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Jon Huntsman to Drop Out of Presidential Race [Says He "Was Standing In The Way of Romney Win"]
Wall St. J ^ | January 16, 2012 | CAROL E. LEE AND NEIL KING JR.

Posted on 01/15/2012 10:17:44 PM PST by Steelfish

ANUARY 16, 2012 Jon Huntsman to Drop Out of Presidential Race

BY CAROL E. LEE AND NEIL KING JR.

Republican presidential candidate Jon M. Huntsman Jr. intends to drop out of the nomination contest on Monday and endorse rival Mitt Romney, the Huntsman campaign said.

"He's going to endorse Gov. Romney tomorrow and urge the party to come together," one person briefed on events said.

A Huntsman aide said Mr. Huntsman was proud of his third-place showing in New Hampshire last week but felt his campaign was standing in the way of a Romney win in Saturday's primary election in South Carolina.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: huntsman; morehonorthanperry; noliberals

1 posted on 01/15/2012 10:17:52 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

this is how smart people get it done... the guy just got endorsed by the State paper and he drops out the same day to help Romney.. but you won’t see Santorum and Perry step up and do the same thing to help the ONLY guy who can derail Romney in SC.. should have guessed it from the guy who isn’t a team player and actively campaigned for a pro abortion party switching turncoat.. and Perry?.. hell he’s not even in this war anymore but he’s got a bankroll and his koolaided minions who continue to talk Perry surges when he goes from 5% to 6%


2 posted on 01/15/2012 10:25:41 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

Agree 100%. Perry needs to think beyond himself and quit now.


3 posted on 01/15/2012 10:29:17 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish
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4 posted on 01/15/2012 10:31:20 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

LOL!!!!!!


5 posted on 01/15/2012 10:37:07 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: Steelfish

When Salt Lake City Calls...


6 posted on 01/15/2012 10:43:59 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Steelfish
This is all according to script. The establishment offered him as an alternative when they saw the resistance to Romney. Huntsman was always the backup plan, but he never got off the ground. Evidently, the country club elite think their boy Romney has it safely made now.
7 posted on 01/15/2012 10:45:59 PM PST by Jay Redhawk
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To: Steelfish

“Agree 100%. Perry needs to think beyond himself and quit now.”

Things will sort out soon enough. All too soon, if you ask me. If something happens and Gingrich & Santorum drop out, are you going to automatically support Governor Perry?


8 posted on 01/15/2012 11:08:43 PM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: FryingPan101

Well, mentally how I had it was my preference was for Santorum, Gingrich, by far margin — then Perry, who was far over Huntsman, Romney, and that 9/11 was an inside job nutbag Paul. So in my case, yes, I’d vote for Perry.

Mind you, if Skippy the Wonder dog was the nominee, or some Pagan who danced naked around stonehenge while drinking wild coyote’s blood, I’d take the dog/pagan over Zero.


9 posted on 01/15/2012 11:15:30 PM PST by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

” he’s not even in this war anymore but he’s got a bankroll and his koolaided minions who continue to talk Perry surges when he goes from 5% to 6%”

Come on. you’re so bitter. Have a heart. Humor us. We’re having so much fun being attacked by every element of the Republican Party since Citizen Cain on day one. Since we’re worthless, stupid koolaid drinkers and Perry doesn’t ever rise in the polls, what are you so concerned about? We’re harmless and so is our candidate. Why is Cain greasing up that attack Perry train when Perry doesn’t even stand a chance? maybe Gingrich and Santorum will drop out. Will you vote for the last conservative standing?


10 posted on 01/15/2012 11:25:18 PM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: gemoftheocean

I would take Skippy or the pagan too, but I would not want to drink with either of them.


11 posted on 01/15/2012 11:26:29 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: gemoftheocean

“I’d take the dog/pagan over Zero.”

I get it. I feel the same way about Gingrich. I’ll vote for him.


12 posted on 01/15/2012 11:28:26 PM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: Steelfish

Goodbye boring clone. Amazing how you threw your support to the the spaced out Mormon


13 posted on 01/15/2012 11:33:56 PM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: FryingPan101

I will take any of them over Zero (except Huntsman). I think our problem may be that we have too many to choose from. We need a choice— a conservate vs a liberal. Pay no attention to the nasty campaign. It can’t be a tenth as bad as the baggage Zero has. We should have a smoked room for the top conservatives and nominate one to go against Romney. Guaranteed the conservative will beat O’Bummer by a long shot. no one has anything to complain about—just vote and get BO out of the atmosphere.


14 posted on 01/15/2012 11:59:41 PM PST by RightLady (Liberty above all)
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To: dennisw

Wonder if the Huntsman daughters and Harry Reid will endorse Mutt today?


