Huntsman on McCain’s endorsement of Romney: “Nobody cares”

posted at 4:30 pm on January 4, 2012 by Allahpundit

Made me laugh, even though (a) Maverick won New Hampshire twice so clearly some voters do care; (b) a candidate who can’t crack 13 percent in a state to which he’s completely committed probably shouldn’t goof on anyone else for being marginal; (c) this is a guy who once sent out not one but two press releases touting a “major endorsement” that ended up coming from … Jeb Bush’s son.

Still, needling McCain is an evergreen pleasure.

“I have great regard for Sen. McCain. I love the man. But it’s another example of establishment piling on,” Huntsman told reporters at Globe Incorporated, a first-responder fire suit manufacturer today.

“It seems the more establishment piles on, Dole, McCain, all the rest, nobody cares. Nobody cares about this. I mean, none of the endorsements that Romney picked up have been a thing in terms of how people respond, because the people are looking for a new generation of leadership. They’re looking for a new approach to problem solving in this country. You can get all the Doles and McCains in the world as Romney probably will, but in the end, nobody cares.”

Romney’s already the establishment candidate, so the McCain seal of approval really does him no harm. As for Huntsman, “nobody cares” was also his response to the election results last night in a swing state for which he’d be competing with Obama as nominee. Why he persists in insulting Iowa and now the sort of establishment Republicans whose help he’d need in the general election, I simply don’t know. Either he’s written off his chances of going all the way and is now aiming for a moral victory over Romney in New Hampshire or he’s arrogantly dismissive of his political opponents as a rule. Doesn’t bode well for any eleventh-hour reconciliation between him and the conservative base before South Carolina and Florida, does it?

But never mind that. The real fun of the McCain endorsement is getting to revisit all the nasty things Maverick said about Romney three years ago. Go read Jake Tapper’s post and enjoy a stroll down memory lane, replete with phrases like “a$$hole” and a “f!@#%ng phony.” Gingrich’s Super PAC, meanwhile, is now showcasing the second clip below, which first ran as a web ad in 2008 for — ta da — the McCain campaign. Exit question: Who’s going to include this golden moment from the last election in a New Hampshire ad first, Gingrich or Huntsman?

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Hey, if we have to have a Mormon rino who is contemptuous of the base, we may as well consider the one who doesn’t have a socialized medicine plan named after him? Just sayin’

Kataklysmic on January 4, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Who cares what Hezekiah Huntsman thinks?

jaime on January 4, 2012 at 5:09 PM

CrazyGene on January 4, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Hey, CrazyGene, I think you’re living up to your name well!

Romney is BY FAR the best candidate of the bunch to take on and DEFEAT Obama.

None of the clowns (Perry, Gingrich, etc.) can hold a candle to Romney. Pro-Illegal Alien Amnesty Perry can barely string two sentences together, and Freddie Mac lobbyist and serial adulterer Newt Gingrich has zero chance of winning a general election.

The choice is clear…

GO MITT!!

bluegill on January 4, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Meh…..At least the gates are open and the race is finally on.

As for Mitt, stonewashed makes you look silly. Even farmers, mechanics, and roadworkers know a banker looks right smart, and appropriate in a suit.

Limerick on January 4, 2012 at 5:11 PM

All politicians are flip floppers. As long as they become more conservative..who cares?

therightwinger on January 4, 2012 at 4:45 PM

I love unbridled enthusiasm! great post

DanMan on January 4, 2012 at 5:12 PM

With OBAMA ruling by decree now, we’re in for a really tough row.

CrazyGene on January 4, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Just remember that the MSM is the White House now. They will try to dispirit the GOP and its base. Don’t pay attention to the likes of debbie dishwater schultz, et al and you’ll be fine.

Key West Reader on January 4, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Is Huntsman trying his best to alienate anyone who may vote for him?

It;s starting to sound like he’s trying to Channel John Kerry on the campaign trail and that’s not a smart thing to do

LordDaMan on January 4, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Who cares is right… If Santorum makes it to the nomination, l’ll vote for him but if it’s Romney I’ll vote 3rd party and hopefully help, in that small way, to kill the establishment GOP who is shoving this guy down our throats. To me, Romney is as bad as Obama in that we will not get a smaller less intrusive government and we certainly will not get rid of Obamacare which is strangling this country. The march to socialism and then to the real goal, communism will continue with Romney.

