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  • David Brooks: Jeb Bush candidacy still a possibility

    12/17/2011 9:09:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 17, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Since it has been an unusual presidential election cycle with various front-runners throughout the horse race for the 2012 Republican nomination, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne and New York Times columnist David Brooks say there is the possibility that anything can happen. On Friday’s broadcast of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” in their regular weekly appearance, the two laid out scenarios that in any other election cycle would have been thought of as nearly impossible. First, Dionne elaborated on a recent column about why he thinks former U.S. Ambassador to China and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman should not be ruled...
  • Andrew Sullivan Endorses Ron Paul: ‘We Need More Decency Among Republicans’

    12/15/2011 11:08:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 14, 2011 | Alex Alvarez
    Political blogger Andrew Sullivan has made an endorsement among this year’s ever-thinning field crop of GOP presidential contenders, and it’s none other than Ron Paul. On his Daily Beast blog “The Dish,” Sullivan writes that, initially, he had his eye on Jon Huntsman, praising for the former governor of Utah’s tax reform proposals and his experience with foreign relations (particularly where China is concerned, as well as his level-headed approach and — as Sullivan puts it — his “conservative position” when it comes to global warming. However, Sullivan has been less than enthused with what he describes as Huntsman’s “mediocre...
  • New National Poll: Gingrich 29%, Romney 18%, Paul 14% (YouGov 12/10-12/13)

    12/15/2011 7:47:38 PM PST · by Future Useless Eater · 53 replies
    The Economist/YouGov Poll ^ | 12/15/2011 | The Economist
    The Economist/YouGov Poll December 10-13, 2011 If you had to choose one, which of these individuals would you want to be the Republican nominee for president in 2012? Asked of registered voters who are likely to vote in a Republican primary or caucus (n=325) Newt Gingrich 29% Mitt Romney 18% Ron Paul 14% Michele Bachmann 7% Rick Perry 6% Rick Santorum 6% Jon Huntsman 2% Gary Johnson 0% Other 8% No preference 10%
  • Ben Stein: It's Gingrich-Huntsman (Yes, he's serious)

    12/15/2011 9:50:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 14, 2011 | Ben Stein
    A very clear view from Rancho Mirage. Monday A grueling drive down from rainy Los Angeles to Rancho Mirage. It is about the drabbest drive there is anywhere on earth. The New Jersey Turnpike is like the 17 Mile Drive in Carmel by comparison. We always make a lot of stops because, well, because we're old and get tired easily. I visited with people at a hotel in Ontario, then at a CVS and a gas station in Calimesa, and at a Bob's Big Boy. I am like a small town politician and my district runs along Highway 10 from...
  • The Huck Litmus Test Tonight in Iowa? (no Mitt, Paul, Huntsman)

    12/14/2011 7:14:59 PM PST · by STARWISE · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 12-14-11 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Mitt Romney will be missing in The Gift of Life premiere audience, as well as Ron Paul, a pro-life doctor, and as Jon Huntsman. When I asked Governor Huckabee if tonight amounts to an endorsement application test, Huckabee gives them all a pass. “More than anyone” he tells me, “I recognize that candidates have frantic schedules and all can’t come to every event. Those who don’t come aren’t snubbing the pro-life issue, but those who do are showing that they believe it to be a priority and that is significant.” Interestingly, Nancy Keenan from NARAL takes the premiere as an...
  • RCP Average: Newt 33.5%, Romney 22.3% (others single digits, includes 5 most recent national polls)

    12/14/2011 7:00:25 AM PST · by Notwithstanding · 56 replies ^ | 12/14/2011 | staff
    Gingrich holds 11 point lead nationwide according to 5 polls released this week. New polls also show Gingrich leads in Pennsylvania and California,
  • Gingrich, Huntsman debate one-on-one in Manchester (A Must Read)

