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2012-11-25 12:15:39 PM
Jon Huntsman has been the bipartisan flavor of the month for the past ten years. He's a truly moderate Republican, and I was cheering for him during the primaries. Unfortunately, the Jesus-freaks booted him out early.

Jon Huntsman - the Mormon the Republicans SHOULD have run. Even Obama was scared shiatless of him, which is why he sent him to China for 2.5 years.
 
2012-11-25 12:17:09 PM
Jon Huntsman is also not as corrupt as every other Republican presidential candidate. (Who's number one -I'm looking at Newt)
 
2012-11-25 12:20:20 PM
Huntsman is never going to happen.
 
2012-11-25 12:44:25 PM

Lsherm: Jon Huntsman has been the bipartisan flavor of the month for the past ten years. He's a truly moderate Republican, and I was cheering for him during the primaries. Unfortunately, the Jesus-freaks booted him out early.

Jon Huntsman - the Mormon the Republicans SHOULD have run. Even Obama was scared shiatless of him, which is why he sent him to China for 2.5 years.


He's not moderate in his positions at all. He is just the only conservative politician in the country who can articulate his position without sounding bugfark nuts.
 
2012-11-25 01:07:01 PM

BSABSVR: Lsherm: Jon Huntsman has been the bipartisan flavor of the month for the past ten years. He's a truly moderate Republican, and I was cheering for him during the primaries. Unfortunately, the Jesus-freaks booted him out early.

Jon Huntsman - the Mormon the Republicans SHOULD have run. Even Obama was scared shiatless of him, which is why he sent him to China for 2.5 years.

He's not moderate in his positions at all. He is just the only conservative politician in the country who can articulate his position without sounding bugfark nuts.


Yeah, from what I recall, had the GOP not trotted out the lunatic brigade for the primaries, Huntsman would have been the extreme right wing candidate.
 
2012-11-25 01:12:17 PM
Huntsman isn't moderate. He only looks moderate compared to all the other mental midgets the GOP put forth this year. He's just as conservative socially as the rest of those defectives, he just has more brains than all of them put together. He's not a bad guy by any means, just not what people have perceived him to be.
 
2012-11-25 01:35:57 PM

Coco LaFemme: Huntsman isn't moderate. He only looks moderate compared to all the other mental midgets the GOP put forth this year. He's just as conservative socially as the rest of those defectives, he just has more brains than all of them put together. He's not a bad guy by any means, just not what people have perceived him to be.


this should be repeated.
 
2012-11-25 01:38:51 PM
Huntsman is only slightly less far right than people like Newt Gingrich. He isn't bipartisan.
 
2012-11-25 01:54:37 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Yeah, from what I recall, had the GOP not trotted out the lunatic brigade for the primaries, Huntsman would have been the extreme right wing candidate.


They just didn't want someone who was right-wing. They wanted right-wing and gleefully dicky. It's why "food-stamp president" guy and "maybe we will secede" guy and "maybe we should investigate the libs like we did in the 50's" lady all had a run at the top.
 
2012-11-25 01:55:08 PM
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You guys are slipping.
 
2012-11-25 02:16:31 PM

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You guys are slipping.


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2012-11-25 02:57:40 PM

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You guys are slipping.


Yeah, but they are Republican females, and de facto below the Mendoza Line.
 
2012-11-25 03:48:19 PM

BSABSVR: He's not moderate in his positions at all. He is just the only conservative politician in the country who can articulate his position without sounding bugfark nuts.


Came to say this.

He doesn't spit all over science, but that's about it.
 
2012-11-25 03:52:13 PM

BSABSVR: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Yeah, from what I recall, had the GOP not trotted out the lunatic brigade for the primaries, Huntsman would have been the extreme right wing candidate.

They just didn't want someone who was right-wing. They wanted right-wing and gleefully dicky. It's why "food-stamp president" guy and "maybe we will secede" guy and "maybe we should investigate the libs like we did in the 50's" lady all had a run at the top.


