Reaper or Redeemer: New Hampshire primary can kill a candidacy or save it

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  • terra nova Park City, UT
    Jan. 8, 2012 4:28 p.m.

    Huntsman blew it by running for President. He should have come home and challenged Hatch. He would have won (and gained additional experiences while forging valuable alliances in the Senate). He could then have supported Romney's bid and watched from the sidelines as Romney broke trail (and got kicked around) for being the Christian equivalent of an undocumented alien in the sadly intolerant world of Evangelicals.

    If Romney loses (a distinct possibility), Huntsman would be prepared to run next time around. If he wins he remains a Senator for awhile longer, fights the good fight and runs when Romney's two terms are done.

    Alas, and alack.

    It is still not too late. He could return and run for the new 4th Congressional seat, thus saving Utah from the embarrassment of electing Sandstrom or Wimmer.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 8, 2012 10:28 a.m.

    The New Hampshire primary is part of the national system to get a President, whether Democrat or Republican. There are 50 states in that process. Our system of government is not perfect. I have lived in countries in Central and South America, Asia, Europe, variety of states in the U.S. and traveled to dozens. We have the best country to lived in, whether rich or poor. In most countries, poor don't have the opportunity to elevate their position in life. Technology has offered many the opportunity to see what happens in other parts of the world. Our immigration isn't any easier to handle as millions want to have freedoms they never enjoyed. The frank and open discussion during debates gives us the opportunity to see candidate's faces as they answer difficult questions. Whether politicians or corporate leaders, each candidate comes from backgrounds where they sense and feel for people. Politicians get letters and go to local meetings to get to where they got to. Corporate leaders deal with effectively managing workers and have to deal with those workers on an everyday level. The leaders in our country know and feel for everyday people or they lose workers and votes

  • hapticz New York, NY
    Jan. 8, 2012 10:07 a.m.

    As a nation of choosers and losers, too much ado about the sideshows. The nation needs office holders who speak less of detraction's and more of the championing of the peoples needs and desire.

    These wealthy 'opponents/combatants' have no clue to life in the 'real lanes', nor will they acquiesce to the needs of the nation as a whole.

    Neu Hampshire was always a historically famous 'point of departure' for many, but it has it's own peaks with slippery tourist attraction's, as such, the nation could do with less touring blabber-mouths and more with some functioning representatives with teamwork in mind.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 8, 2012 9:48 a.m.

    With Jon Huntsman spending all his time in New Hampshire, his aim seems to be to be at Mitt Romney and that was evident in the past two days of debates. I guess you could say that he is preparing Mitt for President Obama's unending attacks on anything good that Mitt has done over his whole life. People have a multitude of ways to show their thankfulness of our country, founded by people with religious fervor to see the country live as a light to the world. Our citizens even fought a war over the sacred right of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness or owning property when life and liberty are part of that equation for the oppressed. We have gone to World wars, not because we wanted to but due to the cause of the above freedoms. We did not do, as other winners of wars have done forever, take over those countries. Instead, we espoused freedoms. Millions have seen that in our nation, the granting of freedom to individuals. Those individuals still want to come to our nation, the best place for freedom. Election processes are from freedom, which come by sacrifice from us not most politicians