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  • 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, that’s how it was presented in a press release from Gardner’s 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, Huntsman’s 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: You’ll 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 MSNBC’s “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. “He’s a former elected official. He’s got a real following out there. He’ll 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, I’ll...
  • Kristol Loses It over Chuck Todd’s 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 wouldn’t she run?” he asked, causing NBC News White House correspondent Chuck Todd to answer what was probably a rhetorical question. “I think it’s a financial reason,” Todd said. “To get back into the spotlight. Get the speaking fees back up. You know, there’s some question in my mind about [Mike] Huckabee’s motivation, how much of that is about — you know, there’s 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... Huntsman’s 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 he’d be trouble in a general election showdown. It wasn’t Mitt Romney. Jon Huntsman is the former Utah governor who took a moderate stance in a GOP field that leaned to the right. He didn’t 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.
  • (2001)BAIN CAPITAL BUYS STAKE IN HUNTSMAN, CHEMICAL COMPANY (too cozy by half??)

    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.'s The 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 can’t 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 Romney’s 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, we’ve 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. Romney’s 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, Huntsman’s 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 Maddow’s...
  • 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, there’s 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 candidate’s 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, Huntsman’s campaign released a “tacky, glib ‘Twilight Zone’ attack ad in a desperate bid to steal Ron Paul voters“, in the words of Infowars.com’s Paul Joseph Watson. Now, just days later, a ridiculous, pathetic joke of a video has been posted to YouTube entitled “John Huntsman’s 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...
  • Romney apparently lost in Iowa, worst showing ever there, and poll #'s sinking in NH

    01/06/2012 6:18:40 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 14 replies
    1/6/2012 | Laissez-faire capitalist
    Several news reports have it that Romney did not win the Iowa Caucuses. Mr. True supposedly has a photo showing 2 votes for Romney, not 22, on a piece of paper. Barring any objective, verifiable proof that shows more than 12 votes mistakenly being credited to Santorum, Romney lost. On the flip side, if Romney did win, the Weekly Standard, in a news piece entitled "Answers from Iowa," says that Romney's 24.6% in the Iowa Caucuses was the worst ever (for either party) for a candidate winning the Iowa Caucuses. Romney spent millions in Iowa, had the worst percentage ever,...
  • Jon Huntsman's Original Sin

    01/06/2012 6:05:01 AM PST · by Wolf13 · 20 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1-6-12 | Daniel Allott
    Would conservatives support a presidential bid by David Petraeus? The Iraq surge architect isn't a candidate. But for years prominent conservatives from Rep. Peter King to Andrew Breitbart have touted the soldier-scholar as a dream conservative candidate to take on Barack Obama. The question is, if Petraeus had run, would his service in the Obama administration -- first as head of U.S. Central Command, then as Commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan and now as CIA Director -- have counted against him? It's safe to say conservatives wouldn't have re-purposed the old "General Betray-Us" moniker for the man who has...
  • For vision and national unity, Huntsman for GOP nominee (Boston Globe endorses Huntsman)

    01/05/2012 9:25:10 PM PST · by BAW · 25 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Jan 6, 2012 | Editorial
    . . . 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 to help American high-tech industries, are far-sighted....
  • Backflip (Brilliant campaign ad about Mitt Flopney

    01/05/2012 11:02:43 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/28/2011 | Jon2012HQ
    If Republicans didn't like Mitt Romney's position on the so-called union-busting proposal in Ohio, all they had to do is wait one day before he changed it... ... ...
  • Ron Paul raised $13 million in Q4--Huntsman puts 200K behind final NH ad

    01/05/2012 4:45:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/05/2012 | By JAMES HOHMANN
    PAUL RAISES $13 MILLION IN Q4: Ron Paul’s campaign raised $13 million in the last three months of the year. The impressive figure comes after he took in $8 million during the third quarter. The cash flow will allow the Texas congressman to compete through later primaries and caucuses. Because he has the most loyal donor base – the cause of liberty primarily motivates them, not access or perks – he should be able to continue raising substantial sums in the wake of his third-place finish in Tuesday’s Iowa caucuses. Only Mitt Romney will be able to post a higher...
  • Snarky Tweet from Ron Paul’s Twitter Account Fired at Jon Huntsman, Deleted (then posted again)