    12/13/2011 1:54:23 PM PST · by yoe · 18 replies
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | December 13, 2011 | JAKE BERRY
    Two GOP presidential hopefuls traded their debate podiums for a conference table Monday in a debate straight from the 19th century. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman took part Monday afternoon in a traditional Lincoln-Douglas-style debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester. The one-on-one session, the first of its kind during the New Hampshire primary campaign, allowed the candidates to address foreign policy issues in greater detail, giving them five minutes for each response. By contrast, traditional debates allow candidates no more than 90 seconds to detail their positions. “One of the great weaknesses of...
  • Gingrich Leads, But Likely GOP Primary Voters Have Not Ruled Out Romney (PRC POLL: Newt-35, Mitt-21)

    12/13/2011 11:21:57 AM PST · by TBBT · 28 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | 12/13/2011 | Pew Research Center
    ewt Gingrich holds a substantial 35% to 21% lead over Mitt Romney among Republican and Republican-leaning independent voters who say they are very likely to vote in the GOP primaries or caucuses, according to the latest national survey conducted Dec. 7-11 by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. But clear majorities say there is at least a chance they would vote for either Gingrich or Romney in Republican primaries in their state. None of the other Republican candidates draws nearly as much potential support.
  • NBC/WSJ poll: Romney struggles with primary voters, Gingrich with general electorate

    12/13/2011 4:43:36 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 61 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Dec 13, 2012 | By Mark Murray, Deputy Political Director, NBC News
    WASHINGTON - Exactly three weeks until the first Republican presidential nominating contest in Iowa, front-runners Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney have two different challenges, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. ~~snip~~ Gingrich leads the GOP pack According to the poll, Gingrich, the former House speaker, is the first choice of 40 percent of GOP primary voters -- the highest percentage any Republican presidential candidate has received in the party horserace so far. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, is the first choice of 23 percent of Republicans. He’s followed by Texas Rep. Ron Paul at 9 percent, Minnesota...
  • Jon Huntsman: Newt, you are so smart.

    12/13/2011 10:59:46 AM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies
    SFGate: Token Conservative ^ | 12/13/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    Jon Huntsman lost me when he said tweeted, “I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.” Since when has been insulting your party’s voters been a winning formula? Huntsman had started to lose me during an August debate, when Fox News moderator Bret Baier asked GOP hopefuls to raise their hands if they would walk away from a deficit-reduction deal with a ratio of $10 in spending cuts to every $1 in tax increases, and they all raised their hands. Including Huntsman. The fact that Democrats have taken the time to email me extolling Huntsman...
  • Gingrich v. Huntsman Debate (4PM EST, livestreaming right now)

    12/12/2011 1:16:11 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 85 replies
    Huntsman Camapgn Site ^ | 12/12/11 | Gingrich & Huntsman
    Debate starting now; link to livestream posted above, and I'll post an additional live link below.
  • Donald Trump debate still on, organizers say

    12/09/2011 6:35:08 PM PST · by bobk333 · 43 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 9,2011 | Michael A. Memoli
    There may only be two candidates, but plans for a debate moderated by Donald Trump are "moving full steam ahead," the organizers said Friday. Only Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum accepted the invitation from conservative media group Newsmax to attend the Dec. 27 forum in Iowa, broadcast on Ion Television. Some other candidates, in declining, cited the possibility that Trump might make a third-party run for president, an option Trump said Friday he's not prepared to give up. Asked by Fox Business Network's Don Imus on Friday whether he might back out of his role managing the Q&A, Trump said:...
  • Huntsman, 'Americans Elect', and Soros

    12/08/2011 12:16:33 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 8 replies
    Just to be clear, this is less about following the money and more about following the ideology. As another freeper posted here, Americans Elect has seemingly been corrupted from within by big wigs and power brokers. Enter John Huntsman, who is being courted by Christine Todd Whitman to run on an Americans Elect ticket. I'm getting red flags about this. Below is some of what's in the original posting about the Soros - Americans Elect connection:
  • Snow White New Hampshire And The Huntsman

