Sorry about the typos.... was typing on my phone.... should have known better.
No, actually my grandmother was quit good friends with the Alice Marriott and
family, and threw them out families were linked with the Romney family. We were
also attached to the embassy in France, and had connections with the family that
way too. Since that time I have had business dealings with Bain and
company on several deals. I used to work in M & A. Sharing the same
degrees at Mitt (JD/MBA), I had worked directly and indirectly with his teams in
the late 80's.To the Huntsman clan, we also knew them through my
grandparents who grew up together. My family has also been deeply tied into
Utah politics for the last 20 years, with my uncle serving on his staff. My
uncle also served on Mitts fathers campaign committee during his run for the
same office.Bey hey "Letsdebate"... your on the same
continent with Romney now so you must be an expert on his family life as well.
Why don't you share. Do I exchange Christmas cards or visit either of these
chaps... nope. But I know them from a little closer distance than being on the
@UtahBlueDevil - you throw out comments like Truth's talking points
"equally apply to Romney." Do you understand the meaning of the word
"equal?" I think it's laughable to suggest that Huntsman and Romney
relied "equally" on their fathers' largess and influence. Regardless of whatever benefit Romney may have originally received from his
father to get started, his sterling educational accompmlishments and successful
career are self-made successes based on very hard work and intelligence. The
amount of coattail riding is nowhere near "equal" by any reasonable
standard.But hey, if you were on the same continent at Romney during
his mission - what, 45 years ago? - who I am to question your insider
information about his father's influence on everything after his mission?
LetsDebate.... no, his dad did do those things for him... but he sure as heck
helped him out. Based on his high school grades and activities, do you really
think Romney got into Stanford on his own credentials. Every
successful person has become so by leveraging their relationships. To say
Huntsman has while Romney did not really flies in the face of the history of
these two men. They both leveraged their family relationships to get to where
they are. You are kidding yourself if you think otherwise.And that
isn't necessarily a bad thing, unless you weren't smart enough to do likewise
yourself. I got my first real job after my mission because of my dad, and have
been riding that wave ever since. My father has had little to do with my
success over the last 25 years, but without his assistance getting that first
position, the other 25 years would not have happened.BYW, Romney
served in the France mission while I was there as well.... so... perhaps you
might just reconsider your remarks.
@UtahBlueDevil - your post shows a total ignorance about Romney's money and
history. I don't know how much he inherited, but I know his Dad didn't do
Mitt's homework that resulted in his collegiate grades and accomplishments. I
know Mitt wasn't carrying his Dad around when he made millions at Bain. I never
heard of Mitt's Dad helping with the Utah Olympics or putting up the money for
his run at the Massachusetts governorship. Huntsman has only a
fraction of personal success that's disconnected from his father, in comparison
to Romney. I think your comments show who really has no clue.
Truth..... So what do you call it Romney did last election cycle? That was an
investment in what? I think your comments about Romney could equally shadow
Huntsman. Romney surely benefited from his daddy as well. You comments show
that you really have no clue about Romney's history. you picked the absolutely
worst talking points because they equally apply to Romney.
The reason why former U.S. Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman Jr. is the best
candidate to be President is that he understands China! Lets also not
leave out the problem of North Korea who is attached to China at the hip-pocket
wallet. And I dont believe he would jump into another ground war while
dealing with China, N. Korea, Iran or others!
Huntsman is trying anything he can to be relevant. He's been riding others
coattails for so long that now he can't find a way to be a factor. He is just
as likely to withdraw as a republican and run as BO's vice president as
anything. DNews must have an added value deal with Huntsman on his ad buys, the
coverage of him in definitely not warranted.
Mommy mommy you know what Mitt did?
Re: "This is the scary thing about many [M]ormons .. just follow the white
horse . . . ."I'm not a Mitt fan, but, yeah, we can readily
analyze Huntsman's comments and tease from them his real meaning -- don't do
anything to make China mad.Though he probably disagrees with
Huntsman's Chamberlainesque approach, I suspect Mitt agrees with him on American
currency manipulation -- we ARE in a bad spot to accuse China because deranged
liberal spending has forced us into embracing inflation and devaluation.
Surely, you don't blame that on Mitt.But, we can't let past liberal
lunacy and hypocrisy paralyze us indefinitely. It's the opposite of hypocrisy
to point out and own up to past mistakes, then correct them and move on.Can't tell whether the horse-color allusion was intended as racial
accusation, but I bet more Utah Mormons would prefer following Cain, than Mitt.
Even so, all but a tiny few will take Mitt over the current horse any day.Not because we don't think, but because we do.
Donald Trump does a great deal of business in China and he agrees with Romney.
Donald says the Chinese are ripping us off and laughing about it. I am not a
Trump fan but look for an endorsement of Romney by Donald soon.
Amazing isn't it? That John Huntsman can run for president and waste all that
money.....and not bat an eye! Must be great to have a dad who pays your bills
so that you can look important to a bunch of LIBS who haven't a clue what it
takes to be a John Huntsman Sr in the first place......
