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    Re: Huntsman Announcing His Candidacy on June 21st

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    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.
    We disagree. We do not have another chance to save this nation. if the one term president Obama gets another term then the nation is history. Our liberty is history. The same can be said with a Romney or a Huntsman. We cannot afford to nominate someone willing to destroy the nation just like the Democrats, only slower.

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    Re: Huntsman Announcing His Candidacy on June 21st

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    We disagree. We do not have another chance to save this nation. if the one term president Obama gets another term then the nation is history. Our liberty is history. The same can be said with a Romney or a Huntsman. We cannot afford to nominate someone willing to destroy the nation just like the Democrats, only slower.
    Fair enough. We disagree. I believe neither Romney nor Huntsman would destroy this country if elected. I also believe that if an extreme conservative gets nominated, then that conservative won't get the chance to try and save it.
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    Re: Huntsman Announcing His Candidacy on June 21st

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Fair enough. We disagree. I believe neither Romney nor Huntsman would destroy this country if elected. I also believe that if an extreme conservative gets nominated, then that conservative won't get the chance to try and save it.
    Ah. But there is no such thing as an extreme conservative. So the point is moot.

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    Re: Huntsman Announcing His Candidacy on June 21st

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Ah. But there is no such thing as an extreme conservative. So the point is moot.
    Yep. You heard the man.

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    Re: Huntsman Announcing His Candidacy on June 21st

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeezy View Post
    Yep. You heard the man.

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    Sorry. Couldn't hold that in anymore.

    How would you interpret "extreme conservatism"?

    Is there such a thing as "extreme liberalism"?

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    Re: Huntsman Announcing His Candidacy on June 21st

    Jon Huntsman has a solid resume. He has executive experience and substantive foreign policy experience. Whether he can leverage his experience and build support for a vision of leadership that wins him the nomination remains to be seen. It will probably be an uphill challenge.

    Certainly, his prospects are better than they would otherwise have been on account of the fragmented field and the recent debate outcome. Governor Pawlenty's and Senator Santorum's recent weak debate performances have diminished their prospects. Speaker Gingrich's debate peformance wasn't sufficiently strong to allow him to overcome his problems. Herman Cain is a lightweight and will not pose a significant challenge once the balloting gets underway early next year. Congressman Paul still has an overly narrow appeal. Congresswoman Bachmann did quite well, though she stumbled by taking a shot a France, but needs to do more to begin to solidify the gains she made following the debate.

    For now, Governor Romney maintained his frontrunner status. However, unlike Governor Romney, Huntsman does not yet enjoy widespread name recognition among voters nationwide. Voters will need to learn who he is. His fundraising skills also remain somewhat uncertain. He will start out at a decided financial disadvantage relative to Governor Romney.

    All in all, his entry in the race provides Republicans with another possible credible candidate. Even if he falls short of the nomination, he could well be an attractive choice for a high-level senior appointment, perhaps a foreign policy appointment. In the meantime, he will add value to discussions of foreign policy and the increasingly important China-U.S. bilateral relationship, East Asian balance of power, etc.

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