    01/04/2012 6:07:39 AM PST · by mnehring · 7 replies
    During the Iowa caucuses tonight it wasn’t just the wind sending a chill into the hearts of presidential candidates.At 8:30 p.m., just after entrance polls started pouring in, Ron Paul tweeted a snarky shot at fellow Republican candidate Jon Huntsman.“@jonhuntsman we found your one Iowa voter, he’s in Linn precinct 5 you might want to call him and say thanks,” read the tweet that came from Paul’s verified Twitter account.The tweet from Paul’s account was deleted within half an hour of its being sent, but ABC News captured a screenshot.Screenshot from Twitter
  • The Republican's best bet may not be whom you expect (Says Huntsman is a new McCain)

    01/02/2012 4:23:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Lebanon Daily Star ^ | January 3, 2012 | Professor Chibli Mallat
    I have grown cynical of party politics in mature democracies, including the most exciting democracy of all, the United States. In the middle of a spectrum exclusively defined by Republicans and Democrats, personality and style must be favored over platforms that few candidates are ever able to implement. So many people are bored by politics in the U.S. that half of the voters don’t bother to vote. This is not necessarily a bad thing. If politics does not affect the daily life of citizens, to the extent that most can choose to ignore it, then some wisdom has been found...
  • Palin: It’s Not Bachmann’s Time (video)

    01/02/2012 3:11:10 PM PST · by STARWISE · 45 replies
    Palin: It's Not Bachmann's Time
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    12/31/2011 9:31:32 PM PST · by delacoert · 29 replies
    Religion Dispatches ^ | December 5, 2011 | MAX MUELLER
    Sacred underwear, baptizing holocaust victims, gods of their own planets. When some of America’s most celebrated pundits and public intellectuals talk about Mormons, these are the images that are summoned. Ironically in this “Mormon Moment”—signaled by a hit Broadway musical, polygamous housewives on TLC, and of course two Mormon presidential candidates—Mormons, long considered quintessential “outsiders” to mainstream American culture, today find themselves at the center of the American zeitgeist. Yet it is the Mormons’ supposed theological weirdness that is the centripetal attraction. As Joanna Brooks has noted in these pages, the New York Times recently featured Harold Bloom’s musings on...
  • “The Chickens of that Effort are Coming Home to Roost[.]“ (Ad Video - Huntsman slams Paul)

    12/29/2011 12:45:29 PM PST · by TBBT · 12 replies
    Re ^ | 12/29/2011 | Leon H. Wolf
    The Huntsman campaign is going on-air in New Hampshire with this video, which scores a pretty solid hit on Paul with the newsletter issue, ending with his embarrassing flight from the Gloria Borger interview: As we count down the final few days before Iowa, I also wanted to point out and hopefully tie together some of the remaining questions about the Ron Paul newsletters. This somewhat lengthy piece is definitely worth a read even if it is somewhat obviously written by someone with an axe to grind in an intra-libertarian movement fight. I find the conclusion of the piece to...
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    12/27/2011 3:12:33 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 32 replies · 1+ views
    RightWingNews.com/ ^ | December 25th, 2011 | Richard Winger
    December 25th, 2011, Edited by Richard Winger There are currently many news stories and blog discussions about the Virginia presidential primary ballot access law. Some large blogs, such as Red State, have over 300 comments about the story. Some defend the current Virginia ballot access laws on the grounds that in past presidential elections, a fairly large number of Republican presidential primary candidates managed to qualify. But what has not been reported is that in the only other presidential primaries in which Virginia required 10,000 signatures (2000, 2004, and 2008) the signatures were NOT checked.Any candidate who submitted at...