    12/06/2011 7:12:01 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 3 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 12/6/2011 | Ed Carson
    Jon Huntsman barely registers in national GOP polls and is a distant fourth in New Hampshire, the state he has focused on. So, by the logic of the current Republican presidential race, it’s time for the ex-Utah governor to shine. Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain have all skyrocketed only to collapse in turn due to self-inflicted wounds. Despite every opportunity, Mitt Romney has failed to make the sale with Republican voters. Libertarian Ron Paul has a fervent following that doesn’t seem to expand.
  • Presidential Race Shouldn’t be ‘Trivialized’ by Trump: Jon Huntsman

    12/05/2011 6:04:44 PM PST · by Son House · 61 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5 Dec 2011 | Michelle Fox
    GOP Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman dismissed Donald Trump and the debate the real estate mogul and reality TV star will be moderating, and told Larry Kudlow he’s the only consistent conservative in the race. The former Utah Governor and former ambassador to China likened the Newsmax-sponsored presidential debate to a reality show, and said he would not be participating. “There’s some dignity associated with a run for the highest office in the land, and it shouldn’t be trivialized and it shouldn’t be dumbed down,” he said. “If Don Trump cares about our nation’s future, he should have been a candidate...
  • FReep this poll

    12/05/2011 10:50:30 AM PST · by null and void · 41 replies
    MicroPoll ^ | 12/5/11 | nully
    If your choices on the Republican Primary ballot were to vote for one of the declared and registered candidates listed below, or to write in one of the two listed non-candidates, how would you vote? Please only choose a write-in candidate if you would honestly have the courage to do a write-in on election day. The current candidates are listed alphabetically, followed by two write-in choices. Undecided is also a choice. Please vote only once.
  • 'Fired' up: Paul & Huntsman refuse to attend Trump-led 'circus' debate...

    12/04/2011 9:49:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | December 5, 2011 | Staff
    He’s not even running for president, but Donald Trump's latest venture has some Republican candidates riled about the 'circus' it would become. It was announced Friday that the real estate mogul and Apprentice host would lead the event between White House hopefuls on December 27. The timing is crucial, as it is scheduled to take place just one week before the Iowa primary, which is the first of the 2012 election race. But at least two of the candidates said Sunday that they refuse to take part. Ron Paul's campaign said in a statement that Trump's presence is 'beneath the...
  • The GOP's front runners: Bad and worse (George Will pegs Huntsman as most principled conservative).

    12/02/2011 9:53:00 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 81 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 2, 2011 | George Will
    (snip) Jon Huntsman inexplicably chose to debut as the Republican for people who rather dislike Republicans, but his program is the most conservative. He endorses Paul Ryan’s budget and entitlement reforms. (Gingrich denounced Ryan’s Medicare reform as “right-wing social engineering.”) Huntsman would privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (Gingrich’s benefactor). Huntsman would end double taxation on investment by eliminating taxes on capital gains and dividends. (Romney would eliminate them only for people earning less than $200,000, who currently pay just 9.3 percent of them.) Huntsman’s thorough opposition to corporate welfare includes farm subsidies. (Romney has justified them as national security...
  • Huntsman to skip Iowa debate, plans NH town hall (will do a Lincoln-Douglas debate with Gingrich)

    12/02/2011 1:15:05 PM PST · by TBBT · 51 replies
    sfgate ^ | 12/2/2011 | AP
    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...
  • Huntsman Gaining Traction in New Hampshire

    12/02/2011 8:11:34 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 47 replies
    WBUR ^ | December 2, 2011 | Fred Thys
    MERRIMACK, N.H. — Jon Huntsman has staked his presidential bid on doing well in New Hampshire. With few exceptions, the former two-term governor of Utah has campaigned exclusively in the Granite State. Two months ago, he moved his national campaign headquarters to Manchester, and he’s beginning to make some inroads there. Huntsman explained his strategy this way: He wants to avoid the meteoric rises and flameouts of Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain. “I don’t want 15 minutes of fame,” Huntsman told reporters at the Merrimack Town Hall. “I want a sustained rise that isn’t fickle and isn’t short-lived,...
  • The Horserace for December 1, 2011 (Redstate's Erick Erickson)

