Huntsman goes to Comedy Central in search of 'the Colbert Bump'

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  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 27, 2011 2:59 p.m.

    come on Jon, you are seeking credibility from Comedy Central? Colbert is a moron and I doubt you will get any bump on the right side of the fence and the lefties only accept communists.

    Oct. 26, 2011 4:15 p.m.

    He is more of a comedian than a politician! Him seeking the presidency is laughable.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Oct. 26, 2011 12:20 p.m.

    "I like Huntsman. If he ran in 2016, I would vote for him."

    Pagan - if the truth were known, you would vote for Huntsman(D) in 2012. That's right, he would be opposing Obama.

  • Scott1 Quiet Neighborhood, UT
    Oct. 26, 2011 12:16 p.m.

    I love The Colbert Report. So Comedy Central airs the show about four times each weekday, but why is it that the brand new episodes first air so late at 12:30 am? Why not air the new ones at the 7:30 pm slot or something like that? Any Colbert Fans know why this is the case.

    Also, does anyone know how to email clips of the Colbert Report (haven't had any luck trying to figure it out through their website or Youtube)?

  • So. Cal Reader Escondido, CA
    Oct. 26, 2011 11:28 a.m.

    Re: Pagan "That makes Huntsman, by far the best candidate the GOP could offer." I'm guessing ‎you're trying your reverse psychology on this one. How can Huntsman be the best ‎candidate, and you say by far? Granted he did a lot of positives for a Western state that has ‎the entire state population of San Diego County. How can what he did in Utah transition ‎to a national approach and grab a national audience to take notice?‎ I'm sorry, but I'm more than tired of a current president who brought even less experience to the table on wishes and promises that have yet to materialize-- in essence a 1-term senator.

  • Razzle2 Bluffdale, UT
    Oct. 26, 2011 10:29 a.m.

    Stay close to Romney. You will make an awesome Secretary of State. The State Department needs you help after years of neglect.

  • OHBU Columbus, OH
    Oct. 26, 2011 8:54 a.m.

    @ the let me get this straight. The thing you hate most in politics are moderates because they flip flop. But you're totally fine with Romney's flip-flopping, because he's good at it? I'm not sure I'm following.

    As to moderate principles, what would you call a person who's anti-abortion, pro-welfare, anti-war and staunchly conservative Christian? Would you disagree that those are indeed principles? Yet there's no way they can fit on the arbitrary political scale of "right" versus "left" as they exist in our society. Such a person takes from both sides and is therefore "moderate."

  • So. Cal Reader Escondido, CA
    Oct. 26, 2011 8:52 a.m.

    Yes. That should "bump" and raise his ratings from 5% to 8%! Dude has no chance of gaining the GOP nomination.

  • isrred Logan, UT
    Oct. 26, 2011 8:51 a.m.

    "He was governor for just a little bit, then he left...I'm sticking to Romney for now."

    The hypocrisy of this statement is hilarious. Don't let the facts get in the way. Huntsman was a governor for longer than Romney was.

  • dustman Nampa, ID
    Oct. 26, 2011 8:51 a.m.


    It worries me that the liberal media loves Huntsman. They love him because they know Obama can beat him. Huntsman can't run the same platform as Obama and expect to beat him. I think Colbert is funny, but he isn't conservative.

    To beat Obama, you have to run on a platform opposite of him. You need to show those differences. You need the American people to see the differences and make them want a different result than what they've seen during this administration.

    I guess the vibe I'm getting is that Romney might actually want to serve, while Huntsman is trying to be famous. I've had enough of people trying to be famous being shoved in my face by the media.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Oct. 26, 2011 8:05 a.m.

    I believe Huntsman was a good governor although not my favorite. However, I just hate seeing him waste all his time and money on something he has zero chance of winning.

  • tom_e Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 26, 2011 7:10 a.m.

    A1994 - I agree with you
    What are his views on immigration - The same as the Democrats
    What are his views on taxes - The same as the Democrats
    What are his views on foreign trade - The same as the Democrats

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    Oct. 26, 2011 6:48 a.m.

    I can respect principled politicians. There are principled conservatives and principled liberals. Moderates irritate me. Moderates to me are calculating everything they do to capture the most votes. They always have their finger in the air checking on the direction the political winds are blowing. I know what conservative principles are. I know what liberal principles are (but I disagree with them) I have no idea if moderate principles even exist. I have never seen them.

    Moderates attempt to be liberal to liberal audiences and conservative to conservative audiences. I hate that. They call these guys flip-floppers for good reason.

    McCain was all for amnesty before he was dead set against it, but only to save his political hide.

    I can stomach Romney's flip-flopping. Romney if a turnaround wizard, financial genius and an incredible businessman. That is exactly what America needs today.

    What is Huntsman? He speaks Chinese, that will help when we are in financial bondage to them. He is a failed rock musician. I don't live in Utah so I don't know if he accomplished anything extraordinary while Governor.

    I can't figure out why he is running.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 9:49 p.m.

    Obama ought to replace Biden with Huntsman. The liberals seem to love him. He seems more comfortable with the left. I'm being serious.

    Really, I can't believe Huntsman is still around. He is a polite man. I don't have a problem with him. I don't want him for president though. He was governor of Utah for about 2 minutes. Ambassador to China for about 3 more. I don't see a whole lot of qualification there.

  • silas brill Heber, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 7:30 p.m.

    Glad to see he's still visible. I think things may turn around for him. All the other candidates have enjoyed their surge. Huntsman's will come when he needs it, during the actual caucuses.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 6:37 p.m.


    He spent more time as governor here than Romney did in Massachusetts.

  • dustman Nampa, ID
    Oct. 25, 2011 4:26 p.m.

    I wouldn't know what to base a vote for Huntsman on.

    He was governor for just a little bit, then he left. He was an ambassador in China for a bit, then he left. He hasn't stayed anywhere long enough to take credit for anything.

    I'm sticking to Romney for now.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 3:53 p.m.

    I like Huntsman. If he ran in 2016, I would vote for him.

    Of course, the Republican party has become so irrational that many will view that as a 'reason'....

    to not vote for Huntsman.

    Huntsman, by far the best canidate the GOP could offer.

    Who, unfortunately, has the lowest support numbers.

  • baggs RIGBY, ID
    Oct. 25, 2011 3:35 p.m.

    At least Huntsman did apologize this time for being Mormon. He doesn't seem proud of his faith. I could care less what his faith is, but don't be a fence sitter. That is my impression of Jon Huntsman Jr.

  • MapleDon Springville, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 2:47 p.m.

    Will Huntsman benefit by appearing on Colbert's show?

    Of course. He'll move from being 1% in the polls to 1.1%.

    That would be time and money well spent.

  • The Atheist Provo, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 2:46 p.m.

    Add Colbert to the ticket, and Huntsman definitely has my vote!