There goes the best man for the job. Not so far to the right. Now we are left
with a bunch of pretenders. Listened to the debate tonight. Loved everyone
saying lower taxes while we drown in debt.
Would you rather us spend our way out of debt? If so, I have the perfect guy
for you to vote for.
How about the all or nothing approach we look to compromise?Those
that take unwavering positions will get us nowhere.How about we push
for reasonable spending cuts and reasonable tax increases.We put
mechanisms in place to insure that the spending cuts must continue to occur and
that the tax increases go in part to pay down the deficit.Instead,
we have idealogues who take a hard, uncompromising position.We can
work thru the countries problems, but we need reasonable people to do so.Instead, we are moving in the opposite direction.
At least he's not delusional, I was worried after the "Ticket to Ride"
comment. Clearly this first race was to get his name out there, perhaps some
other day he'll go further, as people have a chance to mull him over...
Even though I am not directly concerned about this election (I live in Argentina
and am not an american citizen) I find it interesting to know about American
politics anyway.From what I've been able to read in the DS, I can see the
newspaper is more pro-Romney and, as far as I've seen in this site, church
members are more likely to support Mitt instead of Jon Huntsman. I was just
wondering if this is due to the fact that Huntsman seems to be (again, according
to what I've read here and other US newspapers, and I'm not saying this is the
way it is) a little weak in the faith as reflected on his views of moral issues
such as abortion and gay marriage. On the other hand, Romney seems to be a
faithful LDS.Feel free to correct my views. Remember. I was just
wondering, not stating facts.
I'm happy Huntsman got out of the race, he was becoming just like some of the
others with the negative ads and statements that were pretty unbecoming of
someone of his heritage. I often wonder how these candidates can ever forgive
each other for the hurtful things being said. I hope the nomination ends soon
and the healing can begin in the Republican party.
This was a pragmatic decision based on not wanting to be bested by Stephen
Colbert. And he should have made Romney earn the endorsement. Romney wasn't
even around when Huntsman gave it. Very poorly played, especially after the day
before, Huntsman was saying Romney was unelectable. I previously respected
Huntsman even though his party prefers less desirable candidates, but Huntsman
showed a lack of consistency in the way he handled this that hints of the lack
of a strong core which is so evident in Romney. This surely must be a
Republican attribute which crushes any temptation to consider the GOP for
I bleed blue.I agree. The others are having a "race to the
extreme". The party just doesn't get it that an extreme right candidate
will only attract their own kind and not the more Republican moderates and
independents. They are killing themselves with their own words.Maybe
Corporations are people and will demand 1 million votes, or they will move to
India.Cougar. Business is successful when they have a demand for
their goods or services. That comes from millions of people with disposable
income. Today, that will happen when jobs are made by Govt intervention. Corp.
are holding 1.7 Trillion in cash. Create the jobs or sink.
@ I Bleed BlueYour user name is fitting, if we as a society continue
down Obama's path we will all be singing the Blue's. Republicans speak of tax
cuts for a reason. It was through supply side economics that Ronald Reagan
brought this country out of a similar economic melt down, his economic plan
designed by William A. Niskanen it is a counter-intuitive set of policies that
aims to increase revenues by decreasing taxes. It works by significant tax cuts
that lead to greater economic activity, since people have more money to spend
and invest, which in turn can lead to greater tax revenues for the government
and this helps stimulate the economy.Entitlements and Food Stamps
does not help!Bleed Blue, Higher Taxes = BAD! Lower Taxes = GOOD!
At least Jon Huntsman doesn't have to worry about having enough money to feed,
clothe, and house his family. I'm not sure Jon can truly understand the
economic issues facing the nation right now. I'm glad he stepped down.
Maybe he should have tried Pepto-Bismal.
"Huntsman put everything into New Hampshire He sure did, his ego and
other peoples money.
RE: I Bleed Blue--"There goes the best man for the job." Glad to see a
comment from one of the 4% nationally behind Huntsman. With as much as Huntsman
struggled from the get-go, he NEVER connected with a wide array of voters, how
anyone can say he was the "best man" for the job is beyond me. Enjoy
joining Huntsman on his "ticket to ride" wherever.
Dear Barney,It was Ronald Reagan who increased taxes not once but
twice. It was he who spent the country into oblivion, all the while telling USA
it was necessary in order to beat Russia. In reality Russia had beat themselves
and they were broke.Ron Reagans biographer stated that Ron Reagan
did not have an extreme conservative bone in his body but was more middle of the
road. Sorry Tea Party people but Reagan was never in your camp.History shows that even with Reagans tax increases the country still
floundered financially.The problem is not too high of taxes, the
problem is the way taxes are spent, propping up big business, the over spending
military, over sized government, poor health care. There is not
anyone running or elected who you would trust to spend wisely, if there were,
taxes would be collected from a much happier people.
I just don't understand why the people of Utah are so enamored with this guy.
