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Published: Tuesday, June 21 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Esquire
Springville, UT

I'm not a Huntsman supporter, but he is the type of candidate the GOP needs to pull them from the sewer of destruction politics that the party has fallen into. I respect him, and I just hope he will not succumb to the radical right wing that wold rather bring the nation down than actually lead.

tom_e
Kaysville, UT

He may be a real nice person but he is way too liberal for me to vote for him for president.

liberal larry
salt lake City, utah

I agree that Huntsman is a class act, but he is faced with an un-winnable situation. Either he can stand tall, as the moderate that he is, on issues like global warming, and get eviscerated by the no-nothing tea partiers, or he can severely damage his credibility by disavowing all of this past positions. John Huntsman is a great candidate and it would be a shame to see him back track on his accomplishments. It is absolutely pathetic to see Hatch, and Romney, try to impress the far right with their revisionist history conservative credentials.

Tekakaromatagi
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

I liked that he said in a Wall Street Journal that those who disagree with changing medicare and social security have a MORAL obligation to say how they will continue these programs. Referring to a moral argument differentiates leadership from management.

If he bases things on morality in other areas he will move beyond the Karl Rove and Morris (the guy who worked for Clinton) political stuff where they are thinking only of politics.

So he looks promising for me.

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

Huntsman winning the Republican nomination is about as likely as Anne Frank winning the Nazi vote.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

Sure, but what if the opposite happens and Huntsman appears to go through an IQ removal procedure that leaves him sounding like Dick Cheney or Sarah Palin in order to try to fool the rest of the "shrinking tent" Party?

Flashback
Kearns, UT

Not!

Cameron
Eagle Mountain, UT

Civility is great, but any candidate has got to be prepared to criticize their opposition. And do it forcefully if necessary.

RAB
Bountiful, UT

You all need to give the media some time to come up with ways to make him look like a complete fool. I watched Colbert try to do it to him just last night. I doesn't seem possible at the moment, but Palin once was seemed very classy too, before the media trashed her.

@Charles
the greater outdoors, UT

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When I see the Commies on these pages start acting civil to those who disagree with them, then I'll start to worry about Huntsman.

Huntsman is McCain 2.0 and we know how that worked out, right? Republicans nominated who the Left and the national media said was a "maverick", a "moderate conservative/Republican", someone who can reach across the aisle and compromise etc.

As soon as he was nominated the Left and national media took to destroying him like a piranha does to fresh meat in the water.

What we need is a real conservative who actually believes in the core values of this country and who will actually uphold the COTUS.

The differences between the Commies and Americans couldn't be any starker than it is right now.

@Esquire: with your vast knowledge of America, her history, both parties and COTUS, can you please detail for us what Obama meant when he said that he wanted to "fundamentally change America"? What is wrong with her? What needs to be fundamentally changed and why and how?

You see, there are many of us who think Obama is out to destroy America and thus far, he's succeeding. Shameful!

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