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Huntsman and Pence for President? You've got to be Kidding Me
Pundit Press ^ | 1/4/11 | Timothy Knight

Posted on 01/05/2011 5:41:14 AM PST by therightliveswithus

Could the serious 2012 contenders please stand?

Some folks in the media are actually suggesting Jon Huntsman for the 2012 Republican nomination, while RedState, one of the most influential political blogs on the internet, practically endorsed Mike Pence yesterday afternoon. The only thing left is for Senator Olympia Snowe to run for the Presidency. I couldn't imagine another unrealistic candidacy at this time, nor do I want to.

I am not anti-dark horse candidates (I supported Sarah Palin for the 2008 GOP Vice-Presidential nomination in July '08), but I am for realistic candidates being touted...

However, candidates to the left of Joe Manchin (Huntsman), or too determined for another office (Pence) are not prime contenders for the 2012 Republican nomination. Neither will run, unless forced by eager supporters, and neither have a realistic path towards victory. Huntsman is entangled with Obama and Pence is entangled with history. Could we please focus our attention on those actually willing to run and to win.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012; huntsman; pence; president
We needs conservatives who are going to focus on defeating Obama!
1 posted on 01/05/2011 5:41:19 AM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: Al B.; onyx; Lakeshark; Brices Crossroads; Clyde5445

Groan...


2 posted on 01/05/2011 5:42:48 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: therightliveswithus

I saw Huntsman on some interview show saying he’d give Obama “high marks” for his recent economic performance.

No wonder they like him.


3 posted on 01/05/2011 5:44:43 AM PST by Scanian
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To: therightliveswithus
Pence is entangled with history

Please translate.

4 posted on 01/05/2011 5:49:58 AM PST by Salvey
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To: therightliveswithus

It is looking more as if Pence will be running for governor. However, I very much like him and I am strongly conservative.


5 posted on 01/05/2011 5:51:14 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: therightliveswithus

Why do you want to dig the hole deeper for Republicans?


6 posted on 01/05/2011 5:51:32 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Scanian

Considering we gave them McCain the last time, it’s understandable that they’d set their sights on liberal AND unelectable once again.


7 posted on 01/05/2011 5:51:45 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: therightliveswithus

Huntsman is 0bama’s ambassador to somewhere, isn’t he? If he’s so tightly linked with this regime, IMO he shouldn’t even be given a look.


8 posted on 01/05/2011 5:51:48 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: therightliveswithus
"Sarah Palin" will either be checked or handwritten on my ballot. I will accept no substitutes. After reading her second book, I am convinced that she alone, among the possible group of electable potential candidates, has the fortitude to do what needs to be done.

"Faux moderates" like Huntsman Jr. need not apply.

9 posted on 01/05/2011 5:56:48 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (The future? Imagine Cass Sunstein's boot stamping on Lincoln's beard, forever.)
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To: Salvey
Please translate.

Congressmen don't win presidential elections unless they become governors or senators first.

10 posted on 01/05/2011 5:59:55 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: therightliveswithus

The left really are talking up this Huntsman character.

I heard Beckel mention his name the other night on Hannity. He said that Huntsman was the “most feared” republican candidate for the dems. Typical technique of them wanting to choose the R nominee.


11 posted on 01/05/2011 6:00:46 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: backwoods-engineer
"Sarah Palin" will either be checked or handwritten on my ballot. I will accept no substitutes.

Me too.

12 posted on 01/05/2011 6:01:04 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: therightliveswithus

Huntsman jr. is a LOSER.


13 posted on 01/05/2011 6:03:10 AM PST by GreyMountainReagan ("Pray for America")
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therightliveswithus:
"We needs conservatives who are going to focus on defeating Obama! "

Exactly.
Given that Huntsman WORKS with Obama
and that Gov. Palin speaks up against Obama each week,
that would be Gov. Palin for POTUS 2012.

So glad that you agree.

14 posted on 01/05/2011 6:14:35 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: therightliveswithus

Steve Barry Dunham Soetoro Mohammed Obama is a serious candidate, unlike a Mike Pence.


15 posted on 01/05/2011 6:19:46 AM PST by biggredd1
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; onyx; All

This full bore desperation by the Establishment and its pipe organ, the lamestream media to find an alternative, ANY alternative to Palin tells me that, in their minds at least, she has all but sewn up the GOP nomination and is on the cusp of ejecting their hero from the White House and completing the revolution that Reagan began but never finished.

This feverish pursuit even of low profile Congressmen and Democrat ambassadors is nothing more than the death rattle of the Establishment, first in the GOP and then in D.C. proper.

Not since Andrew Jackson arrived in 1828 has there been a shakeup in Washington the likes of which it is facing in two short years.


16 posted on 01/05/2011 6:21:59 AM PST by Brices Crossroads
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To: biggredd1

Steve Barry Dunham Hussein Soetoro Mohammed Obama is the name on the certificate that he will have to produce in states to show he is a serious candidate.


17 posted on 01/05/2011 6:23:27 AM PST by biggredd1
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To: backwoods-engineer

>> “Sarah Palin” will either be checked or handwritten on my ballot. I will accept no substitutes.

That’s exactly where I’m at. If a better candidate was to surface, I’d consider changing my mind — but I can’t imagine who that would be (and all things considered it’s NOT Pence, NOT Duncan Hunter, NOT Pawlenty, NOT Huntsman, NOT Newt, NOT Haley Barbour, and DAMN SURE NOT Romney or Huckabee).

