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  • Oh yes: Jon Huntsman kinda sorta maybe open to an independent run

    12/21/2015 9:21:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 21, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Maybe I’m overselling it a tiny bit in the headline. Watch the clip below, from 3:05 to 5:00, and tell me what he’s saying. When he’s asked who he’d vote for in a Trump/Hillary election, he emphasizes that he’s a Republican but he won’t give a straight answer about supporting Trump. He wants to see if Trump, as nominee, blossoms into a “problem-solver” during the general election campaign, in which case then, it seems, he’ll support him. But what if Trump doesn’t become that guy? Huntsman says no when asked about an independent run but then adds, “I’m not ready...
  • Sheriff: Abused girl led to discovery of 2 kids' bodies in storage locker

    SALINAS, Calif. —Salinas police are investigating a horrific double homicide that left two kids dead and a third child fighting for her life in a hospital. The bodies of a 3-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy were found in a storage locker in Redding, Calif. Tami Joy Huntsman, 39, and her 17-year-old boyfriend, Gonzalo Curiel, were arrested on charges of felony child abuse, torture, and mayhem. A severely abused 9-year-old girl was found at home and is undergoing surgery for "numerous injuries," Plumas County Sheriff's Sgt. Steve Peay said. (snip) Huntsman is a relative of the two homicide victims but not...
  • Busted ! CNN Uses Jeb Bush Staffer Planted In Audience To Frame Donald Trump Narrative/Hit Job.

    10/13/2015 12:40:11 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 304 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10-13-2015 | sundance
    During an appearance at a Jon Huntsman No Labels event, a female audience member named Lauren Batchelder played the role of a female antagonist toward candidate Donald Trump. ADVERTISEMENT However, Ms. Batchelder is not just an average audience member. Shes a paid political operative of the GOP and a paid staff member of Team Jeb Bush: NH 6 Within minutes of her scripted performance at the event, the producers of CNN were quickly editing soundbites and framing a narrative. That story was pushed into the media stream within hours. CNNs Jeanne Moos was the delivery vehicle for the a hit...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Abby Huntsman Hired as Fox News Reporter

    10/03/2015 11:42:15 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 46 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 3, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Fox News has hired Abby Huntsman as a new reporter to the network. Mediaite has learned that Huntsman will be joining Fox News as a general assignment reporter for the network. We reached out to Fox and a network spokesperson confirmed the hire.
  • John Kasichs Quest for Glorious Martyrdom

    06/10/2015 6:58:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 10, 2015 | Jonathan Chait
    John Kasich is a highly popular governor of a vital swing state, possessed of national experience and long-standing ties to his partys financial and ideological elite. He is launching a presidential campaign that stands virtually no chance of success, if you define success to mean acquiring the nomination. It looks increasingly likely, however, that Kasich defines success as something else altogether. Kasich began his career in a dissident role. As the Republican Party careened in the 1980s and 1990s toward militant supply-side economics, Kasich carved out an identity as an old-fashioned deficit hawk. Kasich was evangelical on the subject of...
  • GOP Estab Courting Jon Huntsman to Challenge Mike Lee

    02/16/2015 6:21:34 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/15/15 | Tony Lee
    Establishment Republicans are reportedly trying to convince former Utah Governor and failed 2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman to oust Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) in 2016. CNNs John King said on Inside Politics that national establishment leaders in the business community will join state establishment leaders to try to convince President Barack Obamas former Ambassador to China to challenge Lee. King noted that Huntsmans deep-pocketed dad (Huntsman Sr., though, did pony up funds to his sons campaign down the stretchperhaps because he saw the writing on the wall.) does not like Lee (Huntsman Sr. is reportedly upset his cancer institute did...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 January 2015

    01/25/2015 4:27:49 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 134 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 25 January 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 25th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark. FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.; Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill, Adam Schiff, D-Calif, and Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz.; former Gov. Jon Huntsman, R-Utah.
  • Catholics to Honor LDS Apostle, Former UT Governor {MidUtahRadio highlights 'PUBIC' [sic] service}

