Many Democratic administrations have had Republican Defense and Treasury
Secretaries. However, it seems as though Republicans never reciprocate.
Jon Huntsman allready accepted the ambasador to China position from Obama and it
cost him the nomination. Republicans arn't allowed to work with
democrats and remain in thier party.
Huntsman? Maybe. Romney - Doubtful.Huntsman has shown that he is a
thoughtful and reasonable person who has a core belief and will stand on his
principles. It is why he finished far back in the pack of GOP contenders.Romney will blow with the political winds in order to pander to whoever
he needs to. Hardly the kind of person you want in a cabinet position.Can you imagine that when asked who would take a 10 to 1 spending cuts to
revenue increases, had he stood apart from the rest?He could have
used that single moment to show the nation that he would use common sense in
lieu of partisan politics.He may have won.
Suppose that Romney were offered a position in the Secretary of Commerceand he
took it. Can you imagine the meltdown on FOX?
If Mitt Romney REALLY loved AmericaandREALLY knew how to fix the
economy -- As a true patriot and American - like ALL good
soldiers - he'd be ready, willing and able to serve this great nation
in anyway or capacity he can and just DO IT - regardless of party
politics.If I was Pres. Obama, I'd have all cards laid out on
the table.If I was Mitt Romney, I'd give him my best hand - for the
sake of OUR country.Jon Huntsman Jr. has already proved he would be
excellent in any capacity he would be asked to serve - regardless of party
politics.He is a TRUE American.
I could have supported a Romney position in the President's cabinet until I
heard his petty petulant whinings yesterday in which he accuses Obama of having
purchased the election through "gifts" to special groups.Mitt Romney needs to just go away and stay away.
Romney will be too busy creating well paying domestic (full-time) jobs with
great health benefits to work in the government....
Yes, Romney will be too busy to participate in the Obama administration. Once he
finishes with all the bitter post-election comments he'll be back to his
full-time job - finding and exploiting tax deductions.
. . . and Obama should make George W. Bush secretary of Homeland Security and he
should make Mitch McConnell secretary of Labor and he should make Newt Gingrich
administrator of NASA and he should make Dick Cheney secretary of Defense and he
should make Mitt Romney secretary of Transportation (he's a car guy, you
know) and he should make Paul Ryan secretary of Commerce and he should make Rick
Santorum secretary of Education and he should make Mitt Romney secretary of
Health and Human Services (he created Romneybamacare, you know) and . . . well,
you get the idea.
I actually think Huntsman would make a terrific Secretary of State. But I very
much doubt he'd accept the job. I think he wants to be President someday,
and serving in Obama's cabinet would make it impossible for him to win the
nomination.There's zero chance of Mitt Romney being asked to serve in
an Obama cabinet. No chance at all. Why would you put someone in Treasury who
disagrees with your entire economic program?
You just can't stay off the White Horse, can you? I personally don't
want Romney within a 100 miles of Washington. We don't need anymore excuses
why they can't govern in that city and the Republicans are already openly
attempting a coup d'etat.
Absolutely not to the Romney idea. I do like the Huntsman idea.
I would only nominate an honest soul. "Go, Mr, Huntsman!"
Huntsman you could insert anywhere.As for Romney, I wasn't aware we
had a "Buy a business, get it going, fire the employees, and send the
business to China" Department.
@Screwdriver:"Republicans aren't allowed to work with
Democrats and remain in their party."That's because alotta
Democratic-type dirt and grime will have rubbed off on them. Not a good
situation.@pragmatistferlife:"Romney the great CEO
wasn't even executive enough to run a decent campaign."Romney was too busy creating jobs as a CEO to learn how to sling political mud
and accumulate votes through government sponsored give-away programs (did you
get your free Obama cell phone, by the way?). Plus, Obama learned street smarts
from his socialist, pot smoking friends while Romney was providing counseling in
spiritual needs."...and just in case you weren't paying
attention let me be the first to tell you that the President could hardly stand
to be in the same room with the man."True, Romney's
countenance was too bright for him.Whenever Barack Hussein Obama
comes on the TV screen I reach for the clicker and change channels to Sesame
street or something with more intelligent content. Then I get a can of
disinfectant to spray my TV screen.
I don't want a liar in the president's cabinet. And I am not talking
Huh? Did I miss something election night? And Romney is still complaining
about the "moochers" in an effort to deflect criticism of his campaign
by conservative zealots.
