Huntsman: It’s third-party time, America

posted at 8:15 pm on February 23, 2012 by Allahpundit

I can see why he’d feel that way. We could have done the pragmatic thing and nominated a smart, handsome, centrist, technocratic former governor with a connection to Utah. But instead we’re probably going to nominate … a smart, handsome, centrist, technocratic former governor with a connection to Utah.

He’s not fantasizing here about a third party that can win — that’s nearly impossible at the presidential level — but simply a banner under which independents can coalesce around certain defining issues to force the two major parties to address them. Er, what would those key issues be? He keeps grumbling about campaign finance reform but I’d bet there are few voters anywhere on the spectrum so committed to that that they’d let their vote turn on it. Because of the Ron Paul phenomenon, I’ve always assumed that a third party would look largely libertarian — socially liberal, with leftish positions on gay marriage and drug legalization, but fiscally very conservative in calling for dramatic spending cuts. Over at the National Journal, though, Josh Kraushaar argues that it might well be the opposite, more of a Santorum-type movement defined by cultural conservatism and blue-collar safety-net programs. Quote:

Republicans, increasingly dependent on the support of blue-collar voters, are campaigning on cuts to popular entitlement programs that may rankle some of the GOP rank-and-file. And … Democrats can’t effectively win over these voters with populist appeals because the party’s views on litmus test cultural issues, like immigration and abortion, are well out of step with their personal beliefs.

That’s why former Virginia Rep. Virgil Goode’s third-party presidential candidacy should be receiving more attention. The Democrat-turned-Republican congressman is campaigning on a platform of reducing immigration (legal and illegal), protecting Social Security and Medicare and balancing the budget immediately…

The media tend to think that the impetus for third-party candidates comes from Americans who are just plain sick of politics-as-usual and want a truth-teller to come in and shake things up. Hence, the regular Bloomberg boomlet in certain circles. In reality, the greatest demand for a third-party candidate would come from the voters whose views are most out of line with the political establishment and most newspaper editorial boards.

The key, I guess, is to find common-ground issues about which both Paul-type independents and Santorum-type independents are passionate, but that’s not easy. Everyone wants a balanced budget but those groups are likely to have profound differences over how much of the balancing should be done with cuts to Social Security and Medicare. If all your third-party coalition is capable of doing is agreeing on policy goals in the broadest terms, with little specificity — reduce spending, strengthen defense, encourage growth — then the party is pointless. Democrats and Republicans will simply push their own respective agendas and wait for indie voters who lean left and right to defect to them. Huntsman actually mentions the debt problem here as one reason we need a third party but I can’t imagine what good he thinks would come of that. There’s virtually no demographic in American political life that supports drastic reform of entitlements, which of course are the driver of that debt. Until there is, what do we have to talk about?

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Huntsman: It’s third-party time, America

Hunts-WHO?

BlaxPac on February 23, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Thanks for the input, Mr. Huntsman.

We’ll get right back to you.

Scribbler on February 23, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Never saw this coming.

JammieWearingFool on February 23, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Ick. Those grapes are sour.

BettyRuth on February 23, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Where did he come from? And why are we asking him anything?

red131 on February 23, 2012 at 8:20 PM

“You can’t spend your whole life criticizing something and then, when you have the chance to do it better, refuse to go near it.”

― Václav Havel

What are we waiting for?

JPeterman on February 23, 2012 at 8:20 PM

AP: No matter if a SoCon party or a Libertarian party is created, it will by necessity push the GOP in the other direction.

This is win-win.

Scott H on February 23, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Didn’t he endorse Romney?

What’s that say about his endorsement?

cozmo on February 23, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Why does anybody care what he thinks?

red131 on February 23, 2012 at 8:20 PM

It will take 7 or 8th party time before anyone thinks of making you their nominee though Kerry Huntsman. Cause a 3rd party likely at this point will be either disaffected conservatives or the Democrats who suddenly feel uncomfortable with being Marxists…actually, that maybe your hope Kerry. Should have run for the Democrat nomination.

Betenoire on February 23, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Hunts-WHO?

BlaxPac on February 23, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Aloysius Huntsman, that’s who!!!!!

ScottG on February 23, 2012 at 8:21 PM

So we have…

Americans Elect.
Coffee Party.
No Labels.
Trump.
and now Huntsman.