He left after one year of being reelected, i.e., he goes around the state
campaigning and telling the people of Utah about his grand vision, and then
after they put their trust in him, he bolts for an ambassador position. It was
not even a cabinet position but one that would get his name out there and
further drive his ego and personal aspirations. Now, although he has a legal
mailing address in UT, he doesn't even live in the state, and he says that he
wants no part of Utah politics. Apparently UT is not big enough, in his mind,
to catapult him to the next level. And while he continues to use and play the
people of UT, they love him. Why is that?
i think the decision came from his pocketbook. He was not going to win, why
waste the cash.he would have been good though, but Romney already
had the infrastructure in place
It is the first political announcement from Huntsman I can get behind. I will
admit that he made a good departure. I wish him the best.
wow seems like an honorable move.
@Doug10Presidents can not spend 1 dime of our tax dollars. They can
ask congress to spend and they can produce budgets, but congress ultimately is
the spender, not the president. To accuse Reagan of deficit spending is
irresponsible on your part. Reagan did raise taxes, in a compromise that the
deems in congress didn't keep to. They promised to cut spending, but alas they
lied. . . What has changed?
@gacanepa I think some LDS sentiment is less because he was pretty moderate (at
least in my eyes) when governing Utah, and that didn't come across well to some
I'm glad he's gone, for three reasons.One, he was in no position to
give other candidates advice about how to campaign. His campaign was just as
"toxic" as the others, especially his comments - and those of his
father - about Mitt Romney.Two, he lacks the personal qualities and
experience necessary for the job. Everything he has ever done in life has come
from his father's money, from his work on Reagan's campaign to his two
ambassadorships. And he would never have been elected as Utah's governor if not
for his father's reputation.Three, his personal dislike for Mitt
Romney was becoming more evident each day. When the 2002 Olympics problems first
came about, he announced that some people close to hime, people he did not name,
were encouraging him to seek the job as head of the Olympics. He worked hard
behind the scenes to get the job. But as we all know, the governor chose Mitt
Romney. After that, he and his father have held a grudge against Mitt Romney.Now I'm afraid that we haven't heard the last of him; he'll keep coming
back, with his father's money, looking for more political positions.
Jon drops out like he did from high school many years ago. He dropped out of
high school to join a rock group. Wonder if he and his wife plan to start a new
rock group now? They could call it the Ken and Barbie show.
Huntsman would have been much much better than Obama, that is clear. Was he the
strongest to defeat BHO? Certainly not.Don't be surprised if he is
tapped for the Secretary of State position should a Republican win the
Presidency in 2012.Huntsman seemed to finally learn how to debate
with effectiveness in the 2 New Hampshire debates. Had he debated in the
previous 10 debates like he did in those 2 debates, he may actually have been a
serious contender as he could have joined the "anybody but Mitt" gang
of Republican presidential hopefuls who enjoyed the top spot in polls like
Bachman, Newt, Cain, Perry did for a time.
@Article-ReaderI agree. Presidents don't spend our tax dollars. So
will the GOP candidates correct themselves about their view that Obama has spent
us into oblivion?
When his campaign makes a racist video and blames Ron Paul for it, it serves him
the rich own almost all repuplicans because of a paper they signed saying they
would never raise taxes. the group that gets them to sign it will not let anyone
know who pays for it. it is large corporations just like the super pac money.
the average person has no idea how they go after someone that raises taxes.
remember that the govenment is made of people also. when you down size it is
more layoffs and not a cost saver in the long run because if they cant get a job
they will be on unemployment. corporations will never let the goverment get
smalll anyway because they make money on big government just like the never
ending wars. the next will be iran just watch. those bad people. people are not
evil only individuals.
Doug10:Reagan's tax cuts helped stimulate the economy. Tax REVENUE went
up after tax RATES went down. The deficit spending during that time was
for defense, to win the Cold War. The resulting "peace dividend" from
the collapse of the Soviet Union made Clinton look good on the economy, although
it was not his doing. More of the credit belonged to Reagan and the Congress
that worked with him.
The first good thing Huntsman has done since he declared his candidacy!A great governor and ambassador, he was a poor candidate for President. Maybe
he'll learn before the next time around.
How about Reality and lack of funding...
Lack of funding is right. He wouldn't accept millions from the "big"
boys that call the shots and be indebted like all of these others. And the
payola beat goes on just like it has big time since Bush-Cheney! Disgusting
mongrels. Flaunt, demand and worry about #1 only. What a mess. Jon was the
"only" qualified rep for sure!
@My Two CentsObama has yet to give congress a budget. He lets them
spend and spend and spend. He also has yet to veto a spending bill that hasn't
come from Republicans. Obama never met a dem spending project he didn't love. He
has yet to produce a Jobs plan, and he has yet to reign in any spending. He
talks talks talks of compromise, yet has vetoed every republican bill that hits
his desk. Compromise doesn't mean that you get what you want at the expense of
the republicans. It means both sides give and take. Obama is all take, no give.
Time to "Give" him the boot!