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Published: Friday, May 9 2014 5:05 p.m. MDT

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Lifecoach
Orem/Utah, UT

Romney would be a better president than any other possible candidate.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

I would like to see both Romney and Huntsman run.

Clearly Huntsman would have a terrific shot of winning in the General Election if he could make it past the primaries, which he absolutely will not do.

Romney, on the other hand, probably could not make it through the primaries either, and he would have NO chance in the General Election, but I've grown fond of watching him run . . . And lose.

Neither will beat the Democratic contender.

Why? Because they're Republican, and more and more Americans are rightfully concluding that Republicans in national government are just plain bad for America and the World.

The rest of the world already knows that.

Mamamama
Salt lake city, UT

Huntsman would have been a much better candidate in 2012 than Romney.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

@Mamamama 6:03 p.m. May 9, 2014

Huntsman would have been a much better candidate in 2012 than Romney.

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Agreed. and Huntsman, unlike Romney would have been an excellent President. Huntsman was the absolutely best candidate in the field. Too bad rational moderate candidates can't get through the Republican primary process. The party and the country are worse off as a result.

Richie
Saint George, UT

I won't vote for Huntsman for anything.

jr85
United Kingdom , 00

Huntsman had the most conservative record in 2012. The best managed state and the number 1 job creator in the US. He also has corporate and Foreign Policy experience so this man may have been the most overqualified person in history to run. Huntsman2016

liberal larry
salt lake City, utah

Huntsman is capable of being a very impressive centrist candidate.

A few years ago, when he was governor, he introduced the first screening at Sundance, and he charmed the socks off of the lefty movie crowd! I thought he was a great governor, and he was very fiscally conservative.

Huntsman's problem is that he doesn't seem to have the gravitas required of a presidential candidate. Maybe if he had served in the Senate a couple of terms, and mixed things up, and gotten his hands dirty, he might be more impressive as a candidate.

I think Huntsman looks like a conservative JFK who has relied on his families' wealth and has never really had to pay his political dues.

Huntsman seems so moderate, that if Hillary doesn't run, he would make a great Democratic candidate.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

I'd have to look for a candidate that honors his convictions. But I miss speak; we need candidates who HAVE convictions and honor them. And those convictions should be honorable. We do not have that in Huntsman. We have too many like BO who lie through their teeth and their convictions are contrary to the good of the nation.

Pack
Layton, Utah

@GaryO, and our current POTUS has been good for America and the world?

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

@lost in DC 7:46 a.m. May 10, 2014

I'd have to look for a candidate that honors his convictions. But I miss speak; we need candidates who HAVE convictions and honor them. And those convictions should be honorable. We do not have that in Huntsman. We have too many like BO who lie through their teeth and their convictions are contrary to the good of the nation.

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Unfortunately, we don't have any good ones (except for Huntsman, if he runs, who does have convictions and does honor them) who have convictions and honor them. Sad.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Furry

thanks for the laugh.

But I see you single out huntsman as the only one with convictions that they honor. I'm pleased to see you have such a low opinion of hillary. weclome to the club!

wendall
Huntington Beach, CA

Sorry... I don't like Obama but I would rather have him in office than a self-serving progressive person like HUntsman..

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

I voted for Jon Huntsman Jr. in 2012,
I will vote for him again in 2016.

But I think the GOP will nominate another unelectable fringe candidate -- Palin, Bachmann, Trump...

When the country was MOST divided,
Abraham Lincoln (R), selected Andrew Johnson (D) for his Vice President.

To Lincoln, Uniting America was more important than petty politics.

John Kerry (D) floated this idea with John McCain (R)

So, I't not unimaginable for a

Clinton/Huntsman ticket.

Democrats, Women, Minorities, Moderates, Independents, and Center-Right Republicans.

That would leave the GOP with about 11% of the vote.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Hey Pack -

' . . . and our current POTUS has been good for America and the world"

Absolutely. It goes in cycles, doesn't it?

Clinton left GW a nation at peace, with solid international allies, and a good economy.

GW DESTROYED IT ALL, and left a hole where the twin towers had been, a nation mired in two senseless wars, international opinion turned against us, the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, a DOUBLING of the national debt, and higher health care costs than anywhere else in the world.

With a Obama in charge the nation is coming back and working in common with other nations to advance sane environmental practices, albeit slowly because of the "Conservative" predilection for obstructionism, and destruction, and bad governance in general.

Definitely, our current POTUS has been good for America and the world.

Thanks for asking.

It goes in cycles . . . Responsible governance when the Dems are in control and utter devastation to the nation when the Repubs take over.

The simple solution is too keep Republicans far, far away from the reins of power.

I'm glad I could help.

let's roll
LEHI, UT

Huntsman is my favorite Mormon presidential candidate, but neither he nor Romney can win under the current political atmosphere.

The majority of Republicans are too stubborn to see that only a centrist candidate can win a national election and so will continue to nominate conservatives. It's a simple numbers game, there aren't enough Republicans to win a presidential election. They need moderates from both parties to be excited about their candidate.

Huntsman would certainly be more successful in that regard than Romney was. But he'll never be nominated. Republicans have no one to blame but themselves. They'd rather nominate candidates who can't get elected and complain about the result than nominate someone who could win.

BTW, I typically vote Republican on the national ticket (understanding the futility) and Democrat in Utah races. When I lived in CA I was more of a straight ticket voter for Republicans...Georgia was the most interesting place to live...voted for lots of Democrats and lots of Republicans.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

@lost in DC 10:32 a.m. May 10, 2014

Furry

thanks for the laugh.

But I see you single out huntsman as the only one with convictions that they honor. I'm pleased to see you have such a low opinion of hillary. weclome to the club!

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My assessment of Huntsman is accurate -- sorry if you can't see the truth.

If the election is between Hillary and Huntsman, I would happily vote for Huntsman. If the election is between Hillary and anyone else, I would do what I did in the last two elections -- either write in Huntsman as I did in 2012 or write in "none of the above" as I did in 2008 UNLESS my vote would have an impact on the selection of electoral count votes (it really doesn't in Utah). If my vote would work to keep any of the currently running or potentially drafted Republican candidates out of the White House (yes, that includes Romney) then I would hold my nose and vote for Hillary because, bad as I find her to be, the others would be infinitely worse as people and candidates and, specifically, would be infinitely worse for the United States as its President.

Esquire
Springville, UT

@ Pack, yes is your answer to GaryO. What an improvement!

As to Huntsman and Romney, ain't going to happen. Period. Get over it.

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