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Is it time to consider Huntsman?
Business Insider ^ | 11/1/11 | Michael Brendan Dougherty

Posted on 11/01/2011 7:51:31 PM PDT by coffeehays

Are you a Republican looking for a more viable alternative to Mitt Romney? Has the cratering of Rick Perry left you feeling hopeless? Do the scandals afflicting Herman Cain make you think he isn't all that electable? Well, there is still a very electable conservative in the race! Surprise it is Jon Huntsman! He has been branded a moderate by the press and by people in his campaign. But take a look at his record and see if it doesn't warm your heart.

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TOPICS: Campaign News
KEYWORDS: 0nooo0; conservative; hermancain; huntsman; jonhuntsman; michaeldougherty; mittromney; rickperry
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Before I draw the ire of my fellow conservatives, let me say this. I am an evangelical Christian that does put a large premium of pro-life convictions. With the exception of Gov. Perry, no candidate in the race has the pro-life record that Governor Huntsman does. He has a stellar record on the 2nd Amendment as well and is the only candidate that has come out publicly in full support Paul Ryan's plan. Understand that I don't share his views on anthropological global warming and reciprocal beneficiary rights, but this is a very conservative guy that would beat Obama like a drum in 2012.

I look forward to hearing your feedback.

1 posted on 11/01/2011 7:51:34 PM PDT by coffeehays
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To: coffeehays

For what?


2 posted on 11/01/2011 7:52:42 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: coffeehays

Nope it is getting to time for Gov. Palin to enter the race.


3 posted on 11/01/2011 7:53:08 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: SuzyQue

Oh hail no


4 posted on 11/01/2011 7:53:20 PM PDT by grandpa jones
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To: coffeehays

Is it time to consider that you are politically retarded?


5 posted on 11/01/2011 7:53:33 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (t)
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To: coffeehays

He’s a RINO. An honest RINO, but a RINO nonetheless.


6 posted on 11/01/2011 7:53:53 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: coffeehays

The one candidate in the GOP race who is even more liberal than Romney.


7 posted on 11/01/2011 7:54:03 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: JLS

Too late. The filing deadlines for most primary states passed on November 1st.


8 posted on 11/01/2011 7:54:53 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: coffeehays

ZOT!!!


9 posted on 11/01/2011 7:55:46 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Gingrich is a vote for Romney)
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To: grandpa jones

Double hail.


10 posted on 11/01/2011 7:55:48 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: coffeehays

I hope this is just a joke post, because I have to say—you MUST be kidding!


11 posted on 11/01/2011 7:55:54 PM PDT by WXRGina
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To: coffeehays

Mitt Lite.


12 posted on 11/01/2011 7:56:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: coffeehays
He's a statist.
13 posted on 11/01/2011 7:56:38 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: coffeehays

LMAO.


14 posted on 11/01/2011 7:57:40 PM PDT by WilliamHouston
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To: coffeehays

He also worships at Al Gore’s church of global warming and worked for the Obama Administration. Those two points alone disqualify him from consideration by me.


15 posted on 11/01/2011 7:58:40 PM PDT by milwguy
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To: coffeehays
With the exception of Gov. Perry, no candidate in the race has the pro-life record that Governor Huntsman does.

Did Perry or Huntsman ever give $1 million of their own money to spur people to vote pro-life? Herman Cain did.

16 posted on 11/01/2011 7:59:33 PM PDT by montag813
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To: coffeehays

No.


17 posted on 11/01/2011 7:59:44 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: coffeehays
Huntsman made a really, really, really serious error in accepting a high level appointment from the Democrats.

That turned him into a RINO.

Sorry ~ he's off the ticket.

18 posted on 11/01/2011 8:00:23 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: coffeehays

LOL!!!!! Whooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo?????????????


19 posted on 11/01/2011 8:00:27 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: coffeehays
Not voting for a democrat. We've already got one in the White House.

Every time I see Huntsman speak publicly, I keep expecting him to break down and finally admit that he's gay.

20 posted on 11/01/2011 8:01:09 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Thunder90

Most states?


