New DNC ad: Let’s revisit some of Huntsman’s statements about Romney, shall we?

posted at 6:10 pm on January 16, 2012 by Allahpundit

If you think this is harsh, imagine what they’ll do in the fall with Gingrich’s and Perry’s soundbites on Bain. No wonder Romney’s camp isn’t touting Huntsman’s endorsement today.

Every other political blogger on the web has offered their pet “why Huntsman failed” theory, so here’s mine: Plain and simple, he underestimated Romney’s appeal (which is not an easy thing to do). I think JH and his campaign made a bet that, when finally forced to face the prospect of nominating Mitt, Republican voters would blanch and turn instead to whichever Not Romney in the field looked most electable against Obama. That was, supposedly, Huntsman. He put one foot in the conservative camp with his policy platform, which embraced daring reforms like Paul Ryan’s budget, and the other foot in the centrist camp with cultural appeals to moderates (sniping at the base on evolution, etc), and then waited for the dam to break on voter antipathy to Romney. Never happened. Mitt had enough money, enough organization, and enough of an improvement on the stump since 2008 that for many Republicans there was no reason to doubt his conservative bona fides more than that of the guy who believes in AGW, worked for Obama, and got a bit too much suspicious praise from media liberals for his “reasonableness.” I’m tempted to say, in fact, that you can’t win the nomination if you evince contempt for the culture of grassroots conservatives, no matter how right-wing your actual policies might be, but McCain was always assumed to harbor that contempt and he did okay. The difference between 2008 and now, I think, is that Romney got better and became good enough to hold off a guy with much less name recognition who often seemed schizophrenic in his Republican identity. WaPo is playing the what-if game with Huntsman today, but here’s an interesting one that they missed: What if Romney was as awkward now as he was four years ago and still running ridiculously as a strong social conservative? Conversely, what if Romney four years ago was as (relatively) smooth as he is now and had run as a technocrat?

Exit question: How did the DNC forget the immortal Huntsman soundbite about Romney being a “perfectly lubricated weathervane”? Vote Perfectly Lubricated Weathervane in 2012!


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Oh well, let’s just get used to it.

they lie on January 16, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Why are we doing this, AP? Sid Huntsman did not have a lot of fans but the guy withdrew and it’s over.

Leave it alone.

The War Planner on January 16, 2012 at 6:15 PM

It would have been nice if Oblamer would have lubricated us.

hillsoftx on January 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Time for me to donate $100 to the DNC

liberal4life on January 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Huntsman! Why didn’t you endorse Rick Perry!?

Aizen on January 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Romney being a “perfectly lubricated weathervane

Now that is priceless. Noot should use that in tonight’s debate.

they lie on January 16, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Time for me to donate $100 to the DNC

liberal4life on January 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Wealth Redistribution at its Finest!

Del Dolemonte on January 16, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Why are we doing this, AP? Sid Huntsman did not have a lot of fans but the guy withdrew and it’s over.

Because (a) I haven’t had an opportunity to write about his withdrawal, (b) it’s an amusing ad, and (c) this is a lesson to Gingrich and Perry in their Bain attacks. The more they keep it up, the more ammo the DNC will have.

Allahpundit on January 16, 2012 at 6:19 PM

They can have plenty of anti-Romney ads starring nobody but.

Marcus on January 16, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Best sign for a really pleasant election campaign: When conservatives have to nod their heads to at least every second Democrat attack ad.

Valkyriepundit on January 16, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Speaking of ads, here is Mark Halperin’s take on Santorum’s new ad set to run tomorrow,
http://thepage.time.com/2012/01/16/easy-answer-hard-ad/

txmomof6 on January 16, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Time for me to donate $100 to the DNC

liberal4life on January 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

You mean your credit cards and cash haven’t been stolen yet down there in your Zucotti Park tent?

JPeterman on January 16, 2012 at 6:23 PM

heh….a perfectly lubricated weathervane????? dude, I gotsta hand it to eleanor huntsman for that snarktastic snarky snark.

ted c on January 16, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Hey anyone else missed The Great One
on the Cannoli’s show ?
http://www.therightscoop.com/mark-levin-interview-in-studio-with-cavuto/

burrata on January 16, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Time for me to donate $100 to the DNC

liberal4life on January 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

That’s a hundred bucks mom won’t miss.