Sounds like a lot of those chowing down at the public trough are starting to get a little worried the goodies won’t keep flowing.

sharrukin on February 23, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Kung-Pao Huntsman peeks out from under his rock. Confucius say bugger off. Jon.

Philly on February 23, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Good to see Jeb Huntsman back in the headlines.

Swerve22 on February 23, 2012 at 8:26 PM

“Gone are the days when the Republican party used to put forward big, bold visionary stuff.”

Well, gee, all we have to do is nominate Gingrich and happy days are here again!

Mr. Arkadin on February 23, 2012 at 8:28 PM

I blame you 08′s for the mess we’re in with this Republican field

apocalypse on February 23, 2012 at 8:28 PM

who resuscitated the RINO?

Tim_CA on February 23, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Uh, didn’t he already endorse Romney?

The Count on February 23, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Question. Would people have given Huntsman a look if he didn’t go to China for Obama?

He’s got a credible record as a governor.

rubberneck on February 23, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I love the chryon caption.

SouthernGent on February 23, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Uh, didn’t he already endorse Romney?

The Count on February 23, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Yeah, there’s that…..but apparently he now misses all the attention.

Tim_CA on February 23, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Thanks for the input, Mr. Huntsman.

We’ll get right back to you.

Scribbler on February 23, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Thanks for the input, Mr. Huntsman.

We’ll get right back to you just as soon as you become relevant.

FIFY!

belad on February 23, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Party of one.

Ronnie on February 23, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Not many comments. Here try this. Palin!

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 8:33 PM

lolz

Tim_CA on February 23, 2012 at 8:34 PM

What are we waiting for?

JPeterman on February 23, 2012 at 8:20 PM

; )

Still here I see, thought the gilled one had you banned?

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Roemer/Huntsman 2012

flyfisher on February 23, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Toldja So: Jon Huntsman Begins Third Party Presidential Effort (In Exchange for Obama’s Promise to Make Him Secretary of State)

I’ve been saying this for some time now: Jon Huntsman has been promised the Secretary of State position in a second Obama administration in exchange for Huntsman splitting the Republican vote enough in the general election for Obama to squeak to victory a la Ross Perot in 1992. Huntsman today is talking up the “time for a third party” garbage that’s a precursor to him definitively launching a third party run in the spring (presuming Willard “Mittens” Romney is the GOP nominee…as Huntsman was specifically chosen to be the third party alternative to Romney).

Read more http://hillbuzz.org/toldja-so-jon-huntsman-begins-third-party-presidential-effort-in-exchange-for-obamas-promise-to-make-him-secretary-of-state-20726#idc-container

Green eyed Lady on February 23, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Metrosexual Mitt Romney here once again to dazzle you with the sheen of my luscious grey field of wheat, and the shine of my porcelain chompers of moderation!

MadisonConservative on February 23, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Would be like herding cats.

stldave on February 23, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Mike Huckabee ERA of the 08 primaries was inspiring, something is wrong with you if you think otherwise

apocalypse on February 23, 2012 at 8:36 PM

This guy makes Gary Johnson seem relevant…

CycloneCDB on February 23, 2012 at 8:36 PM

and the shine of my porcelain chompers of moderation!

MadisonConservative on February 23, 2012 at 8:35 PM

lol……killin’ me!

Tim_CA on February 23, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Jim Huntsman is still working for Barry.

galtani on February 23, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Huckabee > Obama and u know this

apocalypse on February 23, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Question. Would people have given Huntsman a look if he didn’t go to China for Obama?

He’s got a credible record as a governor.

rubberneck on February 23, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I am more conservative than he is, but I always believed him preferable to Romney and said so here.

flyfisher on February 23, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Says a guy who ran to the left of Romney? We have a party for that, Joe…the Democrats.

Jaibones on February 23, 2012 at 8:41 PM

There already are third parties.

Libertarian, Constitutional, etc.

What’s Huntsman aiming at?

profitsbeard on February 23, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Huckabee > Obama and u know this

apocalypse on February 23, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Jimmy Carter > Obama.

Doesn’t mean I’d want him in office either given just about any other choice.

Betenoire on February 23, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Green eyed Lady on February 23, 2012 at 8:35 PM

You’re drunk.

Bob may be an idiot, but he’s not working for Obama.

Jaibones on February 23, 2012 at 8:42 PM

There already are third parties.

Libertarian, Constitutional, etc.

