As Huntsman announces candidacy, Utah Democrats point to his 'flip-flops'

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  • HCB63 Orem, UT
    June 21, 2011 8:52 a.m.

    It's a sad day to see the divisive DC politics trickling down to the states. I sure wish the two major parties would stop this fighting/infighting and start serving the interests of their constituencies.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    June 21, 2011 8:44 a.m.

    I generally vote for Dems but I like Huntsman. I would vote for him if he were to get the nomination (it will never happen though).

  • williary Kearns, UT
    June 21, 2011 8:32 a.m.

    "The Dems don't have answers to our problems"

    Guess you missed the first Republican presidential debate. Or the past 2.5 years.

    The way Republicans will stimulate America again is to reset everything to circa 2006. This time it has to go better right!

    In those 2 years Democrats did something that politicians have been squawking about for decades. They finally started the process to try and correct the awful mess that is the American health care industry. Not perfect, but finally something on paper that can serve as a building block. FDRfan has the right idea in his post.

    And Republicans response to continue that path to reforming health care....undo "Obamacare" and, and, and, nothing. Democrats give "Obamacare" while Republicans offer "We Don't Care, There's Nothing Wrong."

    There's clearly been a party with no ideas. They've been trying to undermine each of Obama's since the day he took office.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    June 21, 2011 8:26 a.m.

    Holland is for democracy -- right up until it comes to a union vote and then he wants to do away with secret ballots so he and his union-boss buddies can keep their jobs through intimidating the vote.

  • utahmtnman Park City, UT
    June 21, 2011 7:48 a.m.

    Dems, So you had a moderate governor who in some cases evolved his poisitons more toward the center and who served your beloved President Obama. Admit it, you loved Hunstman as governor and you would love him again if he became president because he would govern again from the center.

    The Dems don't have answers to our problems--they had two yaers holding the House, Senate, and Presidency and they couldn't even pass a budget. All they did was enlarge government and promote the agenda of thier core supporters. NOw that they lost the House, they can blame all the problems on the Repubs. The Country is in a stalemate. The most compelling reason to support Huntsman is he would have the best chance of bringing this country together. Obama knows that and that is why he fears a Huntsman presidency run above all others.

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    June 21, 2011 3:06 a.m.

    The AMA supports individual mandates for health insurance. But why make insurance companies rich for no good reason? We need each state to adopt a universal system similar to Medicare and not waste needed resources enriching private companies. We don't do it in education and we should not do it in health care. If private insurance companies can do it better and more efficient then let them compete with a state government plan. We need a government option and an individual mandate.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    June 20, 2011 11:41 p.m.

    Now this is really rich! If he had changed from conservative to moderate they'd be clapping and singing praises. But because they say he's going from moderate to conservative, they can't start yelling loudly enough, soon enough, or long enough.

    Dem's in this state have it pretty tough already; why do they like to shoot themselves in the foot with this kind of garbage and mud slinging? Gosh, get a clue!! He served a Democratic President---why don't you tout that instead of making a pseudo-Huntsman commercial? You must have more money than you can figure out how to spend by wasting it in such fashion. Your explanations on Channel 5 were laughable; it didn't even qualify as a "nice try."

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    June 20, 2011 11:38 p.m.

    I think RINO may be his strongest attribute for a Republican.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 20, 2011 9:19 p.m.

    This is one of those rare occasions where the Utah Democrats actually make a lot of sense and I can agree with them.

    Huntsman in a RINO. An opportunistic politician who cannot be trusted to do as he says.

    I am almost sorry I voted for him. (But, really, he was still better than the Democrat running against him for Governor!)

    I would not vote for Huntsman for President in a primary election.

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    June 20, 2011 8:28 p.m.

    I do not understand why they are running these ads? What do they hope to accomplish?