Limerick on January 16, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Because (a) I haven’t had an opportunity to write about his withdrawal, (b) it’s an amusing ad, and (c) this is a lesson to Gingrich and Perry in their Bain attacks. The more they keep it up, the more ammo the DNC will have.

Allahpundit on January 16, 2012 at 6:19 PM

They don’t need that, they can just loop Romney circa 97-2002. If the disorganized and utterly pathetic campaigns of Newtperry did that Romney would be out of the race by now.

Masih ad-Dajjal on January 16, 2012 at 6:28 PM

That video provided a good power nap. Hunt-(here did he go)-man is so dull he’d put a screaming, colicky baby to sleep.

jbh45 on January 16, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Time for me to donate $100 to the DNC

liberal4life on January 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

You mean your credit EBT cards and cash stash of dope haven’t been stolen yet down there in your Zucotti Park tent?

JPeterman on January 16, 2012 at 6:23 PM

:}

burrata on January 16, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Time for me to donate $100 to the DNC

liberal4life on January 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

The poster child for “a fool and his money are soon parted”.

Flora Duh on January 16, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Time for me to donate $100 to the DNC

liberal4life on January 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

I can see you scrambling now through your parents drawers and couch cushions. You will be one of those dummies giving away Dad’s $1000.00 buffalo head nickels.

CW on January 16, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Every other political blogger on the web has offered their pet “why Huntsman failed” theory, so here’s mine: Plain and simple, he underestimated Romney’s appeal (which is not an easy thing to do).

Mmm-hmmm!

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 16, 2012 at 6:32 PM

The poster child for “a fool and his money are soon parted”.

Flora Duh on January 16, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Define “his money”.

/

CW on January 16, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Allahp; you oughta consider starting an “Exit Question of the Week” a la Ed’s OOTW.

this is the funniest exit question i’ve seen in a while.

ted c on January 16, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Obama has pretty much decided to take his ball and go home already. Imagine 4 years of Obama with a Republican controlled House and Senate.

Obama has to be careful not to show what this would be like, else a “do-nothing Congress” could be replaced with a “Pigheaded President” as the problem to be solved by this election. His own meme could be turned on it’s head.

Many independents, who might vote for Obama otherwise, will not stand for 4 years of name-calling and finger-pointing.

J_Crater on January 16, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Define “his money”.

/

CW on January 16, 2012 at 6:32 PM

You’re right, I should have said a fool and his gubmint check.

Flora Duh on January 16, 2012 at 6:34 PM

(c) this is a lesson to Gingrich and Perry in their Bain attacks. The more they keep it up, the more ammo the DNC will have.

Allahpundit on January 16, 2012 at 6:19 PM

What Newt, and his pet, Perry, did was well beyond the scope of any rational lesson. One would have to be a total idiot to do what they did. It has nothing to do with giving the Dems ammo. There is no ammo in Bain. That was why what they did was so incredibly stupid.

Let the dems think that attacking capitalism is the way to go. I hope they spend the whole campaign season attacking capitalism. At least, it will be truth in advertising.

Newt and his pet, Perry, are just morons. Their “material” is of no value to anyone with a brain (so it looks shiny to dems). The reason what they did was so wrong was not because it helped dems – it didn’t, other than to really demoralize some conservatives who saw the right side of the aisle taking up some of the dumbest dem talking points around – but that it was DUMB and WRONG. Actually INCORRECT. WRONG. STUPID. MISTAKEN. That was the problem with their … “strategy”.

If the dems want to scoop up the steaming pile left by Newt and his pet, then they have my blessings.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 16, 2012 at 6:35 PM

I’m sure the bomb throwers on MSNBC’s weekly night of crazy will have thrills rocketing up their legs over this video. Huntsmania!

Roymunson on January 16, 2012 at 6:35 PM

It is a little odd that the moderates who love Romney seem to hate Huntsman. Maybe it’s the turf war thing.

But I can’t see a moderate ever supporting a pol from Utah no matter how moderate they are. :)

Dr. Tesla on January 16, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Because (a) I haven’t had an opportunity to write about his withdrawal, (b) it’s an amusing ad, and (c) this is a lesson to Gingrich and Perry in their Bain attacks. The more they keep it up, the more ammo the DNC will have.