To stop Romney we need to do our part. Chances are that if we bother to post on a political blog our friends and family know us as politically active so they will invariably start to ask us about the candidates (it’s already happening with me) so when asked if Romney is good I say,” no way” and educate on his record. Since Santorum is the last palatable one left, I point them to him now. We all have to do this.

CCRWM on January 4, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Romney is BY FAR the best candidate of the bunch to take on and DEFEAT act exactly like Obama.

bluegill on January 4, 2012 at 5:10 PM

FIFY.

EnderWiggins on January 4, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I have given up on this election. Romney will be rolled by Obama. A guy who can’t excite his party after running for president for 5 years and with tons of money at his disposal who can barely even eke out a victory against other underfunded, weak candidates who have little organization is not going to be able to compete with Obama’s machine – which includes the MSM.

All Iowa did for me was cement in my mind just how weak our slate of candidates is. I don’t care what unemployment is in November – Obama is going to roll any one of these clowns. We’ll be lucky to keep the house at this rate, never mind taking the senate.

It would be one thing if I though Romney was a terrible candidate in terms of how he’ll govern (I do), but he was a strong candidate that was rolling everyone else in the primary. At least I could respect that and have some enthusiasm for at least a strong campaign that helps out the underticket. But he’s not and he won’t. He’s a lousy option for his “principals”, such as they are, and he is a weak, weak candidate.

The GOP doesn’t get it and most of the GOP voters don’t get it. That’s why we ended up with McCain and will end up with Romney. That’s why Bush drifted as far left as he did. That’s why the GOP controlled congress drifted as far left as it did. They don’t care any more then the dems do. It’s all about feathering their own personal nests, nothing more.

Monkeytoe on January 4, 2012 at 5:17 PM

People care if a conservative-hating hobbit gives the kiss of death to Prince Cornbrero.

Valiant on January 4, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Whatever Hunstman’s other qualifications, doesn’t this sound like little snotty snotrag, especially hard on the heels of his other comment about how Iowa is irrelevant and that Presidents are chosen in New Hampshire? We already have someone hopelessly arrogant in the WH. Do we need another?

This behavior is alienating and offputting. Smug is not a pretty color.

Anifin on January 4, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Sheesh this guy is dense!

First he insults Iowa, then he insults the guy that New Hampshire primary voters chose twice. Besides that, why is a guy who essentially sells himself as a moderate also running as an anti-establishment candidate?!

Sorry, that’s just bizarre.

WolvenOne on January 4, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Romney is BY FAR the best candidate of the bunch to take on and DEFEAT Obama.

bluegill on January 4, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Based on what? Polling nearly a year out? Romney’s the weakest the GOP could nominate. ObamaCare goes off the table. Plus, the guy’s been running for about 6 years now, has gobs of campaign cash, and still can’t get about about 25% among Republicans.

Anyway, Huntsman’s right. I couldn’t care less who McCain endorses.

ddrintn on January 4, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Romney is BY FAR the best candidate of the bunch to take on and DEFEAT Obama.

None of the clowns (Perry, Gingrich, etc.) can hold a candle to Romney. Pro-Illegal Alien Amnesty Perry can barely string two sentences together, and Freddie Mac lobbyist and serial adulterer Newt Gingrich has zero chance of winning a general election.

The choice is clear…

GO MITT!!

bluegill on January 4, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Well, you make it hard to argue against a Romney nomination… what with your laser-like insight to his policy stances and your encyclopedic knowledge of his rock-ribbed conservative legislative accomplishments. //sarc

Seriously… just exactly does this kind of blathering help your candidate and his cause?

Snorkdoodle Whizbang on January 4, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Repeating what I said on an earlier post…

McCain’s endorsement of Romney

You could have predicted this moment back on February 14, 2008.

ITguy on January 4, 2012 at 5:22 PM

establishment Republicans whose help he’d need in the general election

I’m fine with Huntsman insulting the GOP establishment…does that mean the GOP wouldn’t help Huntsman if he were the nominee against Obama? That’s telling. The establishment takes my support for granted and they know I’ll vote for the Republican and they’re right. Now I’m not supposed to even bitch about it.

mike_NC9 on January 4, 2012 at 5:23 PM

So, let me get this straight: a guy who just got 1% of a primary vote is asking, “Who cares?”

