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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-12 09:17 PM
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Breaking: Hunstsman to drop out, will endorse Mittens
Source: AP

Huntsman will withdraw Monday
from the race for the Republican
presidential nomination, campaign
officials told the Associated Press
on Sunday.
Huntsman will endorse Mitt
Romney at an event in South
Carolina , the officials said.
Huntsman believes Romney is the
best candidate to beat President
Obama in November, they said.
The campaign officials spoke on
condition of anonymity because
Huntsman plans to make the
official announcement Monday.

Read more: www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2012-01-15/huntsma...



Note: This leaves zero sane candidates in the GOP race to be the one to lose embarrassingly to Pres. Obama.


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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-12 09:29 PM
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1. NYT LINK: Huntsman Says Hes Quitting G.O.P. Race
CHARLESTON, S.C. Jon M. Huntsman Jr. informed his advisers on Sunday that he intends to drop out of the Republican presidential race, ending his candidacy a week before he had hoped to revive his campaign in the South Carolina primary.

Mr. Huntsman, who had struggled to live up to the soaring expectations of his candidacy, made plans to make an announcement as early as Monday. He had been set to participate in an evening debate in Myrtle Beach.

Matt David, campaign manager to Mr. Huntsman, confirmed the decision in an interview Sunday evening. The governor and his family, at this point in the race, decided it was time for Republicans to rally around a candidate who could beat Barack Obama and turn around the economy, Mr. David said. That candidate is Gov. Mitt Romney.

A third-place finish in the New Hampshire primary last week failed to jump start Mr. Huntsmans flagging candidacy, aides said, and his campaign limped into South Carolina with little money. Mr. Huntsman has spent days pondering his future in the race, but aides said that he concluded he was unlikely to topple Mitt Romney or match the momentum of his Republican rivals in the conservative Southern primary.

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/huntsman-...
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-12 10:27 PM
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2. "This leaves zero sane candidates in the GOP race to be the one to lose embarrassingly to Pr. Obama"
I couldn't have said it better... :rofl: :banghead:

I liked what Chris Matthews said on the subject, said he got it from his daughter. She said this is like getting the least drunk guy drive... :thumbsup: x(
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-16-12 06:12 PM
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4. I don't get that analogy. Seems to me like the least drunk guy disqualified himself.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-12 04:53 AM
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6. So they'll pick the next least drunk guy.
And I don't think that'll be Newt or Dr. Paul... :eyes: :beer:
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-16-12 04:20 AM
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3. Yep. The Sanity Died
Maybe someone could write
"The Day the Sanity Died" to the tune 'American Pie'
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-16-12 09:12 PM
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5. Colbert. "He had a ticket to ride
and we don't care."


Well, that'll teach a relatively sane Republican to run.

Even a PAC funded by his billionaire Daddy couldn't help him enough.

By all that's Citizens United, youdda thunk he would have been the guy with only two hundred million, give or take.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-12 02:08 PM
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7. I HAVE to start proofreading. That should have been
By all that's Citizens United, youdda thunk he {Huntsman} would have beat the guy with only two hundred million, give or take {Romney}.

Made no sense at all the way I originally posted it. Sorry.
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