    12/01/2011 12:19:30 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 35 replies
    Red State ^ | December 1, 2011 | Erick Erickson
    Jon Huntsman is rising in New Hampshire. If Huntsman comes back in New Hampshire, he is in the game. Here’s the funny thing about Jon Huntsman. His record as a Governor is more conservative than Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney combined. He is more pro-life than either of them. He is more economically wedded to the free market than either of them. He has better foreign policy experience than either of them. Huntsman should be a conservative hero in this race. But he is not because of his own campaign’s doing. The campaign made a conscious choice to give the...
  • New Huntsman Ad Hammers Mitt Romney for Changing Positions on Issues: Mittstant Replay

    12/01/2011 10:05:07 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    There certainly appears to be a blood-feud between Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney. Huntsman continues his attacks focused almost exclusively on Romney with this new ad that takes from Romney’s recent interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier in which Romney claimed Baier’s list of past “flip-flops” was “just not accurate.” The web ad then goes on to show clips of Romney from the past on that list of issues juxtaposed with his current views. This ad makes you think Huntsman’s Campaign is far more about keeping Mitt Romney from being President than it is about Jon Huntsman wanting to be...
  • Jon Huntsman refuses to rule out possibility of independent candidacy for president

    11/29/2011 2:04:13 PM PST · by Raebie · 35 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 11/29/2100 | Glen Johnson
    Republican Jon Huntsman today refused to rule out running as an independent candidate for president should he fail in his quest for his party’s 2012 nomination. Jon HuntsmanAsked, “Is there any situation in which you would run for president as an independent?” Huntsman told The Boston Globe, “I don’t think so.” Told that anything but a flat denial could perpetuate speculation about the possibility, Huntsman replied: “I’m a lifelong Republican. I’m running as a Republican, and I fully anticipate that that’s where we’re going to be.” The former Utah governor has faced persistent speculation about an independent candidacy. He worked...
  • (DO OVER - FIXED) Poll for Republican Presidential Candidate

    11/29/2011 11:06:04 AM PST · by BagCamAddict · 25 replies
    Micropoll ^ | 11-29-11 | Micropoll
    Please vote at the following TWO links. Only one vote per IP address is allowed (the previous poll allowed more than one vote per IP address). The first poll is by request, NOT including write-in options: Poll #1: NOT Including Write-In Options The second poll is the original poll, which INCLUDES write-in options: Poll #2: INCLUDING Write-In Options Please do vote in both polls, so we can get an idea of how things change without write-ins. .
  • And the GOP 2012 Nominee Will Be ….. [Drum Roll!] (Predicts a brokered convention)

    11/28/2011 12:25:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Australian Telegraph ^ | November 28, 2011
    If turn out to be right on this, remember you probably read it here first. I’m beginning to suspect that the GOP nominee for the 2012 general election may well be, “None of the above“. I.e., some dark horse candidate who’s either at the margins (like a Huntsman or a Roemer), or someone totally out of left field. It involves two words which we haven’t used in about 70 years: “Brokered Convention“. There are Republican candidates with support an inch wide and a mile deep, and candidates with support a mile wide and an inch deep. None of the current...
  • David Frum: In the Republican race, it’s Romney, Huntsman or bust

    11/26/2011 5:41:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    National Post ^ | 11/26/2011 | David Frum
    Yesterday, 11 National Post contributors named their preferred Republican nominee in less than 250 words. Being more indecisive and longer-winded, I needed 24 extra hours and 500 more words. I’m looking for two chief things in a candidate for 2012: The temperament, judgment, deftness and largeness of spirit required in the presidential office; and The creativity and intellect to respond to the global economic crisis — a crisis threatening to actually get worse if (or when) the euro implodes. Those conditions obviously and categorically exclude the clownish Herman Cain, the daffy Ron Paul, the dim Rick Perry and the firebrand...
  • John Huntsman on restructuring the US military