21 posted on 11/01/2011 8:01:24 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: coffeehays
[Maj. Hochstetter] vat iss dis Huntsman doing here?
22 posted on 11/01/2011 8:02:00 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: coffeehays

No thanks. I will pass on a guy who launched his campaign standing where Reagan stood and promised to disagree with Obama but be nice. He is a plant, an Obama admin serving plant.


23 posted on 11/01/2011 8:03:43 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: coffeehays

Didn’t he work for Obama?


24 posted on 11/01/2011 8:04:20 PM PDT by NotSoModerate
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To: coffeehays

Wow, (almost) four years is a long time to hang around before trolling.

I gotta hand it to you, you do have the gift of patience.


25 posted on 11/01/2011 8:05:15 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: coffeehays

[ Do the scandals afflicting Herman Cain make you think he isn’t all that electable? ]

No it just pissed me off more at the MSM for such drivel that sop far has no actual merit.


26 posted on 11/01/2011 8:08:10 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Mase

“Every time I see Huntsman speak publicly, I keep expecting him to break down and finally admit that he’s gay.”

LOL! You just made my night.


27 posted on 11/01/2011 8:12:01 PM PDT by Cato in PA (The Hermanator 2: Judgment Day 2012)
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To: coffeehays

Dog Catcher?

Not just yet.


28 posted on 11/01/2011 8:13:11 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Hang in there Herman, conservatives love you!)
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To: coffeehays

Huntsman is a liberal idiot and he will never be the nominee.

Any more questions?


29 posted on 11/01/2011 8:13:23 PM PDT by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: coffeehays

Pro-life and I saw his three daughters on TV and they are his best resume.


30 posted on 11/01/2011 8:13:46 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: coffeehays
"Surprise it is Jon Huntsman!"

Puke No!

31 posted on 11/01/2011 8:14:20 PM PDT by Spunky (Sarah Palin on Polls "Poles are for Strippers and Cross Country Skiers")
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To: coffeehays

If Huntsman is the candidate, I stay home.


32 posted on 11/01/2011 8:19:50 PM PDT by DManA
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To: coffeehays

Oh good Lord no. I mean NOOOO!


33 posted on 11/01/2011 8:22:14 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: coffeehays

Is it time to consider John Huntsman? Noooooooo!!!


34 posted on 11/01/2011 8:24:56 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SuzyQue

For what?


Exactly...that’s crazy talk.


35 posted on 11/01/2011 8:24:58 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: huldah1776
Pro-life and I saw his three daughters on TV and they are his best resume.

Margaret Sanger also had children, but they were certainly NOT her best resume'.

36 posted on 11/01/2011 8:34:57 PM PDT by WXRGina
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To: coffeehays

He is the one candidate I put below Mitt Romney on my list. That should say it all.


37 posted on 11/01/2011 8:40:51 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: coffeehays

Have fun with that.


38 posted on 11/01/2011 8:41:04 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: coffeehays
Jon Huntsman served under Reagan, Bush Sr. and Jr. as well as being Ambassador to China under the current admninistration.

FReepers dismiss him for that last bit, typically, thoughtlessly.

I think the guy's credentials blow away everyone else's with the possible exception of Newt's.

39 posted on 11/01/2011 8:41:10 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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That turned him into a RINO.Ambassador to China matters, no matter who the president is. I think there was a time when the electorate understood that. Clearly that time has past. And that's why people like Obama (and his republican counterparts) get elected.

Huntsman served under Reagan, Bush Sr. and Jr, before he served under Obama. That makes him a public servant.

40 posted on 11/01/2011 8:44:14 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: comebacknewt

What specifically are you referring to that makes him so liberal? Didn’t Cain describe abortion as a personal decision families will make? that seems pretty liberal to me. I hear a lot of noise but what policy besides global warming makes him liberal? I’m willing to concede he’s liberal but all I hear are ad hominem attacks, but where on the issues is he different than Gingrich?


41 posted on 11/01/2011 8:45:11 PM PDT by coffeehays
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To: SuzyQue

You’ve heard of the tea party movement.