Just wanted to be sure of what I was laughing at.

princetrumpet on January 4, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Kataklysmic on January 4, 2012 at 5:08 PM

So, you’re still pushing the myth that most Republicans are deadset against Romney? Not sure if you have something against facts, but I suggest you take a look at Iowa and the last Des Moines Register poll.

Likely GOP caucusgoers still believe Romney is most electable, the new poll shows. He also wins the “best able to bring about real change” category. And 78 percent would be very enthusiastic or OK with the choice if he were the nominee, the highest enthusiasm of the three candidates tested.
Poll respondent Michele Pratt, 55, of Cedar Rapids, thinks that Romney projects competence and confidence and that he should appeal to political independents. She supported him four years ago, and doesn’t hesitate to do it again.

“He’s everything we want in a president right now,” said Pratt, who sells dietary supplements.

Listen up, all you clueless, deranged, irrational Romney haters. You guys are full of it. Apparently, all you can do is listen to certain radio talk show hosts to find out what to think. I know that some of you bought into the clownshow routines of Perry, Cain and (*snicker*) even Palin, but it’s time for you all to enter the real world again.

The truth is that Romney will win the nomination and the presidency. He is the strongest candidate, BY FAR.

I’d like to defeat Obama, if you don’t mind. Enough messing around with idiot candidates who have zero chance of winning a general election. I want to win!

GO ROMNEY!!

bluegill on January 4, 2012 at 5:25 PM

*above about

ddrintn on January 4, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the 2008 GOP presidential nominee, will stay out of next year’s presidential primary.

On a more serious note, McCain added: “I just think it would be inappropriate for me to endorse in the primary.”

Flip and Flop

News2Use on January 4, 2012 at 5:25 PM

“John McCain is like corn…”

Ronnie on January 4, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Ethanol?
(He an Meg, I think…drink it straight up!)

KOOLAID2 on January 4, 2012 at 5:26 PM

RINOMANIA!

exceller on January 4, 2012 at 5:27 PM

I want to care about this, but the BCS is coming up, and that’s like really significant in the things I care about. Alabama rolling over LSU on the 9th. On the other hand the New Hampshire primary is on the 10th, where it’s already been determined Romney will be the victor. Yeah the non suspense of the New Hampshire outcome is like mildly worth not noting.

Dr Evil on January 4, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Did You Know…

… Huntsman is the only presidential candidate to fully support Paul Ryan’s budget plan?

Abby Adams on January 4, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Yes, I remember with fondness when Kevin Huntsman came to the stage in DC during the TEA Party gatherings and the like in 2009 and 2010, and publicly excoriated the Big Government Socialists for violating the Constitution and the will of the people.

Oh, wait…

John Hitchcock on January 4, 2012 at 5:28 PM

So, you’re still pushing the myth that most Republicans are deadset against Romney?

bluegill on January 4, 2012 at 5:25 PM

It’s not a myth. So many NotRomneys coming and going testify to the fact that about 75% want someone other than Romney. Has Romney ever approached the numbers that Perry had right after announcing?

ddrintn on January 4, 2012 at 5:28 PM

bluegill on January 4, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Try some decaf. I’m voting for Mitt if he is the nominee.

Kataklysmic on January 4, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Romney is BY FAR the best candidate of the bunch to take on and DEFEAT act exactly like Obama.

bluegill on January 4, 2012 at 5:10 PM

FIFY.

EnderWiggins on January 4, 2012 at 5:17 PM

You are correct except Mitt might act like BHO’s first term.

In a 2nd term BHO will not, he will take it to the next level of unilateral action. Just look at the EO’s from today alone.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 4, 2012 at 5:29 PM

You know who this endorsement by the RINO poster Boy hurts?

Palin. For all you Palin Zombies who live in the fantasy land that she is going to come riding in on a white elephant to save the day, this should put an end to your fantasy.

they lie on January 4, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Well it was probably a boneheaded thing to say, making him sound like he had a mouth full of sour grapes, but I doubt he’d want McCain’s endorsement anyway because, well, who cares? Endorsements are stupid. Does anyone really go to the polls and vote for someone because so and so endorsed them? I doubt they’ll even remember next week who endorsed who.

scalleywag on January 4, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I know that some of you bought into the clownshow routines of Perry, Cain and (*snicker*) even Palin…

bluegill on January 4, 2012 at 5:25 PM

If Palin announced a run tomorrow, she’d have a 20-point lead over *snicker* Romney within a week. And you know it.

ddrintn on January 4, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Snorkdoodle Whizbang on January 4, 2012 at 5:21 PM

I have neither the time nor the patience to educate someone like yourself.

