Looking at the other names being mentioned as GOP candidates, none are as
electable as Huntsman. Christie and Jeb Bush are already going negative against
Obama where Huntsman would stay on the issues and project a positive vision for
the country. Obama's campaign manager admitted after Romney's defeat
that Huntsman was Obama's biggest concern as an opponent in 2012; in 2016
he would have significantly more momentum and name recognition.
He HAS my vote!!
Before we get in a huff about donating money to candidates...did huntsman
finally pay off all his bills from his presidential run? I know he kept a
number of vendors with their hands out asking..Where's my money that you
owe me mr. huntsman? Ok so it was only 1 or 2 million that was overdue...small
pocket change for a presidential run...but none the less...why did they have to
plead, beg and hound mr. huntsman to get paid?
I don't see him having a chance of winning the 2016 Republican Presidential
nomination. Many of his beliefs are more Democrat than Republican. Also, I
don't believe that the Christian right would vote for him because, whether
or not he's an active LDS member, he is still associated with the LDS
church. That association is what caused the religious right not to vote for
Romney, which brought his dimise. He also is a no name in the Federal
perspective. He should keep his politics in Utah.
procuradorfiscal wrote:"Nameless, unreasoning, unjustified
discrimination against Mormons is, of course, the last remaining
"acceptable" American bigotry."Yes, and we will fight to
defend our right to dislike whomsoever we choose.
Huntsman is no different than most Mormons.
Jon Huntsman Jr. for President?No way he'll get my vote.Why?Because the man lacks integrity and courage.News media: "Mr. Huntsman, are you a Mormon?"Huntsman:
"Well..ah...er...ah..."I rest my case.
He is trying to take too big of a step; he needs to run for Hatches' seat.
Jon Huntsman's best bet, if he's interested in the presidency, is to
run in a 3rd party. Moderation is sought by so many Americans that neither of
the two parities in perpetual power can qualify. They're in the employ of
BIG business at the expense of Americans' business. They can't see
straight. I'm not LDS, and I'm not hoping for a
religious revival that favors LDS. What I am hoping is an America in which
differences of opinion are accomodated, solutions to real problems presently
ignored are possible, and the matter of "politics as usual" is buried
alive. Frankly, I'd volunteer for Huntsman's team if
what he's offering turns out to be anything like what I've outlined!
And I'm long in the tooth, VERY experienced in the way America was versus
what it today is.
I really don't care if Huntsman is an active member of the Church or not. I
don't think he would have won the 2012 nomination had he stayed in the race
but I do think he would have done better against Obama than Romney (even
Obama's campaign staff believes so). Hopefully Huntsman will be
able to gain a following in 2016.
I guess I don't know the political process. I think Romney got the
nomination because every other candidates bumbling, past history, or extreme
viewpoints caused them to lose favor with primary voters. If it had come down
to either Romney or Huntsman at the end, Romney's history at Bain Capital
would have had people voting for Huntsman. I think Huntsman had a better chance
winning against the 2012 bunch than he does against those that will be running
Re: "I don't think the country is ready for yet another Mormon running
for President."There's the REAL issue.Nameless,
unreasoning, unjustified discrimination against Mormons is, of course, the last
remaining "acceptable" American bigotry.
Obviously many of those making comments have their head in the sand. Junior is
neither a Republican nor an active Mormon and has NO chance of winning the
Republican nomination. If he runs as a Republican or as an Independent he will
just be squandering more of Dad's money. Those of you who think had he
stayed in the race for the Republican nomination that he would have eventually
won have no understanding of the political process. He had no chance of ever
winning and would have just thrown good money after bad.
He should have stayed in the running last election. Had he done so, I think
that his numbers would have increased as the pack thinned out, and would have
gotten the nomination instead of Romney. He would have been a better candidate
to run against Obama. I think he might have been able to beat Obama. However,
given the candidates that will be running for president this next term, I
don't think he'll have much of a chance winning the republican
dems could put forward a proposal allowing slavery, repubs would say no.dems would then amend their proposal, saying only one slave per
household. Repubs would still say no, but dems and their supporters on this
board would say "repubs refuse to compromise, putting ideology ahead of
country!" Huntsman, like hatch, would accept the dem proposal for only one
slave per household so they could claim bi-partisanship and being able to work
across the aisle.
There is only one constant thread in the Republican philosophy -- lower taxes on
the wealthy. What else distinguishes Huntsman from the progressives? He probably
will be the Republican nominee.
Intellectually, he is a good candidate, but he does not have or inspire the
passion that is essential for success.
JoeBlow:What a simplistic yet spot-on summary of the GOP.
That's why I typically vote against it. However, I could see a moderate
Republican like Jon Huntsman or Colin Powell winning my vote.
I don't think the country is ready for yet another Mormon running for
President. It gives the appearance that the Mormon Church is trying to take over
the government of the most powerful nation on earth.Are they?
These comments highlight the problem that the GOP has today.The
vocal base wants a pure, right wing candidate. No deviation is allowed in
anything, PERIOD.Think man contributes to climate change?
You're OutThink a gay couple could be united? UnacceptableThink a tax hike is acceptable if spending is cut? Take a hikeThink
Obama has done anything right? Back of the line Think that not every
illegal should be immediately deported? You are a RINO.How about a
little leeway? Whats wrong with getting 80% of what you want?Until
the GOP allows a sensible candidate with the leeway to deviate from the hard
line ideology of the far right, winning a national election is a dream.In 2016, Huntsman would be my frontrunner. Christie would be a
possibility.But, the right would rather lose with a Rand Paul, Ryan
or Cruz then to anoint a moderate with a chance of winning.
He would definitely have my vote! I can think of only a few people that could
possibly run against him that I would vote for over him. And as far as I know
none of them are running. If his name is on the ballot, he has my vote!
He clashed with his party by playing a leadership role in NO Labels, a group
promoting non-partisanship.Non-partisanship thinking puts the people
and the country ahead of the party.For the life of my, I don't
understand how non-partisanship is a bad thing.For the right wing of
the GOP, partisanship is the goal. Truly sad for this country.
Huntsman is a republican, get over it. Just because he doesn't adhere to
every issue in the republican platform doesn't make him a democrat. If the
republican party becomes so closed minded as to not allow differing views and
opinions the party will wither away. Huntsman would be a terrific
The big question is, for what Party? Jon Huntsman, Jr, is certainly no
Republican. And, he is certainly NOT qualified to be President under any
label.However, given the erosion of the Republican Party and refusal
to actually do Republican things, he just might get the nomination. If so, that
would be the final straw and conservatives would leave split from the. party
that left them and it would be the end of the Republican party forever.Watch for the media to be Huntsman's unpaid cheerleader all along the
way, once again seeking to get the least qualified person nominated, and thus
hand the victory to another liberal Democrat.
As a Republican, he will NEVER make it .... just become a true democrat as he
truly is, maybe they will accept him ! My vote ... NEVER !
No, not unless he is the choice against Hilary.
I'd vote for senior in a heartbeat, but jr. will never get my vote.