What’s Huntsman aiming at?

profitsbeard on February 23, 2012 at 8:41 PM

A p;arty that will nominate the condescending bastard to be a candidate for president of the United States, even though he’s too good for us (just like his former boss).

ghostwriter on February 23, 2012 at 8:44 PM

It’s good to see J.R. Huntsman is still around.

BallisticBob on February 23, 2012 at 8:45 PM

You’re drunk.

Bob may be an idiot, but he’s not working for Obama.

Jaibones on February 23, 2012 at 8:42 PM

So what is he doing? He is never going to win and he knows that, so what is his purpose here?

sharrukin on February 23, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Still here I see, thought the gilled one had you banned?

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 8:34 PM

The gilled one is still too busy spamming.

JPeterman on February 23, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Would that be the “Former Republicans Who Are Afraid to Come Out of the Closet” Party? Because I think Charlie Crist already started it, Jon.

Rational Thought on February 23, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Allah
I guess I can ask this since you mentioned Dr. Paul. Will QOTD be about the recent Romney Paul marriage? Would love to see how Paul supporters feel about that. Would be interesting.

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Yes America, we need another Mormon cultist in the game.

Juanita Huntsman, step up.

CorporatePiggy on February 23, 2012 at 8:48 PM

The Republican party does not have to pander to blue collar workers. That group has watched its jobs decline and the power of its wallet disappear under the O administration.

Anecdotally, I hear grumblings of many a Dem who will NOT be voting for Obama. Just get into a casual conversation with others in a grocery checkout line to catch the drift.

onlineanalyst on February 23, 2012 at 8:48 PM

The gilled one is still too busy spamming.

JPeterman on February 23, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Next time she threatens you, just remind her you have the gig at hand. She is afraid of gigs.

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 8:49 PM

What an unmitigated doofus this Huntsman is.

When, according to Pew, only 19% of Repubs believe in mann-made global warming, to then as a candidate take at face value all the baloney that the leftist AGW propagandists put out, and call his own R voters anti-science. Inane.
Repubs lack “big, bold visionary stuff.” Ok, sounds like Newt. So, … if I can segway. The parallels between Newt & Huntsman are not to be dismissed easily. Newt touts ‘conservative’ economist Arthur Laffer as one of his endorsers, and Newt has for over a decade been a vocal believer in global warming, and we can see it’s not a coincidence that now Laffer just come out in favor of a carbon tax.
We can expect it not unlikely that “big solutions” & “environmental studies” professor Gingrinch will implement just such a tax. Not good.

anotherJoe on February 23, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Huntsman/Frum

Roymunson on February 23, 2012 at 8:50 PM

any party not socialist would be a good third party since we now have two socialist parties in DC

unseen on February 23, 2012 at 8:52 PM

This infuriates me, because it’s so suicidal for the GOP. Huntsman is no dummy, and surely he recognizes that a third party would re-elect Obama. The man is out for himself, and the conservative movement be damned. In fact, I think he’s posturing himself as the “moderate” of 2016″. A pox on his house.

petefrt on February 23, 2012 at 8:52 PM

“Gone are the days when the Republican party used to put forward big, bold visionary stuff.”

Yes, the Republican Party used to advance the noble, forward-thinking idea–unique in Western democracies–that billionaires were welcome as candidates for the Presidency. And they still do, in the case of Willard. Or the Republican Party would “go rogue” a little bit and welcome sons of billionaires as candidates, like Jon Huntsman.

The Republican Party is this close (thumb and forefinger held 1/8 inch apart) to becoming the extinct Progressive Conservative party of Canada. They were a RINO party. They were the ruling majority party, but they suddenly became toast in 1994. Overnight.

The US needs a Third Party headed by Sarah Palin, inspired by the Reform Party of Canada, which became the ruling part of Canada in about 10 years, while they exterminated the RINO Progressive Conservative party.

Emperor Norton on February 23, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Huckabee > Obama and u know this

apocalypse on February 23, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Jimmy Carter > Obama. Doesn’t mean I’d want him in office either given just about any other choice.

Betenoire on February 23, 2012 at 8:42 PM

I don’t trust you… there’s something mentally wrong with you people

apocalypse on February 23, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Anecdotally, I hear grumblings of many a Dem who will NOT be voting for Obama. Just get into a casual conversation with others in a grocery checkout line to catch the drift.

onlineanalyst on February 23, 2012 at 8:48 PM

You obviously shop at the racist grocery store.