15 posted on 01/16/2012 12:01:57 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Steelfish

Huntsman endorsing Romney is only further proof that Romney is a Rino to the Nth degree.... As if we needed any more proof.


16 posted on 01/16/2012 12:55:21 AM PST by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: Steelfish

Urge the Party to come together-why hold any primaries!


17 posted on 01/16/2012 3:44:22 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: FryingPan101

If Perry were the only candidate left against Romney-yes.


18 posted on 01/16/2012 3:45:41 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Steelfish
Huntsman: "Nobody gives a hoot for me so I'll use my political pull to elevate my friend, the most despised of the candidates.
19 posted on 01/16/2012 3:46:32 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: iopscusa
Wonder if the Huntsman daughters and Harry Reid will endorse Mutt today?

They should, if they have not done so already

20 posted on 01/16/2012 4:24:59 AM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: dennisw

Will the “Republican” Hunstman now go back to being part of nobama’s administration?


21 posted on 01/16/2012 4:44:49 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: FryingPan101

Romney has 12 delegates and everyone wants a two man race yesterday.

Since when do we need to decide the nominee BEFORE South Carolina? Do Iowa and NH get to choose for the rest of us?

Let Perry have his shot in the South along with the others and let’s hope someone gets past Romney by Super Tuesday.


22 posted on 01/16/2012 4:46:06 AM PST by Reagan Disciple (Peace through Strength)
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To: Steelfish

I really HATE this guy! Give to NEWT to stop the “win”.


23 posted on 01/16/2012 4:54:32 AM PST by JSDude1 (https://www.newt.org/donate)
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To: gemoftheocean

“... if Skippy the Wonder dog was the nominee, or some Pagan ... I’d take the dog/pagan over Zero.”

Me too - well phrased!! Too bad though - true conservatives should have had more clout and there should have been better choices for us. Sigh.

Gingrich has the best mind/oratorical skills to beat Obama - he would make mincemeat out of Obama in a debate. Prioritizing, that ought to hold more weight in people’s minds than his “baggage”.

Anyone But Romney, however, if possible.


24 posted on 01/16/2012 5:49:25 AM PST by stonehouse01
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To: iopscusa
>> Wonder if the Huntsman daughters and Harry Reid will endorse Mutt today? <<

I'll bet those gorgeous, sexy Huntsman daughters already have hired show biz agents who -- even as you and I aimlessly dawdle away our time on FR -- are negotiating with the networks for TV careers.

Maybe they'll have a reality show, maybe they'll do political commentary à la Megan McCain and Liz Cheney, or maybe they'll follow the Bristol Palin route and start dancing with various stars.

In any event, I think we haven't heard/seen the last of them -- not by a long shot!

25 posted on 01/16/2012 6:28:59 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Steelfish
A Huntsman aide said Mr. Huntsman was proud of his third-place showing in New Hampshire last week but felt his campaign was standing in the way of a Romney win in Saturday's primary election in South Carolina.

Talk about arrogance.

His presence was standing in the way of maybe the waitress delivering lunch, but in the way of any one that is in the Presidential race? hahahahaha

Where do these rich people get the idea that they can become President?

His rich Mormon daddy bought him the governors race in Utah {I've done business in Salt Lake and I think that Mormons do well in Utah politics}, but he can't buy it on a National level.

Add to that the fact that he was obummer's appointee to china and wrote long hand love letters to the bummer, and there you have a recipe for failure.

He does have a beautiful family and he will not miss any meals so life won't be all that bad for jonboi.

26 posted on 01/16/2012 6:56:59 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Rofl!!


27 posted on 01/16/2012 9:20:15 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Lazlo in PA

A little news for all the Freeper Huntsmen supporters:

Withdrawing Huntsman takes parting shot at GOP field

By Stephen Dinan

The Washington Times

Monday, January 16, 2012

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. dropped out of the Republican presidential race Monday and endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, but not before firing one last shot at the rest of the field, accusing them of running a race “not worthy of the American people.”

The parting shot was in line with the rest of Mr. Huntsman’s campaign, which was defined by bashing fellow Republicans for trying too hard to win the party’s conservative voters rather than appealing to a middle ground.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jan/16/withdrawing-huntsman-takes-parting-shot-gop-field/print/


28 posted on 01/16/2012 9:23:58 AM PST by KeyLargo
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29 posted on 01/16/2012 10:11:08 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Steelfish

..yes, it does appear that someone got a phone call—maybe a couple...


30 posted on 01/16/2012 10:48:52 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: Steelfish

Dunceman drops out.


31 posted on 01/16/2012 10:52:54 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: N. Theknow

Huntsman will ride that Purple Chinese Motorcycle off into the sunset or at least back to the bunker in SLC.


32 posted on 01/16/2012 1:40:14 PM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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