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(Thomas Jefferson)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Huntsman Slams GOP Presidential Field and the Republican Party -- Is he going to run as an Independent?

Is Huntsman electable in a Republican Primary?  Not in the opinion of a lot of Republicans.  Does that mean he will take all his millions and millions of dollars to launch an Independent campaign.  These comments look to be setting up an independent run just like Charlie Crist the former Governor of Florida and also friend of Obama.  Huntsman should look at the outcome of that election in FL.  A little walk down memory lane:

Wouldn't criticize those who said don't raise the debt ceiling or those Republicans who supported the raise.  It was a very tough call and as a sitting member of Congress your decision is based on what is before you not what you read or see in the media.  There is no Republican that deserves to be criticized about that vote which ever way they voted.  Many voted like their constituents wanted them to vote and didn't want to take the chance of what might happen.  That said many us do not like the makeup of that Special Committee and feel betrayed by leadership.  For Huntsman to attack all the GOP candidates over their stance shows him to be out in left field somewhere looking for the ball compared to most Republicans.

First Huntsman doesn't trust any of the GOP candidates and then this:
“The minute that the Republican Party becomes the anti-science party, we have a huge problem,” he said. “We lose a whole lot of people who would otherwise allow us to win the election in 2012.... I can't remember a time in our history where we actually were willing to shun science and become a party that was antithetical to science. I'm not sure that's good for our future, and it's not a winning formula." 
Does he mean because Republicans don't believe scientists who manipulate their figures to suit their agenda on Global Warming, we are anti-science.  Give us a break -- we can recognize a scam and shame that Huntsman would rather attack us then own up to the fact that more scientists are coming out about how their colleagues manipulated the figures on Global Warming.  We don't think that scientists are infallible and they have proven that point with their manipulation.

No thanks Mr. Huntsman.  You quit as Utah Governor to become Ambassador to China for Obama.  That is all we need to know especially after you said you were not going  after Obama directly to make sure it is a friendly campaign.

How many Conservative Republicans would send these letters with the following excerpts:
"You are a remarkable leader," Huntsman wrote to Obama in August 2009, underlining the world "remarkable" for emphasis. "It has been a great honor getting to know you." 
In a separate letter that same month, Huntsman thanked Clinton for a "very thoughtful note" the former president had sent him and said he regretted that the two didn't have more time to talk about China before he was set to leave for Beijing. 
"I have enormous regard for your experience, sense of history and brilliant analysis of world events," Huntsman wrote. 
He also offered similar praise for the ex-president's wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, saying she's "won the hearts and minds" of the State Department bureaucracy, which was, he said, "no easy task." 
"After seeing her in action, I can see why," Huntsman wrote. "She is well-read, hard-working, personable and has even more charisma than her husband! It's an honor to work with her."
Once again we ask the question many fellow Republicans are asking:  "Why is Huntsman running as Republican?"  Maybe he should become Obama's Vice President or run on a ticket with Al Gore for the Global Warming Party.  In this case he is not going only after Republican candidates but the whole Republican Party and he calls himself a Republican?

Where does Luntz get Huntsman is mainstream America with his views on Global Warming?  Not in my part of the Country.  They think he is a slick billionaire who will say anything to get elected.  That comes from one of his fellow Mormons I know who is also against the Mormon stance evolving on Global Warming.

Huntsman's numbers must be really bad to go on the attack against Republican candidates and the whole Party.  Would someone please tell us again why he is a Republican candidate.  How does he think he can get elected in a Republican Primary when he attacks us for not believing in the 'junk science' of Global Warming?
Huntsman Slams GOP Presidential Field
By Ben Terris 
Updated: August 21, 2011 | 12:28 p.m.
August 21, 2011 | 12:00 p.m. 
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman did not hesitate on Sunday to differentiate himself from the Republican field, criticizing all of his opponents on their views of the economy. 
“I wouldn't necessarily trust any of my opponents right now, who were on a recent debate stage with me, when every single one of them would have allowed this country to default,” Huntsman told Jake Tapper on ABC News's This Week. “You can imagine, even given the uncertainty of the marketplace the last several days and the last couple of weeks, if we had defaulted for the first time in the history of the greatest country that ever was -- being 25 percent of the world's GDP and having the largest financial services sector in this world by a long shot -- if we had defaulted, Jake, this marketplace would be in absolute turmoil.” 
Huntsman said that his opponents -- both President Obama on the left and his party on the right -- represent what is wrong with the current political landscape, adding that that there was “zero leadership” from both sides of the aisle. 
While the move is sure to differentiate Huntsman from the crowd, it remains to be seen whether it will also be an act of political suicide. 
“Right now this country is crying out for a sensible middle ground,” he said. "Right now we have people on the fringes.... We have zero substance.” 
No surprise, Huntsman believes that he can provide that middle ground, even if he is currently polling at less than 3 percent in most surveys. 
He said that the “most important thing we can do is” create a competitive tax code that phases out loopholes, lowers the rate, and broadens the base. He also said that another important step would be to work toward energy independence and end the nation's “heroin-like dependence” on foreign oil. 
But, in Huntsman’s view, his GOP opponents' extremism goes beyond economics. He cited last week’s comments from Texas Gov. Rick Perry that evolution and global warming are both just theories as proof of a “serious problem” in his party. 
But whether Huntsman himself has a winning formula is another story. 
“He is mainstream America in what he says, but he’s not mainstream Republican. And this, after all, is a Republican primary,” said Republican pollster Frank Luntz, also appearing on This Week. “Republicans don’t want to hear Republicans attacking other Republicans.”
Luntz was quick to point out, however, that Huntsman is not the only Republican candidate with obstacles to overcome. 
Excerpt:  Read More at the National Journal
Just reread what Luntz had to say that Huntsman is mainstream America but not mainstream Republican?  So now if we don't believe in Global Warming, we are not mainstream America.  If that is the case, Mr. Luntz needs to join Huntsman and quit calling himself a Republican.  If being mainstream America means supporting the 'junk science' of Global Warming then count me just a mainstream Republican who has the brains to understand that some scientists have an agenda and will manipulate the figures to suit that agenda.

My opinion of Luntz and his focus groups has been verified!  For years I have questioned where he found some of these people who declared they were Republican because their answers didn't sound like any Republicans I know.  Guess my problem is that I reside in flyover Country for which I am extremely grateful every morning when I wake to the blue skies of Oklahoma!


Lynette Warren said...

LDS leadership, including the Huntsmans, have decided, for business purposes, to embrace the idea of man-made global warming. Their guy is Romney.

Any criticism that Gov Huntsman has of Romney is very mild. Pretty clear that Huntsman is only running interference to advance Mitt Romney.

Sharon said...

Lynette -- If you have more info that I can use please contact me at truesoft.474@gmail.com.

I would agree with you that he is running interference and saying what Romney doesn't dare.