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Published: Saturday, Feb. 12 2011 10:00 p.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, UT

Huntsman for President was a nice thought for the Huntsman Family but a bit of a stretch for the rest of us......John Sr has the credentials but Jr frankly leaves alot to be desired! He is afterall a McCain RINO!

Salt Lake City, UT

Who cares.. Mitt Romney won't even be the elected Republican candidate and neither will Jon Huntsman.

Springville, UT

Huntsman, at least, won't be caught being a phony. But neither one of these guys are going to move into the White house in January, 2013.

West Jordan, UT

Of course they would.

They prefer people who held a pro-choice position when running for/and serving as Governor and who thought Individual Mandates in healthcare reform was such a great idea that he inserted it into his reform bill while Governor.

Support for Individual mandates and women's choice are the backbone of Utah politics so Utahns are sure to prefer Romnney over Huntsman.

In the end, they are two men who were born to rich families and who never had to worry about pulling themselves up by their bootstraps.

Mitt's dad was chariman of American Motors and went to Cranbroke Prep school and Harvard. He served a mission in Socialist France.

Huntsman's dad was Owner of Huntsman Chemical and he went to the University of Pennsylvania and served a mission to Taiwan.

silas brill
Heber, UT

And so it is. People who call certain Republicans "RINO" cannot comprehend that America isn't Republican, just as it isn't Democrat. America is in the middle. The wingnuts who run the Republican party can't look beyond the primaries to a general election. Huntsman could win a general, IMO. Not Romney. Are your objections to Jon Huntsman really that significant?

Murray, UT

Is anyone surprised? Huntsman is basically " hope and change lite". He is a Democrat in all but name.

West Roxbury, MA

It might be said that Massachusetts is the place that knows Romney best, and we would sooner vote for (insert favorite Disney character here) than Romney again, after having had him as Governor.

Lake Elsinore, CA

Mitt/Jimmer 2012

Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

I don't want a "Mormon" in the White House.
I want a statesman.

I don't want a Republican.
I want a Constitutionalist.

I don't want a Democrat.
I want a man or woman who can audit the Fed.

I don't want a "diplomat" that directs nations.
I want a fearless fighter for peace.

I don't want a great orator with shiny teeth.
I want a ordinary citizen that can resurrect US manufacturing.

I don't want my president to base decisions on public opinion.
I want my president to obey the law.

I don't want a world traveler.
I want someone who can stay put and clean house.

I don't want a corporate directed puppet.
I want a man/woman of the people, for the people and by the people.

What do I want? I want someone who can restore sanity back to America.
Mr. Romney or Mr. Huntsman, are you that man?

Salt Lake City, UT

Senator Huntsman sounds nice.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Just more proof that Utahns simply aren't very smart.

Hillsboro, OR

I would 100% choose Romney over Huntsman.

liberal larry
salt lake City, utah

fanc246 makes a good point, how about a poll between Huntsman, and Romney, in Massachusetts.

Midvale, UT

Likely Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee could beat Pres. Obama according to a series of polls conducted by Rasmussen. The results of the polls, released on Sunday, show Romney leading Obama 44 percent to 42 percent, and Huckabee drawing even at 43 percent. However, other Republican contenders do not fair as well: Sarah Palin trails Obama by 11 points, 49 percent to 38 percent, and Newt Gingrich trails by 8 points, 47 percent to 39 percent. Other potential candidates with lower name recognition trail Obama anywhere from 10 percent (Jon Huntsman Jr.) to 17 percent (Haley Barbour.) Pollster Scott Rasmussen writes, The most significant finding is that regardless of what GOP candidate is named, the president earns between 42 percent and 49 percent. This suggests the campaign is starting off in a fairly competitive environment, though much can change in the next year-and-a-half. A January 24 Rasmussen poll surveying the possible Republican primary field showed Mitt Romney leading the pack with 24 percent, followed by Palin with 19 percent, Huckabee with 17 percent, and Gingrich with 11 percent

Gadsden, Alabama

They both sound good as Republican candidates for president if we must maintain a two party system. Some of us here in Alabama are hoping to see a moderate win the Republican nomination. It would be good for the south and the country.

Midvale, UT

This is for all you Romney bashers. This is what the latest polls are showing.

Mitt Romney leads President Obama by two points, 44-42 percent, in the latest Rasmussen Reports national survey of voter preference for the 2012 presidential campaign. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is in a dead heat with Obama, with both drawing 43 percent.

Romney has my vote, but Huntsman Jr would be a great running mate For Mitt.

Somewhere in Utah, UT

To Jonathan Eddy | 7:41 a.m. Feb. 13, 2011

"What do I want? I want someone who can restore sanity back to America. Mr. Romney or Mr. Huntsman, are you that man? "

For Jon Huntsman, the answer to your question is "Yes." For Romney, it is "no" -- all we would get with Romney is politics as usual. Huntsman has proved that he would take positions that are right, regardless the consequences. Romney has proved that he just a politician, saying what is necessary to get elected.

La Tortuga
Murray, UT

If anyone thought a centrist was going to be more popular than someone (recently) holding hardline conservative views in the Uber-Conservative State of Utah, you'd be up in the night. While we are at it, lets poll our state for "which do you prefer: ice cream or beer?" It would probably have equally compelling results.

I don't think either makes it through the primary, but I give Romney a much better chance of doing so. However, I don't think Romney can win the general election. Huntsman would have a shot at the general election by capturing a size-able chunk of independents with a Libertarian slant (such as myself), but he is too moderate to ever make it through the primary.

Holladay, UT

Jonathan Eddy,
That could be the greatest post Ive ever read! You are a patriot.

I am a husband and a father of two. I am in graduate school to become a special education teacher for children with severe disabilities. I Love the constitution and individual Liberty. My name is Spencer Sloan, I support Ron Paul for President and I'm a Mormon.

Salt Lake City, UT

These poll results don't surprise me. My impression is that Mr. Romney has accomplished much on his own, and did so mostly without his father's name or reputation. He is well educated and has a proven record as a manager.

On the other hand, Mr. Huntsman has little to show for his own efforts. All his accomplishments are due to his father's financial influence and donations to political parties.

I don't know who I will vote for when the next election comes around, but I'm sure I will be most impressed by candidates who are self-made.

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