In the grand scheme of things, you Romney haters are nothing but blips on the radar. None of you make one bit of sense, and all you do is parrot loudmouth talk show hosts interested in ratings.

Romney is going to win it all. End of story.

You can continue wasting your own time with your pathetic Romney-hating. It’s your own choice.

But you should know that your embarrassing Romney-bashing is winning Romney more fans. When I see what kind of sad, ignorant people are bashing him, it only strengthens my support for Romney.

bluegill on January 4, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Of course, nobody cares. McCain’s endorsement will be forgotten by New Hampshire. But if McCain had failed to endorse Romney, or had delayed it, we would have to suffer a torrent of relentless drivel about how this is more proof that Romney is unelectable.

Watching Huntsman make a complete fool out of himself in the political arena makes me wonder how he ever got elected to anything. He needs to drop out now, endorse Obama, and hope that that seat in Beijing is still warm.

All of you pissing yourselves over Maverick’s endorsement of Romney after savaging him in 2008 should ask yourselves how Gingrich is going to remain relevent in the general after Romney wins the nomination and Newt’s forced to sell Callista’s diamonds to pay off his campaign debt.

Mr. Arkadin on January 4, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Monkeytoe on January 4, 2012 at 5:17 PM

That’s why we MUST have a conservative third party.

they lie on January 4, 2012 at 5:33 PM

princetrumpet on January 4, 2012 at 5:23 PM

He’s also a voter and he’s not wrong. As for Iowa, I hate that people will get so offended and indignant over reality. Obama won Iowa by 10 points and they only have 6 electoral votes. Turns out Romney isn’t even the best moderate in the race.

mike_NC9 on January 4, 2012 at 5:33 PM

bluegill on January 4, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Pot. Meet Kettle.

they lie on January 4, 2012 at 5:35 PM

But you should know that your embarrassing Romney-bashing is winning Romney more fans.

bluegill on January 4, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Really? Has he come anywhere near 30% among Republicans yet?

ddrintn on January 4, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I mean, none of the endorsements that Romney picked up have been a thing in terms of how people respond, because the people are looking for a new generation of leadership.

Really? Kelly Ayotte, Nikki Haley, Chris Christie yadda yadda yadda … don’t qualify?

Buy Danish on January 4, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Let me get this straight

The clown how lost to Obama (McCain) is now endorsing the clown who lost to him (Romney)

What that f_ck

jake-the-goose on January 4, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Romney is going to win it all. End of story.

bluegill on January 4, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Don’t read that story before bed. It causes nightmares.

portlandon on January 4, 2012 at 5:39 PM

But you should know that your embarrassing Romney-bashing is winning Romney more fans. When I see what kind of sad, ignorant people are bashing him, it only strengthens my support for Romney.

bluegill on January 4, 2012 at 5:33 PM

A Newt Gingrich supporter Judy Manning just trashed Romney’s religion (and Muslims).

Newt Gingrich is scum:

Today’s Marietta Daily Journal carries evidence that the GOP will yet have a debate over presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney’s faith, quoting state Rep. Judy Manning of Cobb County, a Newt Gingrich supporter:

“I think Mitt Romney is a nice man, but I’m afraid of his Mormon faith,” Manning said. “It’s better than a Muslim. Of course, every time you look at the TV these days you find an ad on there telling us how normal they are. So why do they have to put ads on the TV just to convince us that they’re normal if they are normal? … If the Mormon faith adhered to a past philosophy of pluralism, multi-wives, that doesn’t follow the Christian faith of one man and one woman, and that concerns me.”

http://blogs.ajc.com/political-insider-jim-galloway/2012/01/04/state-lawmaker-mitt-romney-%E2%80%98a-nice-man-but-i%E2%80%99m-afraid-of-his-mormon-faith%E2%80%99/

sheryl on January 4, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Huntsmang is right. Nobody cares about McBain’s endorsement. Already decided my vote before either flapped his gums.