    11/09/2014 8:15:33 PM PST · by Colofornian · 12 replies
    MidUtahRadio.com ^ | Nov. 6, 2014 | Duke Dance
    A current LDS apostle and a former Utah governor were honored by Utah Catholics Thursday. Elder L. Tom Perry and his wife, Barbara Perry along with Jon Huntsman and his wife, Mary Kaye Huntsman, were honored at Catholic Community Services annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner at Little America Hotel in downtown Salk Lake City. Mary Kaye Huntsman has launched two youth programs called Bag of Hope and Power in You. The Catholic Community Service said that Jon and Mary Kaye have worked tirelessly in pubic service and to help those in need...
  • Jon Huntsman Sr.: Tea Party has captivated and ruined the GOP

    11/09/2014 9:55:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/9/14 | Jessica Chasmar
    Jon Huntsman Sr., father of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. and a self-described lifelong Republican, argued that the tea party has ruined the Republican Party, and that the GOP doesnt stand a chance unless someone like his son is elected. The tea party has completely captivated and ruined the Republican Party today and theyll show this in 2016, Huntsman Sr. said last week, Yahoo News reported. Unless a Jeb Bush comes in or John Huntsman Jr., the Republicans dont have a prayer. The Chinjunior Mr. Huntsman, who unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination in 2012, now serves as the U.S....
  • "The Tea Party has completely...ruined the Republican Party": Jon Huntsman Sr.

    11/04/2014 9:42:26 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 119 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | November 4, 2014 | Aaron Tusk
    If the polls hold, 2014 should be a banner year for Republicans. But Jon Hunstman Sr., a self-described "lifelong Republican" and former special assistant to President Richard Nixon, is looking ahead with concern about the Grand Old Party's 2016 prospects. "The Tea Party has completely captivated and ruined the Republican Party today and they'll show this in 2016," says Hunstman, author of Barefoot to Billionaire. "Unless a Jeb Bush comes in or John Huntsman Jr., the Republicans don't have a prayer." ... The patriarch of the Huntsman family had a more terse reply when asked whether a 'moderate' Republican like...
  • Ted Cruz is the new Sarah Palin (Here it comes)

    10/01/2014 4:22:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Week ^ | October 1, 2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    The Texas senator stands for conservative principles. Unfortunately, that's all he does with them.Is Ted Cruz good for conservatives? Or is it the other way around? The answer matters a lot, because it's not impossible that this guy could be the next GOP presidential nominee. A close adviser to Texas' junior senator told National Journal that there is a 90 percent chance the Tea Party star will run for president in 2016. "And honestly, 90 is lowballing it." Cruz denies that he has made plans past the midterms. But boy, he sure does look like a man preparing for a...
  • Gardner wins implied endorsement from bipartisan group; NARAL backs Udall

    04/29/2014 5:28:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Fox31 Denver ^ | Eli Stokols
    A group founded by moderate lawmakers from both sides of the aisle aiming to push politicians back toward the eroding political center is endorsing Republican Cory Gardner in his campaign to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall. At least, thats how it was presented in a press release from Gardners campaign with the headline: Bipartisan No Labels group endorses Cory Gardner.
  • Huntsman a 2016 wild card vs. Hillary?

    04/13/2014 6:55:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    All Voices ^ | April 7, 2014 | Bob Brennan, Anchor/Reporter
    The 2,500-seat Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts sold out March 31 for an appearance by Jon Huntsman as part of the Philadelphia Speaker Series. Two days later, Huntsman filled Boston Symphony Hall. Another Huntsman appearance at UCLA later this month is sold out. Without the benefit of incessant media attention some early 2016 prospects have been receiving, Huntsmans visions and his authentic, inspiring way of conveying them has been attracting, and resonating with, capacity audiences. At the Kimmel Center, Huntsman drew laughs in lowering his hand slowly to the floor, a metaphor for the impact on his 2012 primary...
  • Kristol to Scarborough: Youll run in 2016 to fill the Jon Huntsman lane [VIDEO]

