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Obama Campaign Viewed Huntsman as ‘Very Tough Candidate'
WSJ ^ | November 20, 2012 | Peter Nicholas

Posted on 11/20/2012 1:38:22 PM PST by BlueStateRightist

When Obama campaign aides surveyed the field of Republican presidential hopefuls early on, they saw a certain handsome Mormon candidate and thought he’d be trouble in a general election showdown. It wasn’t Mitt Romney. Jon Huntsman is the former Utah governor who took a moderate stance in a GOP field that leaned to the right. He didn’t get very far in the Republican nomination fight, but team Obama viewed him as a serious candidate who could pose real problems in a general election.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bs; election; huntsman
More tricks from the MSM (and the Marxist minions): The GOP needs less conservatism so it can lose more elections.
1 posted on 11/20/2012 1:38:31 PM PST by BlueStateRightist
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To: BlueStateRightist

Mhmm, yeah.

John Huntsman and Tim pawlenty should have kicked all ass in the history of ass.

Go for it GOP, hopefully the libs will vote you in, because I sure won’t.


2 posted on 11/20/2012 1:42:17 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

THE FIX WAS IN NO MATTER WHO RAN IT WAS A RIGGED ELECTION.


3 posted on 11/20/2012 1:43:20 PM PST by THE_RAIDER
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To: BlueStateRightist

“Please, Brer Fox, please don’t throw me into the briar patch.”


4 posted on 11/20/2012 1:43:40 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: BlueStateRightist
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5 posted on 11/20/2012 1:44:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BlueStateRightist

We might as well elect Obama.


6 posted on 11/20/2012 1:48:59 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: ModelBreaker

Democrat beats Democrat-Lite everytime.....might as well vote for the real thing.


7 posted on 11/20/2012 1:49:58 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: BlueStateRightist

You are right, this is psy ops bull shit.


8 posted on 11/20/2012 1:54:16 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
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To: BlueStateRightist

He would have made obama the perfect VP. They are both rich and marxists.

LLS


9 posted on 11/20/2012 1:56:12 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: BlueStateRightist
Obama Campaign Viewed Huntsman as ‘Very Tough Candidate'

And then obama found out Huntsman was a "Republican" not a dem and then he stopped worrying.

10 posted on 11/20/2012 1:57:22 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: BlueStateRightist
Huntsman was the Obama Administration's favorite candidate from the beginning. Romney was number 2.

Read this article and see they were promoting Huntsman all along.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/147691-daley-lavishes-praise-on-huntsmans-support-for-obama

11 posted on 11/20/2012 2:00:36 PM PST by detective
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To: BlueStateRightist

If huntsman couldn’t beat Pawlenty, Bachman etc, how formidable could he have been?


12 posted on 11/20/2012 2:06:48 PM PST by Homer1
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To: BlueStateRightist

B.S.

Four years out and the left is already working on picking our easily beatable, milquetoast candidate for us.


13 posted on 11/20/2012 2:12:23 PM PST by Washi (Look on the bright side: the world is scheduled to end on Dec. 21st.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Huntsman was the only candidate even further to the left than Romney.

It was not for nothing that Obama chose him as his Ambassador to Communist China, a very important post.


14 posted on 11/20/2012 2:12:43 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: detective

As noted, both Huntsman and Romney were the chosen ‘agents’ but he Obama regime to create the illusion of free elections.

This is Cook County gone national into how the Soviet’s did things.

Yes, the Soviet’s had ‘elections’ too. They were theater pieces to create an illusion that the majority of Russians loved and supporters the Communist Party cabal and their anointed leaders.

Same damn thing here.

We saw our last free and honest national elections back in 2008.


15 posted on 11/20/2012 2:17:31 PM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: BlueStateRightist
Huntsman is a liberal who didn't change his position every morning no wonder they thought he would be harder to beat...
16 posted on 11/20/2012 2:23:23 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: BlueStateRightist

Such B/S, every day... just more B/S.


17 posted on 11/20/2012 2:28:26 PM PST by Gator113 (WHO gave the order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?)
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To: BlueStateRightist
I remember before the Nevada caucus, the MSM made this silly half-hearted attempt at "It's Huntsman's Turn!" and he appeared on not one but two MSNBC shows, and they patronized the sh!t out of him, and he lapped it up. The guy is a weenie douchebag IRL btw. Insincere and in it for himself.

