Actually, Jon Huntsman is the only candidate who has a chance to beat President
bama. Romney should realize the fact, and throw his support behind Huntsman.
Watch Huntsman come home and take on Hatch in the senate primaries...
Huntsman is not likely to support Romney, because (1) he doesn't like Romney,
and (2) supporting Romney would require him to abandon the moderate positions he
has staked out in opposition to Romney's faux conservatism. But I agree that
Huntsman is setting himself up for a vigorous 2016 run. He's young enough to
bide his time, and smart enough to know that while he won't win this year, it's
important to establish his name on a national basis. Watch for him to be
campaigning for the next 4 years, kind of like Romney has done for the last 6
Huntsman has a chance if the rest of the state Republican primaries wake up to
the significance of this comment from New Hampshire voter Cindy Goucher, 42, an
unaffiliated voter from Derry (quoted in the Kansas City Star):"'I'm more of a moderate,' she said, noting her interest in candidates
who are more willing to compromise. 'I think as Americans, we all need to work
together and be flexible, work as a team.'"If Republicans
ignore that truth, Obama will claim the vast middle ground of moderate and
independent voters in our country like me, and will win.
The likely scenario is that Obama will win in 2012. This puts Huntsman in a
good position for 2016. It is the way things work in the Republican Party.
Could you argument just as easily been made about Romney in 2008, that he should
have cleared the way for McCain? Instead, he used 2008 to get his name out and
better known. Huntsman is entitled to do the same.
Exactly what experience has qualified Mr. Huntsman to lead this country out of
its economic catastrophe? Does fluency in Chinese solve our economic problems?
Is he going to hire three million Americans to work for daddy? Did abandoning
his job as Governor qualify him to be President?He is nothing more
than a quintessential politician who craves public adulation. Why would we want
Obama Junior to become our next President?
Exactly what experience has qualified Mr. Huntsman to lead this country out of
its economic catastrophe..that Republican policies got us into? I know, I know,
it's all Freddie and Fannies fault..not true. They certainly have blame here
but the key to the destructive behavior was the ability of the finacial
institutions to bundle, and securitize mortages, and then completely hide the
risk. Freddie and Fannie kept providing the gunpowder because the banks kept
asking..no pleading for it. They were making billions off these instruments and
had no idea the risk they had. Once the mortages were broken up and packaged,
the risk was so complicated that the banks literly had rocket scientists trying
to figure out the risks and they couldn't. The risks were so hidden that some
genius then figured out he could make money selling insurance on them. Money
Furry1993 | 5:44 a.m. Jan. 12, 2012 Clearfield, UT Actually, Jon
Huntsman is the only candidate who has a chance to beat President Obama.Agreed! The super vast Majority of America is Moderate, and he would
have the Republican AND the Moderate vote. Big Tent Republican, ala Ronald
Reagan.The Obama team wants someone they can shred to pieces.==============Mitt Romney is struggling to hold 25% with the
"Anybody but Romney" campaign within his own party for the nomination
--- can't wait to see how well that plays out in the General Election with the
77% of America being Non-Republicans. That "Anyone but Romney" gives
Obama a 77% victory.And hardcore extremeist Republicans like;
"Mike Richards | 7:51 a.m. Jan. 12, 2012" will only assure an
easy Obama re-election.Hunstman would have had my vote.I'll
have to wait and see who the Libertarians select before I make up my mind to
vote for Obama.
@ Mike Richards, you aren't suggesting we elect Mr. Wall Street to lead the
nation, are you? Like we need these guys to do it to us again?
Dear Esquire: You do know that Obama has received more money from GoldmanSachs
than any other person in history, right?You aren't suggesting we
elect Mr. Wall Street for another term, are you?
Mr. Huntsman is the only Republican presidential wanna-be who is making any good
sense at all.That's why he can't win.In the meantime,
let's vote for Pete Ashdown to replace Orrin Hatch. Maybe something can
actually be accomplished in Congress if there are enough of them willing to try
to work out our national problems instead of simply trying to obstruct the
Huntsman needs to run for Senate (getting ride of Hatch in the process would be
a HUGE favor to us all). In four years he could then run for Prez. I think he
would have a much better shot in four years.The repubs simply aren't smart
enough to get behind Huntsman.
re: Liberal,Am I a "hard core extremist"? Is the LDS
Prophet a "hard core extremist" because he declares that marriage is
only sanctioned between a man and a woman? Is the Pope a "hard core
extremist" because he will not sanction birth control pills?Just what is a "hard core extremist"? Is it someone whose
philosophy differs from your own?If that is the case, then Utah is
full of "hard core extremists" because the vast majority of Utahns do
not hold your views nor do they subscribe to your philosophy.As
citizens, we have a duty to uphold the Constitution that represents our will.
You, a citizen, have that same responsibility. You, a citizen, who once wore
the uniform, swore an oath to uphold the constitution. Now, you call those who
keep that oath, "hard core extremists".When did we amend
the Constitution to allow public funded health care, to allow government
take-over of car companies, to allow public funds to be used for oil drilling
near Brazil, to allow $500 million to be paid to a solar company?Mr.
Huntsman drinks your cool-aid. He stands for nothing.
@Mike Richards: Is unfettered greed going to lead us out of the economic
re: BassAbsolutely not. That's why Mr. Obama has to go. His
unfettered greed to steal jobs by regulating companies out of existance must go.
