see a marriage limited to a man and a woman. I don't want to see civil union either."

Miss Piggie
SLC, Utah

@LDS Liberal: "Flip-Flop, period."

Nothing wrong with some flip-flopping provided you flip the right way. And he did.

Neanderthal
SLC, Utah

Collection of Obama Flip-Flops. In no particular order...

Special interests - union contributions to campaigns (Source: Washington Post)
Public financing of the presidential elections (Source: Washington Post)
The Cuba embargo end (Source: Washington Post)
Illegal immigration (Source: Washington Post)
Decriminalization of Marijuana (Source: Washington Post)
Running for President or Vice President of the United States (Source: Audacity of Hyprocrisy)
Single-Payer Healthcare (Source: Audacity of Hypocrisy)
NAFTA (Source: Audacity of Hyprocisy)
Donations from Lobbyists and Special Interest PACS (Source: Audacity of Hyprocisy)
Rev. Jeremiah Wright (Source: The Hill's Pundits Blog)
Meeting with Foreign Leaders (Source: RNC via Fox Business)
Legislation Labeling Iran's Revolutionary Guard A Terrorist Organization (Source: RNC)
Palestinian Elections In 2006 (Source: RNC)
Iraq War End (Source: 60 Minutes)
The Threat ofIran (Source: Weekly Standard)
PATRIOT Act, Wiretapping (Source: Obama's Senate site)
Illegal Immigrants and Driver's Licenses (Source: Nashua Telegraph)

greenman108
Petaluma, CA

Mr. Romney's business experience:

fire Americans. ship their work to Asia.

what else?

As for Huntsman, he sounds like a sane person. He needs to win New Hampshire. They let INDs vote in the Republican primary.

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