Skip to comments.Huntsman to skip Iowa debate, plans NH town hall (will do a Lincoln-Douglas debate with Gingrich)
Posted on 12/02/2011 1:15:05 PM PST by TBBT
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is skipping next week's presidential primary debate in Iowa. ABC is to televise the event nationally. Huntsman on Friday says he'll instead have a town hall-style meeting on Dec. 10 in New Hampshire, a state that is central to his political strategy. Huntsman has written-off Iowa and has spent neither time nor money there. Huntsman also has accepted an invitation to do a one-on-one debate with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in New Hampshire. The two will meet in Windham for a Lincoln-Douglas-style debate with tea party activists on Dec. 12. Gingrich has invited each of his rivals for one-on-one conversations.
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I realized this morning who Huntsman reminds me of: Mr. Rogers.
Oh, and I watched a long news segment on Romney last night, probably 25 or more pictures in different situations flashed during the piece, everyone of these shots he had a white dress shirt on. Has anyone seen Romney in anything but a white shirt and dark pants?
WHO is he?????
Yeah, I think he’s also into cap and trade, which is not good.
“He elevates Huntsman who can really benefit from the exposure”
This is good. Huntsman is more conservative than Gingrich.
Huntsman’s got nothing to lose and will probably go in packed with grenades.
It’s a win/win. Best case scenario: they both self destruct. Worst case scenario: Newt wins and steals Huntsman’s supporters which gives him a 1% bump in the polls.
You could have said the same thing about McCain in 2008, however he still won, over the LOUD objections of many conservatives (especially those here on FR).
But it’s different with Huntsman, as Huntsman is FAR more conservative than McCain, and more conservative than Mitt & Newt. He can win.
The funny thing is that Huntsman is a pretty conservative fellow...unfortunately, he bit on the serve your country China thing with Obama and now is dead to Conservatives...
I agree. But it could be that Huntsman was thinking what a great opportunity for his family to live in another country and with him being Ambassador of China although important I still don’t think it was as bad as Newt sitting down with Nancy over Global Warming. I mean if Huntsman was a complete conservative (I am not sure of his pro-life status), I would support Huntsman over Newt.
He can’t win.
Hey, what does Huntsman have to lose?
I think he is a bigger RINO than any of our other candidates. Hell, folks, he WENT TO WORK FOR HUSSEIN.
Geez, Newt, stoop much to conquer? Be better off debating Snakehead or Axelrot...
To flood the zone with RINO hamburger ... If Huntz comes off even just ok against Gingrich it hurts Mittens ...
What, by opening a vein and bleeding all over himself? Newt knows Huntsman sux rocks...better sport would have been had debating a Presidential-candidate blast-from-the-past like Buchanan...
The coward Romney FLED Massachusetts, and
now has fled NH and this debate
to hide like the little girl Mitt really is,
while his surrogates protect him.
Hunty is gonna stand and deliver.
Why not? Huntsman, if he surges, would draw more from Romney than anyone else, IMHO.
You’re gonna knock off the keyword language or get suspended.
I hope Newt stays composed. Huntsman has a knack for groan-eliciting jab attempts.
He is against cap and trade. Look it up. :)
Does anyone remember the Saddleback debate? Obama one-on-one with Rick Warren was a Obama's worst debate, and McCain's best.
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