The fact that Crazypants wasn't blasted out of the water before a vote was cast should have been proof that the GOP is in big, big trouble,
 
2012-11-25 03:52:13 PM
The more you know about Huntsman, the less you'll like him as an independent.
 
2012-11-25 03:53:57 PM

MFAWG: BSABSVR: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Yeah, from what I recall, had the GOP not trotted out the lunatic brigade for the primaries, Huntsman would have been the extreme right wing candidate.

They just didn't want someone who was right-wing. They wanted right-wing and gleefully dicky. It's why "food-stamp president" guy and "maybe we will secede" guy and "maybe we should investigate the libs like we did in the 50's" lady all had a run at the top.

The fact that Crazypants wasn't blasted out of the water before a vote was cast should have been proof that the GOP is in big, big trouble,


The real sad thing is I don't know which Crazypants you're referring to.
 
2012-11-25 03:54:38 PM
The Washington Times? Really? Is Fark now supporting the Moonies?
 
2012-11-25 03:58:03 PM

Mrtraveler01: MFAWG: BSABSVR: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Yeah, from what I recall, had the GOP not trotted out the lunatic brigade for the primaries, Huntsman would have been the extreme right wing candidate.

They just didn't want someone who was right-wing. They wanted right-wing and gleefully dicky. It's why "food-stamp president" guy and "maybe we will secede" guy and "maybe we should investigate the libs like we did in the 50's" lady all had a run at the top.

The fact that Crazypants wasn't blasted out of the water before a vote was cast should have been proof that the GOP is in big, big trouble,

The real sad thing is I don't know which Crazypants you're referring to.


thinkprogress.org
 
2012-11-25 04:00:26 PM
How long before he runs for President and hitches his trailer to the DERP Express.

/next stop: Jesusland!
//every stop is next stop...
 
2012-11-25 04:01:17 PM
Damnit, uncaffeinated brain, you KNOW he already ran and got as far the Primaries but was summarily dismissed for not being psychotic enough, but you were TRYING to draw a McCain parallel.
 
2012-11-25 04:03:34 PM
They write this snarky shiat like he's a flip flopper of Mitt Romney proportions. Huntsman doesn't change his principles, and he WOULD have been a tough contender for Obama. If he would have run, I would have finally had a chance to vote where I had to study both candidates.

Of course, the GOP shot themselves in the foot on this one, and the Washington Times is showing how clueless they are by acting like Huntsman was a little nobody in the grand scheme of things. If anyone's going to reach across the aisle, it's Huntsman, if anyone is going to convince undecided voters, Independents, and moderate Dems, it's going to be Huntsman.

Write him off at your own peril guys. If the Republican Party is going to repair itself, it's going to be through candidates like Huntsman. You farktards want to keep pushing Bachmanns, Gingriches and Romneys down our throats? We're going to keep voting in Obamas. You could fix this easily.
 
2012-11-25 04:03:54 PM

red5ish: The Washington Times? Really? Is Fark now supporting the Moonies?


Considering Fark also links to American Thinker, Free Republic, Town Hall, National Review, World Net Daily, Breitbart, and a couple more I'm forgetting off the top of my head, The Washington Times isn't even a blip on the radar.
 
2012-11-25 04:06:52 PM
Hunstman to resurface for bipartisanship, only to be promptly shouted down by his own party.

FTFY
 
2012-11-25 04:12:03 PM

GAT_00: Huntsman is only slightly less far right than people like Newt Gingrich. He isn't bipartisan.


And, even if he were, let's not forget the point Bill Maher made about Romney: moderate or not, he'll be pulling the Derp Brigade with him into the White House in the form of advisors, congressional allies, appointments and god knows what else.

This alone should be enough to disqualify any Republican from the presidency for the time being.
 
2012-11-25 04:14:19 PM

Coco LaFemme: Huntsman isn't moderate. He only looks moderate compared to all the other mental midgets the GOP put forth this year. He's just as conservative socially as the rest of those defectives, he just has more brains than all of them put together. He's not a bad guy by any means, just not what people have perceived him to be.