    11/24/2011 10:00:00 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | November 22, 2011 | Jon Huntsman
    A president's most solemn duty is to protect America and her people -- a responsibility that, in a time of evolving security threats and unsustainable debt, will only grow harder for the next administration. In the aftermath of the failure of the super committee, we are facing cuts in defense. Yet there has still been little discussion about overall defense spending priorities and how we must transform our defense infrastructure for the 21st century. Some of my opponents suggest maintaining the status quo, thus avoiding the tough decisions. Others advocate retrenchment and isolationism through draconian across-the-board cuts, which brings greater
  • PD Composite: Gingrich 25.6%, Romney 25.1%, Cain 22.5%

    11/23/2011 7:19:55 AM PST · by Notwithstanding · 40 replies
    Political Derby ^ | 11/23/2011 | Scott A. Robinson
    "The significant trends continue and Newt Gingrich takes the lead."
  • Live Thread: Republican Presidential Debate on National Security 8 P.M. EST 11/22/11 on CNN

    11/22/2011 3:37:12 PM PST · by kristinn · 2,076 replies · 2+ views
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011 | Kristinn
    Hosted by the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute, the theme of tonight's Republican presidential debate is foreign policy and national security.The debate is being held at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.CNN is carrying the debate live at 8 p.m. EST.Participating candidates are: businessman Herman Cain, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Speaker Newt Gingrich, Reps. Ron Paul (TX) and Michele Bachmann (MN), former Gov. Jon Huntsman, and former Sen. Rick Santorum.
  • (FWIW)Huntsman on SNL Last Night

    11/20/2011 2:01:03 AM PST · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | November 20, 2011 | Ned Colby
    (Feeling I needed a link as proof) I caught the end of my overnight recording on SNL and saw Jason Segel thank at the end John Huntstman. The report is Huntsman appeared on Weekend Update trying to make progress in New Hampshire. The segment may be available soon. He has no chance , but his daughters are certainly lovely women.
  • We need a little groundswell (Huntsman in NH)

    11/19/2011 7:28:45 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 78 replies
    Concord NH Monitor ^ | November 16, 2011 | Ben Leubsdorf
    Jon Huntsman is running a traditional, retail politics campaign in New Hampshire. He has 55 days left to make it work. "We are working this state like no one else," he told an audience of more than 100 voters last night in Portsmouth. "We are being honest. We are being sincere. We are bringing a vision that is realistic and doable for this country. And I say, now we need some people. We need a little groundswell. And this is where we're going to get it, in New Hampshire." ......snip........ Last night's town hall was Huntsman's 100th public event in...
  • Mitt Romney: The Pretzel Candidate [Great Huntsman ad running in NH]

    11/18/2011 10:58:20 AM PST · by Antoninus · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 3, 2011 | Jon2012HQ
    Here's a great ad being run by a PAC friendly to Huntsman (I think) or by Huntsman's campaign itself that hits Liberal Mitt right between the eyes. Pretzel Candidate Enjoy and spread it around!
  • Huntsman expects success in New Hampshire; calls Romney a 'well-lubricated weather vane'

    11/17/2011 12:25:27 PM PST · by Antoninus · 33 replies
    Deseret News ^ | October 28, 2011 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman Jr. predicted Friday that New Hampshire voters will rally around him in the nation's first primary. Huntsman stopped short of saying he would win in New Hampshire but said he is moving up in the polls there, sparking what he said was a 240 percent boost in fundraising.... And he took a swipe at the other Mormon in the race, former Utah Olympic leader Mitt Romney. Romney, who has the support of most Utah GOP leaders in both his 2008 and 2012 bids, has been a frontrunner.... "You can't be a...
  • 2012 Presidential Candidate Tax Plan Comparison

    11/16/2011 2:35:36 PM PST · by 92nina · 10 replies · 1+ views
    ATR ^ | 2011-11-16 | [Staff]
    [Actual chart coming in a follow up(s) comment as it is too large for a main post.] Column Definitions: Tax Pledge: Has the candidate signed the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform? Individual Rates: What tax rate or tax rate range does the candidate want the individual income tax to have? Business Tax: At what marginal tax rate would the candidate tax corporate and small business profits? National Sales Tax: Has the candidate endorsed any form of a national sales tax, including a VAT? Cap Gains: At what marginal tax rate would the candidate tax capital gains...
  • Free Republic POLL for Republican Nominee for President