Allahpundit on January 16, 2012 at 6:19 PM

I like C, the less chance Romney has of being president, the better.

astonerii on January 16, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Time for me to donate $100 to the DNC

liberal4life on January 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Wow! That’s alot of $2 lunches with the jug-eared Jesus!

Naturally Curly on January 16, 2012 at 6:36 PM

No matter… Romney can always counteract with this classic little gem

The Ugly American on January 16, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Huntsman greatest asset is his ability to unite moderate and conservative Republicans against him. He brings us together.

Dr. Tesla on January 16, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Every other political blogger on the web has offered their pet “why Huntsman failed” theory, so here’s mine: Plain and simple, he underestimated Romney’s appeal (which is not an easy thing to do).

Huntsman had nothing to do with Romney. They are totally independent political entities. Mike Huntsman failed because he’s a failure. He never had a chance, and the minute he took the job as Barky’s Beijing Butt-Boy, he was definitely finished (as anyone with a brain knew at the time – and many even wrote in comments on blogs).

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 16, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Time for me to donate $100 to the DNC

liberal4life on January 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

I’m glad you have $100 to donate…

MeatHeadinCA on January 16, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I wish I had the money to run ads against Romney b/c I know how to take him out. It’s not hard, you just make him own RomneyCare.

Dr. Tesla on January 16, 2012 at 6:38 PM

liberal4life–

You do realize that if you make 30k a year(heh you?)….you are in the 1% of the WORLD. How will you ever sleep?

CW on January 16, 2012 at 6:39 PM

So why exactly did Obama make Hillary the Secretary of State after all the horrible stuff she said about him in the primary?

Scrappy on January 16, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Exit question: How did the DNC forget the immortal Huntsman soundbite about Romney being a “perfectly lubricated weathervane”? Vote Perfectly Lubricated Weathervane in 2012!

Bi-partisan lube at that! No wonder John McCain is attracted to Mitt!

MeatHeadinCA on January 16, 2012 at 6:40 PM

If Hiawatha Pamploma Huntsman had really wanted the nom, he’d have put on his Presidential kneepads and asked Daddy Cornelius Huntsman to pour more billionaire cash into the SuperPac. That’s all Daddy wanted–to be begged asked.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 16, 2012 at 6:40 PM

I guess then all of Hillary’s statements about Obama not being a leader will come back to bite him. In reality, these types of ads are meaningless and a waste of money.

Ta111 on January 16, 2012 at 6:41 PM

I think Romney and Huntsman are a lot alike. Both pretty liberal, both Mormons, both pander to the media.

Romney’s just not weird like Huntsman is.

Romney ought to make Huntsman his VP to secure Utah, the Mormon vote and the moderate vote all at once.

Dr. Tesla on January 16, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Predictable.
Mitt Romney is a cornucopia of of talking points for the DNC. Mitt is who they want to run.

Bend over…fell for it again. But this time it’ll be different, right?

Mimzey on January 16, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Time for me to donate $100 to the DNC

liberal4life on January 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

This guy/gal is too unreal to be real. Must be a sockpuppet, laughing her/his azz off, while creating good HA Capitalism.

Maybe Bishop registered under this name to lighten up the tensions on HA (more than he already does).

Sorry Bishop, just kidding.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2012 at 6:42 PM

In the picture for this thread, am I the only one that noticed the text “days” and “later” … as in Latter Day Saints?

MeatHeadinCA on January 16, 2012 at 6:43 PM

The more they keep it up, the more ammo the DNC will have.

Allahpundit on January 16, 2012 at 6:19 PM

If Newt’s case, we could say the same of Romney.

Romney is the King of negative attacks. He was the 1st to go on the negative in 2008 (really 2007). This go ’round, he destroyed Newt with attack after attack.

What if Newt wins? The DNC could go after him by using Romney’s ads.

I get your point. You know it is all over and Romney has won.

So why continue questioning the new Repub leader and give the Dem more ammo? The answer: they have it already.

So what if they use a few clips from our side? This is an old trick. The voters know the score.

As long as there is a chance for Anybody But Romney, fight on.

If the other’s only chance is to do to Romney what Romney does to them, so be it.

Still, I think the word has come down to lay off Romney. So, this discussion is probably mute.