Glad to see that not everyone conflates an affable disposition with political moderation.

Like Paul Ryan, Huntsman is crazy conservative but the two do a good job disguising their views by not frothing at the mouth.
 
2012-11-25 04:16:45 PM

The Name: Hunstman to resurface for bipartisanship, only to be promptly shouted down by his own party.

FTFY


That's exactly right. "Bipartisan" in what sense, Subby? Huntsman can work with Democrats, but that makes him so tainted and impure that the Republicans reject him.
 
2012-11-25 04:18:32 PM
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like the fist of an angry god.
 
2012-11-25 04:23:02 PM
I would've voted for Huntsman over Obama. But he wasn't a choice so I went with Obama.
 
2012-11-25 04:26:09 PM

BSABSVR: Lsherm: Jon Huntsman has been the bipartisan flavor of the month for the past ten years. He's a truly moderate Republican, and I was cheering for him during the primaries. Unfortunately, the Jesus-freaks booted him out early.

Jon Huntsman - the Mormon the Republicans SHOULD have run. Even Obama was scared shiatless of him, which is why he sent him to China for 2.5 years.

He's not moderate in his positions at all. He is just the only conservative politician in the country who can articulate his position without sounding bugfark nuts.


This.

/voted for him in the primaries
//yeah, I'm a Huntsman hipster
///Just wanted to see a race between two reasonable human beings who happen to disagree on their positions, SUE ME
 
2012-11-25 04:28:57 PM

Lsherm: Even Obama was scared shiatless of him


It makes for a nice soundbite, but I don't buy it.
 
2012-11-25 04:29:14 PM

FlashHarry: Coco LaFemme: Huntsman isn't moderate. He only looks moderate compared to all the other mental midgets the GOP put forth this year. He's just as conservative socially as the rest of those defectives, he just has more brains than all of them put together. He's not a bad guy by any means, just not what people have perceived him to be.

this should be repeated.


Indeed.
 
2012-11-25 04:29:18 PM
That "article" had a tone dripping with sarcasm, but about what, I don't know.
 
2012-11-25 04:31:56 PM

Lsherm: Jon Huntsman has been the bipartisan flavor of the month for the past ten years. He's a truly moderate Republican, and I was cheering for him during the primaries. Unfortunately, the Jesus

You should know that the richest 2% is the GOP's deity by now.
Jesus didn't tie up the House in 2010 for tax breaks for the rich either.

 
2012-11-25 04:34:32 PM

Lsherm: Jon Huntsman has been the bipartisan flavor of the month for the past ten years. He's a truly moderate Republican, and I was cheering for him during the primaries. Unfortunately, the Jesus-freaks booted him out early.

Jon Huntsman - the Mormon the Republicans SHOULD have run. Even Obama was scared shiatless of him, which is why he sent him to China for 2.5 years.


THIS. Also, Obama should consider him for Sec of State, if they don't approve Rice, just to make GOP heads explode.
 
2012-11-25 04:39:57 PM

67 Beetle: Lsherm: Even Obama was scared shiatless of him

It makes for a nice soundbite, but I don't buy it.


They'll never admit the reason to offer him the ambassadorship, but they did admit they were worried once he threw his hat in the ring for 2012:

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/obama-campaign-saw-jon-huntsman-as- a- threat/
 
2012-11-25 04:52:37 PM
Whatever. Huntsman doesn't have the MDC for a national campaign.
 
2012-11-25 04:53:52 PM
Doh. Image failure. My obscure geek comment will never make sense now. *sobs*
 
2012-11-25 04:56:44 PM

GAT_00: Huntsman is only slightly less far right than people like Newt Gingrich. He isn't bipartisan.



Even though I don't agree with Jon Huntsman's policy positions, he has always been able to define his position on policy without sounding like a blithering idiot. I admired his respect for office and he seems very genuine and down to earth. If the Republican Party wasn't so fractured, they could have run with him and maybe beat Obama. But instead, they choose money over style/substance and ran a man with no substance and/or style.
 
