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Published: Monday, Jan. 9 2012 12:00 p.m. MST

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navarre, fl

How come Gov. Huntsman keeps wearing what looks like a military-issue jacket? Don't know if he served in the military, other than as commander of the Utah National Guard. And, yes, he does come off as arrogant and 'better than you', just like Mr. Gingrich. Both of them are doing more to help the Dems in November than helping themselves get the nomination, which will not happen.

Triple B
Milford, NH

Already voted this morning. Put one down for Romney.

Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

Boy, Are you right wingers afraid of Huntsman! So is Obama, that's why he sent him to China in my view. Are you afraid that Huntsman might lead the Republican party back to some kind of sanity? The truth is that Romney is just as moderate as is Huntsman, he just has no political integrity about running on his real positions. A political Chameleon if there ever was one. But the truth is that too many Utahan's have embraced extremest far right views anathema to most of the American People. These views are the after birth of John Birch society madness (who said among other nutty things that Eisenhower was a commie)and some of the views of Cleon Scousen. That craziness, coupled with a radical social agenda turned me from a Barry Goldwater Republican in the 1960's to a democrat today.

I could never be comfortable with Romney the political "weathervane" but the country would be in good hands with either Huntsman or Obama.

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

Oh, he'll "surprise" people all right, like himself and his campaign:

Out of today's Boston Herald: "The Arizona secretary of states office says Jon Huntsman has failed to qualify for the states presidential primary. A spokesman for Secretary of State Ken Bennett says the former Utah governor filed paperwork a few hours before Mondays 5 p.m. deadline, but that it was missing a notarized signature from the candidate"

Good job, Hunstman! And if you happened to listen to his interview on the Today Show this morning, you saw him contradict himself in the same interview. 2-for-2 today.

Draper, UT

Huntsman failed to qualify for Arizonas February 28 presidential preference election after his filing paperwork which was turned in only two hours before Mondays 5 p.m. deadline was rejected due to a notary issue, according to Secretary of State spokesman Matt Roberts. The Arizona Secretary of States office sent a letter to Huntsmans campaign shortly thereafter informing them that they are unable to certify Huntsman as a candidate.

Paul, Idaho

It takes a terrific lack of economic intelligence to support Obama who has added more to the deficit than any President in U.S. History and has no economic plan. The entitlement society is broke with the debt greater than the gdp how can anyone think we are in good hands with Obama.

M. Matchette
Syracuse, Utah

The photo applied to the story (non-story) has a scant attendance. And what surprise is he talking about? A trick up his sleeve?

Farmington, UT

First Cain, then Bachman, now Huntsman can narrow the herd by dropping out after today.

Salt Lake City, UT

Go get 'em Huntsman!

deep in thought
Salt Lake, UT

Huntsman oh boy

Big article on Washington Post today, "Huntsman, Chameleon on the stump." Stuck me as funny since he has been calling Mitt Romney a chameleon in all of his ads paid for by daddy.

Just wait until he gets the stinging heat of the media. We'll see if he stays so bold with his attacks on Mitt Romney when he sees what it feels like to be 5 feet from the sun. Can't wait to see when the media finds out he is the son of a billionaire who has never worked a day in the private sector.

Check out this from politico this morning:

"Huntsmanâs private-sector experience consists of having served as an executive at the firm owned by his billionaire father. Gingrich and Perry have between them about eleven minutesâ worth of relevant private-sector experience."

Good luck Huntsman, I just hope you can take what you dish out.


It seems to me that the Hunt talks and acts like....an across the aisle squish who would want to compromise with the Left even if he had the two houses of Congress. He seems to be bright and one who could perhaps fit in a Cabinet spot where he would have to follow the Prez' orders and being a pretty straight shooter type, he would do it. Prez? Not for me. I want a tough,mean , really pro-American guy like Newt to tell off the Dems and our international enemies. I cannot see Jon doing that.

Salt Lake City, UT

"It takes a terrific lack of economic intelligence to support Obama who has added more to the deficit than any President in U.S. History and has no economic plan. "

It takes a terrific lack of economic intelligence to slam Obama for his deficits while probably backing a candidate (Romney) whose plan involves increasing defense spending and tax changes that'll reduce revenue by 180 billion a year. So Romney needs to cut entitlement/discretionary spending by 200-250 billion dollars just to maintain Obama's level of deficit.

As for Obama's economic plan... the GOP filibustered it in the senate.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

"Huntsman - We're going to surprise a lot of people" - this coming from the man who is excluded from the VA and AZ ballots. Not good.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Mike (the left winger) In Cedar City said:

"Boy, Are you right wingers afraid of Huntsman!"

Not afraid anymore - he couldn't get on the VA nor AZ ballot.

Cardston, Alberta

EARTH to Mr. Huntsman: First of all you only got the Governor position in Utah on the coat tails of your highly respected and deservedly respected father. Make no mistake, the media hatchet men are lurking the minute your numbers make some sort of blip on the radar which has not happened and may not happen. BTW: none of your closest buddies: Santa Claus, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny are real so don't wait around too long for some sort of gift.

Junction city, Oregon

Surprise us?
Stephan colbert is beating him today.
So bye bye huntsman.

Saint Louis, MO

Mr. Huntsman states a lot of salient opinions and has a good image. However, he ran a very poor campaign. I'd say that Romney has turned him into toast. So far, Romney has run an excellent campaign.

JD Tractor
Iowa City, IA

If Huntsman wants to surprise a lot of people with support, he needs to stop swearing at his rallies.

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