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Lunabelle Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-11 03:52 PM
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Huntsman: “I Wouldn’t Necessarily Trust Any Of My Opponents Right Now” On The Economy
Edited on Sat Aug-20-11 03:57 PM by Lunabelle
Call him crazy, but former Utah Gov. and former Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman is doubling down on his criticism of climate change skepticism as "not a winning formula" for the GOP in 2012, while calling out his opponents in the Republican presidential primary on their willingness to let the US default on its debt.

In an interview to be broadcast on ABC's This Week on Sunday, Jake Tapper asked Huntsman about his shots at Tex. Gov. Rick Perry's contention that evolution is "a theory that's out there," but not a sure thing, nor is the idea of climate change. Last week Huntsman tweeted his take, "To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy."

Tapper asked, "Were you just being cheeky or do you think there's a serious problem with what Governor Perry said?" Huntsman's response: "I think there's a serious problem. The minute that the Republican Party becomes the party - the anti-science party, we have a huge problem. We lose a whole lot of people who would otherwise allow us to win the election in 2012."

He goes on to slam the GOP for being anti-science:

"When we take a position that isn't willing to embrace evolution, when we take a position that basically runs counter to what 98 of 100 climate scientists have said, what the National Academy of Science - Sciences has said about what is causing climate change and man's contribution to it, I think we find ourselves on the wrong side of science, and, therefore, in a losing position....I can't remember a time in our history where we actually were willing to shun science and become a - a party that - that was antithetical to science. I'm not sure that's good for our future and it's not a winning formula."



I can see why Obama reached across the aisle to this guy. He is too reasonable to be the GOP nominee, LOL. They'll nominate a teabagger like Perry.





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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-11 03:54 PM
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1. He'll never be their nominee with that kind of crazy talk
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-11 03:56 PM
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2. Huntsman is the only one of their candidates with any sense at all.
He'll get nowhere.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-11 05:40 PM
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7. And he's going to play it to the hilt.
If he can convince enough voters that he'll be moderate maverick that McCrazed claimed to be, Huntsman could scoop up the religious moderates, independents, Hispanics, and ex-Bushies who put Obama over the top...

:scared:
rocktivity
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-11 03:57 PM
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3. I'm getting the sense
the right wing really hates Huntsman. I was reading some comments on a news site that posted this article andthe venom for Huntsman is out there big time. He's definitely not hateful or crazy enough to warrant the support of the clowns who like Bachmann and Perry.

He won't be going anywhere.
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-11 07:13 PM
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8. They do hate him
Edited on Sat Aug-20-11 07:32 PM by Hydra
Because he ran Utah almost like a Democrat. We all miss him, because his Lt Governor is on the other end of the spectrum entirely.

He doesn't have a chance of getting the nomination, though, and even if he got it and won it, he'd never be allowed to run the country the way he did here.
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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-11 04:10 PM
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4. Showing he is not afraid of the repub establishment or the fringe
is rather unusual from any party at the present time.
Could he win the support of American's waiting for someone to make a stand?
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-11 04:14 PM
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5. if huntsman wants a job after obama is elected he`ll have one.
"republican" ray lahood has done a great job as the head of the transportation dept.
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Lunabelle Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-11 04:24 PM
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6. He really has.
He's one of those reasonable GOP guys who would be pushed out of the party right now if he were running for elected office.
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That Political Shizz Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-27-11 06:45 PM
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9. Making too much sense
Being a Democrat, this guy scares the hell out of me. He makes too much sense. Lets hope his campaign doesn't gain traction.

Check out my blog to see my letter to the president at www.politicalshiz.blogspot.com
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