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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 05:46 PM
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NPR: Can Jon Huntsman Break Away From The Pack?
http://www.npr.org/2011/09/01/140115630/can-jon-huntsma...

Can Jon Huntsman Break Away From The Pack?

by Scott Horsley

September 1, 2011

As Jon Huntsman and his wife walked down Main Street in Concord, N.H., on Thursday, trailed by news cameras, a passerby asked, "Who's that?"

The question is not surprising for a candidate who has run no TV ads in New Hampshire so far, and who is polling at just 3 percent in the state. But Huntsman was undaunted Thursday morning as he addressed a "Politics and Eggs" breakfast at St. Anselm College.

"We're going to win this state. We're going to win this primary," Huntsman said. "Because this state, along with our entire country, is crying out for a common sense, practical discussion on what we're going to do to get this country moving again economically."

A 'Pragmatic' Brand Of Conservatism

Huntsman is billing himself as the candidate for voters who are tired of political sideshows. Former state GOP Chairman Fergus Cullen, who was at the breakfast, says he hasn't picked a favorite candidate yet but Huntsman is on the short list.



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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 05:53 PM
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1. If I were a repub he would be my choice. He's the sane one...n/t
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 06:03 PM
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2. In a GE he would be the most dangerous to Obama
But he'll never get past the crazies in the primaries.
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thesquanderer Donating Member (647 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 05:40 PM
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7. I agree... I wouldn't vote for him, but I might stay home
whereas for any of the out and out loons on the republican ticket, I'd have to get out and vote for Obama.
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 06:03 PM
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3. No way not crazy enough n/t
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 06:20 PM
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4. Yep, he's polling in the basement n/t
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lob1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 06:36 PM
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5. Polling only 1%, he's broken away already. Just the wrong direction.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 07:52 PM
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6. "tax smasher" huntsman?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Reformed-Broker/2...

got to love the monitor headline writers....
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