Skip to comments.Is it time to consider Huntsman?
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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I look forward to hearing your feedback.
Nope it is getting to time for Gov. Palin to enter the race.
Oh hail no
Is it time to consider that you are politically retarded?
He’s a RINO. An honest RINO, but a RINO nonetheless.
The one candidate in the GOP race who is even more liberal than Romney.
Too late. The filing deadlines for most primary states passed on November 1st.
I hope this is just a joke post, because I have to say—you MUST be kidding!
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.
Did Perry or Huntsman ever give $1 million of their own money to spur people to vote pro-life? Herman Cain did.
That turned him into a RINO.
Sorry ~ he's off the ticket.
Every time I see Huntsman speak publicly, I keep expecting him to break down and finally admit that he's gay.
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.
Didn’t he work for Obama?
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.
[ 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.
“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.
Not just yet.
Huntsman is a liberal idiot and he will never be the nominee.
Any more questions?
Pro-life and I saw his three daughters on TV and they are his best resume.
If Huntsman is the candidate, I stay home.
Oh good Lord no. I mean NOOOO!
Is it time to consider John Huntsman? Noooooooo!!!
Margaret Sanger also had children, but they were certainly NOT her best resume'.
He is the one candidate I put below Mitt Romney on my list. That should say it all.
Have fun with that.
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.
Huntsman served under Reagan, Bush Sr. and Jr, before he served under Obama. That makes him a public servant.
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?
You’ve heard of the tea party movement.
Huntsman could lead the milquetoast party.
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.
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.
Huntsman is a Liberal Democrat posing as a Republican - what does your post have to do with Republicans - Conservative Republicans ?
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!
For best Freakazoid! supporting character, I say YES!
For President, no, absolutely not.
He has no shot at the nomination, so why consider him?
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.
I hereby appoint you to be Chairman of the Huntsman Fan Club at Freeper. You have one dues-paying member. Guess who that is?
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?