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Howard Dean: ‘Huntsman is a great candidate for president but he is in the wrong party’
The Daily Caller ^ | 8/23/11 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 08/23/2011 9:07:22 AM PDT by Nachum

I’s not an endorsement that former Utah Gov. John Huntsman likely asked for, but his stances on the various policy dilemmas of our time has won the favor of Howard Dean.

On MSNBC’s Tuesday broadcast of “Morning Joe,” the former Democratic National Committee chairman and Vermont governor praised Huntsman, especially as the way stacks up against other GOP contenders.

“I don’t mean to be catty, but this is a great line,” Dean said. “This is true. Jacob wrote this was the thinking man’s candidate. There aren’t any thinking people in the Republican Party. I’m serious. Name a few thoughtful policy analysts in the Republican Party – not Rick Perry, not Michele Bachmann. Look at all these people. Huntsman is the real deal.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dean; howard; huntsman; president

1 posted on 08/23/2011 9:07:28 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

When was the last time that Howard Dean was correct about anything of substance?


2 posted on 08/23/2011 9:08:08 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: Nachum

To the headline: I agree. Huntsman is in the wrong party.


3 posted on 08/23/2011 9:08:33 AM PDT by svcw
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To: RexBeach

Never thought I would agree with Howard Dean


4 posted on 08/23/2011 9:08:51 AM PDT by dila813
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To: Nachum

So is Romney, who would improve both the Republican and Democrat parties in one move if he became a Democrat.

So is Paul, who in all honesty ought to be a Libertarian candidate, and would breathe some activity into that dormant, ornamental party.


5 posted on 08/23/2011 9:10:22 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: svcw

Looks like everyone on all sides agree. Now we need to inform Huntsman and be done with it.


6 posted on 08/23/2011 9:13:34 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Nachum

huntsman is a democrat, no doubt.


7 posted on 08/23/2011 9:15:30 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Nachum

We’d be more than happy to let y’all have him, Howie.


8 posted on 08/23/2011 9:17:07 AM PDT by nesnah
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To: Nachum

I have found over the years that GOP candidates and politicians who sound more like Democrats are more often invited to the Sunday morning talk shows——like John McCain and Chuck Hegel.


9 posted on 08/23/2011 9:17:15 AM PDT by Gen. Burkhalter
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To: Nachum

Great example of the old cliche about even a stopped clock being right twice a day.

The only reason Huntsman ever registered as a Republican is because it is very hard for a Democrat to get elected to statewide office in Utah.


10 posted on 08/23/2011 9:18:37 AM PDT by feralcat
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To: Nachum

Howard Dean is an idiot. Huntsman is NOT a good candidate at all, but he IS DEFINITELY in the wrong party.


11 posted on 08/23/2011 9:19:52 AM PDT by VRWCmember (If it wern't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: Nachum
Name a few thoughtful policy analysts in the Republican Party – not Rick Perry, not Michele Bachmann. Look at all these people. Huntsman is the real deal.”*****

Since when did “thoughtful” become synonymous with spineless jellyfish?

12 posted on 08/23/2011 9:21:26 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: Nachum

We should strongly encourage Huntsman to run on the Democrat side


13 posted on 08/23/2011 9:30:10 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: Nachum

He might be the third party candidate Obama is going to need to win.


14 posted on 08/23/2011 9:34:27 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Nachum

Wow! I think this is the 1st thing Howie Dean and I have ever agreed upon


15 posted on 08/23/2011 9:40:38 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: bereanway
Name a few thoughtful policy analysts in the Republican Party

Herman Cain, Sarah Palin, Ron Paul, Michelle Bachmann, Paul Ryan, Ran Paul, Jim Demint, Tom Coburn, Eric Cantor, Alan West, Connie Mack and thousands of others.

Now do the same for the Democrats ......ummmm.....ahh....

Surprise! THERE IS NOT ONE!

16 posted on 08/23/2011 9:44:22 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Nachum

Is Dean promoting a Dem Primary challenge to Obama?


17 posted on 08/23/2011 9:45:15 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: dila813

dittos


18 posted on 08/23/2011 9:51:34 AM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: Psalm 144
So is Paul, who in all honesty ought to be a Libertarian candidate, and would breathe some activity into that dormant, ornamental party.

For years Paul was a Libertarian. He then realized if he was ever going to have any influence he needed to join either the Democrats or Republicans. He had more in common with Republican conservative than liberal Democrats so he became a Republican.

That should be a lesson to all conservative Republicans. The best way to have influence is to reshape the Republican Party so that it is the official party of the Tea Party Movement. Talk of third parties and staying at home when one doesn't get all he wants or the perfect candidate is destructive to us all.

19 posted on 08/23/2011 9:52:43 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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To: svcw

Spread it around that he is a liberal so that when he runs as a third party candidate, he hurts Øbama and not the Republican


20 posted on 08/23/2011 9:57:10 AM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin: THE Genuine Article - Accept No Cheap Imitation)
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To: MNJohnnie
Three years ago, they were talking about a 40 year reign of ascendency for the Democratic party. Republicans were to be banished as an inconsequential regional party.

40 years. Didn't even make it 40 months.

Obama has utterly destroyed the new Democrat brand. Hillary is the last vestige of the old order, and her time is passing quickly by. Even their weak bench had a few rising stars who flared out. Spitzer. Weiner. All gone.

Who's left to take center stage against the wave of rising GOP talent? Barney Frank? Maxine Waters? John Kerry?

Yeah, that's what I though. Ain't nobody left. Obama's the last great hope of the DNC.

21 posted on 08/23/2011 9:58:51 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

“The best way to have influence is to reshape the Republican Party so that it is the official party of the Tea Party Movement.”

Good luck with that. Seriously.


22 posted on 08/23/2011 10:01:07 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Nachum

I have always thought
Huntsman’s best shot at The Job
Is on the Donk side.

In about 8 months, the Donks are going to start looking for somebody... anybody... to run instead of Barack Obama. Huntsman can run for the Donk nomination as the mythic “fusion” candidate. Then in the general election, he can make a play for the moderates by running against the Tea Party radicals.


23 posted on 08/23/2011 10:11:46 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be a slave)
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To: Nachum

Huntsman is Charlie Crist without the orange glow.


24 posted on 08/23/2011 10:21:21 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: Mind-numbed Robot
Talk of third parties and staying at home when one doesn't get all he wants or the perfect candidate is destructive to us all.

Yes. But that's because third party candidates can never get off the ground, since most voters (rightly) think that they are just helping the Dem by voting 3rd party instead of voting GOP.

We should have the instant runoff ballot, where you give your first and second choice, so you could vote for who you really want, but not throw your vote away. That's the only way third parties will ever grow. You won't hear much about it, though, because the two major parties like things just the way they are!

25 posted on 08/23/2011 10:38:42 AM PDT by Dick Holmes
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To: Nachum

you can say that again...beck loves his father..


26 posted on 08/23/2011 12:03:16 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Nachum

I could see Obama dumping Biden if the election outlook gets bad enough for Obama. Huntsman seems like just the sort of gimmick that Obama might try as VP to “bring the parties and the country together.” Would Huntsman go for that? I would hope not.


27 posted on 08/23/2011 2:13:11 PM PDT by FreedomForce (Perry 2012 | Perry/Palin 2016 | Palin 2020)
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