Comments about ‘Jon Huntsman Jr. ready to hit the campaign trail for Mitt Romney, calling him 'best of the options we have'’

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Published: Tuesday, May 1 2012 8:00 p.m. MDT

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no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Oh, Jon, please think this through before you make a big mistake! Those of us who admire you and hope you will continue in politics, think this is a very wrong move for you to make.

high school fan
Huntington, UT

Contrary to the first comment, I appreciate Gov Huntsman endorsing Gov Romney. I hope if Romney is elected that there will be a place in the administration for Huntsman. Huntsman could be a exceptional secretary of state. the goal is to replace the current president, plain and simple.

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

I will be voting for Romney IN SPITE OF Huntsmans' endorsement.

NOT because of it!


I too appreciate Governor Huntsman for taking the high road and endorsing Governor Romney. Both men have admirable qualities and the object of this election is to get Obama out of the white house and undo as much of the harm he has done as possible. I strongly support Governor Romney in his bid for the presidency and I sincerely believe there has never been a finer, more qualified individual to become the president of our country. He's America's greatest hope of turning our economy around and putting Americans back to work. God bless Governor Romney for his great vision of America and his desire and capability to bring it to fruition.

Wally Ballou
Cedar City, UT

Jon, come on over to the Red Rock in Vegas this weekend and I'll introduce you to a much better option, Gary Johnson.

Park City, Ut

I like Gov. Huntsman. I have respect for him and he was the only candidate who stood his ground and didn't pander. It's too bad he didn't win the Republican nomination. With that said, I respectfully disagree with him on this one!

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

If you are out of work, it never hurts to be nice to guys that might be hiring.

However, other than resuming the Ambassador to China job, which he did well, I would much prefer the Jon Huntsman never get a job in a Republican adminstration of any sort.

He is a politician. And that is not a compliment.

the boonies, mexico

Jon just shut up and quit saying something you truly don't believe! Start soon about getting ready with qualified people and money mongrels to launch 2016 campaign as an Independent candidate for the presidency please. Both parties today are corrupt and bought by "big money"! We voters want "CHANGE".

Santa Monica, CA

This coming the day after even Fox News seemed to be conceding the next election to President (Osamas Dead and GM is Alive) Barak Obama! Did you see the look on the face of the Fox strategist during the O'Reilly show? He looked like he wanted to find a hole to crawl in. Sorry Mr. Huntsman, you ought to admit that you were on the winning team before. Those who's sole purpose in life is to "get Obama out of there," are facing a very depressing next four years.

Far East USA, SC

"I see him as the best of the options we have available"

It is so funny to watch people "endorse" Romney while holding their nose.

Draper, UT

Huntsman is first and foremost a diplomat. He speaks carefully in very measured tones. Some see that as a negative. He is also an opportunist, as are all politicians. But he likewise is a man of some principle and innate intelligence who definitely will play a role on the national, if not the world, stage going forward. Love it or hate it but he is and will be a player.

Bluffdale, UT

When I read the title of this article I wanted to comment against Huntsman making double meaning statements. But, when I read the article I only say snips of quotes that are possibly out of context.

Clearfield, UT

Governor Huntsman is wrong. HE is the best alterntive we have. Romney would not be good for the United States, nd especially not good for its people (except, of course, those who are very, very rich). I know Gov. Huntsman is doing what is politically proper, but he's dead wrong on this one.

Far East USA, SC

"I would much prefer the Jon Huntsman never get a job in a Republican adminstration of any sort."

More and more of that attitude persists in the GOP.

Reasonable, moderates need not apply.

Huntsman is less of a politician than most. If he was, he could have pandered to the base like Romney.
Instead, he spoke his mind and was quickly booted.

Reagan would have hit the exits early with today's GOP.


This is very good news. If Huntsman would have won the GOP nomination he would have had my vote in a heartbeat. At this point I am planning to vote for Obama over Romney. However, if Huntsman can lend his common sense approach and bipartisan leadership style to the Romney campaign, that just might change.

Clearfield, UT

To FatherOfFour | 6:19 a.m. 5/2

The issue is not what Romney's campaign will be. That's easy, since Romney will do or say anything he thinks will give him a better chance to get elected even if he says and/or does the exact opposite with the next person to whom he is interacting. It would take more than Gov. Huntsman's input to get Romney to run an honest campaign.

The issue is what Romney would do if the country is unfortunate enough to have him in the White House. Given his record, he would work for the benefit of the wealthy few and the rest of the people would get none of his regard or concern at all (just look at the jobs he cost, the jobs he sent overseas and the bankruptcies he caused when he was Bain Capital). There's nothing Huntsman could do to mitigate the disaster of a Romney presidency.

Springville, UT

@ ParkCityAggie, well he is pandering now. But it lays the groundwork for 2016 when President Obama leaves office and the race is wide open.


Sounds like Huntsman is looking for a position within the new administration.
Certainly he has the credentials. CFR. Council on Foreign Relations membership.
That of course has been a requirement for all of the past administrations. Being enthralled with
Internationalism and Globalism and the United Nations and the New World Order is what they are looking for.

Google "Romney announces foreign policy advisers" and see what kind of men he is already surrounding himself with. Take a look at their backgrounds - where they have been making their living and spending their time. One report says it's the elder Bush team all over again. Surprised? We will not get anything new - just more of the same.

Not convinced? Read "The Shadows of Power" by James Perloff and see how the CFR has provided the majority of cabinet members for all previous administrations, including Ronald Reagan. Reagan had 28 CFR men on his team. You will also be able to see his record deficits and how he "chalked up more government debt than all the Presidents before him combined."
But Obama has outdone them all!

Republicans or Democrats - its all the same. See who Romney appoints.

Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

Once again political expediency rules, and 2016 is just around the corner. But Governor Huntsman, you may have already burned your bridges with the Republican establishment. They don't value political honesty as much as you. Are you sure you don't want to resurrect that 3rd party thing?

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Jon, you were by far our best option. Now I'm voting for Obama again.

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