    11/13/2011 11:40:24 AM PST · by BagCamAddict · 293 replies
    11=13-11 | Self
    Two-question poll. Send FReemail to me with your vote -- don't post your vote on the thread. This will be a confidential poll, and I will post the results Tuesday night. . . . Question 1: If the election were held TODAY, of the following four candidates, who would you vote for for the Republican Nominee for President? (in alphabetical order) CAIN GINGRICH PERRY ROMNEY . . . Question 2: If the election were held TODAY, of the following four candidates, who would be your SECOND CHOICE for the Republican Nominee for President? (in alphabetical order) CAIN GINGRICH PERRY ROMNEY...
  • So, Who won THIS debate

    11/09/2011 7:07:54 PM PST · by jimjohn · 143 replies
    self | jimjohn
    Your unbiased opinions please.
  • FYI: Tonight's CNBC Republican Debate Is On TV and Online (LIVE THREAD)

    11/09/2011 1:32:05 PM PST · by Southnsoul · 1,700 replies · 1+ views
    I read in one thread that a FRpeeper was under the impression that tonight's debate would only be online and was disappointed, so I wanted to let everyone know that it will be on TV as well. Check your cable/satellite TV listings for CNBC at 8pm.
  • Huntsman daughters: Campaign calls us 'their secret weapon'

    11/09/2011 12:46:55 PM PST · by bkopto · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov 6, 2011 | Meghashyam Mali
    Fresh off their spoof of a Herman Cain campaign video, GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman's daughters aren't finished yet. Appearing on CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday, three of Huntsman's daughters who participated in the parody said they might have a sequel in the works and joked that they were the campaign's "secret weapon." "We're always up to something," said Abby Huntsman, daughter of the former Utah governor. "Something might be coming. You'll have to tune in," her sister Liddy Huntsman added. Liddy also took credit for the concept. "I had been receiving e-mails and I had seen the Herman...
  • Jon Huntsman Calls on Herman Cain to Come Clean About Harassment Allegations

    11/08/2011 2:23:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | November 6, 2011 | Joyce Jones
    Republican White House hopeful Jon Huntsman is calling on rival Herman Cain to disclose all of the details about the allegations of sexual harassment that topped the headlines last week. In an appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, the former Utah governor said that Cain is “a decent man and a good candidate,” but the allegations are a distraction that has taken the focus away from more important issues. “It’s up to Herman Cain to get the information out and get it out in total,” Huntsman said. “That’s important because we’ve got some real issues to discuss in this campaign...
  • Huntsman's Daughter: "He's More Chinese Than American" (and other great clips): Chinese Video

    11/06/2011 7:33:20 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 29 replies · 1+ views
    VOA China (in Chinese) ^ | 7 November 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    > Source: VOA China (video stream HERE.Candidate Huntsman's (I would add, a bit easy on the eyes) daughter talking about her father's personality orientation (more Chinese than American), Huntsman droning on in Chinese bragging about his closeness to the Red Chinese, and other fun stuff, all in Chinese from VOA China (a personal profile on the guy).
  • NBC’s David Gregory To Jon Huntsman: ‘Are You A Sarah Palin Republican?’ (Tap-dance special)

    11/06/2011 7:12:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | November 6, 2011 | Josh Feldman
    Jon Huntsman has been on a quest to reach out to Republican voters who would prefer to see a moderate candidate run against President Obama as opposed to an ideologically pure one with little chance of winning a general election, but he was put on the hot seat about this very issue on Meet the Press today, when David Gregory brought up Huntsman’s glowing speech about 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin at the Republican National Convention three years ago. In the speech, Huntsman declared to the audience, “We are looking for Sarah!” and praised her for having an “independent...
  • Huntsman to Cain: Address Allegations 'In Total"

