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Opening Arguments

Bye, Jon

Yeah, well, I know newspaper endorsements are less important today, insofar as they ever really did have much of an impact, but I wouldn't like to think we're the kiss of death. From an endorsement Jan. 15 in The State, the largest newspaper in South Carolina, extolling the virtues of Jon Huntsman:

Mr. Huntsman is a true conservative, with a record and platform of bold economic reform straight out of the free-market bible, but he's a realist, whose goal is likewise to get things done. Under his leadership, Utah led the nation in job creation, and the Pew Center on the States ranked it the best-managed state in the nation.


Mon, 01/16/2012 - 11:48am

Huntsman had no chance because he conceded that scientists are probably right about evolution and global warming, and he refused to express hatred toward President Obama. In other words, he is too decent and intelligent to be nominated by the Republican Party. I imagine a lot of reasonable Republicans are beginning to regret embracing the Tea Party.

Leo Morris
Mon, 01/16/2012 - 12:40pm

Yeah, what a bunch of scary, extremist idiotic fanatics, daring to ask that the federal government behave modestly and spend reasonably.

Christopher Swing
Mon, 01/16/2012 - 1:39pm

Yeah, they're OK... if you ignore the religious extremism, homophobia, racism, and corporate serial-killing.

Mon, 01/16/2012 - 3:59pm

Huntsman sold himself as a democrat, kind of a mistake when you're trying to win the republican nomination.

And I don't think it would really help any democrat at this point either to extoll the virtues of the climate change fraudsters either. AGW is the very best example in the world of religious extremism.

john b. kalb
Mon, 01/16/2012 - 4:42pm

Chris & "small place...." - What county are you guys from? And what country are you "for"?
From your diatribes, it sure can't be the United States of America !!
Both of you , I guess from what you have posted in prior comments, are unemployed (and I believe at least one of you said "unemployable - due to something you did to an employer"). So you are angry at the system - wake up - if you want to live with the rest of us, you will have to go "straight" and somehow get a job and SHUT UP!!!

Christopher Swing
Mon, 01/16/2012 - 5:11pm

There's no logic in accusing us of being "un-American" (whatever you're defining that as this week) or trying to paint us as jobless (I don't know about littlejohn, but I'm plenty employed myself) as a means of trying to defend the shortcomings of the remaining Republican nominees.

I would say that telling people you don't know to "get a job" )when you don't even know that they don't have one, and to "shut up" because you disagree with them, is something that's not actually in line with what most would consider American ideals.