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    Is Jon Huntsman Jr. "too" liberal? (Conservatives Only)

    This poll is conservatives only, so please don't distort the results.
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    Re: Is Jon Huntsman Jr. "too" liberal? (Conservatives Only)

    If you could list his views and what legislation he voted for or against it might help us answer your poll question honestly.
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    Re: Is Jon Huntsman Jr. "too" liberal? (Conservatives Only)

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If you could list his views and what legislation he voted for or against it might help us answer your poll question honestly.
    I was curious, so I looked: Jon Huntsman on the Issues

    Well that one is no help...

    Wiki is a little better: Jon Huntsman, Jr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Huntsman is a Republican, with conservative fiscal credentials and a mixture of positions on social issues. He has been described as "a conservative technocrat-optimist with moderate positions who was willing to work substantively with President Barack Obama."[50] As governor, Huntsman listed economic development, health-care reform, education, and energy security as his top priorities. He oversaw large tax cuts and advocated reorganizing the way that services were distributed so that the government would not become overwhelmed by the state's fast growing population. He also proposed a plan to reform health-care, mainly through the private sector, by using tax breaks and negotiation to keep prices down.[51]

    In a 2008 evaluation of state governors' fiscal policies, the libertarian Cato Institute praised Huntsman's conservative tax policies, ranking him in a tie for fifth place on overall fiscal policy. He was particularly lauded for his efforts to cut taxes, where he received the highest score on tax policy of all 50 governors. The report specifically highlighted his reductions of the sales tax and simplification of the tax code.[52] However, the report concluded that: "Unfortunately, Huntsman has completely dropped the ball on spending, with per capita spending increasing at about 10 percent annually during his tenure."[52] He defines his taxation policy as "business friendly".[53] Huntsman has spoken out against his own party over the failure of the Republican-controlled State Senate to confirm his nominee for the Utah Court of Appeals.

    Huntsman has strongly supported civil unions for years but not same sex marriage.[54] As Utah's Governor, he supported legislation that would have allowed Civil Unions for same-sex couples in the state
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    Re: Is Jon Huntsman Jr. "too" liberal? (Conservatives Only)

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If you could list his views and what legislation he voted for or against it might help us answer your poll question honestly.
    Let's see...

    Fiscal conservative
    Pro-gun
    Immigration views similar to McCain
    Anti-abortion (though not psycho about it)
    For cap and trade
    For civil unions
    Took ARRA money as governor of Utah (almost everyone did)

    Aside from his former jobs, his foreign policy positions aren't very well known. I guess that's natural since he was a high ranking diplomat. Seems a bit dove-ish.

    Here's some stuff that'll help.
    http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=50681 --- there's no issues, but some bills/initiatives he worked on.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0..._n_864668.html
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/48454.html
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    Re: Is Jon Huntsman Jr. "too" liberal? (Conservatives Only)

    I'm a big fan of Jon Huntsman. I think he'd make the best president of the possible Republican candidates. Of course, I'm a liberal Democrat, so maybe that says something about his prospects of winning the GOP nomination.
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    Re: Is Jon Huntsman Jr. "too" liberal? (Conservatives Only)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeezy View Post
    Let's see...

    Fiscal conservative
    Pro-gun
    Immigration views similar to McCain
    Anti-abortion (though not psycho about it)
    For cap and trade
    For civil unions
    Took ARRA money as governor of Utah (almost everyone did)

    Aside from his former jobs, his foreign policy positions aren't very well known. I guess that's natural since he was a high ranking diplomat. Seems a bit dove-ish.

    Here's some stuff that'll help.
    Project Vote Smart - Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. - Biography --- there's no issues, but some bills/initiatives he worked on.
    Jon Huntsman Criticizes Heavy U.S. Presence In Afghanistan: It's Not 'How We Ought To Be Responding'
    Jon Huntsman team preps for possible 2012 bid - Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns - POLITICO.com
    Based on just that information alone I would say he is too liberal.
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    Re: Is Jon Huntsman Jr. "too" liberal? (Conservatives Only)

    Conservatives only?

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    Re: Is Jon Huntsman Jr. "too" liberal? (Conservatives Only)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I'm a big fan of Jon Huntsman. I think he'd make the best president of the possible Republican candidates. Of course, I'm a liberal Democrat, so maybe that says something about his prospects of winning the GOP nomination.
    You're breaking the thread rule.

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    Re: Is Jon Huntsman Jr. "too" liberal? (Conservatives Only)

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    You're breaking the thread rule.

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    Re: Is Jon Huntsman Jr. "too" liberal? (Conservatives Only)

    Huntsman: I believe in climate change because 90% of scientists do.
    Huntsman: I believe in climate change because 90% of scientists do Hot Air

    I just happened to run into this.. I am going to guess that makes him to liberal for most conservatives.. Anyone that listens to scientists and not the bible, even though the bible says nothing on the topic, is most certianly to liberal.. That is ashame too.. Conservatives with the ability to think for themselves seem hard to come by these days..

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