Skip to comments.Obama Campaign Viewed Huntsman as ‘Very Tough Candidate'
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 hed be trouble in a general election showdown. It wasnt Mitt Romney. Jon Huntsman is the former Utah governor who took a moderate stance in a GOP field that leaned to the right. He didnt 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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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.
THE FIX WAS IN NO MATTER WHO RAN IT WAS A RIGGED ELECTION.
“Please, Brer Fox, please don’t throw me into the briar patch.”
We might as well elect Obama.
Democrat beats Democrat-Lite everytime.....might as well vote for the real thing.
You are right, this is psy ops bull shit.
He would have made obama the perfect VP. They are both rich and marxists.
And then obama found out Huntsman was a "Republican" not a dem and then he stopped worrying.
Read this article and see they were promoting Huntsman all along.
If huntsman couldn’t beat Pawlenty, Bachman etc, how formidable could he have been?
Four years out and the left is already working on picking our easily beatable, milquetoast candidate for us.
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.
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.
Such B/S, every day... just more B/S.
Peter Nicholas ought to wake up and smell the coffee burning. WSJ consistently gives him assignments that make him look bad...
ROTFLOL No they didn’t.
Is that the election that had certain Democrat counties in Indiana voting RV 105-110%? You might want to calibrate -4 there ...
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.
Oh, please. He was a seperated-from-birth photo of Barney Fife. He never would have been the president.
Right on right on.
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.
I agree, if you lost your last election, you should not be running for President.
Absolutely! They tell us they were afraid of the RINO so that will nominate another.
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.
You missed Gary Johnson's GOP bid. He was eventually the Libertarian party candidate.
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?
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.
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....
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.