The only reason I think huntsman is in the race is to take down Romney. From the
very beginning he has been snarky and mean spirited and the only one he attacked
was Romney. He is hurting his father's brand and it's hard to believe his
family is doing this to another brother. I know we can't control our children
when they mature but we don't have to open our pocket book for them and allow
them to show how selfish and unChristian like they are.Someone warned jon
jr when he hired his "hired gun" (smith[?]), but he wouldn't listen
and he hasn't run an honorable campaign.
I watched both debates, Romney smoked all the other Sat. night and Sun. mornings
debate on Face the nation was won by Rick Perry when he gave theBEST line! he
named all three departments that he would do away with! Classic!
If the republican party doe NOT select Huntsman as the Presidential candidate
they will throw away the best chance they have to take back the White House. All
the other candidates have been stepping all over each other to out T party
themselves. The American public is through with the T party. They have had it
with their repeated attempt to shut down the government. I think the republicans
will be disappointed when they wake up after the election to find out they have
lost. They have been the party of no for three years. Myh opinion.
You want to run a perfect campaign?That's fine, but you will loose.Nothings perfect. Romney will win GOP.But beating Obama, will be a
flat out war.
Three years? Obama had 2 whole years without any interference at all. Thank
heavens for the new congress in 2011 or by now we'd be 19 trillion dollars in
debt in 3 years. It's funny I get this reporters slant without even reading -
because of previous articles, he/she has written.
One of the better lines came from perry last night, when they asked each
candidate what they would be doing if not at the debate.Perry, "I
would be at the gun range."That was pretty sweet.
@Star Bright, Huntsman is the bright spot in an otherwise dismal field of
candidates. Huntsman has a lot to offer America that Romney and the others
don't. Huntsman is critical of Romney for much the same reason as the other
candidates: Romney's the current front-runner in the campaign. Don't take it
personally; that's how politics goes, and most of these candidates will probably
end up endorsing Romney in the end.
Article quote: "Rick Santorum criticized Romney in the early going Sunday
for not running for re-election as governor of Massachusetts in 2006. Romney
defended that decision by saying, "I was trying to help get the state into
the best shape as I possibly could, left the world of politics, went back into
business." (and then....) "But can we drop a little bit of the pious
baloney?" Gingrich asked rhetorically."Well, let's look at
things: Romney left office in Blue State Massachestts with a balanced budget, a
2 billion rainy day fund, and 4.7% unemployment. If Romney is as liberal as
RomneyBots carp he is why would he not have been re-elected? Arguably, vetoing
his 80% Democrat Massachusetts legislature over 800 times in 4 years (yes, 800
times in 4 years) had something to do with Romney's perceived unpopularity in
that far left state.Quite simply, the reason why Romney didn't run
for reelection is he was perceived as being too conservative by Massachusetts'
standards. The voters thought they were electing a technocrat that simply ran on
the Republican platform, instead they had a Governor that was actually taking
some conservative positions. Gee, imagine that....Romney 2012
Romney's stalwart persistence can weather this last minute panic of the
Jon jr. is totally a non-factor in 2012. Hardly a blip on the radar. Find
anything he has accomplished. Good luck with that one!
The New York Times is reporting that Newt's super pac has received a $5,000,000
donation from a wealthy casino owner. They will use the money to post a 28
minute film about Romney titled "King of Bain, When Mitt Romney Came to
Town". The 3 minute trailer is YouTube, and it looks like it really goes
after Mitt and his hard ball business dealings at Bain.
Why is nobody discussing that all of these candidates said they would forcefully
divorce every GLBT couple who have been married in the US since MA first
legalized it?Discrimination and bigotry are not values I prefer in a
We still have no idea of whom Romney is.All we hear is "I believe in
America.""Obama is ruining us".I have no idea
of his platform, ideals.Neither does he.
Romney is a private equity pirate who made hundreds of millions of dollars off
the backs of thousands of people cut from the workforce.
On the other hand | 8:59 p.m. Jan. 8, 2012Spanish Fork, UT OK, I
give, what does huntsman offer that Romney doesn't?I understand the
nastiness of politics, but huntsman has made it a point of always being snarky
to Romney. Doesn't seem to do it to anyone else. If so please give me the link
or the quote. I mean Perry was in #1 spot, so was Newt, so where were the
comments about them. It seems huntsman takes particular relish in jabbing
Romney. BTW, does he still have that advisor who worked for McCain (who
huntsman supported) and really really dished Sarah?
I know that.I have no idea what he would do if he's elected...but I
needn't worry too much about that.The only Rep with a ghost of a chance to
unseat Obama is Huntsman, but his nomination isn't likely.So we don't have
to worry about paying Mitt's taxes for him anytime soon.
Mike in Sandy: Hey sport, you've got to be kidding. If you actually believe
Huntsman would have a chance in the high roller game of presidential politics
I've got some choice land in the Everglades I think you might be interested in.
It amazes me that those who criticize Romney and his business dealings at Bain
Capital apparently don't understand free enterprise. In fact, one of the first
acquisitions (lending) from Baine was Stalpes. Romney listened to the owner of
Staples way before it opened its first store, did research and realized it would
be a sound investment ($600,000); today Staples employs 75,000 people. I don't
imagine Huntsman can name one person he directly affected in securing employment
or the others for that matter. Huntsman seems to be a bitter man who really has
a dislike for Romney. Too bad. Huntsman at best would make a very viable
Secretary of State under a Romney administration. Of course Huntsman can be bold
in his rhetoric, he has nothing to lose and everything to gain. Romney, as the
front runner, has a target on his back from the other 5 candidates. Lest we
forget, Huntsman didn't earn his money, he inherited by working for dear old
dad. Good for him, but to criticize Romney for being a venture capitalist is
counter to what is American. Huntsman can't have it both ways. Romney is the
Huntsman totally coasted into Utah politics on the reputation(coat tails) of his
highly respected father. Can anyone tell us what he brings to the G.O.P.
SG - it amazes me that these same people who praise Romney as the champion of
free enterprise, while berate Obama as one who doesn't get business based off of
Solindra, fail to acknowledge that 30% + of the companies Bain invested in
failed or lost money. This was reported through research of the Wall Street
Journal printed on Monday. The WSJ is hardley a tool of the DNC media
machine.I don't say this to criticize Romney, but to point out how
unbalanced some of the arguments are. If you point to Solindra, they you must
also highlight the failures of Bain. How else do you come to an informed.Romney may be the best choice, but I would argue he has not been full
vetted. Up to this it has been Romney's religion that has been an issue. It is
only now that his true business record will come under scrutiney. If he is
going to run as champion of wall street, that record will come under deeper
Swedish media is pointing out something noone in this forum is commenting on:
that the other candidates are supplying Obama with ammunition against Romney. It
looks like Romney will most likely be the Republican nominee. If that is indeed
the case, these attacks on him won't have furthered any other Republican
candidate's campaign - they will only hurt Republican chances in the
presidential campaign. Is it really more important to lessen another Republican
candidate's chances than it is to win the Presidential election?
Utah Blue Devil: This is what's called capitalism! Obama is president of the
country (well not of republicans or rich people - as he himself points out) and
as such it is not up to him to waste our tax money or choose winners and
loosers. Gov Romney was not using our tax money! So if 30% failed - gee
70% did really, really well. Not bad. Since when do republicans not
believe in capitalism? I think when this administration is investigated we
will see just how much of the money from Tarp, etc., ended up in the hands of
his bundlers. After all piven said that he was doing "great" things
under the table. Just maybe we might find out what those things are.