Christien on January 4, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Really? Kelly Ayotte, Nikki Haley, Chris Christie yadda yadda yadda … don’t qualify?

Buy Danish on January 4, 2012 at 5:37 PM

No one knew who Ayotte and Haley were until Palin endorsed them. Then again we had the Bob Bennett endorsement.

ddrintn on January 4, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Bluegill
well then who are you trying to convince us,or yourself?

angrymike on January 4, 2012 at 5:43 PM

A Newt Gingrich supporter Judy Manning just trashed Romney’s religion (and Muslims).

Newt Gingrich is scum:

sheryl on January 4, 2012 at 5:39 PM

So if I can find one Mitt Romney supporter who said something stupid, will that make Mitt scum too?

Kataklysmic on January 4, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Huntsman says the country is looking for new leadership. Someone needs to tell him we’re looking for a winner to oust Obama from the WH and it isn’t him.

salem on January 4, 2012 at 5:44 PM

sheryl on January 4, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Not supporting candidates because of their religious beliefs is still legal in the USA, isn’t it?

portlandon on January 4, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Hey, if we have to have a Mormon rino who is contemptuous of the base, we may as well consider the one who doesn’t have a socialized medicine plan named after him? Just sayin’

Kataklysmic on January 4, 2012 at 5:08 PM

LOL

Caiwyn on January 4, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Really? Has he come anywhere near 30% among Republicans yet?

ddrintn on January 4, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Has anyone done that for more than a week?

Ronnie on January 4, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Enough messing around with idiot candidates who have zero chance of winning a general election. I want to win!

GO ROMNEY!!

bluegill on January 4, 2012 at 5:25 PM

what’d I tell ya yesterday? bluegill is pretty much just like everybody else on this board except for the three year old needing to pee approach to commenting. He’ll vote for whoever is there.

DanMan on January 4, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Has anyone done that for more than a week?

Ronnie on January 4, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I think Perry was around 40%…until his first debate, I guess. I don’t think Romney’s been in that rarefied air this time around yet.

ddrintn on January 4, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Video: A VOTERS’ GUIDE TO REPUBLICANS

Hint: They’re greedy, racist and fascist… or are they?

Yakko77 on January 4, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Not supporting candidates because of their religious beliefs is still legal in the USA, isn’t it?

portlandon on January 4, 2012 at 5:44 PM

It is certainly your right to put Barack Obama’s Black Liberation Theology above Mitt Romney’s Mormonism.

Ronnie on January 4, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Getting an endorsement from McCain is like getting one from Christine O’Donnell. Another meaningless endorsement from a fellow elitist, establishment, RINO Presidential wannabe.

Yes, who cares!

Sparky5253 on January 4, 2012 at 5:49 PM

From one failed presidential candidate to a would be, very sad that the Republican establishment have not learned lessons from the past.

evergreenland on January 4, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Why he persists in insulting Iowa and now the sort of establishment Republicans whose help he’d need in the general election, I simply don’t know.

Allahpundit on Jan 4, 2012 4:30 PM

This is pretty much the BEST admission yet in the Republican Presidential primaries. Uh, we all knew this was gonna happen. You know, if you’re a smart thinking person and using your head for more than a hat rack. You know, I don’t wanna say the Illuminati or the New World Order or Bilderberg group or the Council of 300, but there is a group of wicked, evil, psychotic, demonic

apocalypse on January 4, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Huntsman on McCain’s endorsement of Romney: “Nobody cares”

Roger Huntsman and I agree on something!

RJL on January 4, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Mr. romneycare, lefty christie and AMNESTY-JOHN mccain – these RINO TRAITORS stick together (while they stick with their version of d-cRAT socialist ideology).

TeaPartyNation on January 4, 2012 at 5:50 PM

I think Perry was around 40%…until his first debate, I guess. I don’t think Romney’s been in that rarefied air this time around yet.

ddrintn on January 4, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Rick Perry was never at 40%. He hit 31.8% in one poll back in September.