Huntsman could lead the milquetoast party.


42 posted on 11/01/2011 8:46:13 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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Are you a Republican looking for a more viable alternative to Mitt Romney?

No. I'm a conservative looking for a more viable alternative to itt Romney . . . . . and Herman Cain . . . . . and Rick Santorum . . . . . . and Jon Huntsman.

Currently, Newt's profile is rising on my radar and I'm keeping my options open on Perry and Bachmann.

43 posted on 11/01/2011 8:47:39 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: DustyMoment

I like Newt a lot. I enjoy him in the debates and he seems like a thoughtful guy. I think he’s personal life is a negative and I’m still disappointed in his hesitancy to support Paul Ryan’s plan. But there’s a lot to like there.


44 posted on 11/01/2011 8:51:27 PM PDT by coffeehays
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To: coffeehays

Huntsman is a Liberal Democrat posing as a Republican - what does your post have to do with Republicans - Conservative Republicans ?


45 posted on 11/01/2011 9:01:49 PM PDT by ICCtheWay
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Hunt, hunt, hunt
He's the Huntsman
"Into action" is his cry
From the forest to the city
He will run there in a jiffy
To sock evil in the eye

Marty Feeb was a poor hunter
Hungry without dough
'Til the day he saved a chunky elf
From being eaten by a crow
The elf rewarded Marty Feeb
With a magic sack of corn
He gained strength and speed and shiny teeth
And as the Huntsman was reborn

Hunt, hunt, hunt
He's the Huntsman
He'll whip the pants off the bad guys
If there's an emergency
Sound the Horn of Urgency
And summon the Huntsman
"Into action" is his cry!
Hunt.

For best Freakazoid! supporting character, I say YES!

For President, no, absolutely not.

46 posted on 11/01/2011 9:03:22 PM PDT by FredZarguna (It's just my opinion, or whatever, dude. I'm not saying it's right or wrong...wait what did I say?)
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To: coffeehays

He has no shot at the nomination, so why consider him?


47 posted on 11/01/2011 9:10:06 PM PDT by astuddis
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You are misreading that article. Cain was the public spokesperson for America’s PAC, which is has been around since the 1980s. The PAC was spending a million dollars.

The PAC was funded by big-time republican donors like J. Patrick Rooney. I don’t know how much money Cain gave to the PAC; But given that Cain’s net worth in 2006 wasn’t much more than a million dollars total, it is clear he didn’t spend a million dollars of his own money.

I tried searching all the relevant documents from the PAC in 2006, and found no individual donations from anybody named “CAIN”. But Cain had his own pac/organization, and I guess he could have given money in an org-to-org transfer.

Still, it’s nice to see Cain did something for the pro-life cause. But Rick Perry actually has a solid record of pro-life accomplishments. He has passed multiple pieces of pro-life legislation.

Just a few: parental notification, parental consent, defunding planned parenthood, a “choose life” license plate (I don’t really like the license plate business, but he did it), support for adoption, a sonogram law, and of course he has spoken at major pro-life conventions.

I don’t know anything about Huntsman.


48 posted on 11/01/2011 9:16:47 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: coffeehays

I hereby appoint you to be Chairman of the Huntsman Fan Club at Freeper. You have one dues-paying member. Guess who that is?


49 posted on 11/01/2011 9:17:00 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (I will go back to New Hampshire to campaign.)
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To: ICCtheWay

I guess I would say just calling him a “liberal democrat” doesn’t necessarily make him a liberal democrat. What policy is he liberal on? Yes, I will give you anthropological global warming and some gay rights, but he has cut taxes repeatedly, signed so many pro-life bills that the Salt Lake City Tribune heavily criticized him for it, has come out against renewing the The Clinton Gun Ban, is for drastically reducing taxes at a national level, has an astounding energy plan, and doesn’t have any old votes to hide from. Is the fact that he worked for this White House as Ambassador to China completely discredit him? If so, would it also preclude General Petraeus?


50 posted on 11/01/2011 9:21:15 PM PDT by coffeehays
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