"'First of all, I don't think, Mitt, you can take China to the WTO on
currency-related issues,' Huntsman said. 'Second, I don't know that this country
needs a trade war with China. So what should we be doing? We should be reaching
out to our allies and constituencies within China. They're called the young
people, they're called the Internet generation.'" - Article
Romney is not JUST trying to start a trade war. *'Romney: God wants
US to lead, not follow' - By Steve Peoples - AP - Published by DSNews -
10/07/11 *'GOP contenders argue on Iran' - By Kasie Hunt - AP -
Published by DSNews - 11/12/11 "If we re-elect Barack Obama, Iran
will have a nuclear weapon. And if you elect Mitt Romney, Iran will not have a
nuclear weapon," vowed the former Massachusetts governor.' And
yet: *Firm dissolves after giving pro-Romney PAC $1 million' - By
Ken Thomas - AP - Published by DSNews - 08/04/11 I am NOT in the
mood for another war based on the lie of 'WMD's' and cost ANOTHER $3 trillion
dollars and... 4,000 American lives.
Huntsman has a point.However, we wouldn't be in this boat if we
weren't so manipulative with our currency. We are doing the EXACT same thing
China is... We can't expect to believe that our Federal Reserve and monetary
policies are more innocent than theirs. It is the same game.If we
had a commodity-backed currency instead of a loosely-based fiat currency, then
we wouldn't be in this mess anyway. The U.S. Dollar would always be strong.Monetary policy governed by the Federal Reserve is a huge problem.
Don't they all pander? That's what politics is about!
clarkycritical thinking, yes, always critical, no. good luck and have a
Clark is right. Real governing is about knowing the details and using them for
everyone's benefit, not just to be confrontational. Pandering means declaring
everyone else "enemies" and making threats that, if carried out, would
end in disaster. Polls (and the audience for this event) aside, Huntsman scores
on this one.
Darrel: spoken like a true American, very inspirational on you end!
@ ute alumni, I guess the answer to my question for you is no, correct? Are you
capable of any critical thinking whatsoever?
Understatement of the week.... and the thing that holds me back the most from
supporting Romney. Romney - Stand for what you beleive in yet stay
teachable. You weren't a NRA member until you ran for President.
What? You just discovered you owned a gun - or perhaps it was you decided you
wanted to pretend you were pro gun. I wish the real Romney would
show up and just let us vote on him as he is... not as he thinks will get him
elected. He is for universal coverage except when being for it will
keep him from being elected. Really?
At this point all want is someone to bubble to the top who can beat Barack
Hussin Obama in a year. My T-Shirt says "ABO For President 2012". ABO
stands for Anybody But Obama. I believe any of the GOP candidate would be light
years ahead of what we have now in the White House. Romney, Huntsman .....
doesn't matter. Just need to get rid of this virus called Obama.
Looks like somebody wants attention! And it's not Romney. Maybe those tacky
websites and you tube videos by the Huntsman daughters aren't having much
And Huntsman knows a pander when he sees it. He went to China after all! They
are sooo cute!
Unless there is some major swing in support Jon Huntsman Jr. will not be the
Republican Candidate for President. If Romney gets the nomination Mr. Huntsman
will not be the VP candidate either but he is certainly one of the best, most
qualified persons to become secretary of state.
clarkyis this article only being responded to by mormons? glad you always
find a way to bring your mormon drivel to light. remember, half of the state is
non mormons and the rest of the readers may also be. look at jr's record and
you'll see why many don't want him for president. you might consider wandering
back into your phone booth and get out of that tight suit..
Romney, pandering?No kidding!
Amazing how multi-billionaires have so much to say about our nation...have
they ever had a callous, or a dirty finger nail? I think not. Has Huntsman ever worked a day in his life to earn any of what he has? Now he wants to be
It's my impression that Huntsman resents Romney's Olympics work. If
you remember, when the 2002 Olympics became scandalized and the governor was
looking for someone new to head up the organization, Huntsman volunteered. He
said that "people close to him" (people he didn't name) were
encouraging him to volunteer. And as we all know, Romney got the offer, and he
took over and did a great job. Consequently, there is some
resentfulness, and it's showing.
So are any of the Romney supporters here capable of giving this article a
rational thought and actually responding to Huntsman position here, cause he may
actually be correct. Is your poster boy on such a high pedestal that no one
could be correct if their opinion opposes Romney's opinion? This is the scary
thing about many mormons .. just follow the white horse no matter where it may
darrel,good for you. o is doing a great job. fortunately, utah will not
vote with you.
Darrel, well said. I could tolerate Romney as president, but Huntsman clearly
outweighs him in foreign affairs matters, also better on social policy, and I'd
bet he'd do almost as well in economic matters. No, better there too because he
is a truly balanced, rational leader. Huntsman was right when he called Romney
a weather vane.
I hope Mitt can bounce back from Huntsman's rebuke. He might need the 14 voters
who are supporting Huntsman.
Huntsman is the only Republican I would even consider voting for in the General
election next year. He seems to be the only candidate not trying to out right
wing the others. He appears to be the most calm, collected and moderated tone
of any.If anyother candidate wins the nomination, I will simply cast
my vote to re-elect the President.
jonny jr and what is it that you are constantly doing. go work for your
brother and get out of the limelight. you have no chance. remember, you are not
And Huntsman is irrelevant...He must not want a job in Romney's
I really wish Johny Boy would go back to China or where ever he calls home and
quit taking up space in this or any other election.
Go Jon Boy!