Ronnie on January 4, 2012 at 5:51 PM

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apocalypse on January 4, 2012 at 5:51 PM

sheryl on January 4, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Not supporting candidates because of their religious beliefs is still legal in the USA, isn’t it?

portlandon on January 4, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Well I do remember that one of the objections to Huckabee was that he’s an ordained Baptist minister.

ddrintn on January 4, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Buy Danish on January 4, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Didn’t Christine O’Donnel endorse him too? Anyone who can turn a heckler into a toad counts BIG!

jb34461 on January 4, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Why he persists in insulting Iowa and now the sort of establishment Republicans whose help he’d need in the general election, I simply don’t know.

Allahpundit on Jan 4, 2012 4:30 PM

This is pretty much the BEST admission yet in the Republican Presidential primaries. Uh, we all knew this was gonna happen. You know, if you’re a smart thinking person and using your head for more than a hat rack. You know, I don’t wanna say the Illuminati or the New World Order or Bilderberg group or the Council of 300, but there is a group of wicked, evil, psychotic, demonic people who really run this country who lurk in the shadows. You know, they’re the wealthy. They’re the bankers. Who knows really who they are, but these are the people who pull the strings. You know, it goes back from the beginning of time. It all goes back to money. You do your research on that. The love of money is the root of all evil and we’re gonna be amazed when we get to heaven and see what’s really happening on this planet and see how monies tied into just everything that’s happened, OK. Now, this is very bad that this is happening and it’s a big reason why the Tea Party came into existence. You know, we are approaching the 2012 general election against Barack Obama, President Obama, whatever you wanna call him. To me, he means nothing. He is just a phony in my eyes. Basically, just another puppet. You know, strung along by these psychotic people. You know it just makes me sick when this Republican primary is going on and it goes for every primary. It doesn’t matter if you’re white, black, whatever. These Republican candidates don’t make it without the approval of the establishment and the President doesn’t run the country. He’s just a puppet and so remember that during the election. You want change? There is never CHANGE you stupid jerks. There is never CHANGE! They control us. No matter what. They do what they wanna do. You guys are puppets just like the rest of the Republicans candidates.

apocalypse on January 4, 2012 at 5:52 PM

ddrintn on January 4, 2012 at 5:47 PM

man that gives me an idea! How about we program every Reagan speech, policy statement, proclamation, etc. and just run that against Obama? Give Obama his pre-loaded teleprompter and we’ll take the Reagan box and let them square off. Obama makes a statement on an issue and just dial up the Reagan. Put out a Reagan statement and watch Obama melt down trying to refute it.

Once elected the governing will be easy. Just refer to the constitution and let the dems scream in agony as it is recited against them.

DanMan on January 4, 2012 at 5:53 PM

apocalypse, you should have stayed with the first comment.

mike_NC9 on January 4, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I think Huntsman should be called The Alienator.

dukecitygirl on January 4, 2012 at 5:55 PM

apocalypse on January 4, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Seven “you knows”.

Is that you, Meghan McCain?

dukecitygirl on January 4, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Nobody cares about John McCain. Sarah Palin is the star. Palin was the only good move McCain made in his campaign.

CoolChange80 on January 4, 2012 at 5:58 PM

mike_NC9 on January 4, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Sounds like a Marshall Applewhite wannabe, doesn’t he?

dukecitygirl on January 4, 2012 at 5:59 PM

I think Huntsman should be called The Alienator.

dukecitygirl on January 4, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Either that or a non-fat chocolate latte, no foam, no sugar, add Splenda, remove coffee and caffeine, please serve with cup holder to save slender white fingerprint-less fingers from burning.

/I’ll take a triple espresso. Black.

Key West Reader on January 4, 2012 at 5:59 PM

It is certainly your right to put Barack Obama’s Black Liberation Theology above Mitt Romney’s Mormonism.

Ronnie on January 4, 2012 at 5:49 PM

That’s just it. I would never support a Black liberation theology candidate. Am I a bigot because of this?

portlandon on January 4, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Not supporting candidates because of their religious beliefs is still legal in the USA, isn’t it?

portlandon on January 4, 2012 at 5:44 PM

No stupid bigotry is still legal in the USA, you are quite correct.

I would not be surprised if the millions and million of Mormon Republicans decided to sit out the Nov 2012 election because of the treatment Gingrich, Perry and the Iowa evangelicals of Rick Santorum because of the reglious bigotry leveled at Mitt….who could blame them.

sheryl on January 4, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Rick Perry was never at 40%. He hit 31.8% in one poll back in September.