    02/06/2014 7:03:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 6, 2014 | Jamie Weinstein, senior editor
    Bill Kristol played the role of mischief maker on MSNBCs Morning Joe Thursday. Prompted by host Joe Scarborough, Kristol tallied off the nine Republicans he thinks will be finalists for the 2016 Republican nomination and one of the nine was Scarborough himself. Why would you put Joe on that list? show co-host Mika Brzezinski asked. Hes a former elected official. Hes got a real following out there. Hell fill the Jon Huntsman lane, Kristol said with a wry smile, eliciting cackles from Scarborough. After his failed 2016 presidential run, Huntsman has become a punchline for many conservatives. OK, Ill...
  • Kristol Loses It over Chuck Todds Suggestion Palin Might Run for President for the Money

    02/06/2014 2:23:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 6, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    In his new Kristol Clear prediction segment on Morning Joe, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol augured Thursday morning that Sarah Palin might run for president in 2016. I mean, why wouldnt she run? he asked, causing NBC News White House correspondent Chuck Todd to answer what was probably a rhetorical question. I think its a financial reason, Todd said. To get back into the spotlight. Get the speaking fees back up. You know, theres some question in my mind about [Mike] Huckabees motivation, how much of that is about you know, theres a lot of people who run for...
  • Huntsman leaves door open for another presidential run

    12/03/2013 6:20:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    UPI ^ | 11/26/13
    Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who ran for the Republican U.S. presidential nomination in 2012, suggested he might run again but said he is not a candidate yet....
  • Jon Huntsman, a conservative & a Mormon, says legalizing same-sex marriage is...right thing to do

    02/22/2013 11:29:21 AM PST · by Colofornian · 85 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | Feb. 21, 2013 | Traci G. Lee
    Former Utah governor and presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman is speaking out in favor of marriage equality, arguing that it is a conservative cause that the Republican Party should support. In an op-ed for The American Conservative, Huntsman writes about his time as governor of Utah during which he pushed for civil unions and equality for the LGBTQ community, and adds that the GOP now has the opportunity to do more. Conservatives should start to lead again and push their states to join the nine others that allow all their citizens to marry, Huntsman writes... Huntsmans pro-marriage equality stance is not...
  • Obama Campaign Viewed Huntsman as Very Tough Candidate'

    11/20/2012 1:38:22 PM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 20, 2012 | Peter Nicholas
    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.
  • Shock: Obama toadie, faux Republican, and professional wuss to speak at Democrat Convention

    08/12/2012 4:07:47 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 41 replies
    Doug Ross Journal ^ | August 10, 2012 | Doug Ross
    You may know him as "Jon Huntsman", if that is his real name. Keep reading...
  • Obama signs bill exempting presidential appointees from Senate confirmation

    08/11/2012 6:27:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8-11-12 | Paul Connor
    President Barack Obama signed a bill Friday evening that would exempt some senior-level presidential appointees from Senate confirmation. Sponsored by Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and cosponsored by Republicans and Democrats, the bill, now law, weakens the power of the legislature and strengthens the executive branch, critics have warned. The bill skated through the Senate three months after being introduced in 2011 and was passed by the Republican-controlled House 216-116 in July. The law now allows Obama and future presidents to name appointees to senior positions in every branch of the administration, from the Department of the Treasury to the Department...
  • Sources: Former GOP Candidate Huntsman to Speak at DNC Convention

    08/10/2012 4:29:10 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Big Government ^ | August 10, 2012 | Mike Flynn
    I have to admit, the Huntsman candidacy for President never made much sense to me. When it began I thought: wait, this guy served in the Obama Administration and now wants to run against him? And I didn't really get any further than that. Maybe, though, it was simply Himalayan-sized political ambition. According to very credible sources, Huntsman has accepted a speaking slot at the Democrat convention in Charlotte next month. So, first the guy stabs the GOP in the back to work for Obama. Then, he stabs Obama in the back to run against him. And now Huntsman's political...
  • Huntsman Allies: He Wasn't Harry Reid's Source

    08/10/2012 10:51:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 08/10/2012 | McKay Coppins
    Two people close to Jon Huntsman this morning rejected speculation from a liberal blog that the former candidate's wealthy father is the source of unsubstantiated claims that Mitt Romney didn't pay taxes for 10 years. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid first made the accusation last month, attributing it to an anonymous source who had invested in Bain. In a widely-circulated blog post yesterday, Daily Kos founder Markos Moulistas suggested that the man behind the claim could be Jon Huntsman Sr., a Utah philanthropist and industrialist who has donated to Reid's campaign in the past, has business contacts in the Bain...
  • Huntsman compares GOP to Communist Party of China

