Also says controversy over Obama speech 'nonsense'
Baron Scarpia"It will take 10 years to develop the Canadian tar sands
and permit/build the pipeline to the United States"This is the same
thing that was said 10 years ago about drilling for more oil in Alaska, "it
will take 10 years to get the oil and by then ....". Ten years later we
could sure use that oil now. While I hope that the day comes we can get off oil
the few all electric cars right now will not do it. They do not go far enough on
a single charge. From were I live we could not even make it to Kansas City (of
which we are a suburb) and back in a single charge. So we would have to go to KC
and then recharge over night then back home a drive that now takes just two
hours round trip with stopping for what ever reason we want.
Joey D predicts he won't.
To call obama moderate is laughable. However, Huntsman is moderate and must do
well in a state like New Hampshire, which is a moderate Republican state, to
stay relevant and in the race. If he doesn't at least take second in New
Hampshire; he will have to drop out of the race.
He's totally safe making that prediction, because if he doesn't win NH then he
is out of the race.However, it is a short-sighted comment. I
thought his goal was to run in 2016. Making ridiculous comments like this will
come back to hurt him in 4 years.
I wonder if these delusions come from a lifetime of riding on Daddy's coattails
and receiving things he did not earn?
Huntsman may know something the rest of us do not. Much of that sort of thing
takes place in our government now.
Rich A-----when Mr. Obama took the oath of office, we were losing 700k jobs a
month. Today we are gaining jobs (albeit very few). Big difference.
Go Huntsman! Obama vs. Huntsman in the general election would be good for
American political culture. Two moderates debating (hopefully) substantive
issues in a substantive way. It's probably not Huntsman's time though as the GOP
primaries are controlled by the crazies.
The ONLY way you can make a difference -- Mr. Huntsman -- is to run as an
Independent. If you TRULY are who you say you are, then the 2 parties need a
wake up call and you CAN make history. You have the money, a track record of
sanity, and success in your personal and professional lives. Now, pick
consultants OUTSIDE the Beltway (yes, I'm offering) and pick a VP that will
lock-in your success.
If only the GOP would elect a moderate to run against Obama. Don't think it can
...And then he woke up.
I generally like Huntsman, but lately, he appears to be shifting right, with his
latest energy plan that is squarely centered on oil from Canada and expanding
fossil fuel development. This will play to the GOP right, but the reality is
that this is a short-term, feel good "solution" at best.It
will take 10 years to develop the Canadian tar sands and permit/build the
pipeline to the United States, and by 2021, battery technology advances and
plug-in cars will be well established in the market, with people appreciating
the convenience of plugging in at night (like cell phones) in their garages than
fighting traffic to get to a gas station to pay $8 a gallon for gas every week.
My biggest concern with the GOP in general is its lack of faith in
science, technology and innovation. They talk as if oil is the only game in
town, protect oil subsidies, and tout "drill, baby, drill." It is
really a cop out position to believe that America can't innovate itself out of a
paper bag. China and Europe are way ahead on renewables, and oil shocks don't
impact Europe that way they do America... sad.
Asking questions is all right. It opens up dialogue and gives an opportunity to
learn what each candidate is about. But if these questions are going to be
asked then they need to be asked of all candidates no matter their belief system
and not just those who are religious minded. All people have a belief system,
though not all belief systems are identified as a religion.
I would like to think that the rise and election of Barack Obama was a
aberration in the course of American politics. How else can we explain the
ascendancy of an American President with a socialist agenda of centralized
government that only Leonid Brezhnev would like? Now Jon Huntsman enters the
political fray anew cast as a moderate. From where I view it, Huntsman seems to
be running for the vice presidency as a compromise candidate for Rick Perry. Of
course, TEA partiers Michele Bachmann or Ron Paul will not get nominated by the
GOP but the angry message of fiscal conservatism they carry will resonate and
shape the upcoming political campaign for 2012. I fear that if nothing
drastically changes, the aberration will continue Obama will get re-elected and
the power balance in Congress will remain the same, bringing a continued stormy,
rudderless period that would be unprecedented in American history. I pray that
I am dead wrong!
Huntsman is right. The vast majority of Americans look at the bickering over
something as trivial as the scheduling of the President's speech, and we think,
"Why all the Drama? Why can't you politicians just do your jobs, make
necessary comprimises, and get the work done?"
Yes WE voters do want politicians on extreme ends. Look at the president, he
was the most liberal senator and now he's the man.We want some extreme
measures to stop the out of control spending that will surely ruin our country.
Thats the kind of radicals we need in high office.