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  • Jon Huntsman turns to Twitter to criticize Perry

    08/18/2011 8:30:30 PM PDT · by quantim · 49 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Aug 18, 11:04 PM EDT | JOSH LOFTIN
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman on Thursday turned to Twitter to attack a rival, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, for his positions on evolution and climate change. "To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy," Huntsman tweeted.
  • Huntsman on Twitter: ‘Call me crazy,’ I believe in evolution, warming (quasi-Republican moonbat?)

    08/18/2011 8:28:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/18/11 | Justin Sink
    Huntsman on Twitter: ‘Call me crazy,’ I believe in evolution, warmingBy Justin Sink - 08/18/11 02:59 PM ET Republican presidential candidate and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman on Thursday took to Twitter to offer his support for the theory of evolution. Huntsman made the tweet shortly after Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) offered comments that cast doubt on evolution, and his comments could be seen as a criticism of Perry. “To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy,” Huntsman, also a former ambassador to China, tweeted. Perry also has raised questions about...
  • Why does the Mormon Church Meddle in Politics?

    06/29/2011 3:55:48 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 7 replies
    A personal answer from Gerald.The LDS Church has a long standing policy on politics. It has three components to it: Political neutrality, Involvement in issues of moral or community, Individual involvement. SNIP In the United States, while many Mormon politicians are considered conservative, they are found in all political parties. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrat from Nevada, often disagrees politically with Republican Mitt Romney, former presidential candidate. Yet both are active and faithful LDS, who are allowed the freedom to make their own political choices without Church interference. In other nations, LDS often are less conservative than their American...
  • Urging Civility, Huntsman Announces Presidential Campaign On East Coast Swing

    06/23/2011 5:07:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | June 22,2011 | Guy Benson
    JERSEY CITY, NJ – With the Statue of Liberty as a striking backdrop, former Utah Governor and US Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman announced his decision to enter the 2012 presidential race on Tuesday. Huntsman, a husband and father of seven children – including two adopted daughters from China and India – called America’s current global trajectory “unacceptable,” and vowed to provide leadership that transcends “hope” – a veiled attack against President Obama, whom he did not mention by name during his remarks. “For the first time in history, we are passing down to the next generation a country that...
  • Why John Huntsman Is Running For The White House

    06/22/2011 7:50:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies ^ | June 22, 2011 | annem040359
    Former Utah Governor John Huntsman, (R/UT), has made it official: Governor Huntsman is entering into the GOP running field for the White House. “Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is promising policies to create jobs, achieve energy independence and overhaul the tax code.” But I do have ONE QUESTION TO ASK: But will going civil help or hurt Governor Huntsman? Conservatives may see it that it is just being way too soft with President Barak Obama. Plus now, with the surge of the TEA PARTY MOVEMENT, it will be much more harder in 2012 to be even a "moderate Republican" to...
  • Jon Huntsman: Who the media is really in the tank for

    06/15/2011 4:21:22 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 93 replies
    June 15, 2011
    Joe Scarborough said this morning on Morning Joe: "rank and file Republicans are hungry for a guy like Huntsman". Then as the show progressed they started making fun of Rick Perry. If the media is pushing anyone is Jon Huntsman. The MSM may have declared Bachmann the winner (along with Romney) of the debate on Monday night (as did conservative media), but they're not in the tank for her. Now that Huntsman has announced watch them push the meme that he's so smart and eloquent that he's the only one who can beat Obama..
  • Hunting for Huntsman: has the center right finally found its champion? ("Civility Candidate")

    06/10/2011 2:52:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | By Clayton M. McCleskey
    It is beginning to appear like civil center-right Republicans may indeed have a horse in the 2012 race -- Jon Huntsman. The more I learn about him, the more I get my hopes up that center-righters may finally find a champion in American politics. The former ambassador to China and governor of Utah brings a soft-spoken, moderate approach to politics. While the rest of the Republicans continue to disappoint (Palin is nuts, Pawlenty isn't worldly enough, Gingrich flamed out ... ), I am growing increasingly interested in Huntsman. Phil Elliott of the AP has been covering Huntsman (along with all...
  • Huntsman, Pawlenty Mulled Health Care Mandates

    05/31/2011 5:51:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Time ^ | 5/31/11 | Alex Altman
    The conventional wisdom among the political punditry is that 2012 Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney will be hamstrung by the health-insurance plan he helped craft as governor of Massachusetts, which included a mandate to purchase insurance. That may not be true. In conservative circles, the health-insurance mandate has become shorthand for government overreach. But while each GOP presidential hopeful has disavowed it on the campaign trial, in recent days two of Romney’s top competitors — former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, who hasn’t declared his candidacy, and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, whose Iowa barnstorming tour is well underway — have faced...
  • Jon Huntsman: The Only Cool Republican? [Barf Alert]

    04/16/2011 1:08:04 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 45 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 15, 2011 | McKay Coppins
    Jon Huntsman is finishing up as Obama's ambassador to China, but his supporters are already crafting his "hip" persona—his motorcycle, cover band, youthful indiscretions. McKay Coppins on whether it'll be enough in 2012 to win Huntsman crucial under-40 voters, who swarmed to Obama in 2008.If you've been following the political news over the past few weeks, these are the things you've learned about Jon Huntsman Jr., outgoing ambassador to China:He drives a motorcycle.He once played in an REO Speedwagon cover band.He briefly dropped out of high school, where he hung out with kids who were "very active in drugs"...
  • Palin Calls Huntsman Out

    05/17/2010 3:53:36 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 25 replies · 1,295+ views
    atlantic ^ | May 17, 2010 | Marc Ambinder
    Even though Jon Huntsman, Jr. stopped pretending not to run for president to become President Obama's ambassador to China, associates of the former Utah Governor say that he will return to the U.S. as a proud Republican and will probably try to position himself for a 2016 run. The thinking is that the GOP will have shaken off the willies by then and be ready to modernize. In any event, Sarah Palin has today called out Amb. Huntsman in a Tweet, which marks the first time, I believe, that Palin has referenced a fellow Republican and potential presidential aspirant in...
  • Palin hits Huntsman for dumping on Arizona’s immigration law in front of China

    05/17/2010 3:43:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies · 1,234+ views
    Hotair ^ | 5/17/2010 | Allahpundit
    A nice example of Palin’s highest use to the right at the moment. It’s not as a campaigner; the jury will be out on that until after the midterms. It’s not as a pundit; her Fox News segments are fun, but not much more. What she can potentially do that no other righty can do, Limbaugh and Beck included, is push stuff onto the media’s radar that they’d otherwise ignore. The story about that girls basketball team in Illinois being forbidden to travel to Arizona only really went national after she talked it up. Now this:
  • Huntsman strategist: If Palin and Limbaugh dominate, GOP 'headed for a blowout' in 2012

    05/18/2009 7:22:04 AM PDT · by redk · 214 replies · 5,371+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/18/09 | Byron York
    The Republican strategist who helped Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman prepare for a possible presidential run says the Republican party is in for a devastating defeat if its guiding lights are Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and Dick Cheney. "If it's 2012 and our party is defined by Palin and Limbaugh and Cheney, then we're headed for a blowout," says strategist John Weaver, who advised Huntsman and was for years a close adviser to Sen. John McCain. "That's just the truth." Huntsman, a favorite of GOP moderates, left the Republican presidential race last week after accepting President Obama's offer to become U.S....