Run could be one way for Jon Huntsman Jr. 'to stay in the political game,' professor says
Better question would be, "Why would Utah want Huntsman as Governor
I am tired of the Huntsman PR tactics! Finish a job before getting another
one. He is not going to win a national office and he probably isn’t going
to win a State office either. He has succeeded in tiring people of the
Huntsman name. He took a risk by running in the middle of the road and got run
over in both directions.
Huntsan is not a resident of this state, and hasn't been since leaving the
governor's office a couple of decades ago. He does not know what is going
on here in Utah, and quite frankly, he hasn't done a very good job as
ambassador to Russia. His liberal views are even worse than the liberal views
our conservative wannabe's have that we currently have as leaders. I liked
his father, but he is far from being the man his father was.
No way that I can support electing a "stepping stone" governor.
Huntsman had his time and did a fine job while in office but when we elect
someone, wouldn't it be nice if they fulfilled their term rather than
vacating for political expediency?
No more perpetual politicians!Mr. Huntsman, thanks for the offer, but like
an e-mail from the Nigerian Prince, I’ll really pass!
The only things that are worthy of remembrance about Huntsman are (1) his
betrayal of his faith to promote his political ambitions (he wasn’t going
through a “struggle” —but rather he was making a politically
expedient response to a liberal reporter’s questions) In short he came up
short when it was time to defend the faith: a disappointment whether he was a
Catholic, Protestant, Jew or LDS. (2) Upon the bitter end to his miserable
national campaign performance he was zealous in his criticism of his party and
coincidentally one reason he was picked by Obama for China post. The rest of
his career has not been noteworthy not in the public or private sectors.
If he runs I will vote for him.
Jon Huntsman certainly has faults and weaknesses. I don't think laziness
is one of them.
I voted for Huntsman as governor back in the day, and really liked what he did
as governor. His leaving office early was ok, but in my mind eliminates my ever
voting for him as governor again. Leave it early, don't try and come back
to it--particularly when your motives may include another early exit.
It amazes me people would not vote for him because he still has questions about
his faith. Not to long ago Elder Holland gave a beautiful talk about the fact
that all people have challenges to their testimonies, and ebb and flow with
life's experiences. For you all to sit there in judgement of what another
believes or disbelieves I think shows a lack of understanding of what most
people go through. Read the scriptures, and there are many instances where
very religious people had doubts and questions, even the Lord as he hung on the
cross. Matt 27:46I know few people who through their lives have not
had challenges that have not made them ask "why did that happen". So
please... at least Huntsman was honest and didn't give the company line to
a very personal question.I would have no issues supporting Huntsman.
He has shown he can work across the party divide, in the most difficult of
situations. Surely he could wrangle in personalities in what is Utah
Politics... if he can negotiate with the Chinese and the Russians.... under two
very different administrations.
Just what Utah needs, another RINO “Democrat” to screw up the state
government even more. I hear the sheeple voters baghing already.
in answer to your question, Why would Huntsman want to be Governor? a 3
letter answer...... E G O !
NoHe has quit every job he has had once he got bored - including
governorI will not support him because it is not a constituents job
to merely keep a detached silver spoon occupied
Or not. Metals glass and plastic yes. Recycling governors? No thank you. He is a
great guy and has done a lot of good around the world, but I think Lt. Governor
Cox is the man of the day.
I was a big fan of Huntsman while he was governor, but he seriously damaged his
credibility as a leader when he quit his elected office to become ambassador to
China.He further showed his lack of political savvy with his ill
fated run for president. He hadn't laid the groundwork, or done the hard
grass roots organizing required of a serious candidate.Given his
image as talented but a lazy son of a wealthy family, he will have trouble
acquiring the gravitas need for office higher than governor!
Lifelong, professional politicians is not the answer!We need to rid
Congress and the Senate of them and the state is a good place to start!
Huntsman is just not the right person for Governor. We need leadership not
tied to any party. Especially the Central Committee of the Utah Republican
Party. Another distastes headed Utah's way. I have been a Republican my
whole life; and now it becomes more and more difficult to vote for a Party that
has just plain dissolved into a bunch or name callers that shows very little
Huntsman has my vote !!! Utah allowed these incumbents to run a muck, its
amazing how the current legislation raises literally every tax in the state,
makes deals like the prison move, inland sea port and UTA even after the Utah
citizen has voted against it but some how you re-elect them???People
your Vote is your power let the Utah legislature know if they dont start working
with the people they will no longer hold office.
If it wasn't for politics, what would independently wealthy men do with
themselves when they got bored? "Church service"?
I wish he would run for POTUS! If not he has my vote for Governor!
The Republicans have two fine choices in Mr's Huntsman and Cox. Mr. Hughes
doesn't even come close to these two.
I thought he was a fine governor, and would be pleased to vote for him once
again. However, there's really no secret about why he wants to return to
Utah. It's because he knows -- with many of the rest of us who live here
-- that it's one of the most spectacular places on the face of the earth.
Southern Utah has a great many of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders
anywhere. And, here in Salt Lake City, we live on the very edge of the Rocky
Mountains, which gives many of us great pleasure. Where else can you live in
the heart of downtown but be in the heart of a great wilderness in minutes?
Anyone who hasn't bothered to hike some of the terrific trails in the
Wasatch is really missing out. To name but one example, the Bowman Trail in
Millcreek is one of the greatest possible hiking experiences one can have. (Not
right now, of course, as it is still pretty much buried in snow. But go in
August, and you'll be quite astonished.)
Power and ego drive all this.Cause it’s certainly kit the money. Or is it????
Huntsman as governor? Heck no! The guy won't openly admit his religious
convictions. What else would he hide?
Huntsman-Kasich or Kasich-Huntsman would make a great GOP Presidential ticket,
especially if Trump does not survive all the investigations going on.
Of the three most likely candidates so far I would support Huntsman. Cox is too
much like Herbert and Hughes has saddled the state with enough billion dollar
boon-doggles like the un-needed and unwanted prison move, the Draper UTA station
he personally profited from, and so on.So at this point if Huntsman
runs I'm likely to support him. At least, unlike his former Lt . Governor,
Huntsman actually reduced rather than increased taxes. Herbert (and Cox) has
yet to meet a tax increase he doesn't love. And Hughes was right there
with him on most of them.
What is next for him. Either the POTUS's job or buy an NFL franchise. LOL!
I love Huntsman and would gladly vote for him as governor.
Anybody but him.
Huntsman and Hughes are men among men in our state which is becoming capitol of
the world; these two are heavy weights, won't be pushed around and Hughes
has done tough work the past few years that zero others attempted to do. Make
the old prison the new Manhattan, open it up to the highest bidder and make it a
huge park too; world watching Utah, we need leadership.
Huntsman picking Hughes as his number two makes all the sense in the world.
Hughes has the support of delegates and is young enough that he could wait out a
Huntsman term (however long that may be). My bet brother s that Huntsman runs
and Hughes runs with him.
He is a good Ambassador to Russia, and was a good Ambassador to China, and we
should thank him for that.However, he was a mediocre governor, more
show than substance, and we do not need him as governor a second time.Let him work with the Huntsman Foundation, or other private jobs. He had his
ego scratched for four years, and that's enough.