P.S. I am not a Newt supporter, but he is the worst hit by Romney.

tonotisto on January 16, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Well Romney is smarter, or the perception is that he is smarter than McCain.

If he’s able to sound conservative and confident at the same time, like in the first NH debate, he probably will beat Obama. But I think all our candidates can beat Obama outside of Ron Paul.

I always thought people in the Northeast were fiscal conservatives if not socially conservative. Yet they love the RomneyCare guy, which isn’t fiscal conservatism. It’s a momument to liberalism.

Dr. Tesla on January 16, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Time for me to donate $100 to the DNC

liberal4life on January 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Whose $100 are you donating? It can’t possibly be yours.

Moose Drool on January 16, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Mitt’s like the basketball player who fouls first but the ref catches the retaliation foul by the other player, when it comes to negative campaigning. It’s amazing how he gets a free pass on it.

Dr. Tesla on January 16, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Legal Insurrection:

“We are on a path to nominate someone who campaigned against Reagan, campaigned against the Contract with America, campaigned against those who are pro-Life, campaigned against 2d Amendment rights, campaigned against conservatism, and designed and enacted the precursor to Obamacare from which he will not back away.”

idesign on January 16, 2012 at 6:47 PM

own RomneyCare.

Dr. Tesla on January 16, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Really ? Hmmm it was a state matter . You do understand the Constitution right? If you ran you would ignore that right?
I wonder if you would tell Newt, Santorum, DeMint, Gingrich, Perry, Pawlenty, and Rubio to take a hike as they all supported Romneycare.

CW on January 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM

BTW the video effects seem really amateurish.

Not to mention the annoying guitar…

The Ugly American on January 16, 2012 at 6:50 PM

The DNC is only digging their own grave. No matter what insults the nitwit GOP scamdidates have said about Romney, they all seem to think he’s a lot better than Our Idiot Socialist President.

Not such a great idea to create 100 opportunities for them to say so on live television.

Jaibones on January 16, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Can someone provide me with a detailed reasoning as to why Huntsman serving as Obama China Ambassador ended up hurting him in the primary?

For crying out loud, I know it’s Barry Obama we’re talking about, but was there any specific, bad policy involving China that Huntsman helped the Obama Administration champion? I mean, I’d understand if Obama asked Huntsman to join the Simpson-Bowles Commission, and Huntsman proposed tax-hikes, spending hikes and that liberal junk, but what he did do as China Ambassador that was so horrible?

*seriously confused*

Aizen on January 16, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Time for me to donate $100 to the DNC

liberal4life on January 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM
I can see you scrambling now through your parents drawers and couch cushions. You will be one of those dummies giving away Dad’s $1000.00 buffalo head nickels.

CW on January 16, 2012 at 6:32 PM

CW- I think it is 10,000 of all those ‘Wheat Pennies’ his mom stashed in old cookie jars, in his basement.-(his bed frame was on top of them-now it’ll be on the cement)

KOOLAID2 on January 16, 2012 at 6:51 PM

If you think this is harsh, imagine what they’ll do in the fall with Gingrich’s and Perry’s soundbites on Bain.

So what are our primary candidates supposed to do? Not criticize each other? Not point out inconsistancies in each other’s records? Not fight? Not win? Give me a break.

Here’s some shocking news. The DNC and the Obama administration shouldn’t need any Republican help putting attack ads together. The fact that they do shows weakness, not strength. If the Democrats need a puddle of warm wax like Ian Huntsman to help take down Mitt Romney, they should just throw in the towel now.

Flip-flopper? Obama has reneged on so many campaign promises that even Matt Damon is turning sour on him. Principles? The anti-war Nobel Peace Prize winner has the foreign policy of Bush III. Job creation? Wow, great record there for the President!

Obama is a walking attack ad on himself. Romney is not going to need clips of Democrats pissing and moaning to do the job for him. Although, if he has a sense of humor, he’ll run this ad once more for old time’s sake. Or maybe this one.

Mr. Arkadin on January 16, 2012 at 6:51 PM

So why exactly did Obama make Hillary the Secretary of State after all the horrible stuff she said about him in the primary?

Scrappy on January 16, 2012 at 6:40 PM

That’s allowed. Nothing to see…just move along.