    11/06/2011 9:20:19 AM PST · by Steelfish · 97 replies
    YahooNews ^ | November 06, 2011
    Huntsman to Cain: Address Allegations 'In Total" WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential contender Jon Huntsman is calling on rival Herman Cain to disclose all information about the allegations of sexual harassment that have consumed the GOP race. Huntsman tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that the information needs to come out "in total" because legitimate questions have been raised and the controversy has distracted from real issues on the campaign trail.
  • Obama health care law has unexpected beneficiaries (unions)

    11/03/2011 2:02:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Nov 2, 2011 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    President Barack Obama's health care law created a $5 billion fund to shore up coverage for early retirees, and some of that money is flowing to places you might not expect. Two Texas public employee programs are among the top 25 recipients of the federal subsidy despite Texas Gov. Rick Perry's opposition to the law Republicans derisively call "Obamacare." (snip) But that still works out to more than 400,000 companies. Add state and local government agencies, as well as union plans, and the number swells. Indeed, the Obama administration's subsidy program got so many applications it stopped accepting new ones...
  • Is it time to consider Huntsman?

    11/01/2011 7:51:31 PM PDT · by coffeehays · 96 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 11/1/11 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    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.
  • Rising Cain Reveals Depth of Anti-Romney Vote: Margaret Carlson [FR mention]

    11/01/2011 5:42:05 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies
    bloomberg | Nov 1, 2011 | By Margaret Carlson
    Can't post from Bloomberg per their request.
  • “I Really Want You To Do My Vice-America President.” (Ambassador Doofus Huntsman)

    11/01/2011 9:16:18 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 20 replies
    Slate ^ | October 31 | Geoffrey Sant
    When asked on the Colbert Report to speak Chinese, Huntsman spoke one sentence and then “translated” his words as “I just said you ought to consider being my running mate for vice president.” The studio audience roared in approval. Yet in reality, Huntsman’s mangled Chinese would translate as: “I really want you to do my vice-America president.” In this brief and simple sentence, Huntsman managed to (incorrectly) insert the word America in the middle of the Chinese word for vice president (fu-zong-tong); made a less-than-ideal choice of verbs; and combined my and American vice president in a way that implies...
  • Huntsman campaign video: Romney flips like a toy monkey

    10/29/2011 8:21:51 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 15 replies ^ | 10/29/2011 | By Daniel Strauss
    Jon Huntsman is ramping up his criticism of Mitt Romney as a flip-flopper with a new campaign ad. The video, called "Backflip," features a split-screen: On one side is Romney, making apparently contradictory statements — on issues like abortion and an Ohio bill curtailing union bargaining rights — and on the other a small wind-up toy monkey. "I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country," Romney says in a clip from his campaign for governor of Massachussetts. The video then cuts to Romney saying more recently he has "consistently been pro-life." The ad, released Friday, comes...
  • Backflip (Ad Compares Romney to Toy Monkey)

    10/28/2011 4:49:51 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-28-2011 | Jon2012
  • Jon Huntsman's Daughters Wear Fake Mustaches as they Spoof Herman Cain’s “Smoking Ad” – Vide0

    10/28/2011 1:20:57 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 55 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 28, 2011 | Brian
    It just gets weirder and weirder. Here is video of a new Jon Huntsman ad that features his daughters spoofing Herman Cain’s recent bizarre “smoking ad” that featured his Chief of Staff smoking a cigarette. I kid you not! In this ad, Huntsman’s daughters wear fake mustaches as they mimic the content of Cain’s ad. But they close by blowing soap bubbles instead of smoking a cigarette. How this is supposed to make you want to vote for Jon Huntsman I’ll never know. . . .
  • Jon Huntsman obeys his wife on crucial hair-products issue

    10/27/2011 9:54:02 AM PDT · by martosko · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/27/2011 | Alex Pappas
    Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman doesn’t color his salt-and-pepper hair, but admits his wife buys him plenty of hair products from the local Aveda Institute to keep everything in place. Huntsman, the former governor of Utah, discussed his grooming habits in an interview with Chris Moody of Yahoo! News. Asked what products he uses for his hair, Huntsman responded that his wife tells him what to do in this regard, explaining: “I wish I could tell you. She has these little squirt bottles.” Huntsman added: “But no dye. And not much in the way of artificiality.”