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    Re: Huntsman Announcing His Candidacy on June 21st

    The quick and dirty on Hunstman's views is this.

    • He is by far the most experienced candidate in this race in terms of foreign policy. Nobody can match credentials with him on that.
    • He's generally pro gun and has made getting concealed weapons licenses easier in Utah, but he also said he would not veto an assault weapons ban.
    • He's pro life, and has said he would support a right to life amendment.
    • He's expressed support for cap and trade, which I am iffy about, but honestly I don't think it's a very important issue. He implemented some measures on the state level, but I highly doubt he'll go too overboard on the national stage.
    • He's pro civil unions.
    • He's not a closed-borders candidate, though he has tentatively approved of better enforcement. He has supported in-state school tuition for illegal immigrant students. He also supported driving privileges for illegals.
    • I've talked to several Utahans. Support for Huntsman is generally split. The ultra-conservatives think he's sellout.
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    Re: Huntsman Announcing His Candidacy on June 21st

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeezy View Post
    The quick and dirty on Hunstman's views is this.

    • He is by far the most experienced candidate in this race in terms of foreign policy. Nobody can match credentials with him on that.
    I think this^ might be the thing that I like most about Huntsman. I believe we need a president who has strong foreign policy credentials, especially with China. Like it or not, they are becoming major players in world affairs, and it would be nice to have someone with experience dealing with them.
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    Re: Huntsman Announcing His Candidacy on June 21st

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    "Republican In Name Only"

    It's an epithet that the extreme right uses on anybody in the GOP who's anything close to moderate.
    Yes, and "DINO" is what the extreme left uses on anyone in their party who's anything close to moderate.

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    Re: Huntsman Announcing His Candidacy on June 21st

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    "Republican In Name Only"

    It's an epithet that the extreme right uses on anybody in the GOP who's anything close to moderate.
    or Republican in name only. RINOs are Democrats without the courage to admit it.

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    Re: Huntsman Announcing His Candidacy on June 21st

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    I don't think that he will be nominated either. But I think that the Republicans should. He would probably keep the Republican base because he is not Obama, and I think he would also heavily draw Independents and disaffected democrats.
    No. We need a conservative to pull us back from the brink of this man caused disaster.

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    Re: Huntsman Announcing His Candidacy on June 21st

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    No. We need a conservative to pull us back from the brink of this man caused disaster.
    ...says the guy who has repeated, on several occasions, that any of the Republican nominees would be better than Obama.

    You're living affirmation of Anagram's post.
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    Re: Huntsman Announcing His Candidacy on June 21st

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    No. We need a conservative to pull us back from the brink of this man caused disaster.
    I don't disagree that we need someone who can turn this around. But I also believe it is imperative that we have a president experienced in foreign policy. Besides, Huntsman seems to be fairly fiscally conservative. He is only more moderate in social and foreign issues.
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    Re: Huntsman Announcing His Candidacy on June 21st

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeezy View Post
    ...says the guy who has repeated, on several occasions, that any of the Republican nominees would be better than Obama.

    You're living affirmation of Anagram's post.
    From my perspective that is still a true statement. Any body but the Marxist.
    But from the perspective of winning a nomination I believe this time around we will not select the Romney's of he party. No soft and squishy, moderate Republicans need apply. We do not need Marxist-lite. We do not need Democrat-lite.

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    Re: Huntsman Announcing His Candidacy on June 21st

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    From my perspective that is still a true statement. Any body but the Marxist.
    But from the perspective of winning a nomination I believe this time around we will not select the Romney's of he party. No soft and squishy, moderate Republicans need apply. We do not need Marxist-lite. We do not need Democrat-lite.

    A man who supports a right to life amendment is hardly "Democrate-lite." That is, unless you're willing to let his stance on civil unions or his pro-environment record blind you to the best candidate in this race.
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    Re: Huntsman Announcing His Candidacy on June 21st

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    From my perspective that is still a true statement. Any body but the Marxist.
    But from the perspective of winning a nomination I believe this time around we will not select the Romney's of he party. No soft and squishy, moderate Republicans need apply. We do not need Marxist-lite. We do not need Democrat-lite.
    I understand this is probably where the GOP nomination is going, but I do not think it is wise. If the eventual match-up is Huntsman-Obama or Romney-Obama then they would both probably get my vote (with nothing etched in stone, there are 17 months until the election). However, if the GOP nominates a more extreme Palin, Bachmann, or Santorum it might give me, and I assume many other moderates, enough pause to not vote, or even to vote for Obama.
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