I held my nose and voted for that puke McCain, pretty much only because he picked Sarah Palin as his VP.

I’m not doing that again though. If the mainstream media gives us another puke candidate I am NOT pulling the lever for them.


18 posted on 01/05/2011 6:25:24 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: therightliveswithus

Somehow, I escaped knowledge of Huntsman’s existence until this very moment.


19 posted on 01/05/2011 6:28:40 AM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative (Two blogs for the price of none!)
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To: All
THE LINCOLNESQUE MIKE PENCE

Cong. Mike Pence speech at Hillsdale College: "The Presidency and the Constitution"
EXCERPT---The American Spectator | 9/20/10 FR Posted by hillsdale1

"The President of the United States of America bows to no man. You do not bow to kings. When in foreign lands, you do not criticize your own country. You do not argue the case against the United States, but, rather, the case for it. You do not apologize to the enemies of the United States. Should you be confused, know that a country, people, or region that harbors, shelters, supports, encourages, or cheers attacks upon our country, the slaughter of our children, our mothers, our fathers, our sisters, and brothers… are enemies of the United States.

SOURCE LINK http://spectator.org/archives/2010/09/20/hillsdale-speech-on-the-presid/2

20 posted on 01/05/2011 6:37:22 AM PST by Liz (There's a new definition of bipartisanship in Washington -- it's called "former member.")
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To: therightliveswithus

I can understand dismissing Huntsman out of hand, but what’s wrong with Pence? I like him better than I like Palin, that’s for sure.


21 posted on 01/05/2011 6:45:36 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will believe in abject nonsense.)
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To: backwoods-engineer
"Sarah Palin" will either be checked or handwritten on my ballot. I will accept no substitutes.

I'm sorry, I just don't see the attraction. Granted, I haven't read her books - but then again, anybody can write a book and "sound tough" in it - and she does make a pretty speech, but I have serious doubts about her, when the rubber meets the road. Seeing her dump her obligations to the people of Alaska by quitting as Guv when people said naughty things about her told me that she's either too thin-skinned or too ambition for higher office to be truly trusted with power.

22 posted on 01/05/2011 6:49:31 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will believe in abject nonsense.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Too determined for another office? Wouldn’t that describe Palin?

I don’t know much about Huntsman but I think Pence would be a great President.


23 posted on 01/05/2011 6:56:30 AM PST by Padams
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

He is Arnold-lite.


24 posted on 01/05/2011 7:09:08 AM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
Granted, I haven't read her books - but then again, anybody can write a book and "sound tough" in it - and she does make a pretty speech, but I have serious doubts about her, when the rubber meets the road.

How can you base your judgment on her when you haven't even read or listened to what she has said?

Seeing her dump her obligations to the people of Alaska by quitting as Guv when people said naughty things about her told me that she's either too thin-skinned or too ambition for higher office to be truly trusted with power.

You're way off base here. Obama's henchman Pete Rouse organized and funded a political hit squad up in Alaska to both destroy her administration and bankrupt her personally in order to remove her as a threat in 2012. Her choice was simple---stay and go bankrupt, or resign and thwart their plan. She absolutely did the right thing. If she hadn't then we wouldn't even be having this discussion.

Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, And The Cost Of Fighting Chicago Thug Politics

Palin, the Alaska Bloggers and "Ethicsgate"

Obama rewards Troopergate Chairman

Palin Points to "Strange Doings" With WH's Rouse


25 posted on 01/05/2011 7:19:25 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
>> anybody can write a book << Anybody? You're not kidding? Looks as if you know more about the matter than do I.

You see, I was under the obviously mistaken impression that SP's publisher had hired a ghost writer to produce Palin's two books. Silly me!

26 posted on 01/05/2011 7:30:45 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

exactly, how many times are folks in FR and folks in general going to parrot the lame stream media on palin ‘quitting’ and supposedly leaving the state of alaska teetering on disaster....read the damn facts as to why she resigned, and how that allowed for Alaskan government to move on seamlessly.....

good grief, i got into a vicious argument with my wife on this subject as well...we are not entitled to opinions of those opinions are based on incorrect info.....


27 posted on 01/05/2011 7:42:26 AM PST by raygunfan
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
Seeing her dump her obligations to the people of Alaska by quitting as Guv when people said naughty things

You're being rather loose with the facts. It wasn't just "people [saying] naughty things." Alaska's "ethics" law allows the sitting governor to be sued, but I'm sure you know that. She was over half a million in debt, and climbing, from fighting frivolous lawsuits, but I'm sure you know that. She was spending most of her time fighting the "ethics" lawsuits financed by Soros and the DNC, but I'm sure you know that, too.

This "quitter" meme needs to die. Sarah Palin is an honorable person whom the Democrat/Soros machine attempted to destroy by manipulating the system to their advantage.

28 posted on 01/06/2011 8:42:40 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (The future? Imagine Cass Sunstein's boot stamping on Lincoln's beard, forever.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Your tagline sounds like you are an ANTI-Christian....lovely.


29 posted on 06/05/2013 4:12:05 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

THIS needs BUMPING TO THE TOP!!


30 posted on 06/05/2013 4:12:59 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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