    04/23/2012 8:09:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Huntsman compares GOP to Communist Party of China Posted by CNN Producer Gabriella Schwarz (CNN) Former GOP White House contender Jon Huntsman on Monday explained the comparison he made between the Republican Party and Communist Party of China the night before as "waxing philosophical" on the state of politics. On Sunday night Huntsman equated being disinvited by the Republican Party from a Florida fundraiser in March after he floated the idea of a third party to "what they do in China on party matters if you talk off script," according to political blog BuzzFeed. On Monday the former Utah...
  • Huntsman Cuts Serious by ZOT in a Half

    01/16/2012 4:25:23 PM PST · by travis911 · 105 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 1/16/12 | Jason Miks
    Jon Huntsman has halted his campaign for president, leaving Romney the only serious choice on foreign policy.

    01/16/2012 3:08:39 PM PST · by STARWISE · 40 replies
    NYTimes ^ | February 24, 2001
    The Huntsman Corporation, a leading chemical company, said yesterday that Bain Capital Inc., the buyout firm that owns Domino's Pizza and Sealy Mattress, agreed to buy a $600 million stake in the closely held business. Huntsman said it would use part of the money to buy out Imperial Chemical Industries' 30 percent share of Huntsman.
  • Jon Huntsman to Drop Out of Presidential Race [Says He "Was Standing In The Way of Romney Win"]

    01/15/2012 10:17:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 31 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | January 16, 2012 | CAROL E. LEE AND NEIL KING JR.
    ANUARY 16, 2012 Jon Huntsman to Drop Out of Presidential Race BY CAROL E. LEE AND NEIL KING JR. Republican presidential candidate Jon M. Huntsman Jr. intends to drop out of the nomination contest on Monday and endorse rival Mitt Romney, the Huntsman campaign said. "He's going to endorse Gov. Romney tomorrow and urge the party to come together," one person briefed on events said. A Huntsman aide said Mr. Huntsman was proud of his third-place showing in New Hampshire last week but felt his campaign was standing in the way of a Romney win in Saturday's primary election in...
  • Huntsman Wins Key SC Newspaper Endorsement [And Their Second Choice Is?]

    01/15/2012 8:19:05 PM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    MSNBC ^ | January 15, 2012
    Huntsman Wins Key SC Newspaper Endorsement By Jo Ling Kent, NBC News CHARLESTON, SC -- Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman won the endorsement of South Carolina's largest newspaper, The State, on Sunday morning. The announcement comes six days before the Palmetto State primary as Huntsman attempts to quickly gain last- minute traction after spending very little time in the state. Huntsman finished a distant third in the New Hampshire primary after campaigning there for nearly six months straight. This is the second time Huntsman has been endorsed by a major newspaper with just days to go before an early state...
  • Breaking News: Jon Huntsman to withdraw from GOP race, campaign spokesman confirms

    01/15/2012 6:33:34 PM PST · by Perdogg · 278 replies
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  • Major SC newspaper endorses Huntsman

    01/15/2012 10:24:35 AM PST · by Qbert · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/15/12 | Daniel Strauss
    Jon Huntsman was endorsed by Columbia, S.C.'sThe State newspaper on Sunday. The endorsement comes less than a week before the South Carolina primary and comes as Huntsman quickly tries to gain traction in the Palmetto state. The State's endorsement is actually similar to what happened just before the New Hampshire primary: Mitt Romney's hometown paper, The Boston Globe, backed Huntsman in a long editorial in which it compared Romney with the former Utah governor. Like the Globe endorsement, The State praised both Romney and Huntsman but said Huntsman was the better candidate. "There are actually two sensible, experienced grownups," The...
  • Private Equity and Creative Destruction

    01/14/2012 8:24:24 AM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 18 replies
    Pajama Media ^ | Spengler
    Want to see what America would look like without private equity? Move to Detroit and contemplate the ruins of a city ruined by the placid conformity of auto industry executives. The economic impact of the corporate takeover business cant be measured by the outcome of takeovers as such. Private equity transformed the way American business thought about the world. If managers did a lousy job, outside investors could raise money (a lot of it from trade union pension funds as well as university endowments) and kick them out. Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry should be ashamed of themselves for bean-counting...
  • ANCESTRY.COM Reveals Mitt Romneys Presidential Genes: 2012 GOP Hopeful Is Related to Six Presidents

