Ahh, people here in Utah are a fickle lot. We will turn on one of our own in a
heartbeat. I happen to think the Romney has a heck of a chance to
defeat Obama but I also feel pretty strongly that Huntsman is going to be
sticking around for quite some time in one way or another.
Grace, I don't think anyone would've been so against huntsman but for the way he
went after Romney from the very first interview. He is the one who has been
hateful and vindictive. He also is the one who tried to distance himself from
the Church, and was a little snarky about it. You can be whatever you want, but
when you put on one face and then turn around and hit it so that you won't get
all the criticism that Romeny is going to face, some of us don't like it.
go home John your headed nowhere
Old boonies: there's so much in your snarky post. . . Just who do you think we
sheep are following? Are you indicating the Church has taken a position? Well
you would be wrong! And what's with the "foreign" candidate? I guess
Utahns have voted for "foreign" candidates forever. He didn't save the
Olympics? News to me and to most of those who worked and volunteered in the SL
Thats it sheep run your mouths against one of the very best govenors you have
ever had in favor of what? A foreigner? Someone that you think saved your
olympics? Not! Someone that was a one term govenor in Mass that didn't run for
re-election because of the unfavorable numbers who disliked his 1st term? Comes
to Utah "ONLY" to pick up free money with some phony dinner and
speaking engagement? When it comes to being qualified for the office of
president it isn't even close-Huntsman hands down. But you sheep do what your
told and live by their "good" words! What a sorry situation.
Dear Jon, give it up. You must have very bad math skills. Your GED is not
serving you well!
"He's got a ticket to ride.... and I DON'T CARE!" .... the Beatles.Very prophetic.
Jon ought to wake up and buy a ticket to ride back to his Salt Lake home.
I have been a little cautious about Governor Huntsman running without his heart
into it, especially when he is criticizing Governor Romney as Newt Gingrich
does. It will be interesting to see what happens in South Carolina with Romney
and Huntsman both targets for Newt Gingrich. If Romney's worth is $250 million
after 60+ years working and the president of Apple made $350 million in one
year, and bankers, other investors make pretty good and types of salaries with
benefits, such as President Obama's new chief of staff from CITI bank. The
President is against people making money? Who is going to pay taxes of
businesses and families and individuals, if he has everyone on welfare? If 47
percent vote and don't pay taxes and that number has been growing over the
years, who is going to pay taxes for the benefits these people get without
paying taxes. We need entrepreneurs and investors along with workers to further
our country as it has been developing over the past 500 years. We need to keep
our nation free and that comes from good government with elected officials who
either make it or get voted out the next election or so.
Geez guys, be nice to your fellow Mormon and former Gov. I think that JBQ from
St. Louie said it best: He ran a strange campaign. I had high hopes for him, I
felt he connected better when campaigning. But Mitt has loosened up his
scripted tightness and if he's the candidate ultimately, he better really
connect in my freaky state.I just expected a little more civility
from the people who claim sole residence in God's prime celestial real estate.
Give it a rest and stop disparaging Huntsman on a personal level. We can do
that with any subject, including Mitt's ancestors (PPP) and religion. I know
how to, I'm 7th generation. Some posts here simply axe Huntsman because he
doesn't pass their personal smell test. If religion is your issue, let's have
open season here and relax your censor's grip. I was a Mormon for 35 years and
ran every program and potluck while in your camp. But the minute I followed
God's answers to my personal prayers, I was dispised, villified and castigated.
I should write the book, but there is a better message to share.Leave it a good man who served his country.
Huntsman was a great Governor. But something has happened to inflate his ego
and deflate his awareness of reality.
Junior you sure ain't like your father. He is a fine man but you fell off your
Harley too many times. Please grow up and smell the roses.
The man is delusional
Huntsman got less than 20% of the vote. This is hardly a good showing. It is
definantly not looking like the first step on the path to victory.
The Huntsman campaign. Wow, that's money well spent.
I don't understand why huntsman was on the front page of the paper (big coloured
layout) - winning 3rd place and Romney was somewhere in the front section.Since the trib came out for huntsman, we should've left that to them.
Strange, strange campaign run by Huntsman. He basically comes from the same
power base as Romney. He was the ambassador to China which means lots of
interaction on behalf of Obama. It appears that he was some sort of
"stealth" candidate only that he "lit matches in the middle of
the night" while sneakin' around. Romney has some sort of magnetism that he
is starting to build on. Huntsman just fizzled.
He got a "ticket to ride" alright ,,,,"the long and winding road
" back to Utah. go Mitt!
I thought 3rd was a good finish for Huntsman...at least he made the news and
didn't get eclipsed. He...might...have a big of a chance as Santorum, at
By looking at those pictures, you'd think Huntsman just won the Presidency.
What? He only won 3rd place in one state's Republican Primary? Well, I guess I
can't fault him too much since this will be the high-water mark of his
candidacy. Might as well celebrate while you can. And don't forget, Jon, the
sooner you bow out, the sooner you can get on with the rest of your life.
Ride what?? His dirt bike? Ride back to Utah? Do us all a favor
Jon, and ride away into the sunset.
And yet Mitt spent $43 million of his personal fortune on his lost '08 bid...Just goes to show you that Americans still throw away unholy amounts of
cash on politics while our poor and homeless continue to suffer. Our vets
return to low opportunities and our kids go in debt for college loans that have
an abysmal return on their investment. We could cite more waste and irrational
use of our resources. Too bad we can't get a political process in this
technical age where we just have televised debates, town halls and web-chats.
Are there any Gates or Jobs out there with a true philanthropic/political
solution?I understand our process and I believe that much good for
our unfortunate can be done on the presidential level. Compassion is a trait of
all our parties. Our debate lies in how we disperse it. Maybe John would have
spent the same amount as Mitt had he the option, but why disparage either good
man? Both have impressive lives, service and gifts to offer society.I would vote for any man who had given $43 mill to the starving, with or
without a ballot.
Ticket to ride? Are tuesday nights family home evening night for the Huntsmans?
Huntsman's excited about third place, is this a participation sport like soccer
where winning and losing doesn't matter, only that you tried?
Huntsman needs to know that So. Carolina is not remotely like New Hampshire. He
may have "A Ticket to Ride" there but he'll quickly find "He's a
Real Nowhere Man." If he truly wants to be president he needs to regroup
and look four to eight years down the road.
Huntsman has a huge problem: He is a ute. Romney has a huge advantage: He is
a Cougar. Voting for Huntsman is voting for the BCS. Vote Cougars, and vote
His ego s bigger than his wallet, He should have been out of this race months
honor code:i think jonny jr would say that postum or coffee is hard to
Mitt must be wondering why the rest of his "friends" aren't just going
away! According to the media, it is finally suppose to be his turn!
Can't you just hear the chant, "We're # 3...We're # 3...We're # 3....
(yawn)?He has more money than sense and more blue than red, but he'd make a terrific running mate for the sitting POTUS. Better by far
than Biden and with less needed damage control.
Stick a fork in him....
A ticket to ride to where? He's going to get 2% of the vote in SC and won't
come close to winning even in Utah. He's just running now for experiences to
put in his book.
Thanks a lot, Jon, for planting an old Beatles tune earworm in my head today.
Huntsman - It's time to smell the "coffee" (in your case Postum).
You're done, move on!!