I expect Huntsman will stay in the race, at least through South Carolina, so he
can be part of the debates and continue to pile on Romney. When he ran for gov.
in Utah I told folks his ambition was to be POTUS. But, when I listen to him
speak he has such a condescending "I'm smarter than any of you"
expression and manner that it is a real turn-off. Perhaps that is what the
people in NH have noticed, too.
For Huntsman this was never about 2012. It's all about 2016 and then Huntsman
wants to lead the Republican Party back to sanity. No chance of that!
Governor Huntsman, if he moves up in NH, will have to make a hard decision. In
South Carolina, his religion and Mitt's are very devisive and they will be
pitted against each other. Huntsman has shown his religion in public is not
displayed very well. He will have decide to defend his previous comments and
nature as the evangelicals are very strong in South Carolina. He doesn't have
much time but I am sure he has spent a lot of his NH time thinking how he will
address his religion compared to what Mitt Romney has shown and said. It will
be interesting to see if he goes forward as religion is a big issue in the
south. The evangelical leadership with James Dobson's family push and that
Mormons aren't Christian meeting in Texas will be interesting to see what they
come up with. The debates have been pretty mild, so far on religion
but with Iowa evangelical push for Santorum and now with Perry as a southerner
in South Carolina, we will see the push after the Texas meeting to decide on
their competition with the Tea-Party and libertarians. We don't need a
third-party candidate Ross Perot
Although Jon Huntsman is not doing well, it is good for people outside Utah to
see a moderate candidate from tea party Utah.I would also prefer to
have Jon Huntsman run for the Senate as an alternative to "senator for
life" Orrin Hatch.
My vote? Finish and good bye hopefully forever!
Just shows us that the current republican party is not interested in an
intelligent, moderate that would use common sense and rational judgement.
Instead the current republican party seems to like people that ignore science,
will not be happy until the top one percent owns 95 percent of the wealth of the
nation and view corporations as people. Maybe Romney can figure a way to
purchase Texas, mortgage it to the hilt, take the money and then default.
Those who ignore history are condemned to repeat it.Giuliani tried
something similar when he kind of ignored Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina,
UNTIL what he thought was his magic state of Florida. Unfortunately by the time
Florida came around REAL voters were casting REAL votes for REAL delegates. It
was too late.Also, pretty much everybody who was running for 2012
was four years too late. Republicans seem to want to nominate somebody who has
already run for national office once before. Romney ran in 2008. McCain ran in
2000. While Bush (43) got the nomination the first time, some people confused
him with Bush (41). Dole ran in 1988 and 1980. Bush (41) also ran in 1980.
Reagan ran in 1976, Ford was already president. Nixon ran in 1960 and had
already been vice president. If you want to be the Republican nominee, you
pretty much have to run two or three times.
Well, at least Jon gave it a try. Perhaps he can again become an ambassador
The Huntsman strategy has been extremely hard to understand.
@The_KaiserI don't think the Deseret News is much different in it's
ratios of articles between Romney and Huntsman than the rest of the media in the
nation.Romney is in front. Huntsman is in the back. The frontrunner
always gets more attention.It's just a matter of days until Huntsman
endorses Romney.Mitt 2012
The story is how does a smart and qualified guy run such a bad campaign! Was it
arrogrance or stupidity. Either way unfortunately Huntsman really missed the
@The_Kaiser: Another Romney article: 3 for todayThis was an article
about Huntsman, not Romney! Of course, Romney was mentioned in the Huntsman
article as were the other 4 candidates running for the Republican nomination.
Romney may be mentioned more than some of the others because, at this point, he
is leading in most of the polls. But this is true nationally, not just in the
DN.Visit the library or a newstand that carries national newspapers
and see how often Romney is mentioned. I subscribe to the Los Angeles Times and
I commented a few days ago in this Comment Section, citing the number of Romney
articles and color pictures in that newspaper. Romney is news and newspapers
write about news.
Time for a reality check Huntsman, it's over!
Not a start as ....well, he didn't. Not a finish because - he was done long
ago; even The Donald called him insignificant.
Another Romney article: 3 for today, Deseret News.This feels very
Huntsman was running for POTUS? I never knew....
It's not looking good, Governor, but I hope you stick around. Please run for one
of the US Senate seats. I would LOVE to see you oust Lee. In the meantime, be
prez at the U!