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    Top Dem picks Huntsman

    Could there me more to this than meets the eye?

    What good reason could Reid have for endorsing a Republican?

    Could it be that Reid wants someone to run he believes Obama can beat?

    Or is it a chance to play the Mormon card?

    We went through this with JFK and people playing the Catholic card which in the end was a specious argument and had no affect on his day to day running of the Oval Office.


    Top Dem picks Huntsman – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

    Washington (CNN) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ventured into the 2012 presidential waiting game Tuesday, offering up his pick for the Republican presidential nomination.

    "If I had a choice, I would favor Huntsman over Romney," Reid told reporters after a meeting on Capitol Hill. "But I don't have a choice in that race."

    When asked if the country is ready for a Mormon president, the Nevada senator said they are not ready for Mitt Romney. Reid, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and Romney are all members of the Church of Latter Day Saints.

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    Re: Top Dem picks Huntsman

    I would think that given how many Democrats are uneasy by Obama that a person like Huntsman would easily steal votes from Obama rather than make it easier for him to win.
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    Re: Top Dem picks Huntsman

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Could there me more to this than meets the eye?

    What good reason could Reid have for endorsing a Republican?

    Could it be that Reid wants someone to run he believes Obama can beat?
    No, then he would have endorsed someone from the mix of Palin, Bachman, Gingrich, Cain, Santorum, Perry or Paul.... Huntsman (and Romney) each would have a shot in the general, though neither will get out of the semi-finals.

    Or is it a chance to play the Mormon card?

    We went through this with JFK and people playing the Catholic card which in the end was a specious argument and had no affect on his day to day running of the Oval Office.[/QUOTE]

    The Mormon card is not exactly the same thing as the Catholic card, but we will save that for another day.

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    Re: Top Dem picks Huntsman

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    The Mormon card is not exactly the same thing as the Catholic card, but we will save that for another day.
    Very true.

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    Re: Top Dem picks Huntsman

    Huntsman seems to be a very pragmatic individual, who puts whats good for the nation ahead of political party. He was Obama's Ambassador to China. He wasn't picked for political reasons, but because he is fluent in 2 dialects of Chinese. He is not a religious zealot either. Although he is Mormon, he is raising an adopted child according to her Hindu beliefs. Huntsman is not a birther nutter either, nor does he bash Obama only for the sake of bashing Obama, but his arguments are based on reality. He represents mainstream America more than any other Republican candidate.

    For the above reasons, I believe that Huntsman has the ability to siphon off moderate Democrats, and I believe that Obama has plenty to be worried about if Huntsman is nominated. The question is whether or not Huntsman can keep the idealogue base. Based on their hatred of Obama, I believe that they will come out and vote for Huntsman.

    IMHO, Huntsman is an excellent choice for the GOP.
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    Re: Top Dem picks Huntsman

    I was hoping to see some interesting posts with ideas about Huntsman and you all have not disappointed.

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    Re: Top Dem picks Huntsman

    Damn it Harry, you sneaky little turd. You KNOW that your endorsement is considered poison by hardcore conservatives, so you're intentionally giving it to the best Republican candidate in the race.

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    Re: Top Dem picks Huntsman

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
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    What good reason could Reid have for endorsing a Republican?

    Could it be that Reid wants someone to run he believes Obama can beat?
    Percisely. Huntsman is the GOP's chance to stop a potential fourth term of Bush Jr. By drawing Huntsman closer to Democrats, the less likely he'll get the nomination.
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    Re: Top Dem picks Huntsman

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    IMHO, Huntsman is an excellent choice for the GOP.
    Too bad he stands basically no chance in the primaries. The GOP's nomination process is so heavily reliant upon strong social conservatives that Huntsman, barring any major changes, is DOA. I'd vote for Huntsman over Bush III, but I doubt I'll get the chance.
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    Re: Top Dem picks Huntsman

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Too bad he stands basically no chance in the primaries. The GOP's nomination process is so heavily reliant upon strong social conservatives that Huntsman, barring any major changes, is DOA. I'd vote for Huntsman over Bush III, but I doubt I'll get the chance.
    So who does stand a chance?

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