CW on January 16, 2012 at 6:52 PM

thank you newt
/

see the rnc needs to do THE EXACT SAME THING with all of dear leader’s quotes and there’s plenty

will somebody in the rnc listen???????

cmsinaz on January 16, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Aizen on January 16, 2012 at 6:50 PM

He allied with an enemy of America. It’s that simple, as it should be.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 16, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Really ? Hmmm it was a state matter . You do understand the Constitution right? If you ran you would ignore that right?
I wonder if you would tell Newt, Santorum, DeMint, Gingrich, Perry, Pawlenty, and Rubio to take a hike as they all supported Romneycare.

CW on January 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM

People used to hide behind states rights back in the day to defend slavery too.

Big government done at the state level is still big government.

I know Demint, Santorum, Rubio, Perry never suppported big governemnt approaches to healthcare policy like Romneycare. Gingrich’s been all over trhe place in his rhetoric but he still never did anyhthing like that as a political leader.

Dr. Tesla on January 16, 2012 at 6:57 PM

The DNC is anti-capitalist anyway. With their support of OWS, they’ll end up using the argument regardless of whether Newt started it or not. I’m just amazed at how far left Newt’s gone in his arguments.

Tuari on January 16, 2012 at 6:58 PM

I can see you scrambling now throughyour parents drawers and couch cushions. You will be one of those dummies giving away Dad’s $1000.00 buffalo head nickels.

CW on January 16, 2012 at 6:32 PM

My son works in a liquor store. He’s amassed quite a collection of silver certificates, Mercury dimes, silver dollars, $2 bills, etc. There is much stupidity in the world.

And the 30% family discount is awesome.

Naturally Curly on January 16, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Can someone provide me with a detailed reasoning as to why Huntsman serving as Obama China Ambassador ended up hurting him in the primary?

Aizen on January 16, 2012 at 6:50 PM

It wouldn’t have if he had run as a conservative, if he didn’t have contempt for Republicans.

mockmook on January 16, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Oh, and he said Obama was a great leader.

How clueless is that.

mockmook on January 16, 2012 at 7:06 PM

It wouldn’t have if he had run as a conservative, if he didn’t have contempt for Republicans.

mockmook on January 16, 2012 at 7:05 PM

But if either of those had been true, he never would have taken the China job in the first place. That’s why it was so telling.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 16, 2012 at 7:07 PM

He allied with an enemy of America. It’s that simple, as it should be.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 16, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Isn’t that being a little unfair? Not to Obama, but to Huntsman? He was essentially doomed from the start because of guilt-by-association? Perry was a Democrat at one point in his life, and even helped campaign for Al Gore, yet I didn’t bother to think for once about holding that fact against Perry.

Aizen on January 16, 2012 at 7:07 PM

People used to hide behind states rights back in the day to defend slavery too.

Big government done at the state level is still big government.

I know Demint, Santorum, Rubio, Perry never suppported big governemnt approaches to healthcare policy like Romneycare. Gingrich’s been all over trhe place in his rhetoric but he still never did anyhthing like that as a political leader.

Dr. Tesla on January 16, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Oh nice twist on Rubio etc. Puhleez.

So you are equating this with slavery? Really . Pathetic.
You show where in the US Constitution that a state having Romneycare is illegal. Not that you will or can.

My son works in a liquor store. He’s amassed quite a collection of silver certificates, Mercury dimes, silver dollars, $2 bills, etc. There is much stupidity in the world.

And the 30% family discount is awesome.

Naturally Curly on January 16, 2012 at 7:02 PM

I worked in a store a long time ago and you would hear that distinctive sound of pure silver hit the counter. You knew you would be trading some bills in for coins those days.

CW on January 16, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Aizen on January 16, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Nothing really, Kiddo. Huntsman accepted a job from a guy whom a lot of people really hate. That’s all.

What bugs me personally is that he let the Obam-ites lure him into a job he was dying for, thus tying him to this administration and ruining his own chance to be a viable candidate for President himself.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 16, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Gah! Why did you take the stupid Ambassadorship, Huntsman!? You could’ve been the anti-Romney, at this point!!

Aizen on January 16, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Huntsman never had the personality to win. He reminds me of Jimmy Carter in personality, or Barney on the Andy Griffth show. Something’s off there.

Running a man who served Obama against Obama would be a mistake.