    01/13/2012 6:17:22 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 106 replies
    ancestry.com ^ | December 20, 2011 | ancestry.com
    Leading Family History Site also Links GOP Candidates Huntsman and Perry to Former Presidents and American Legends PROVO, UTAH (December 20, 2011) - As Americans prepare to cast their votes in the 2012 Republican Presidential primaries and caucuses starting January 3 in Iowa, Ancestry.com today announced that several key Republican presidential contenders have historic political leaders in their genes – suggesting that the upcoming primaries are really one grand ol’ family party. The world’s largest online family history resource has discovered that Mitt Romney leads the pack in presidential lineage with six former Commanders–in-Chief in his family history.  The former Massachusetts...
  • Sarah Palin Challenges Romney's History Of Job Creation At Bain

    01/12/2012 7:26:31 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 99 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 1/11/2012 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin challenged GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney to furnish his tax return and supporting documents that would prove he created the 100,000 jobs he claimed he did while CEO of Bain Capital. "Governor Romney has claimed to have created 100,000 jobs at Bain and people are wanting to know is there proof of that claim and was it U.S. jobs created for United States citizens?" Palin told Fox News Sean Hannity. Palin said that transparency was needed as Romney would likely be targeted by Democrats on this issue if he were to become the Republican nominee....
  • U.S. District Court orders VA Board of Elections not to order/print ballots (Perry v VA SBoE)

    01/11/2012 9:31:14 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 17 replies · 1+ views
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of VA ^ | January 10, 2012 | Honorable John A. Gibney, Jr.
    In a five-page order yesterday, Judge Gibney of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, wrote: The Court finds that there is a strong likelihood that the Court will find the residency requirement for petition circulators to be unconstitutional. (...) If absentee ballots are printed, and particularly if they are mailed, it will impair the Court's ability to enter an order granting relief to the plaintiffs. They are presidential candidates and will have no chance to secure the delegates from Virginia at the Republican convention. The harm to them would obviously be irreparable. (...) The defendants point...
  • So Romney thinks that attacking a bailout, workers being tossed, etc, is attacking free enterprise?

    01/11/2012 8:12:36 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    1/11/2012 | Laissez-faire capitalist
    Romney has said that Obama is putting free-enterprise on trial and that some in the GOP are joining him? What? This is according to the un-aired ad "Bain & Co: The 1994 Ad By Sen. Ted Kennedy Which Will Floor Mitt RomBOT In 2012": The day Romney took over at Bain, "he had his predecessor fire hundreds of employees." The company was rescued with "a federal bailout of $10 million dollars." "According to the Globe, Romney's company failed to repay at least $10 million to a failed bank and the rest of us had to absorb the loss. Romney abd...
  • Mitt Romney wins New Hampshire; Paul takes second, Huntsman third (Perry beats Roemer!)

    01/10/2012 9:09:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies · 8+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 10, 2012 | Chris Moody
    MANCHESTER, N.H.--Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, the second state in a row he has carried in his campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Romney is the first Republican, not including incumbent presidents, to win both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary since Iowa Republicans began holding their first-in-the-nation caucuses in 1976. Ron Paul came in second; Jon Huntsman in third. It was a start-to-finish victory for Romney in New Hampshire, who led in the polls here throughout the 2012 campaign. Romney owns a summer home in the state, which borders his home state of...
  • Bain & Co: The 1994 Ad By Sen. Ted Kennedy Which Will Floor Mitt RomBOT in 2012

    01/10/2012 3:24:25 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 78 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/14/2011 | politicalarticles
    "...Mitt Romney says he saved Bain & Co. but he didn't tell you the day he took over he had his predecessor fire hundreds of employees or the way the company was rescued was with a federal bailout of $10 million dollars. According to the Globe, Romney's company failed to repay at least $10 million dollars to a failed bank and the rest of us had to absorb the loss. Romney, he and others made $4 million dollars in this deal which cost ordinary people $10 million dollars. Mitt Romney - maybe he's just against government when it helps working...
  • My New Hampshire Predictions