Ronnie on January 4, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Whatever. The game isn’t worth the candle. The question is, when was the last time Romney was at 31.8%?

ddrintn on January 4, 2012 at 6:01 PM

That’s just it. I would never support a Black liberation theology candidate. Am I a bigot because of this?

portlandon on January 4, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Yes.

sheryl on January 4, 2012 at 6:01 PM

He’s also a voter and he’s not wrong. As for Iowa, I hate that people will get so offended and indignant over reality. Obama won Iowa by 10 points and they only have 6 electoral votes. Turns out Romney isn’t even the best moderate in the race.

mike_NC9

Wha…? Mike, what does that have to do with my pointing out the irony of some no one cares about saying “Who cares?”

princetrumpet on January 4, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I would not be surprised if the millions and million of Mormon Republicans decided to sit out the Nov 2012 election because of the treatment Gingrich, Perry and the Iowa evangelicals of Rick Santorum because of the reglious bigotry leveled at Mitt….who could blame them.

sheryl on January 4, 2012 at 6:00 PM

I would never support Santorum because of his religious zealotry.

Am I a bigot now?

Or does bigotry only happen when it involves Mormonism?

portlandon on January 4, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Whatever. The game isn’t worth the candle. The question is, when was the last time Romney was at 31.8%?

ddrintn on January 4, 2012 at 6:01 PM

He was at 46% against Obama in the last Ras poll.

sheryl on January 4, 2012 at 6:02 PM

No one knew who Ayotte and Haley were until Palin endorsed them. Then again we had the Bob Bennett endorsement.
ddrintn on January 4, 2012 at 5:42 PM

What’s your point, most annoying one? My point, which should have been clear is: ALL THREE OF THEM ENDORSED ROMNEY, and they exemplify exactly what Huntsman described, namely “a new generation of leadership”…

Sorry to shout but it’s difficult to get through to a blockhead.

Didn’t Christine O’Donnel endorse him too?
jb34461 on January 4, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Um, she does not represent “a new generation of leadership”, hence I did not include her. Anything else?

Buy Danish on January 4, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I would not be surprised if the millions and million of Mormon Republicans decided to sit out the Nov 2012 election because of the treatment Gingrich, Perry and the Iowa evangelicals of Rick Santorum because of the reglious bigotry leveled at Mitt….who could blame them.

sheryl on January 4, 2012 at 6:00 PM

So someone who supports Gingrich or Santorum is automatically doing so because of anti-Mormon bigotry? I wouldn’t be surprised if all those evangelicals you falsely accuse of bigotry sat out in 2012…who could blame them?

ddrintn on January 4, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Whatever. The game isn’t worth the candle. The question is, when was the last time Romney was at 31.8%?

ddrintn on January 4, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Romney was at 45%, beating Obama by six points in the last Ras poll.

sheryl on January 4, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Whatever. The game isn’t worth the candle. The question is, when was the last time Romney was at 31.8%?

ddrintn on January 4, 2012 at 6:01 PM

He was at 46% against Obama in the last Ras poll.

sheryl on January 4, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I mean among GOP voters. Heck, a few of them have at various points done fairly well head to head against Obama in the polls.

ddrintn on January 4, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Huntsman? Does his own wife even know that he thinks he is running for president?

Carthoris on January 4, 2012 at 6:04 PM

What’s your point, most annoying one?

Buy Danish on January 4, 2012 at 6:02 PM

That Romney’s endorsement didn’t mean squat. His campaign contributions did.

ddrintn on January 4, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Did You Know…

… Huntsman is the only presidential candidate to fully support Paul Ryan’s budget plan?

Abby Adams on January 4, 2012 at 5:07 PM

I actually feel a little bit better about Huntsman after looking at his record as governor of Utah. Even he doesn’t seem as awful as Romney. It’s too bad he’s not doing better in New Hampshire, it would be nice if he upset Romney there.

Doomberg on January 4, 2012 at 6:07 PM

I would not be surprised if the millions and million of Mormon Republicans decided to sit out the Nov 2012 election because of the treatment Gingrich, Perry and the Iowa evangelicals of Rick Santorum because of the reglious bigotry leveled at Mitt….who could blame them.

sheryl on January 4, 2012 at 6:00 PM

sheryl, from one Mormon to another: you make us look like a bunch of thin-skinned whiners with martyr complexes when you say things like this.

