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    AP source: Obama to name Utah gov envoy to China

    Huntsman is a threat to him in 2012 this is why he is doing this.

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    Re: AP source: Obama to name Utah gov envoy to China

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Huntsman is a threat to him in 2012 this is why he is doing this.
    I don't know, that could very well be true but I doubt working for the administration will stop him from running, he may even resign just to run.

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    Re: AP source: Obama to name Utah gov envoy to China

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Huntsman is a threat to him in 2012 this is why he is doing this.

    AP source: Obama to name Utah gov envoy to China
    Or it could be his previous experience and his fluency in the language. No that cant be it right?
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    Re: AP source: Obama to name Utah gov envoy to China

    Huntsman is one voice of sanity in the GOP these days...I expect to see him as a candidate after Obama's second term...but not in 2012. The GOP has to resolve its own inner conflicts before they would accept Huntsman as a serious candidate.
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    Re: AP source: Obama to name Utah gov envoy to China

    One would like to think this is being done because he is truely Obama's for his merits. However, this is politics so it's anyboy's guess. Maybe Cheney is next in line after Pelosi is run out of the country.
    It's nothing more than X's and O's.

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    Utah GOP governor is Obama's pick as China envoy

    This was a surprise, but it was a pleasant surprise. I believe Huntsman is going to be a serious candidate in 2012, and Obama is helping him to pad his resume. Huntsman is a good man for the job, and I am happy to see that Obama is putting aside partisanship and picking him.

    As for Huntsman, when he is sworn in in 2013, he can thank Obama too. LOL.

    Looks like I can finally say "Well done, Mr. President" on something.

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    Re: Utah GOP governor is Obama's pick as China envoy

    Huntsman is an excellent choice. He can speak mandarin, and has experience in dealing with Chinese culture. I just wish other foreign envoys were picked with such practical considerations in mind.

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    Re: Utah GOP governor is Obama's pick as China envoy

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This was a surprise, but it was a pleasant surprise. I believe Huntsman is going to be a serious candidate in 2012, and Obama is helping him to pad his resume. Huntsman is a good man for the job, and I am happy to see that Obama is putting aside partisanship and picking him.

    As for Huntsman, when he is sworn in in 2013, he can thank Obama too. LOL.

    Looks like I can finally say "Well done, Mr. President" on something.

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    Huntsman sounds like a fine choice. I don't really know anything about him so I've been doing some reading. So far, from the little I've read he sounds pretty good.

    I don't think it's a good idea to get your hopes up for a presidential run in 2012 though. He's said a lot of things that piss off the party loyalists. They're still in the driver's seat. Do you think the "toe the line" republicans will forgive him so easily?



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    Re: Utah GOP governor is Obama's pick as China envoy

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    I don't think it's a good idea to get your hopes up for a presidential run in 2012 though. He's said a lot of things that piss off the party loyalists. They're still in the driver's seat. Do you think the "toe the line" republicans will forgive him so easily?
    If McCain got nominated, Huntsman can. At least, that's my thinking.

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    Re: Utah GOP governor is Obama's pick as China envoy

    I can tell you right now...there is ZERO chance of Huntsman running in 2012. He could be a candidate in 2016. But first of all, the party base is NEVER going to take Huntsman, first off he is moderate and second he is Mormon. The base thumbed their nose at Romney because he was Mormon. Do you really think that is going to change within the next 3 years?
    No, the 2012 GOP nomination will be a circus...should be entertaining though. You will have the clowns: Huckabee and Palin fighting it out with Romney and Jindal. Jindal was severely damaged by his Republican response speech and the base has issues with Romney.

    As for the choice. I applaud it. I have some knowledge of Huntsman. His father was also a powerful figure in Utah when I lived there.
    This is good judgement on the part of Obama and I'm glad to see that he used the judgement even if he has to take some heat from some of the party leader for appointing a Republican. We need to see more of this in this country.
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