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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
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | 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,...