If Mitt Romney were Captain Moroni do you think every conservative on earth wouldn’t be out knocking doors for him? Of course they would. He is having a hard time catching on because of his dubious creds as a conservative, not his religion.

Kataklysmic on January 4, 2012 at 6:08 PM

So someone who supports Gingrich or Santorum is automatically doing so because of anti-Mormon bigotry?
ddrintn on January 4, 2012 at 6:03 PM

I think the stories about evangelicals trying to rally around to stop Mitt in Iowa has the stank of anti-Mormonism……because if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck….it’s a duck.

Do you think it’s a accident that Newt telegraphed that he was going to take the gloves off and get ugly on Mitt and then one of his supporters just happens to make an anti-Mormon comment to a newspaper?

Gingrich is a petulant scum “I’m going to be the nominee” what a pathetic mean ugly loser he’s turning out to be.

I now remember why he was so hated by everyone back in the day.

sheryl on January 4, 2012 at 6:10 PM

sheryl on January 4, 2012 at 5:39 PM

What do you know about all the Mormon outdoor boards?

Bmore on January 4, 2012 at 6:11 PM

I think the stories about evangelicals trying to rally around to stop Mitt in Iowa has the stank of anti-Mormonism……because if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck….it’s a duck.

sheryl on January 4, 2012 at 6:10 PM

So no evangelical could ever oppose Romney based on policy alone. Right.

ddrintn on January 4, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Um, she does not represent “a new generation of leadership”, hence I did not include her. Anything else?

Buy Danish on January 4, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Yeah, apply for a sense of humor permit.

jb34461 on January 4, 2012 at 6:14 PM

sheryl, from one Mormon to another: you make us look like a bunch of thin-skinned whiners with martyr complexes when you say things like this.

If Mitt Romney were Captain Moroni do you think every conservative on earth wouldn’t be out knocking doors for him? Of course they would. He is having a hard time catching on because of his dubious creds as a conservative, not his religion.

Kataklysmic on January 4, 2012 at 6:08 PM

I’m not a Mormon.

Last go around Rush Limbaugh loudly and proudly said that Mitt Romney was the full fledged three legs of the conservative stool (I heard him say it) and now a mere three years later he’s not a conservative.

The Republican Party is flailing in messaging badly and has lost it’s soul.

Mitt is conservative and fighting for that soul…..I’m with Mitt in 2008 and in 2012.

Mitt is the only GOP who can beat Obama.

sheryl on January 4, 2012 at 6:15 PM

I would not be surprised if the millions and million of Mormon Republicans decided to sit out the Nov 2012 election because of the treatment Gingrich, Perry and the Iowa evangelicals of Rick Santorum because of the reglious bigotry leveled at Mitt….who could blame them.

sheryl on January 4, 2012 at 6:00 PM

I see the Obama race card has been exchanged for the Mormon religious bigot card. Good show!

a capella on January 4, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Really? The candidate who 75% of voters couldn’t pick out of a line-up of grey haired men with big teeth calls someone else unimportant?

katiejane on January 4, 2012 at 6:16 PM

“Nobody cares” alright. “Nobody cares” about Huntsman, his candidacy, or what he says about other candidates. Time to get out champ. Yesterday.

sbvft contributor on January 4, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Wow John, that is exactly how we feel about your candidacy. Now drop out of sight and go back to the democratic party.

jake49 on January 4, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Huntsman’s tax plan is the best of the lot, by far. Unfortunately, it’s his and an acceptable candidate’s plan IMHO.

jb34461 on January 4, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Last go around Rush Limbaugh loudly and proudly said that Mitt Romney was the full fledged three legs of the conservative stool (I heard him say it) and now a mere three years later he’s not a conservative.

sheryl on January 4, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Mitt ran as a conservative in 2008. He chose to run as a moderate this time. He ignored the base. He hid under his desk after Tucson. He refused to walk back Romneycare. This is why he is not feeling the love from conservatives this time. That said, most of us are still going to vote for him if he is the nominee, so enough with the hysterics.

Kataklysmic on January 4, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Correction – Huntsman’s tax plan is the best of the lot, by far. Unfortunately, it’s his and NOT an acceptable candidate’s plan IMHO.

jb34461 on January 4, 2012 at 6:20 PM

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