His unfettered greed to steal car companies and then give those car companies
to union members must go. His unfettered greed to steal the income from a hard
working "rich man" and give that money to lazy people who will not
work must go.You knocked this one out of the ball-park by reminding
us why Mr. Obama's unfettered greed has to go. (We can probably overlook his
personal unfettered greed when he only pays 27% of his $5.5 million income but
expects some "rich man" to pay 35% or more.)
@Mike Richards | 9:55 a.m. Jan. 12, 2012 re: Liberal,Am I a
"hard core extremist"? Is the LDS Prophet a "hard core
extremist" because he declares that marriage is only sanctioned between a
man and a woman? ================= We (the Church and
myself) are against gay "marriage" yet can still support civil
unions."the Church does not object to rights for same-sex
couples regarding hospitalization and medical care, fair housing and employment
rights, or probate rights, so long as these do not infringe on the integrity of
the traditional family or the constitutional rights of churches."ANDWe (the Church and myself) support a Woman's Right to
Choose.And does not support your false notion of legislation on ALL
Americans."The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
believes in the sanctity of human life. Therefore, the Church opposes elective
abortion for personal or social convenience, and counsels its MEMBERS not to
submit to, perform, encourage, pay for, or arrange for....The Church
allows for possible exceptions for its MEMBERS in cases of ..... The
Church has not favored OR opposed legislative proposals...concerning
abortion."i.e., mind your own business and Yes, you are an Extremist.
Mike Richards"Am I a "hard core extremist"? Is the
LDS Prophet a "hard core extremist?"....Comparing yourself
to the Prophet?Interesting comparison.I have read your
comments.Everyone is entitled to express their opinion.Your comments reflect the person you have become.On the other
hand;I have read and/or listened to President Monson's talks, books
and interviews.I want to follow his example.I strive
daily to do the things the Prophet expects me to do.I love and
respect President Monson.
A poll today out of south carolina has Huntsman up to 7% while Romney has fallen
to 23% (insider advantage poll). If Huntsman snags just a couple more points
from Romney, Romney could finish as low as third in South Carolina, and be in a
very tough position moving forward if Huntsman starts to gain some traction.
@Mike Richards"His unfettered greed to steal jobs by regulating
companies out of existance must go."23 straight months of
private sector job growth. No wonder you all think Obama stinks at his job...
you think he wants to destroy America... and he's not doing a good job of
If Huntsman is such a good candidate as some of our liberal democrat friends
say, why isn't he leading the republican nominees?Are voters in
Iowa, and New Hampshire stupid?Or is it that the demos. understand
that Obama won't be re-elected and see that Huntsman is the closest thing they
can find to Obama without actually being Obama?
re: Billy,You have chosen to misrepresent my post. Why? Perhaps you
should re-read the post.LDS Liberal claims full allegiance to the
LDS Church. My question was directed to him so that he would tell us whether he
truly believes that a prophet, who has stated that the only marriage that is
acceptable is between a man and a woman, is a "hard core
extremist".To some, that viewpoint on marriage is extreme. Many
posters would reject that policy. Had I been the first person to advocate that
policy, I think that LDS Liberal would have called it extreme and he would have
labeled me as a "hard core extremist".When someone won't
state his opinion without a personal attack, it really means that his argument
is too weak to stand on its own. Further, when he twists comments to mean
something that was not written, he shows that he has little of offer.
per Esquire | 9:20 a.m. Jan. 12, 2012 & Uncle Charles | 9:39 a.m. Jan. 12,
2012 You people keep voting for Ivy Leaguers and yet wonder why
America keeps getting closer & closer to the brink?
I'd vote for Huntsman over Romney or Obama.
Mike Richards, I wish we could keep religion out of this. But the suggestion,
regardless of who makes it, that that LDS church is forever only in favor of
marriages between "a (one) Man and a (one) Woman" is somewhat
disingenuous at best. The truth is that while the "practice" of
plural marriage has been suspended, the principle of men being permitted to have
more than one wife has never been eliminated from the doctrines of the
Church.Huntsman is all about making a name for himself, and he has
accomplished that goal. He will hold his nose and support Romney because when
all is said and done he a dyed in the wool Republican. And, I applaud his
politically courageous support for civil unions for same sex partners. They
should have the same legal rights as for heterosexual couples under law and the
I think Huntsman is the best GOP canidate. That said, even the
Deseret News is publishing letters claiming that Huntmsan has 'no chance.' While Huntsman may not appeal to the fringe of the Republican right
wing, I'm sure that Hutnsman appeals to... moderates. As
such, a bi-partisan job of Obama as Prez and Hutnsman as VP would be ideal. Both
are willing to work with the other side, unlike: **'Republicans bail
on budget talks, blame Democrats' - By David Espo - AP - Published by DSNews -
06/23/11 **Senate Republicans likely to kill Obama jobs bill By
Andrew Taylor AP Published by DSNews 10/11/11 the
Republican party. Who have worked tirlesly to PREVENT an economic
turn around in America. And work to make sure Obama 'fails.' Regardless, of the cost. **'S&P warns it may downgrade
U.S. credit rating' - By Martin Crutsinger - AP - Published by DSNews -
07/15/11 **'Dow average plunges 513, worst drop since 2008' - By
David K. Randall - AP - Published by DSNews - 08/04/11
Huntsman would restore integrity and honesty to the Republican party by putting
the interest of the American people before party. It is no wonder why he has no
chance of winning the Republican nomination. If he managed to gain the
nomination, he'd make the election competitive. As it stands now, Obama looks
to be coasting to victory against Romney.