    01/10/2012 3:49:23 PM PST · by Billlknowles · 11 replies
    WeArePolitics ^ | 1/3/2012 | Bill Knowles
    The gloves have come off by the other candidates now in response to all of the mudslinging being done at the hands of the Romney and Paul campaigns so the New Hampshire Primary is proving to be a little more contested than originally thought and is proving that it may not be the coronation that Mitt Romney expects. I came fairly close with my predictions for Iowa, correctly nailing that Bachmann would end her race by the end of the week and calling Mitt Romney the winner, albeit by 8 votes. I thought Santorum would run fourth, but did expect...
  • So Did Romney Create 100,000 Jobs, Or Not? ("campaign has yet to provide convincing proof"

    01/10/2012 8:56:32 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/9/2012 | Susan Adams
    In the Republican presidential candidate debates this weekend, Mitt Romney repeated his claim that he is an effective leader who created a "net net" of 100,000 jobs while he was working in the private sector. But three recent reports, by the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press and by Fact Check.org, the nonprofit nonpartisan project run by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania say that the Romney campaign has yet to offer convincing proof to back up the claim. ... It hardly seems plausible to suggest that he created the positions that make up the current...
  • Romney, Huntsman Stonewall Gun Owners(NH)

    01/10/2012 7:21:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    themoralliberal.com ^ | 10 January, 2012 | GOA
    LIBERTY ALERTS, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA As New Hampshire voters get set to head to the polls, Mitt and Jon Huntsman continue to ignore requests from gun owners that he return the GOA candidate questionnaire. Thank to your efforts, weve heard from most of the Republican candidates, including Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. But Romney and Huntsman continue to turn a deaf ear to the Second Amendment community. Romneys stonewalling is no surprise. After all, he is on record supporting a semi-auto ban and waiting periods for gun purchases. Still, he has the audacity to travel around the...
  • Romney's False Choice: You Either Support Asset-Stripping Or You Are Anti-Free Market Capitalism

    01/09/2012 4:20:37 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 72 replies
    1/9/2012 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    Gordon Gekko Romney is being taken to task over his proclivities, and activities at Bain. To make it short, Romney engaged in what is commonly known as asset-stripping. My point in this thread isn't to delve into the minutiae of what asset-stripping entails, but rather to point out that Romney is attempting to pigeonhole Gingrich as being anti-free market capitalism through the use of a false choice: If Gingrich doesn't support what Romney did at Bain, then he is anti-free market capitalism. Romney's false choice... And all the while, Romney is trying to use a smokescreen to cover what he...
  • Updated: Comparison of Tax Plans for 2012 Presidential Candidates

    01/09/2012 9:52:01 AM PST · by 92nina · 23 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-01-09 | Ryan Ellis
    Confused about the proposed tax reform from each of the presidential candidates? Be confused no more. ATR has compiled a single chart that covers the essential differences between each candidate's plans. As proposals change, this chart will be updated, so be sure to bookmark it and share it with your friends using the Facebook, Twitter, and email links above.For an html version, please click here.
  • Mitt Romney Fights With Reporter After Being Exposed As A Liar (One more time... 600k hits in 3 days

    01/08/2012 11:09:48 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/6/2012 | UrbanWarfareChannel
    Romney: "I don't have lobbyists running my campaign. I don't have lobbyists tied to my..."
  • Romney Takes on Some Water

    01/08/2012 10:16:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 28 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 8, 2012 | Rich Lowry
    Romney had a tough start. Santorum had a very pointed question on his decision not to run for re-election in 2006, “Why did you bail out?” Romney responded with what Newt rightly called “pious baloney.” On this question, Romney simply can’t admit the truth—he didn’t run for re-election because he might have lost and, more importantly, he wanted to run for president. Romney absurdly characterized leaving office to run for another office as returning to the private sector. I’m not sure how much voters will be outraged by any of this. They probably assume every politician wants to run for...
  • Rachel Maddow Attempts to Ambush Interview Jon Huntsman in New Hampshire

