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Published: Friday, Oct. 14 2011 9:02 a.m. MDT

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justcap
Provo, UT

"That's pressured New Hampshire to move up its own presidential primary, which is supposed to be the first in the nation."

Wow, who says they have to be first? Sounds like elementary school when some kids want to be the line leader.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Jon Huntsman is boycotting next week's Republican presidential debate in Nevada. Why is that, is his harley in the shop?. Or was it, these 2 Republican presidential hopefuls are trying to push Nevada into pulling back on its mid-January caucus date, siding with New Hampshire in its showdown with other states over scheduling early primaries and caucuses. Or perhaps, it's never good when you have to come into the spin room after a debate as your own surrogate. It's the political equivalent of wearing a bell to warn people away from you. However, Jon Huntsman stood like a wimp after a debate in which he was little more than an afterthought. However, right at the beginning of the gaggle, he broached an issue that hadn't come up. "I am disappointed," he said, "that, in a debate about the economy, we didn't even confront the issue of too-big-to-fail. Now, up until the sleeping bags began to bloom in the cities, the standard Republican position on the forces that crashed the economy was to blame Barney Frank, and lazy overextended poor people, and a 30-year old banking law. In fact, that dead horse took another beating.

GoodGuyGary
Houston, TX

He is a non-factor in the race, no big deal, it only hurt his already limited exposure.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Sounded like a cheap-shot attack on Romney yesterday...Huntsman's got to be getting desperate.

FDRfan
safety dictates, ID

Herman Cain says that "stupid people are ruining America,"

Its all over. The Republicans are going with Cain. Prima faccie evidence of his own statement above.

dumprake
Washington, UT

Nobody cares if Huntsman boycotts the debate, he's irrelevant anyway, will go nowhere, and I would have trouble voting for him if he was the GOP nominee. He's in the wrong party.

mmd
MESA, AZ

In Mr. Huntsman's case, I don't think it's going to make much of a difference.

DD JayMario
American Fork, UT

I may boycott that debate as well.

Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

I don't know.....This decision may prove to be his downfall.

Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

........but it may open a huge door for Ron Paul.

Carnak
Salt Lake City, UT

No one will even notice that he isn't there.

Sandy
Salt Lake City, UT

Jonathan, Ron Paul is already well ahead of Huntsman with a much more passionate following. I don't think Huntsman will affect him at all.

Don't know what Huntsman feels he stands to gain by taking sides in this argument between state party organizations, or by staying in the race at all for that matter. Maybe he feels he will ingratiate himself to New Hampshirites and help his cause there. But at what cost?

Wish him well all the same.

Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

I would not be surprised if in 2016 the aforementioned Mr Huntsman ran as a Democrat.

G-Force
Washington, UT

Maybe Gary Johnson can take his place and gain some real traction.

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