Dr. Tesla on January 16, 2012 at 7:11 PM

I am super enthusiastic and will always vote along Republican party lines, even if I disagree with the candidate, because defeating the incumbent is more important than my principals.

/sarcasm

Mmm...Burritos on January 16, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Huntsman never had the personality to win. He reminds me of Jimmy Carter in personality, or Barney on the Andy Griffth show. Something’s off there.

Running a man who served Obama against Obama would be a mistake.

Dr. Tesla on January 16, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Hypothetically, if Huntsman was the nominee, how would the Obama Team criticize a guy they hired?

LOL…

Aizen on January 16, 2012 at 7:14 PM

He was essentially doomed from the start because of guilt-by-association?

He as doomed from the start, but it wasn’t from “association”, as people like to use the term. He got on the team that viewed its job as taking down America. He resigned a much more important (and not allied with the America-haters) position as governor in order to become Barry’s Butt-Boy in China. No one with a brain could possibly see any upside to that, at all. It was just the worst decision one could possibly make, given the circumstances. Mike Huntsman hasn’t disappointed since.

Perry was a Democrat at one point in his life, and even helped campaign for Al Gore, yet I didn’t bother to think for once about holding that fact against Perry.

Aizen on January 16, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Doesn’t bother me. I was a Dem at one point … long ago. But, if Perry had been a dem while Barky was trying to run America into the ground, then, yes, that would be unforgivable without some very serious proof in action that he has seen the immense error of his ways.

The situation is very serious. Just because the GOP doesn’t have th eguts to talk about impeaching a guy who has committed serious violations of the Constitution on TENS OF OCCASIONS (even as recently as last week!) doesn’t mean that this nation isn’t in very serious trouble. Not a time to be quitting a real job to jet off to China as the toadie of the main source of that serious trouble.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 16, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Can someone provide me with a detailed reasoning as to why Huntsman serving as Obama China Ambassador ended up hurting him in the primary?

For crying out loud, I know it’s Barry Obama we’re talking about, but was there any specific, bad policy involving China that Huntsman helped the Obama Administration champion? I mean, I’d understand if Obama asked Huntsman to join the Simpson-Bowles Commission, and Huntsman proposed tax-hikes, spending hikes and that liberal junk, but what he did do as China Ambassador that was so horrible?

*seriously confused*

Aizen on January 16, 2012 at 6:50 PM

The fawning letters he wrote O saying what a great leader he was, coupled with sticking his finger down his throat and projectile vomiting on the base, doomed him.

ebrown2 on January 16, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Running a man who served Obama against Obama would be a mistake.

Dr. Tesla on January 16, 2012 at 7:11 PM

All Obama would have to do is cite Huntsman’s brown-nosing letters to him in the debates:

“If I’m such a great leader, Jon, why are you running against me?”

ebrown2 on January 16, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Hypothetically, if Huntsman was the nominee, how would the Obama Team criticize a guy they hired?

LOL…

Aizen on January 16, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Wouldn’t it be easy for Obama to call Huntsman a backstabber, an opportunistic gadfly? I think so. Huntsman essentially used Obama to get foreign policy credentials and then turns around and runs for president against him. It’s easy to paint that kind of person as dishonest.

Dr. Tesla on January 16, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Yeah those Huntsman love letters were super gay.

Dr. Tesla on January 16, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Perry was a Democrat at one point in his life, and even helped campaign for Al Gore,
Aizen on January 16, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Well that explains why Perry is so fluent with terms like
” vulture capitalism” and ” heartless”

burrata on January 16, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Time for me to donate $100 to the DNC

liberal4life on January 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Hey Lefty, You won’t have to if Mittens wins the primary.

KirknBurker on January 16, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I’m gonna miss Mordecai “Slappy” Huntsman.
*sniff*
Then again, I get to collect on that dollar bet my husband made that his guy Throckmorton Huntsman would go.all.the.way!

Good times. Yessiree…

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 16, 2012 at 7:28 PM

I know Demint, Santorum, Rubio, Perry never suppported big governemnt approaches to healthcare policy like Romneycare. Gingrich’s been all over trhe place in his rhetoric but he still never did anyhthing like that as a political leader.

