Comments about ‘Letter: President Obama should offer a cabinet level position to both Jon Huntsman Jr. and Mitt Romney’

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Published: Thursday, Nov. 15 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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Roland Kayser
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Many Democratic administrations have had Republican Defense and Treasury Secretaries. However, it seems as though Republicans never reciprocate.

Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

Jon Huntsman allready accepted the ambasador to China position from Obama and it cost him the nomination.

Republicans arn't allowed to work with democrats and remain in thier party.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

Huntsman? Maybe. Romney - Doubtful.

Huntsman has shown that he is a thoughtful and reasonable person who has a core belief and will stand on his principles. It is why he finished far back in the pack of GOP contenders.

Romney will blow with the political winds in order to pander to whoever he needs to. Hardly the kind of person you want in a cabinet position.

Can you imagine that when asked who would take a 10 to 1 spending cuts to revenue increases, had he stood apart from the rest?

He could have used that single moment to show the nation that he would use common sense in lieu of partisan politics.

He may have won.

Blue
Salt Lake City, UT

Suppose that Romney were offered a position in the Secretary of Commerceand he took it.

Can you imagine the meltdown on FOX?

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

If Mitt Romney REALLY loved America
and
REALLY knew how to fix the economy --

As a true patriot and American -
like ALL good soldiers -
he'd be ready, willing and able to serve this great nation
in anyway or capacity he can and just DO IT - regardless of party politics.

If I was Pres. Obama, I'd have all cards laid out on the table.
If I was Mitt Romney, I'd give him my best hand - for the sake of OUR country.

Jon Huntsman Jr. has already proved he would be excellent in any capacity he would be asked to serve - regardless of party politics.
He is a TRUE American.

one old man
Ogden, UT

I could have supported a Romney position in the President's cabinet until I heard his petty petulant whinings yesterday in which he accuses Obama of having purchased the election through "gifts" to special groups.

Mitt Romney needs to just go away and stay away.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Romney will be too busy creating well paying domestic (full-time) jobs with great health benefits to work in the government....

Mark B
Eureka, CA

Yes, Romney will be too busy to participate in the Obama administration. Once he finishes with all the bitter post-election comments he'll be back to his full-time job - finding and exploiting tax deductions.

Kent C. DeForrest
Provo, UT

. . . and Obama should make George W. Bush secretary of Homeland Security and he should make Mitch McConnell secretary of Labor and he should make Newt Gingrich administrator of NASA and he should make Dick Cheney secretary of Defense and he should make Mitt Romney secretary of Transportation (he's a car guy, you know) and he should make Paul Ryan secretary of Commerce and he should make Rick Santorum secretary of Education and he should make Mitt Romney secretary of Health and Human Services (he created Romneybamacare, you know) and . . . well, you get the idea.

Eric Samuelsen
Provo, UT

I actually think Huntsman would make a terrific Secretary of State. But I very much doubt he'd accept the job. I think he wants to be President someday, and serving in Obama's cabinet would make it impossible for him to win the nomination.
There's zero chance of Mitt Romney being asked to serve in an Obama cabinet. No chance at all. Why would you put someone in Treasury who disagrees with your entire economic program?

ugottabkidn
Sandy, UT

You just can't stay off the White Horse, can you? I personally don't want Romney within a 100 miles of Washington. We don't need anymore excuses why they can't govern in that city and the Republicans are already openly attempting a coup d'etat.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

Absolutely not to the Romney idea. I do like the Huntsman idea.

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

I would only nominate an honest soul.
"Go, Mr, Huntsman!"

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

Huntsman you could insert anywhere.
As for Romney, I wasn't aware we had a "Buy a business, get it going, fire the employees, and send the business to China" Department.

wrz
Ogden, UT

@Screwdriver:

"Republicans aren't allowed to work with Democrats and remain in their party."

That's because alotta Democratic-type dirt and grime will have rubbed off on them. Not a good situation.

@pragmatistferlife:

"Romney the great CEO wasn't even executive enough to run a decent campaign."

Romney was too busy creating jobs as a CEO to learn how to sling political mud and accumulate votes through government sponsored give-away programs (did you get your free Obama cell phone, by the way?). Plus, Obama learned street smarts from his socialist, pot smoking friends while Romney was providing counseling in spiritual needs.

"...and just in case you weren't paying attention let me be the first to tell you that the President could hardly stand to be in the same room with the man."

True, Romney's countenance was too bright for him.

Whenever Barack Hussein Obama comes on the TV screen I reach for the clicker and change channels to Sesame street or something with more intelligent content. Then I get a can of disinfectant to spray my TV screen.

Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

I don't want a liar in the president's cabinet. And I am not talking about Huntsman.

Mad Hatter
Provo, UT

Huh? Did I miss something election night? And Romney is still complaining about the "moochers" in an effort to deflect criticism of his campaign by conservative zealots.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

To "LDS Liberal" and what has Obama given us in the past 4 years? We have higher unemployment now than 4 years ago with a lower labor participation rate.

Deficits are larger now than under Bush.

More people are dependent on food stamps than at any other time in history.

Gas prices are double what they were when Obama was elected.

Doctors are going to cut back the number of medicare patients they see because of Obamacare.

Health insurance rates went up faster under Obamacare than before it.

More people are dependent on the government for some form of assistance than ever before.

Obama told us that he would be transparent, yet held Obamacare meeting behind closed doors, has not released much info on Benghazi, and used Executive Privelage to protect Eric Holder with the Fast and Furious scandal.

The nation is more polarized now than before Obama was elected.

The reasoning behind the Peace Prize Obama won has turned out to be a lie. The world is more confrontational now than before he was elected.

So tell us, what has Obama done that really has done the nation any good?

cleancutmatt
Provo, UT

Seems like a good idea. The vice president was always the man with the second votes in the founding fathers' campaigns.

Sal
Provo, UT

Romney wouldn't accept a position on this sinking Democrat ship. Why would he want his name associated with this debacle?

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