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

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Possum Hollow, AR

A person would have to be three sheets in the wind and a sandwich short of a picnic to vote for either. America was $2.6 billion in debt in 1910 and they ask those Harvard grads for help..today America is over $14 trillion in debt and you people are still asking those same type of people for help...duh!

Hooper, UT

...I like Huntsman. I think if he runs, he clobbers Romney in the arena of debates...Romney is not going to survive his little health care experiment in MA.

Run John...Run....

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

As an active member of the Utah predominate religion I'm not keen on either of these candidates. I would definetly choose Mitt or Jon but their has to be someone better.

Bountiful, UT

Only Utah would choose a flip-flopper like Romney than a man of integrity & conviction like Huntsman. He was the the best Governor for Utah at the time until Oprah's boy took over & took him. This Utah democrat would vote for Huntsman for President of the United States in a heart beat.

South Jordan, UT

Utahns have a long tradition of enjoying being lied to. That's why they don't like Huntsman.

Also, I think a poll between ice cream and beer might have some suprising results for you.

Sandy, UT

Personally I'm not nuts about either of them, but even less convinced Huntsman is actually a real person in there. If I had to choose, I'd vote for Mitt over Huntsman in a blink.

Neither one of them is conservative enough. I don't know that either of them has the guts to really do what needs to be done in this country without fretting over the political backdraft from every decision.

I used to think Ron Paul was kooky, but he's the only one with the conservative guts and fortitude to actually make the dramatic changes necessary.

Ted H.
Midvale, UT

Wouldnt it be great to have a brilliant business mind in the white house during these tough times?

Instead we have....

"The solution to our growing debt and economic problems is for me to spend and restribute more of your money."

Salt Lake City, UT

Johnathan Eddy in Payson - the answer to your question is NO!

Tilton, NH

The question of who(between Jon Huntsman Jr. and Mitt Romney) would win the UT Republican Primary is moot. If Jon Huntsman enters the race(and I hope he does)he would soundly defeat Mitt Romney in the New Hampshire Primary. If Mitt Romney is unable to win NH a state where he owns a home, and was Governor of a border state, his race is over. I am a former State Legislator, and Republican Activist, and I have met both J Huntsman and M Romney. Jon Huntsman is more qualified to be president than any candidate I have known. Mitt Romney has nice teeth.

Salt Lake City, UT

It is highly unlikely that either of these Mormon gentleman could be elected to the presidency. Mr. Huntsman would have the better chance of the two but the reality is that Mormonism is too far out of step with general American thought and people would fear the extremeism and vote for an alternative.

The Vanka
Provo, UT

I don't think this poll is valid.

In order to be valid, they would have to ask whether they prefer Mitt Romney packing a H&R Model 1 .38 Caliber, spur trigger single action revolver


Jon Huntsman packing a Browning M1911 single-action, semi-automatic, .45 ACP handgun.

Only then can you tell who is the more patriotic candidate!

Oh, please!
Saint George, UT

Furry1993 said: Huntsman has proved that he would take positions that are right, regardless the consequences.

I don't think Huntsman is right. I find civil unions disgusting (to say the least), I don't think we should hand over citizenship on a silver platter to illegals, and I don't believe that we are suffering from global warming. AND I bet there are a lot of people in this state and country who agree with me!

The consequences of the above-named Huntsman positions are, respectively: a breakdown of our society because of the devastation of the traditional, God-mandated family unit; weakening of our country and laws so severely that as a nation we may not survive; and a tremendous amount of time and money spent chasing stupid theories.

Salt Lake City, Utah

I'm sure we are all hopeful that our newspapers will avoid serving their readers over-skewed political 'articles' in the future.

Charlottesville, VA

It's seen as a political necessity to be a "man(or woman) of the people." People want to vote for an average guy.

That is stupid. Average people are incapable of running world superpowers. We need not an average guy, but an extraordinary achiever, capable of not only running but of rescuing our country from decades of attempting to spend its way out of debt.

Orem, UT

The issue of Mormonism is not as critical nationally as one would think. Most Republicans would rather have Romney for President than Barack Obama and the same goes with Independents. The economy is the major issue in this coming election and Romney represents the best hope for turning the economy around. Huntsman is not a true fiscal conservative and is squishy on social issues. He will be torched in the primaries and be out in a month. Romney will win the nomination and go on to beat Barack Obama.

Prospect, KY

Not much of a choice, is it? Romney - supporter of Romney care in MA, the guy that would refer to his "lawyers" about torture, and flip-flopper in the extreme.

Then you have Huntsman. He's been a governor too. But, really, a leader?

Would either of these guys make a difference? They're both part of the War Party, Establishment Party, Republicrat, whatever you want to call them (think about it, the Republicans and Democrats are really just two wings of the same party). If you want more of the same, you could vote for either of them - don't expect much to change.

Orem, UT

Silver spoons in the mouth...

No contact with middle Americans

Out of touch with the working man....

I'm wary of both...

But I'd pick Romney over Huntsman.

I don't think Huntsman has actually "worked" a day in his life????

Anyone know? Has he EVER had a callous? Or are his hands soft like a little girl?

Or are we just looking for another rich elite to tell the working man what to do...and how much to pay.

Can we not get a working man in this great office?

Still Blue after all these years
Kaysville, UT

I don't know whether Romney can solve our problems, but I know Huntsman would comtinue the Obama agenda. I believe he is running more to block Romney (there is much animosity there) than to be President.

Kaysville, UT

Hmmm Romney or Huntsman?? I like my own horse and will stay with the guy that's bringing it back. Obama is my man.

Can't trust the party of NO!!!

Layton, UT

I wouldn't vote for Romney or Huckabee, or Chaffetz. All three are non-starters for politicians.
I would prefer that Huntsman run against Hatch. I would for for Jon Huntsman over Orrin Hatch all day long. Huckabee is a joke, Romney is an empty suit and no, he did not "save the Olympics", and he was a prima donna during the Olympics and did use foul language at a volunteer when he didn't get his way. Not something I "like" in any politician, Romney isn't a class act at all. Not sure for whom I will vote for in a Primary race here. It won't be for the current occupant of the White House, whom I believe is not intelligent nor anything remotely resembling a "centrist". Probably a good community organizer though.

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