2012-11-25 04:57:27 PM

Kibbler: That "article" had a tone dripping with sarcasm, but about what, I don't know.


I assume the Moonie Times would not actually support Huntsman... unless he actually made it through the primaries, which he won't.
 
2012-11-25 04:59:08 PM
Even if I disagree with many of Huntsman's positions, I feel like he'd at least think about the things he says rather than regurgitate soundbites. Plus, he isn't some kind of chest-beating jingoist either. I also think I'd trust him far more on foreign policy issues than any Republican candidate I've seen in the past 20 years.
 
2012-11-25 04:59:24 PM

Lsherm: 67 Beetle: Lsherm: Even Obama was scared shiatless of him

It makes for a nice soundbite, but I don't buy it.

They'll never admit the reason to offer him the ambassadorship, but they did admit they were worried once he threw his hat in the ring for 2012:

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/obama-campaign-saw-jon-huntsman-as- a- threat/


You are a kook.
 
2012-11-25 05:00:49 PM

Lsherm: They'll never admit the reason to offer him the ambassadorship, but they did admit they were worried once he threw his hat in the ring for 2012:

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/obama-campaign-saw-jon-huntsman-as- a- threat/


As I stated, it sounds good, but I still don't buy it. I don't think they were "afraid" of anyone the Rs were going to run. They knew they had a far better ground game than anyone on the other side. Huntsman might have made them change some of their messaging. but he would have been an inconvenience at best. To me, the story cited has the ring of, "...and whatever you do, please don't throw me in the Briar Patch..."
 
2012-11-25 05:08:46 PM

67 Beetle: Lsherm: They'll never admit the reason to offer him the ambassadorship, but they did admit they were worried once he threw his hat in the ring for 2012:

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/obama-campaign-saw-jon-huntsman-as- a- threat/

As I stated, it sounds good, but I still don't buy it. I don't think they were "afraid" of anyone the Rs were going to run. They knew they had a far better ground game than anyone on the other side. Huntsman might have made them change some of their messaging. but he would have been an inconvenience at best. To me, the story cited has the ring of, "...and whatever you do, please don't throw me in the Briar Patch..."


If it were huntsman instead of Romney, on the one hand I want to say he would have done much better in terms of votes.

Otoh, I don't believe he would have gone full etchasketch, and I don't believe he would have been nearly so vague and empty with his policy information. So while he would have been a better candidate in that regard, would he have ended up with more votes? How many would he lose because people couldn't look at his real views and say "nah, he was just talking to the right on that bit, he is really going to be a moderate"? I don't pay enough attention to electoral polls to know, but I do think his honesty (which should be a strength) might have actually turned out to be a weakness when it came to the "independent" voters as well as the low information voters. Romney can coast by the low-info voters and pretend to be moderate for the independents. A Huntsman might not.
 
2012-11-25 05:30:39 PM

jack21221: Even if I disagree with many of Huntsman's positions, I feel like he'd at least think about the things he says rather than regurgitate soundbites. Plus, he isn't some kind of chest-beating jingoist either. I also think I'd trust him far more on foreign policy issues than any Republican candidate I've seen in the past 20 years.


This is true. He only has one soundbite:

"Let the free market take care of it."
 
2012-11-25 05:42:06 PM

hinten: Huntsman is never going to happen.


Enjoy two terms under Hillary then.
 
2012-11-25 05:47:16 PM
He's the only candidate from 2012 that wasn't terrible as a candidate and as a statesman. That's not necessarily the same as being moderate, though I guess it has some of the same effect (allowing you to grab some of the center in a contested vote, since some of them are centrists because they vote on how reasonable the individual is rather than a collection of hot-button issues).
 
2012-11-25 05:51:57 PM
Ron Paul.
 
2012-11-25 05:58:13 PM
 
2012-11-25 05:59:28 PM
A millionaire Mormon. Why didn't the GOP think of that?
 
2012-11-25 06:09:26 PM

hinten: Huntsman is never going to happen.


Mostly because Huntsman has no pizazz?
 
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