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Published: Friday, June 1 2012 8:29 a.m. MDT

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Tators
Hyrum, UT

Huntsman is to be lauded for doing what few in politics have the personal fortitude to do. And that is to put personal ethics and beliefs above party politics and long-term political career. The vast majority in office are willing to sacrifice the long-term good of society for short-term job security and appearance... thereby passing on obligations and responsibilities to future generations. Our record setting national deficit is a prime example. We reap the benefit while a future generation has to pay the price. It's something that is apparently easy to rationalize in today's "me-first" political environment. "Let someone else worry about it later... after I'm gone."
Actually, the me-first mind-frame seems to be as old as politics itself. Throughout history, the few political leaders who truly put the good of society first and have a genuine desire to serve others while not putting their own political careers first as a motive for their decisions is indeed rare.
In also being critical of his own long-term political party, Huntsman's motives appear honorable and not so self-serving in this situation. My hat's off to him.

Hellooo
Salt Lake City, UT

How courageous of the good former governor. It real tough to stand on the sidelines "as a citizen" of the world and criticize those who are actually in the fray. And, then endorse someone who has demonstrated a lack of ethics in public for all to read.

Still Blue after all these years
Kaysville, UT

First, Huntsman is indeed self-serving. He's planning for another run. Second, Hellooo: where has Romney demonstrated a lock of ethics? don't throw out accusations without evidence, because then you're like Obama (Cambridge police, Ag employee, Trayvon Martin).

LValfre
CHICAGO, IL

I like Huntsman a lot. He's cultured, open minded, 'with it' and not tied down to any religion, ethnic group, or extreme biases.

Heater
BALA CYNWYD, PA

Governor - start at home by reading the For The Strength of Youth pamphlet with your young single adult daughters. Flip to page on modesty, show it to them, then read slowly and carefully, stopping only for emphasis and to entertain questions. The other stuff will take care of itself.

airnaut
Everett, 00

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC
Jon Hunstman has attended Bilderberg this year. If anybody knows who they are, they are the richest people in the world who meet in secret to discuss U.S. and world policy. Any american who attends these meetings is a traitor and in violation if the logan act which is a FELONY.

11:14 a.m. June 1, 2012

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Like Rick Perry, Mark Sanford, Collin Powell, William Buckley, & CEOs of MicroSoft, Amazon, Google, and the Washington Post?

FYI - Most Bildebergs are Republican, or from Republican administrations....that should be setting off some bells for those who have eyes to see, and eyes to hear.

It's also why I steer clear of Republicans.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@airnaut

FYI, Obama has gone to the Bilderberg meeting every year since 2007. In fact, in 2007 he went with Hilary Clinton (they were the last two Democratic presidential nominees at the time) and she unexpectedly dropped out of the race the day after the meeting.

Guess you should steer clear of Democrats too...

Wonder
Provo, UT

@Heater - I'm sure your children never do anything wrong, but when they do, I sure hope your ward members are there to correct them. In other words, why don't you mind your own business and let others mind theirs. I don't think you need to be the moral police for other members. Just "stop it".

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Heater said:
Governor - start at home by reading the For The Strength of Youth pamphlet with your young single adult daughters. Flip to page on modesty, show it to them, then read slowly and carefully, stopping only for emphasis and to entertain questions. The other stuff will take care of itself.

Hey then Mitt can take his boys aside and tell them how to avoid serving there country.
I believeHutsman has two sons now involved in the armed services.

A Scientist
Provo, UT

It's comments like Heater's that remind me why I am an atheist and really dislike judgmental religious folk.

suzyk#1
Mount Pleasant, UT

To: A Scientist...you must remember that Heater's opinion is only that.an opinion. By remaining an atheist and judging Mr. Heater you still are not ahead because you are missing out on the most wonderful fact...there is a God, a wonderful, loving and forgiving God who loves all and wants His children to be happy, hopeful and have loving hearts. You must remember, it's the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that is perfect..not its members. We strive with all our might to be good examples of Jesus Christ and because we are not perfect we make mistakes like everyone else. The Gospel offers everything and anything you are in need of to everyone and it's my hope you will reach out and allow your heart to be healed and really learn about the goodness and happiness in believing there is a God who's son Jesus Christ atoned for your sins as well as mine by giving his life.

Sandy
Salt Lake City, UT

Nuh-uh! Huntsman endorsed Richard Burwash alias Mike Winder? Doesn't that completely discount anything else he says?

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

Re:BraveSirRobin

Bilderberg makes public the list of attendees at bilderbergmeetings org I could only find the list for 2010-2012 and Obama's name is not on the list for 2010, 2011, or 2012. Most of the attendees appear to be from outside the U.S. Bill Gates and Peggy Noonan (conservative journalist) attended in 2010. Huntsman was on the 2012 list.

Next conspiracy theory?

Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

@ airnaut:
So you are comfortable with the likes of George Soros as the master puppeteer inside the Obama control circle?

Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

Huntsman embodies those of the population who would like to keep the financial house in order.

At the current financial status, if this country were a homeowner it would be cut off at a bank and if this were 4 years ago USA would have their house taken away from them.
The existing president and congress take the attitude of "who cares". Neither candidate has a plan to fix the problem.

If Pres Obama gets back in with his economic plan Mitt will have to pay an additional 5 million in taxes. Mitt would allow the wealthy to keep their money and balance the budget on the backs of the elderly and retired.

Neither plan really works. When $.48 out of every tax dollar is spent on military there is a problem, when most free countries spen 7-9% of GDP on healthcare this country spends 18% and has a substandard healthcare product. Congress has a chokehold on the country with zero accountability.

The most important thing we should decide is who is captain of this Titantic.

BarkforSark
PROVO, UT

It's all about politics with this guy. Nothing he says means anything to me. I feel nothing, I believe nothing. One of the most disingenuous politicians I've ever heard.

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