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Jon Huntsman: The Dems GOP Choice for 2012?
Patriot Room ^ | 5-19-09 | London Locke

Posted on 05/19/2009 11:50:43 AM PDT by Scott Martin

President Obama’s campaign manager, David Plouffe, said that Governor Huntsman makes him a "wee bit queasy.” He is referring to Huntsman supposedly being a legitimate challenger to President Obama in 2012/2016. After Plouffe’s comment Huntsman got a lot of media play, which has intensified with him being picked as the new ambassador to China.

The Democrats know exactly what they are doing placing a moderate-squishy Republican in the limelight. I guess the Dems apparent fear is supposed to make us start screaming to have Huntsman as the Republican nominee in 2012. They media think the message from his ambassadorship is clear to both Democrats and Republicans: Watch Huntsman.

This is just reverse psychology because a Huntsman pick would be a disastrous choice. Why is that?

Governor Huntsman is a younger version of John McCain. Huntsman has a moderate record when it comes to economic development, health-care reform, education and energy security. He has also welcomed regional cap-and-trade to fight climate change in Utah. He also supported the monstrous federal stimulus package. He has a mixed record when it comes to important social issues. In conclusion he is a big squishy and there are even arguments to be made that he is worse than John McCain.

I thought we had learned our lesson from the last election cycle. McCain was a hard sell to the Republican base and when McCain wasn’t praising Obama he was criticizing his own party for being too rigid. Huntsman is following the same path with his advisors warning that if Rush Limbaugh or Sarah Palin continue to be integral parts of the Republican party then the party is “doomed.” His advisors are pandering idiots....

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TOPICS: Utah; Campaign News; Issues; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012election; ambassador; moderate

1 posted on 05/19/2009 11:50:43 AM PDT by Scott Martin
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To: Scott Martin

I remember when all the Dems were terrified that McCain would be the nominee (wink, wink).

Fool us once...


2 posted on 05/19/2009 11:55:21 AM PDT by Reagan69 (No Representation without Taxation !)
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To: Scott Martin

But is Obama sending him to China to be in the limelight or to get him out of the way?


3 posted on 05/19/2009 11:57:18 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Scott Martin
Governor Huntsman is a younger version of John McCain.

Don't we already have a younger version of John McCain running around telling us how be good RINOS??

Who is this guy?? It sounds like he's one of those candidates being pitched by Democrats to tell Republicans how to become “electable”.

4 posted on 05/19/2009 11:58:23 AM PDT by skully (RINOS are like Moonbats; except Moonbats actually stand for something.)
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To: Scott Martin

Sounds like a super-squish. What’s the big deal?


5 posted on 05/19/2009 11:59:08 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Do your duty in all things." Robert E. Lee)
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To: Scott Martin

I guess two can play the Democrats game - Obama hopes that Huntsman doesn’t become a Democrat because he knows that Huntsman could beat him hands down in the 2012 Democratic primary.


6 posted on 05/19/2009 12:02:28 PM PDT by Infralutheran
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To: Scott Martin

If we don’t want a repeat of 2008, someone had better wake up and CLOSE THE PRIMARYS!!!!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 05/19/2009 12:06:30 PM PDT by anoldafvet (Proud Member of the Radical Right-wing Extremist Movement)
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To: anoldafvet

Yes. And perhaps not have the most important ones in Iowa and the northeast.


8 posted on 05/19/2009 12:11:28 PM PDT by Scott Martin
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To: Scott Martin

I remember when I hoped Obama would be the Rats nominee because I thought there was no way a rookie goofball with a Muslim name could win in America.

Shows what I know about today’s America.


9 posted on 05/19/2009 12:19:53 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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” He is referring to Huntsman supposedly being a legitimate challenger to President Obama in 2012/2016”

Does this mean Obamanation is running for a third term?


10 posted on 05/19/2009 12:47:25 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Reagan69

Exactomundo!


11 posted on 05/19/2009 12:49:19 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: anoldafvet

“If we don’t want a repeat of 2008, someone had better wake up and CLOSE THE PRIMARYS!!!!!!!!!!!”

Exactly


12 posted on 05/19/2009 2:02:43 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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If he wants to seriously be the GOP nominee in 2012 he has a funny way of doing it. Going off to Peking to be the Ambassador to Red China is not the way to win the Republican nomination.

The serious 2012 contenders are going to lay the ground work now, and work their tails off campaigning for GOP candidates in 2010.


13 posted on 05/19/2009 4:44:27 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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