Huntsman is just a bit right of Harry Reid and a ton left of Mitt.
This is the best candidate for GOP. I think John Huntsman was a spectacular
Govenor and would make a great president! I think he is very far behind in the
polls, but an awesome perwon! He cares!
Actually this a a solid plan for Huntsman. Being a Republican moderate, his
message will sell better in the Northeast. The problem is he must finish first
in New Hampshire or he will have to quit. The other problem he has is that
Republicans in the South, Midwest and Mountain states will not vote for him in a
primary. So basically, he is relevant in States that will vote solidly for the
democrat in the general election. The States that must be won by republicans
are ignoring him. If he were relevant in Florida, Virginia, Colorado, Ohio,
Michigan, Minnesota, etc. then he would have a chance. For now: No Chance
So. Cal Reader is right. Huntsman is too petty and jealous to endorse Romney.
Again, he is running in the wrong primary. He should oppose Obama in a
Huntsman needs to hang out on the View a few more times, build up his name
recognition with the liberals.
Re: FatherOfFour "He needs to bow out gracefully and throw some support
behind Romney." I agree that he needs to bow out, but when that time comes,
he will never through his support behind Romney. Their strained relationship,
more on Hunstman end, goes back to the Winter Olympics snub w/ Romney was asked
to come in and turn that sagging effort around. Their relationship has never
been the same since then. Remember, as Gov, Hunstman was one of the first
Western Gov's to support McCain. He'll do that again but this time likely behind
If he won the nomination he would have my vote for certain. But he has no
chance. He is polling below candidates that aren't even running. He needs to
bow out gracefully and throw some support behind Romney.
So, the obvious quesiton is why? Huntsman brings very, very little to the Nat'l
Audience. In all the polls I've seen, Huntsman gets from 2% - 8% of the GOP
vote, and he has even less name recognition in the East. And he things he has a
chance to wing the NH Primary?
Huntsman does not understand much about gaining solid attention. He is too
hurried right now and too new. Pull back and do some good actions for a few
years. Otherwise he will waste his money. This is not his time. He is too
greedy and anxious for this event, and it shows.
"This move will ensure that we have the resources necessary to win the
first-in-the-nation primary," said Matt David, the campaign manager for
Huntsman.Didn't they read where Florida is trying to move their
Primary up to Jan 31?
I know he speaks Mandarin. Too bad he doesn't speak Finnish. :-)