Jon Huntsman Jr.'s campaign manager resigns

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  • tamedge BONNERS FERRY, ID
    July 29, 2011 8:07 p.m.

    I lived in Utah all of my life prior to moving to Idaho four years ago. I am 52 years young. I was brought up in the LDS religion. I do not practice. When I left Utah 4 years ago, I commented to my spouse "If Jon Hunstman ever runs for president, I will vote for him!" This goes against all of my religious and political values, yet I KNOW he is the man for the job!!!
    Tammy Edge

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    July 22, 2011 11:27 p.m.

    ANY move to a third party from ANYBODY clearly opens the return of BO to the oval office. Not too smart in my opinion!

  • extremebricknmortar ocala, fl.
    July 22, 2011 7:10 p.m.

    Oh, Yee of little faith. It is true, that Brother Jon's message is not successfully reaching the American populace. After scanning the above comments, these replies/thoughts/musings come to mind:
    Why Florida headquarters? Answer, the I-4 Corridor. It delivered G.W. Bush twice, failed to confirm Mc Cain, but did confirm Obama. Professional pols know this as fact.
    As for Romney, his fate will be sealed soon when Texas Gov. Rick Perry tosses his hat into the ring and consumes all the oxygen in the GOP primary room. You can take it to the bank, Perry will roll into Tampa, Fl. to the GOP Convention in Aug. of 2012 as the anointed one.
    Jon Huntsman can still be a factor, if his message on energy reaches the public's ears. Hands down, he is the lone voice with solutions to solve the energy and special interests bondage this country finds it's self in the grip of.
    He has the correct policy on the travesty called ethanol. His conversion of 95% of Utah's state vehiles to compressed natural gas is the answer to our persecution at the pump.
    I am a GOP operative, an Evangelical, for Jon.

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    July 22, 2011 4:21 p.m.

    It is over, save your money John. Get behind Mitt, he could use your help and he may have a good job for you like Obama.

  • LarryofArabia Layton, UT
    July 22, 2011 4:02 p.m.

    Seems like Mr. Huntsman's ability to make "critical decisions" once again hits head-on, the brick wall of failure. That's nothing new, lots of people routinely fail, then fix what caused the failure in the first place. Something Junior never seems to "get".

  • oldschool Farmington, UT
    July 22, 2011 2:11 p.m.

    Huntsman was a popular governor in Utah until in his last term he signed an accord promoting cap-and-trade and accepting the theory that man-caused global warming is a serious threat to society. Some of us do not accept that theory, along with a majority of scientists who have signed petitions either accepting the theory or questioning it based on a lack of scientific evidence.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    July 22, 2011 10:41 a.m.

    I'm sure this wasn't in his cards. If he'd planned on not pushing a serious run for 2012 then he should have stayed in his high profile job in China and then pushed in 2016. By leaving that job he put too many eggs in this basket, and now it's all a mess. The China job would have kept him in extremely high profile situations that would have enhanced his connection to the up and coming China as a major world player...why throw that away just to have a mediocre run at President?

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    July 22, 2011 9:28 a.m.

    This has never been anything more than an exercise in ego for Huntsman. He's never had a snowball's chance of winning the nomination, let alone the election. He needs to get out now and save himself a lot of money and a lot of embarrassment.

  • A voice of Reason Salt Lake City, UT
    July 22, 2011 1:02 a.m.

    "Huntsman is barely registering in most polls. And in Utah, where he was a popular governor, he trails far behind... Mitt Romney."

    This really is no surprise.

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    July 21, 2011 11:02 p.m.

    Mr. Huntsman would not want Mr. Romney to win over Mr. Obama, because then Mr. Huntsman would have to wait 8 years to run for the office he has had his eye on for 30 years.

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    July 21, 2011 9:59 p.m.

    Jon Huntsman,
    Get out of the Republican Party. Team up with Evan Bayh and become a 3rd party. It has been done successfully before.

  • dogchow1 Murray, UT
    July 21, 2011 6:52 p.m.

    It's time for Huntsman to resign from his campaign as well.

  • prunes Tooele, UT
    July 21, 2011 5:39 p.m.

    It's tough to be included in a losing cause.

    I wonder how the poor Chinese commoner interpreted the ex-ambassadors liesurely jaunts through Bejing on his Harley. There is a old book which inspired a movie of the same name entitled "The Ugly American" which Mr Huntsman should read. Mr Huntsman's life has been privileged due to a foundation built upon his family's wealth. We get a great laugh at our house when he tries to incorporate his LDS roots into his public personna....However he only bear his testimony while in Utah.

  • Vince the boonies, mexico
    July 21, 2011 3:28 p.m.

    It will be a rainy in in you know where Mr Beal before Jon Huntsman or myself will throw support of 'any" kind to golden boy Rommney!

  • williary Kearns, UT
    July 21, 2011 3:19 p.m.

    Time to cut bait and start planning for 2016.

    In American politics, Huntsman appeals to moderates on both sides, and independents. That's a tough spot to be in when you are trying to make it through a primary these days.

    Yet in Utah politics, he's a socialist liberal!

    He missed his chance to come back and save us from another term of Hatch, or worse the beginning of the Chaffetz reign. Too late to jump in that race now.

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    July 21, 2011 3:05 p.m.

    yawn, like he's got any chance anyway. Maybe she got tired of trying to keep up with his changing religious views.

  • DefCon1 LAYTON, UT
    July 21, 2011 1:57 p.m.

    Well Pagan at least he'll get one vote, yours, if he decides to try this joke of a campaign again. Huntsman, just think it'll all be over soon.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    July 21, 2011 1:57 p.m.

    I really like Jon Huntsman and would consider voting for him. However, the reality is this. It isn't his time. He doesn't have a chance. I think he could serve our country in many honorable ways but I think he needs to throw his support behind Romney. My other option for him is as I'v said before on these blogs, leave the Republican Party, maybe team up with a Collin Powell or a Wesley Clark and run an independent campaign gearing their campaign to the forgotten middle of the spectrum. Otherwise, save your time, energy and passion (and that of those who support you) for something else or doing this later.

  • No One Of Consequence West Jordan, UT
    July 21, 2011 1:46 p.m.

    Why headquarter in Florida? Trying to distance himself from Utah and Florida is as far as he can go without leaving the mainland?

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    July 21, 2011 1:28 p.m.

    *'Jon Huntsman Jr.'s campaign manager resigns' - Title


    He's still doing better than Gingrich.

    *'Gingrich campaign fundraisers quit' - By Shannon Mccaffrey - AP - Published by DSNews - 06/21/11
    'ATLANTA Newt Gingrich's top two fundraising advisers resigned on Tuesday, and officials said the Republican candidate's hobbling presidential campaign carried more than $1 million in debt.'

    I would be happy to vote for Huntsman...

    in 2016.