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Huntsman cuts back to focus on New Hampshire


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  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    Oct. 1, 2011 12:21 a.m.

    Huntsman is just a bit right of Harry Reid and a ton left of Mitt.

    Sept. 30, 2011 4:38 p.m.

    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!

  • first2third Elmo, UT
    Sept. 30, 2011 11:38 a.m.

    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

  • gramma b Orem, UT
    Sept. 30, 2011 11:13 a.m.

    So. Cal Reader is right. Huntsman is too petty and jealous to endorse Romney.

  • Carnak Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 30, 2011 10:53 a.m.

    Again, he is running in the wrong primary. He should oppose Obama in a Democratic primary.

    Sept. 30, 2011 10:00 a.m.

    Huntsman needs to hang out on the View a few more times, build up his name recognition with the liberals.

  • So. Cal Reader Escondido, CA
    Sept. 30, 2011 9:34 a.m.

    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 Perry.

    Sept. 30, 2011 9:08 a.m.

    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. Cal Reader Escondido, CA
    Sept. 30, 2011 8:46 a.m.

    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?

  • DR Hall Clearfield, UT
    Sept. 30, 2011 8:35 a.m.

    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.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Sept. 30, 2011 8:17 a.m.

    "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?

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Sept. 30, 2011 8:16 a.m.

    I know he speaks Mandarin. Too bad he doesn't speak Finnish. :-)