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    Just hours after receiving an endorsement from South Carolina's largest newspaper, The State, word comes from the Jon Huntsman campaign that the former Utah Governor has ended his campaign. He will make an announcement at 11:00am this morning in Myrtle Beach, SC. Huntsman will reportedly endorse front-runner Mitt Romney in these remarks, but its unclear if Romney will be present.

    I found Huntsman appealing. Clearly a smart person, with an impressive resume, his voice was a calmer voice among the other GOP candidates. He wasn't prone to the type of rhetorical flashes that Newt Gingrich is, didn't utilize the hard line partisan cheaptalk that Rick Perry and Rick Santorum have repeatedly used, and didn't seem, at least as often, to engage in the politispeak of Mitt Romney where a candidate talks for a few minutes, says virtually nothing, but puffs his chest out as if a job well done. Huntsman had, in my opinion more substance than his Republican rivals, with only Gingrich able to run in his circle.

    A few weeks ago I thoroughly enjoyed listening to a debate/discussion between Huntsman and Gingrich. It was substantive, polite, thought provoking and (*)(*)(*)(*) interesting. Far superior to anything we've heard yet in the dozen or so debates we've been subjected to.

    When Huntsman announced his intentions last summer in New Jersey, there were some who felt he was the candidate the Obama Administration feared the most of all the potential ones out there. His poll numbers were terrible when he started and not much better when he ended. His was a candidacy that never really gained traction with the American people. Having served out of the Country for so many years, his wasn't a name we'd see or hear about on a regular basis in the media. So while he was doing a lot of neat things, nobody really knew about it or cared, so in terms of his campaign, it didn't help him very much.

    Plus, I think he paid a price for agreeing to serve...

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    I just wonder what type of deal was cut. I have a feeling if Romney gets the nominations(and I think he will), that John Huntsman could very well be the next Sect. of State.

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    Huntsman is just applying for a job.

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    Thatís it; the last Rational GOP Candidate is out of the race.

    ... the Circus continues it's road show.

    It truly is; Anyone But Obama now, and that will be exactly the GOP Candidate they'll get.

    Yea ... County First
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cigar View Post
    Thatís it; the last Rational GOP Candidate is out of the race.

    ... the Circus continues it's road show.

    It truly is; Anyone But Obama now, and that will be exactly the GOP Candidate they'll get.

    Yea ... County First
    And anyone but obama is exactly what the country desires. You got a problem with that?
    If you want to anger a liberal, tell him the truth.
    If you want to anger a Conservative, tell him a lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libhater View Post
    And anyone but obama is exactly what the country desires. You got a problem with that?
    Nope Ö not as long as you fine with that thing called Voting Results Ö you know, the thing that happens after every Presidential Election Ö even the last Presidential Election!
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    One less guy on a stage against Romney.

    For those keeping score..
    Pawlenty works for Romney +1
    Huntsman endorses Romney + 2
    Christie works for Romney + 3 1/2
    Haley is for Romney + 4
    McCain is for Romney + 5

    Those for Newt.
    Palins husband. + 1/2
    Palins dog ...+ 1
    President Obama .. -2,000,000,000,000

    Those for Santorum..
    GOD... How'd that work out for TEBOW ?

    Perry ..
    Perry who?

    But I remembered I was supposed to be here ...
    Last edited by MnBillyBoy; Jan 16 2012 at 10:57 AM.
    Mn. Attack Gophers Defending America.
    Death From Below.

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    From my point of view, Jon Huntsman made a big mistake this morning.

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    Huntsman and Romney are both Mormons... Mormons tend to look out for their own.

    Huntsman will be Romney's VP.
    The real division is not between conservatives and revolutionaries but between authoritarians and libertarians.

    -George Orwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoytmonger View Post
    Huntsman and Romney are both Mormons... Mormons tend to look out for their own.

    Huntsman will be Romney's VP.
    Let me make a bet with you.
    Huntsman will continue to serve as Ambassador to China..
    Romney is not McCain..he is smart enough to pick a social conservative to lock in the South...
    I thought Pawlenty would be it..BUT

    Think of this ticket..

    Romney/Huckabee 2012.

    Think that would fire up the southern conservative base ?
    Mn. Attack Gophers Defending America.
    Death From Below.

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