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Jon Huntsman for President, maybe

By AV . ·
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I wanted to end my title with a question mark, but couldn't.

I am totally impressed that Huntsman has presented a pretty comprehensive jobs plan early on, well ahead of the other GOP candidates. His plan isn't perfect, but I think it could have appeal across party lines, because its more moderate.


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Huntsman is also not bat$#!+ crazy, which is another plus.

by seanferd In reply to Jon Huntsman for Presiden ...

The rest of them are positively ignorant loons with visions of theocracy.

I'd be greatly impressed if any significant number of people in his party vote for him.

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I'd be impressed too

by AV . In reply to Huntsman is also not bat$ ...

But I doubt he will be the favorite of today's Republican voter. They have taken an extreme right turn lately. They should consider though, who is best suited to challenge Obama.


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They can't do that.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to I'd be impressed too

'They' being the right-wing, 'tea party' Republicans that currently dominate the party. The majority of the nation's voters in the general election are in the political middle and unaligned with any party. To consider a candidate who could appeal to those voters and challenge Obama would require the right wing to compromise on their litmus tests and accept a candidate who isn't ideologically 'pure'. Right now that purity is more important to the most vocal branch of the party, as oppose to those 'unpure' and willing to cede some positions as the cost of getting something, anything, done.

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Or, god forbid...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to They can't do that.

allow a candidate that can think for themselves.

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by AV . In reply to They can't do that.

Thats very true. Jon Huntsman doesn't have the purity. He doesn't register in the polls at the moment, but I think he has to ride out the more right wing regalia at the moment and see where the Republican party ends up later. Eventually, I hope the Republican party comes to its senses.


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No way!

by jp85257 In reply to Jon Huntsman for Presiden ...
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by CharlieSpencer In reply to No way!

That was very informative. Mind you, it left me favorably inclined towards Huntsman, which I don't think was your goal.

On the other hand, third-party presentations and YouTube videos don't factor much into my political decisions anyway.

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by jp85257 In reply to Thanks.

you think Cap and Trade and Obamacare are good ideas? No wonder you would support a RINO like Huntsman.

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RINO: I don't care what party affiliation he claims.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to So...

I'm not as interested in the party as I am in a candidate's position on issues.

I think C&P is a good approach to managing carbon, an issue that needs to be addressed regardless of its (non?) affects on global climate.

While I think the mandate to purchase insurance is a violation of the Constitution, I also think there is much in the Affordable Health Care Act that deserves consideration.

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Well then,

by jp85257 In reply to RINO: I don't care what p ...

by all means, vote for him. Just don't expect any conservatives to go along with his tax and spend policies. If I wanted that, I'd vote to re-elect Obama. Better the devil you know, as they say.

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