To "LDS Liberal" and what has Obama given us in the past 4 years? We
have higher unemployment now than 4 years ago with a lower labor participation
rate.Deficits are larger now than under Bush.More people
are dependent on food stamps than at any other time in history.Gas
prices are double what they were when Obama was elected.Doctors are
going to cut back the number of medicare patients they see because of
Obamacare.Health insurance rates went up faster under Obamacare than
before it.More people are dependent on the government for some form
of assistance than ever before.Obama told us that he would be
transparent, yet held Obamacare meeting behind closed doors, has not released
much info on Benghazi, and used Executive Privelage to protect Eric Holder with
the Fast and Furious scandal.The nation is more polarized now than
before Obama was elected.The reasoning behind the Peace Prize Obama
won has turned out to be a lie. The world is more confrontational now than
before he was elected.So tell us, what has Obama done that really
has done the nation any good?
Seems like a good idea. The vice president was always the man with the second
votes in the founding fathers' campaigns.
Romney wouldn't accept a position on this sinking Democrat ship. Why would
he want his name associated with this debacle?
Why?Mitt lost his election!Why should Obama throw him a
Huntsman is a possibility. Romney, definitely NO.
"Romney wouldn't accept a position on this sinking Democrat ship"
Obama 332 Romney 206..Repbulicans haven't crossed the 50% barrier in 5 of
the last 6 Presidential debates. Sinking ship..now that is some real spin.
Enjoy the next four years.
Redshirt,Somehow you believe that President Obama is responsible for
the trajectory of the economy before he took office, which carried its own
momentum for at least two years. Some of the meltdown in 2008 we still
haven't recovered from. Sure, Obama has made mistakes. But we would be in a
better place right now if the GOP hadn't behaved like a spoiled toddler and
simply obstructed any plan to address our problems. If the GOP slips
whimperingly into oblivion, it will be more than the Party of No deserves.
To "Kent C. DeForrest" actually, the GOP has not done anything to
obstruct the recovery. In fact, according to some economists, by dividing the
government and having a lot of infighting, it is helping the economy. For
comparison, compare the 2001 recession to the 2009 recession. Why is it that
after the 2001 recession we no longer felt its effects after 2003?Obama is responsibile for the trajectory of the economy since he took office.
Economists told us the Recession ended in July 2009. If we are now 3 years out
of a recession, why is it that we have not recovered jobs or had GDP growth that
is greater than the rate of inflation? Obama is repeating FDR's mistakes
and prolonging the recession for political ideology.Just think about
Norman Thomas, a Socialist Party Presidential Canidate, said about the
Democrats. He said "I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for
the Socialist Party. The Democrat Party has adopted our platform."Why would you want to support socialism? Where is it working? Europe is
going into another recession, and we are running to catch up with them to fall
over the same cliff.
"For comparison, compare the 2001 recession to the 2009 recession"Sorry Redshirt. Apples to Oranges. There is no comparison. Not even
Redshirt:President Obama isn't going to become a socialist if
you call him one enough times. Sorry.And the European counties that
are currently struggling are the ones who are undergoing the austerity measures
that Romney and his type want for America. I know that's not convenient
for your story, but what can I say? Truth is truth.
@Kent C. DeForrest:"Somehow you believe that President Obama is
responsible for the trajectory of the economy before he took office..."If it happened on Obama's watch, he's responsible. Either for
good or bad. That's the way the cookie crumbles. And if he hasn't
solved the situation he's responsible... And he hasn't. "Some of the meltdown in 2008 we still haven't recovered
from."And we won't be recovered under Obama. He has no
plan for recovery. He has but one plan... to raise taxes on the wealthy (i.e.,
job creators). Won't work. Already, companies are starting to lay people
off."Sure, Obama has made mistakes."The voters
made a mistake... last week and four years ago.
To "KJB1" Obama doesn't need to become a socialist because he,
along with most Democrats, already is one.So, you agree that
Socialism has failed in Europe. They promised their people too much, and now
cannot afford it. That is the reason for the austerity measures. Now look at
what happens when those countries are forced to make those cuts.In
Greece, you have massive protests, and are seeing a rise in the Nazi party. In
Spain you have riots and violence because of austerity measures. The more
socialist the country's economy, the worse the reaction is to the austerity
measures.What Romney was proposing could have saved the US from
going through the same violence and weeping and wailing.The question
for you and your ilk, is what are you going to do when the austerity measures
hit the US? Will you be one of those violent protestors, or will you just
accept the fact that the government cannot provide all to everybody?
Huntsman is also in the running for Secretary of the Treasury. I can't
recall anyone else who was ever in the running for both Secretary of the
Treasury and Secretary of State and he would be terrific in either post.Romney and Obama truly do not like each other. Can't see that
Huntsman? Absoutely, in any position in the cabinet. He has already shown that
he is an honest man who cares about the country, not partisan politics, and will
put the country over the Republican Party any day. He would be a great
addition.Romney? No way. He has proven that he is NOT an honest
man, and will do whatever he thinks will benefit his own wants (and to heck with
the country in the process). I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw
him. He should go home and live the rest of his life in obscurity (eeping out
of both Church and country concerns . . . for their well-being).