Peter Nicholas ought to wake up and smell the coffee burning. WSJ consistently gives him assignments that make him look bad...

18 posted on 11/20/2012 2:44:48 PM PST by StAnDeliver (Own It.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

ROTFLOL No they didn’t.


19 posted on 11/20/2012 2:46:17 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: INVAR
"We saw our last free and honest national elections back in 2008."

Is that the election that had certain Democrat counties in Indiana voting RV 105-110%? You might want to calibrate -4 there ...

20 posted on 11/20/2012 2:47:01 PM PST by StAnDeliver (Own It.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

The last tow elections have been a set up by the Left. They wanted us to think we were winning when the deal was already made.


21 posted on 11/20/2012 2:47:40 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: BlueStateRightist
Why do they even bother? I guess because the MSM doesn't know the Communists stole this election. (not that they'd care if they did)
22 posted on 11/20/2012 2:51:11 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Oh, please. He was a seperated-from-birth photo of Barney Fife. He never would have been the president.


23 posted on 11/20/2012 3:10:26 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: cripplecreek

Right on right on.


24 posted on 11/20/2012 3:11:35 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Any candidate was more formidable than Romney. There are very few candidates in presidential primary history who it was possible to make a 20-minute mini-movie about starring willing participants railing against him for ruining their lives with layoffs, pay cuts, outsourcing, etc. It doesn’t matter how conservative Mitt Romney was, no Republican with a brain in their head should have thought Romney could overcome the Bain baggage previewed by Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich in the primary, especially knowing it already killed Romney’s earlier campaign for Senate by gigantic proportions.


25 posted on 11/20/2012 3:19:05 PM PST by JediJones (Newt Gingrich warned us that the "King of Bain" was unelectable. Did you listen?)
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To: JediJones

I agree, if you lost your last election, you should not be running for President.


26 posted on 11/20/2012 3:21:18 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Absolutely! They tell us they were afraid of the RINO so that will nominate another.


27 posted on 11/20/2012 3:26:31 PM PST by rcofdayton
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To: BlueStateRightist

The sheeple like Muslims better than Mormons. Can we locate a gay, Muslim, hispanic woman anchor baby to run in 2016? I think we would have all basis covered and get huge turnout.
Seriously, most of us know that Romney was the designated fall guy for Zero. Think of him as the candidate the affirmative action police would pick so as to not make it too difficult for our dear leader to “win” re-election.


28 posted on 11/20/2012 3:43:01 PM PST by kneehurts
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To: Cicero
Huntsman was the only candidate even further to the left than Romney.

You missed Gary Johnson's GOP bid. He was eventually the Libertarian party candidate.

29 posted on 11/20/2012 3:47:43 PM PST by newzjunkey (too new?)
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To: riri

I guess because the MSM doesn’t know the Communists stole this election.

&&&
Hardly! How could they not know when they drove the getaway car?


30 posted on 11/20/2012 4:07:12 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

BS! Don’t pee on me and tell me it’s raining.

I’m supposed to believe they had millions of dollars in anti-Huntsman ads running during the primaries?

The WSJ has become a joke.


31 posted on 11/20/2012 4:12:34 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: chris37
maybe because some rat lib is hitting on one of Huntsman supposedly beautiful leftist dtrs.....

this Media....not enough to be totally in bammeys tank or other orifice, but they now have to come with all these "explanations about what should have been, done and how Romney didn't do this and the gopers are just all white and blah...blah...blah....

YOU STOLE OUR VOTES......we know it, you know it....

that dingbat from Florida was complaining that the GOP is all white, male etc....and that their wonderful party is so full of women and people not white...

like....why did you party run lily white men against Allen West and Mia Love?....two rising intelligent stars unlike the scum you run....

32 posted on 11/20/2012 4:27:54 PM PST by cherry
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To: cherry

Well the people of this country are going to have to learn.

The GOP is going to have to learn.

What I have learned...

America, land of evil, home of the slave.

In lies we trust.

This house of cards is going to fall.


33 posted on 11/20/2012 4:46:06 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: BlueStateRightist
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Yeah ... and the Star Trek Borg consider Joe Biden a sentient life form ... /sarcasm-off ...


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34 posted on 11/20/2012 5:59:08 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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