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In our opinion: Huntsman grew into the job

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  • liberal larry
    Aug. 11, 2009 6:42 a.m.

    Huntsman was an excellent governor. Even though, with his family wealth, he can do what ever he wants, and he has chosen to serve society. Huntsman is a conservative who gets global warming, gay rights, etc. and is actually living in the twenty first century. He is a very admirable person, and will be the prototype for the republican's march out of the political wilderness.

  • @Anonymous | 4:02 p.m.
    Aug. 10, 2009 4:16 p.m.

    I'm glad you liked him Obama.

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 10, 2009 4:02 p.m.

    I had the chance to brief Ambassador Huntsman in preperation for his trip to China. I found him to be intelligent, and a pretty nice guy. My impression after a couple of hours. I'd vote for him in a minute.

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 10, 2009 1:57 p.m.

    Presiding over a time of economic growth is not the same as creating an economic engine in an economic downturn. He coasted during the good times and bailed at thefirst signs of trouble. An overrated emty suit who looks out for the interest of Jon huntsman. I don't believe it is possible to get a poor job performance rating in this state.

  • Wanda
    Aug. 10, 2009 1:05 p.m.

    While it may be true that Jon Huntsman was groomed for success, there are any number of examples of children of wealthy and/or successful familities that reject such assistance and choose very dysfunctional or destructive life styles instead. Everyone has choices, and Jon Huntsman opted to use his to his best advantage. Others have failed despite the assistance of wealth and family (e.g., some of the Kennedy clan and at least one Reagan), so in Jon Huntsman's case, I believe his success to be a combination of personal drive and charisma as well as a lot of backup from family position. Kudos to Jon Huntsman. I hope to see him involved in national politics in the not too distant future. He is a credit to Utah and will ultimately be a credit to his country.

  • @@Palin
    Aug. 10, 2009 11:52 a.m.

    What does Palin have to do with Huntsman? Other than the fact that they both believe in Christ, the comparison stops there.
    BTW - He did grow into the job by buying into the scam of global warming.

  • @Palin comparison | 8:34 a.m.
    Aug. 10, 2009 11:22 a.m.

    You said "Huntsman and his family were not used for political pin cushions and sexual dehumanizing." Truth is, neither were Palin and her family. Palin was "subjected" to the truth. I know that truth hurts sometimes. Telling the truth about Palin apparently did.

  • Palin comparison
    Aug. 10, 2009 8:34 a.m.

    Why the put down for Palin. Huntsman and his family were not used for political pin cushions and sexual dehumanizing.

  • One of thecommon
    Aug. 10, 2009 7:27 a.m.

    Yes he has done a good job, but the silver spoon is the ticket. Since high school he has had personal advisors and mentors that tailored every step. Private speech, tutoring and other schooling that are not accessible to the public. He did a good job - not knocking anything. But drop any average Utah teen into the same situation of forming etc and they would do the same. He is a product of the best money can shape. Thank him for his time and wish him well.

  • ECR
    Aug. 10, 2009 5:04 a.m.

    Nice essay. I hope your assumptions are right.