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Obama campaign manager saw supposed threat in Huntsman candidacy
Daily Caller ^ | 10:50 AM 11/20/2012 | David Tonyan

Posted on 11/20/2012 4:35:48 PM PST by Olog-hai

Former ambassador to China and Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman could have been the greatest threat to the president’s re-election, Obama’s campaign manager claimed Tuesday morning. …

The fact that Huntsman is widely considered a “moderate” may have played into Messina’s supposed concern. Against Mitt Romney, “Barack Obama won moderates by 15 points,” Messina explained.

But it’s unlikely that Messina—an astute Democratic partisan—truly perceived Huntsman as a threat. The former Utah governor barely registered Republican support during the primary season. …

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They could try less transparent BS, maybe.

(And Jim Messina? Where’s Kenny Loggins?)
1 posted on 11/20/2012 4:35:55 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

1972 was the first Federal election in which I was able to vote.I’ve never missed a Federal election (November,even years) since I first qualified.But if Huntsman was the candidate I very probably would have stayed home.


2 posted on 11/20/2012 4:52:19 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: Gay State Conservative

But if Huntsman was the candidate I very probably would have stayed home.

DITTO


3 posted on 11/20/2012 4:55:06 PM PST by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Olog-hai

Talk about a “tale told by an idiot!”


4 posted on 11/20/2012 5:16:27 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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To: Olog-hai

This is BS, frankly, the propaganda machine will pump out loads of urban legends to anyone who tries running against a Democratic Presidential candidate. Huntsman was never a threat, because the left would simply argue that regardless of his adopted Chinese daughters, regardless of his faith, regardless of the fact that he’s only been married once for however many years, he’s a rich white guy, and a person who is a non-atheist, and therefore will try to turn America into a theocracy. End of story. Huntsman also has the problem of being limited in his linguistics, he can speak Chinese, but what good is that when Spanish is far more prominent in the U.S.?

Finally, why didn’t Obama make him in the cabinet? It would have been a decent way to shut the person up - permanently?


5 posted on 11/20/2012 6:19:15 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: Olog-hai
Huntsman would have also been a racist woman-killing plutocrat by the time the U.S. State Media was through with him.

And our Nuevo Amerika Replacement Population would have eaten it up just like they did with Romney.

It’s over. We all live in California now (or is it Venezuela?)

6 posted on 11/20/2012 7:01:10 PM PST by Dagnabitt (The USA - Fun while it lasted.)
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To: Olog-hai

Major BS. Huntsman was the China stooge. China owns him.


7 posted on 11/20/2012 7:33:25 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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