Dr. Tesla on January 16, 2012 at 6:57 PM

You’re wrong.

http://conservativesamizdat.blogspot.com/2011/03/list-of-conservatives-who-have.html

CW on January 16, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Hold on Huntsman broke one off in the GOP christian fundiMENTALists that are evolution deniers? Damn now Huntsman sounds sort of good to me. Anybody that sticks it the knuckle dragging inbred fascist christian crazies is a good guy. those single digit IQ weirdos need to be marginalized as far as possible.

Your Mamma loves me on January 16, 2012 at 7:34 PM

So according to Allah pundit Newt and perry should just sit cowering in a corner afraid that they don’t give ammo. to DNC while Romney is spending millions to attack them .
Why no one is telling him the same thing.
Oh I remember now he is the annointed nominee.

evergreenland on January 16, 2012 at 7:53 PM

At the time he said ‘He enjoys firing people – I enjoy creating jobs.’ he was strongly considering dropping out and endorsing Romney after that, right? What’s up with that?!

The Nerve on January 16, 2012 at 8:10 PM

The best part of the ad is the guy riding the dirt bike.

rukiddingme on January 16, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Damn, people are just tired of fake politicians. Huntsman, i can’t remember his first name, bashed Romney during all his campaign. Now he’s endorsing the king of the flip flop without a second thoughts.

Gall on January 16, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Damn, people are just tired of fake politicians. Huntsman, i can’t remember his first name, bashed Romney during all his campaign. Now he’s endorsing the king of the flip flop without a second thoughts.
Gall on January 16, 2012 at 8:42 PM

I know; nothing like a contradictory politician.

Contradictory as it will be, I’m certain all the Republican primary losing candidates will openly support the nominee.
Exception: If Mitt Romney wins (looks likely at this time), then open support from Newt Gingrich could be in doubt.

listens2glenn on January 16, 2012 at 9:40 PM

It’s a good ad. DNC going to save a lot of money with GOP writing all of the material for free.

Midas on January 16, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Perry was a Democrat at one point in his life, and even helped campaign for Al Gore,
Aizen on January 16, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Please note that a ‘Texas Democrat’ is actually typically more conservative than your average ‘Northeast Republican’ (ahem), and when Perry was campaigning for Gore, I do believe that Gore was considered fairly conservative himself.

All of that said, I’m not voting for Perry, just wanted to remind you that those talking points were debunked quite awhile ago. You might want to check your email to see if the DNC has passed anything new along for you to regurgitate.

Midas on January 16, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Hold on Huntsman broke one off in the GOP christian fundiMENTALists that are evolution deniers? Damn now Huntsman sounds sort of good to me. Anybody that sticks it the knuckle dragging inbred fascist christian crazies is a good guy. those single digit IQ weirdos need to be marginalized as far as possible.

Your Mamma loves me on January 16, 2012 at 7:34 PM

I bet my yearly income that this guy is gay.

I deny cross species evolution occured. Prove it. It doesn’t got anything to do with religion, brother. List specific species and the species that evolved into and prove it. It shouldn’t be hard if it’s scientific fact.

Dr. Tesla on January 16, 2012 at 11:19 PM

I’m curious who that ad is for, given the only clip they used twice was the “I don’t know if he can go on to beat President Obama” one. I’m almost certainly giving whoever churned out this video too much credit, but it almost seems like it’s an ad aimed at Republicans trying to dissuade them from nominating Romney.

galenrox on January 17, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Time for me to donate $100 to the DNC

liberal4life on January 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

I doubt your mom has it to ‘loan’ you. You may have to do that ‘other thing’ again (don’t forget to brush afterwards).

Squiggy on January 17, 2012 at 5:52 AM

Get used to seeing a lot more of this come the fall campaign…

It might as well say – “Go ahead, call us, nominate Willard!”

And the GOP is foolishly obliging…

Like gNewt said (even a blind squirrel can find a nut) “Why would you want to nominate the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?”

Because the GOP Establishment says so gNewt! Jeesh, any idiot can see that! It’s his turn, ya know? Whoever is runner up in this primary gets tapped for next time if they pay homage to the Ruling Class PTB’s!

Duh!

insidiator on January 17, 2012 at 7:45 AM

When will people realize that all politicians are in one fraternity and will scream at each other like a couple of lawyers in a court room and afterwards laugh and have a beer together patting each other on the back. It’s the way it is but be aware of it before you swallow the hook.

mixplix on January 17, 2012 at 12:35 PM