    01/08/2012 4:08:54 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 01-08-11 | Christopher Santarelli
    Liberal MSNBC commentator Rachel Maddow has had difficulties getting any mainstream Republican presidential primary candidate to come on her show. Shocking. Give Maddow some credit though for her tenacity. In desperate search for a few words with former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, currently placing sixth in national GOP nomination polls, Maddow traveled all the way to New Hampsire to attempt to ambush interview Huntsman Friday. Unfortunately for Maddow, Huntsmans handlers were unimpressed by her Bud Fox-like perseverance, rejecting her request for a few words with the candidate who was already mobbed with media attention. Checkout the MSNBC video of Maddows...
  • Taking gloves off on GOP frontrunner, Jon Huntsman smacks Mitt in Mandarin!

    01/08/2012 8:07:37 AM PST · by SmithL · 25 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 1/8/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    What was going through the minds of the GOP candidates Saturday night when they engaged in a circular firing squad and largely gave GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney the kid glove treatment at the big televised ABC debate? As California Democratic campaign consultant Bob Mulholland laughingly told us afterwards (he got a ticket to sit in the debate hall at St. Anselm College): What was wrong with these guys? If any one of them had punched him out, they would have made the headline of the night. Yeah, well, move along, theres nothing to see here. The guy who showed...
  • Endorsements: Gary Bauer goes to Santorum, Huntsman picks up first congressional backer

    01/07/2012 9:32:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 7, 2012 | Tina Korbe
    Endorsements might not matter much in the grand scheme of things (how many of you change your minds based on an endorsement?), but, cumulatively, they do say something about a candidates ability to campaign effectively and about the kind of supporters a candidate attracts. Then, too, endorsements sometimes have the opposite of their intended effect. Case in point: Some Republican voters have said they would reconsider a candidate if Donald Trump endorsed that candidate. For that matter, does anybody actually like Mitt Romney better because John McCain endorsed him? In advance of New Hampshire, both Rick Santorum and Jon Huntsman...
  • Romney tonight in debate: a technocrat spouting lots of platitudes & little specifics

    01/07/2012 8:32:05 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 29 replies
    1/7/2012 | Laissez-faire capitalist
    Romney has a record where he touted his belief system, policy proposals, etc, when running for U.S. Senator against Ted Kennedy. He has a record as governor. But Romney says ignore THOSE specifics - here is who I claim to be now, and what I claim to stand for. And he says now to take him at his word about who he is and what he stands for. But he is low on specifics, especially tonight, and throughout the debates, Romney has been heavy on platitudes and speaking moatly in generalities (I will restore America, America can be great again,...
  • Jon Huntsman staff creates a hit piece about Huntsman & claims Ron Paul did it!

    01/07/2012 10:26:34 AM PST · by Leader_Of_The _Conservatives · 72 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Angel Clark
    Story at link
  • Huntsman Complicit in "false flag" Style Dirty Trick Against Paul

    01/06/2012 11:56:51 PM PST · by ccwman · 24 replies · 1+ views
    theendrun.com ^ | January 6, 2012 | theendrun
    If you thought it would be impossible for Jon Huntsman and the Establishment media to stoop any lower than they already have in their attempts to marginalize and discredit Ron Paul, you thought wrong. Just last week, Huntsmans campaign released a tacky, glib Twilight Zone attack ad in a desperate bid to steal Ron Paul voters, in the words of Infowars.coms Paul Joseph Watson. Now, just days later, a ridiculous, pathetic joke of a video has been posted to YouTube entitled John Huntsmans Values. The one minute video, which was posted two days ago (Jan 4), features clips Huntsman speaking...
  • Oh my: Boston Globe endorses Jon Huntsman

    01/06/2012 7:32:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2012 | Allahpundit
    Dude, it's time. No more delays, no more excuses.UNLEASH HUNTSMANIA. Among the candidates, only two stand out as truly presidential, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman. Both have track records of success, and both, through their policies and demeanors, have shown the breadth of spirit to lead the nation. But while Romney proceeds cautiously, strategically, trying to appease enough constituencies to get himself the nomination, Huntsman has been bold. Rather than merely sketch out policies, he articulates goals and ideals. The priorities he would set for the country, from leading the world in renewable energy to retooling education and immigration policies...