this hasn't "split" utah. there are only eight utahns that want jonny
Why waste time, Huntsman hasn't got a prayer of winning. All Republicans need to
get behind the one and only candidate that has a true chance of beating Obama,
MITT ROMNEY. Besides he is the best choice.
per ParkCityAggie | 4:41 p.m. Jan. 10, 2012 "Huntsman is the
only candidate who comes off even near level headed."And that
is exactly why he won't succeed in the current incantation of the GOP.
I'm LDS and I support the Constitution and Ron Paul who defends it.
If you will all think back to when huntsman announced his run for presidency, I
remember reading a lot of comments about how offended many utahns were that he
announced in new Jersey instead of Utah. Considering the warmth he is still
receiving in the state I can't say that I blame him
I voted for Huntsman twice. Never again. Romney would smash him in Utah.
I like both candidates. I think both would make excellent Presidents. As to
who I am voting for, I am thinking I should vote for either CHS85 or Pagan. Any
Huntsman has no chance so why do we care here in Utah. By the time the Utah
primary rolls around in June Huntsman won't even be in the race anymore.
I love all of the Huntsman bashing. He left office with one of the highest
approval ratings of any sitting Gov. in recent memory/history. Huntsman was
successful because, for the most part, he was able to unite people. In my
opinion, he's the only one with a chance at beating Obama. The Republicans may
want a staunch conservative, but Republicans often forget, especially after a
successful mid-term election, that the vast majority of the American people are
NOT righ-leaning, and are much more likely to vote for a moderate. Obama has
positioned himself well, despite the blowhards on the right-leaning radio and TV
saying otherwise. Americans don't want too far one direction, yet Republicans
seem bent on this, and it will be do their demise. If Romney gets the
nomination, it wont be without a lot of airing of dirty laundry as we're seeing
in the early primaries. Huntsman is the only candidate who comes off even near
level headed. He really is the only one in that group who can get so-called
"independent" voters to vote for him. He's your best shot at the
Huntsman is too close to the Obama administration to be a viable candidate to
withstand the campaign against him if he runs for President. President Obama
has too much insider information to use against the man who was his boss.
Everytime Governor Huntsman is shown in New Hampshire there is something about
his smile, dress and appearance that is not natural. His wife may have been by
his side but she does not seem comfortable in that environment. To see her like
that for 4-8 years in the White House area living that kind of life, she will
have to be different also. Campaigns take every drop of blood out of people and
the energy they need to drive through the throngs everyday for a year or two
prior to their terms. Long road for a person that does not seem to
be in step with anyone else.
I love the anti-Huntsman comments. Do you forget he was re-elected with
something like 88 per cent of the vote. I believe he he even got more Democratic
votes than the Democrat that ran against and now, most of the people in Utah are
willing to throw a popular, moderate Utahn under the bus for who? a corporate
raider from Massachusetts that can't changes from liberal to conservative and
back again as the election requires. Mark my words, if Romney wins the
Republican nomination, he suddenly stop playing the extreme conservative and
suddenly become a moderate again. At least Huntsman doesn't change with the
blowing winds. I'm a Democrat that has never voted for a republican for
president. I would reconsider should Huntsman win the nomination. So would a lot
of other democrats disenchanted with Obama. Any others and I would still plug my
nose and vote for Obama.
Huntsman for some reason did a complete 180 within a few months after he started
his second term. He came out for gay rights and liberalizing our liquor laws.
There was movement afoot for a recall when he conveniently got a new job and
exited the state and the country. Many Utahns felt like we had been hit between
the eyes good! I for one would not vote for him for dog catcher and I certainly
won't vote for him for president.
'But did either guy organize a community?' - Carnak | 3:23 p.m. Jan. 10, 2012 **'Osama bin Laden Killed: 'Justice Is Done,' President Says' - By DEAN
SCHABNER - ABC News - 05/01/2011 **'We have been waiting for this
moment': Libya confirms Gadhafi is dead' - MSNBC - 10/20/2011
**North Korean Leader Kim Jong II dead at age 69 AP Published by KSL
12/18/11 Dunno. President Obama has held the highest
office in the country for the better part of 3 years. And ended a war based on a
complete fabrication. What did a successful businessman do? **Firm dissolves after giving pro-Romney PAC $1 million By Ken Thomas AP
Published by DSNews 08/04/11 Cashed a check. From somebody. 'Lol'
'Huntsman was a poor governor who went against the majority of his state's
citizens.' - BigRich | 3:00 p.m. Jan. 10, 2012 The majority does
not always choose the correct course of action. As supported by: Missouri executive order 44, October 27, 1838. Huntsman has
no chance with Republicans because he DARES to put his country, before his
party. And as such, Utah has become so blindly partisan, they simply
REFUSE to support anyone without a 'R' by their name. Want some
examples of what this leads too? Should I point out the $13 million,
federally tax funded settlement due to Herberts endorsment? Or: *'Utah House Majority Leader Kevin Garn resigns' - By Richard Piatt,
Mark Hamilton - AP - Published by KSL - 05/13/10 'SALT LAKE CITY --
Utah's House majority leader resigned from the Legislature Saturday, two days
after acknowledging he paid a woman $150,000 to keep quiet about a nude
hot-tubbing incident that took place a quarter century ago when she was a
teenager. (sic) House Speaker David Clark accepted Garn's resignation
Saturday afternoon and offered an explanation about why the House applauded
Garn's confession Thursday night.' The standing, ovation, to Kevin
Garn when he resigned?
But did either guy organize a community?That's what we really
Huntsman was an excellent governor, and is by far the best candidate for the
Republican nomination for president. Huntsman is clearly the class of the
group. Romney isn't even a close second.
@Fitness Freak"Utahns were ELATED to have his employment here
terminated when he got hired by team Obama!"You mean you were
ONE UTAHN who was elated. Governor Huntsman's approval ratings were over 80% at
the time he resigned to become the ambassador to China. While you
may not have liked him as a governor, most of us did, so please just speak for
yourself and not all Utahns.
Huntsman was a poor governor who went against the majority of his state's
citizens. Had he been the governor he thinks he was, the majority of Utah
republicans would be for him and not Romney. Just the arrogance is enough to
turn me away.
'We elected Huntsman as guv. thinking (oddly)that if he had money, he MUST be
good. We were mistaken.' - Fitness Freak | 2:11 p.m. Jan. 10, 2012
And yet, the same Utah Republicans claim Mitt Romney is 'good' for America
because he is a... sucessful businessman. Right? **'Firm dissolves after giving pro-Romney PAC $1 million' - By Ken
Thomas - AP - Published by DSNews - 08/04/11 Dosen't matter that
some of that money can come from out of the country. By firms (people) that only
exist 24hours. Also, using the phrase 'terminated' about Huntmsans
term as Gov. of Utah implies that it was ended, at the request of his employers.
The Utah voter. But no one seems to have an issue with
Sarah Palin, the Republican media darling, who quit her first term as Gov. of
Alaska, halfway through. Huntsman, served his country.
Can many posters on here say the same?
I'm not sure its much of a "split"!More like 80% backing
Romney, 10% for Huntsman, and 10% for Obama.We elected Huntsman as
guv. thinking (oddly)that if he had money, he MUST be good. We were
mistaken.Utahns were ELATED to have his employment here terminated
when he got hired by team Obama!
I liked Huntsman best when he was in China.
I wish more people would take a good look at Jon Huntsman. If they did, I think
they would like what they see.
'Huntsman Backer Called Traitor as Romney Rivalry Splits Utah' - Title Oh yeah. Utah ONLY votes for the most 'qualified' person. (Sarcasm) But only, if they are Republican.