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John Huntsman on restructuring the US military
CNN ^ | November 22, 2011 | Jon Huntsman

Posted on 11/24/2011 10:00:00 PM PST by JerseyanExile

A president's most solemn duty is to protect America and her people -- a responsibility that, in a time of evolving security threats and unsustainable debt, will only grow harder for the next administration.

In the aftermath of the failure of the super committee, we are facing cuts in defense. Yet there has still been little discussion about overall defense spending priorities and how we must transform our defense infrastructure for the 21st century.

Some of my opponents suggest maintaining the status quo, thus avoiding the tough decisions. Others advocate retrenchment and isolationism through draconian across-the-board cuts, which brings greater

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: asia; defense; huntsman; pacific

1 posted on 11/24/2011 10:00:00 PM PST by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile

So many stories about Huntsman, is he the MSM darling now?


2 posted on 11/24/2011 10:01:17 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: svcw

CNN especially loves the guy


3 posted on 11/24/2011 10:02:03 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: JerseyanExile

Is there a reason for evaluating a 1 percenter?


4 posted on 11/24/2011 10:11:39 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: svcw

With the proper make-up and lighting, he would make a great Dracula.


5 posted on 11/24/2011 10:15:24 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: JerseyanExile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ_AP-7bG48


6 posted on 11/24/2011 10:18:14 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: JerseyanExile

Jon Huntsman is not my preferred choice. However in his defense, he has done a very good job as governor of Utah, if past is any guide. At least he is not a constant flip flopper like Romney and Newt. He looks trustworthy to do what he says. Can’t say the same thing about Newt and especially Romney.

What exactly has been Huntsman’s stance on illegals?


7 posted on 11/24/2011 10:20:15 PM PST by federal__reserve (Only Herman Cain could break up the 95% black voting block down to 75-80%.)
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To: G Larry
He's over 7% now on intrade. That's solid 3rd. The money really likes him lately. Don't know why yet.
8 posted on 11/24/2011 10:21:22 PM PST by Poison Pill
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To: JerseyanExile

Huh? I haven’t kept track of Obama’s love child’s doings on the campaign trail.

Excuse me!


9 posted on 11/24/2011 10:23:05 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: JerseyanExile

Is he the extra spray on tan Democrat with the bright yellow ties who keeps crashing the GOP Debates?


10 posted on 11/24/2011 10:24:49 PM PST by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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To: Poison Pill

I guess with RINOs Romney and Gingrich having problems with conservatives, some folks are shopping for the least objectionable RINO. For some, Huntsman more than fills that bill.


11 posted on 11/24/2011 10:25:31 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: federal__reserve

Huntsman is running for VP slot. He would be OK by me in that position but...I don’t know about him in the White House. he doesn’t get my heart to beating. He isn’t Reagan, nor Palin or even a good Dole.


12 posted on 11/24/2011 10:30:48 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Waywardson

It says something that people know his girls more than they know him.


13 posted on 11/24/2011 10:31:45 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: JerseyanExile

Who cares what Huntsman says.. Those on “the View” may think he’s “deep”..


14 posted on 11/24/2011 10:32:21 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: goldstategop
For some, Huntsman more than fills that bill.

What was the trigger to explain the bounce on intrade? What did I miss?

15 posted on 11/24/2011 10:37:00 PM PST by Poison Pill
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Agreed on all your points.


16 posted on 11/24/2011 10:37:32 PM PST by federal__reserve (Only Herman Cain could break up the 95% black voting block down to 75-80%.)
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To: federal__reserve
" our active duty army could be reduced to around 450,000 troops, from the approximately 565,000 we now have. Our Department of Defense civilian work force can also be cut by 5% to 7% of its current size."

Cut the number of warriors by 20% and the number of civilians by 5-7%. More dependence on the Guard and Reserves. Just a couple years ago they wanted to add troops to the Army.

I'm not buying any of this. If they want to cut the military they are just going to have to cut down the number of places we are fighting. It is pure and simple.

17 posted on 11/24/2011 11:14:38 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit

Even more critical is to stop nation building in foreign lands, using money borrowed from China. I can’t think of anything more foolhardy and dumb.


18 posted on 11/24/2011 11:23:49 PM PST by federal__reserve (Only Herman Cain could break up the 95% black voting block down to 75-80%.)
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To: JerseyanExile

As far as I am concerned, Huntsman came up with one really good response in the last debate....we can’t implement sanctions, no-fly zones, etc. in Iran because China holds our debt. And China backs Iran. Even I, a private citizen that is not running for president, knows that.

Other than that, I don’t see his value.

Cutting our military is a very dangerous idea.


19 posted on 11/25/2011 12:08:39 AM PST by berdie
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To: Grams A

*chuckle*

Good point.


20 posted on 11/25/2011 12:10:27 AM PST by berdie
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To: Poison Pill

“What was the trigger to explain the bounce on intrade? What did I miss?”

I’m a big Huntsman fan, but I’m wondering about this also. I can only assume it is because of the recent large TV ad buy his Super PAC made in New Hampshire; with another one soon to follow. It seems as if Mr Huntsman Sr has opened his wallet. Which also means that Huntsman can compete equally with Romney on the air-waves there.


21 posted on 11/25/2011 12:33:01 AM PST by Tredegar (Huntsman 2012 - Qualifications, Experience and Expertise, MATTER)
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To: JerseyanExile
What branch of service was huntsman in, I seem to have forgotten.
22 posted on 11/25/2011 1:12:36 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: JerseyanExile

This delusional fool Huntsman has less chance to be president than I do.
He is a joke.


23 posted on 11/25/2011 2:02:15 AM PST by Joe Boucher (FUBO ya quota boy ( Real conservative or go fish, Sooo, that leaves you out Mitt))
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To: Joe Boucher

He’ll be forgotten. I can’t think of an issue on which he has stood out.


24 posted on 11/25/2011 3:18:32 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Never hear a thing about him unless it is from the likes of NBC who obviously have an agenda they push.


25 posted on 11/25/2011 3:35:18 AM PST by Joe Boucher (FUBO ya quota boy ( Real conservative or go fish, Sooo, that leaves you out Mitt))
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To: JerseyanExile

Give CBS News some credit also. They run Huntsman stories almost weekly no matter how silly or stupid the headline is.


26 posted on 11/25/2011 4:15:49 AM PST by eaglestar
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To: JerseyanExile

John Huntsman is just a creepy guy...I just don’t like him and wouldn’t turn my back on him.


27 posted on 11/25/2011 5:10:40 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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