SouthernGent on February 23, 2012 at 8:53 PM

so hunts comes in to the election cycle as an asterisk and exits as and asterisk

but here’s what really annoys me…pols and leftists and ‘good government’ types talk about getting money out of politics…ie government funded campaigns.

But we know that the real money is made while in office…the insider-trading, the simple corruption that elevates these talkers into weathly men/women

Nancy P’s VISA IPO…is hunts interested in that? Not so much…too close to the bone

I think its called ‘dog whistle’ politics

r keller on February 23, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Well, Huntsman isn’t covering himself with glory here. And in any case, Romney is definitely the more handsome of the smart, handsome, centrist, technocratic former governors with a connection to Utah.

J.E. Dyer on February 23, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Clive Huntsman trying to be a spoiler here?

onlineanalyst on February 23, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Gone, gone are the days (howsoever brief!) when you were a viable candidate. If you couldn’t beat those other fools, its a sure bet you couldn’t beat Obama.

Herald of Woe on February 23, 2012 at 8:56 PM

This pastel shadow of Mitt Romney couldn’t generate excitement in a crowd if he got up on stage shoved a mason jar of gasoline up his a** and then brought up his Roman-candle-dildo-wearing wife.

M240H on February 23, 2012 at 9:00 PM

You obviously shop at the racist grocery store.

SouthernGent on February 23, 2012 at 8:53 PM

LOL You’ve found the chink in my armor.

onlineanalyst on February 23, 2012 at 9:00 PM

I don’t trust you… there’s something mentally wrong with you people

apocalypse on February 23, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Ah, no “I disagree” its “There is something wrong with you.” Yeah, that shows you have a lot of confidence in your candidate and your position supporting them.

What I saw of Huckabee was GWB II- lets spend spend spend on programs and call it a “softer” sort of conservatism. And his relying on his religion at the drop of a hat- or mearly the possibility of the dropping of a hat, had me distrust him. The really religious count on their actions to speak for their beliefs, not the need for them to state over and over like somehow they need to pull a shuck and jive.

I disagree with you, but that doesn’t mean I am going to call you names. That you resort to such however is a sign of what you are and for that I will discredit anything you have to say going forward as you have show what you are at heart and your actions and words you use have spoken for you.

Betenoire on February 23, 2012 at 9:00 PM

a smart, handsome, centrist, technocratic former governor with a connection to Utah.

Hmm.

When I think 3rd party ticket I think dumb, bald with pony-tail, conspiracy theorist narcissistic former governor with a connection to the WWF.

But then I’m from Minny.

Couldn’t be worse than Huntsman.

Bruno Strozek on February 23, 2012 at 9:05 PM

I think Bloomberg is more likely to run third party than Biff.

flyfisher on February 23, 2012 at 9:06 PM

At least he didn’t speak Mandarin this time.

Bitter Clinger on February 23, 2012 at 9:06 PM

who resuscitated the RINO?

Tim_CA on February 23, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Must have been a physician from a socialist country–it’s been a few months since we last heard from Man-Hunter, or whatever his name is.

Mr. Prodigy on February 23, 2012 at 9:12 PM

More like… peanut butter jelly time.

Dongemaharu on February 23, 2012 at 9:12 PM

From the very start I have thought Huntsman was a plant by the Obama campaign committee. His campaign kickoffwas held at the same place that Ronald Reagan began his presidential campaign, Liberty Island. But his speech was less than Reaganesque. It literally sounded like a Democrat written speech. Here is a Republican governor who worked for Obama, who was allowed to resign as Ambassador China to run as a Republican presidential candidate. And now he talks third party and the press doesnt’t think he is a plant?

The good thing is he never polled better than 2% when running as Republican. He appealed more to Democrats. Another good thing is he will draw more votes away from Democrats than Republicans if he does run on a third party ticket.

Corky Boyd on February 23, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Always glad to see Mandango Huntsman…

… Thanks for stopping by!

/

Seven Percent Solution on February 23, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Betenoire on February 23, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Huckabee would have been more at home with the European Christian Democrats than the Republicans, the only stumbling block being that they are in Europe. ;o)

kakypat on February 23, 2012 at 9:15 PM

I think he should do it. There’s a good chance we’ll lose anyways and the fix is already in to blame NEOCONs, SOCONs, TrueCons™. Why not let the Progressive Republicans take the blame like they deserve.

hawkdriver on February 23, 2012 at 9:21 PM

So the subject is energy independence. The republican view is drill here in the USA, use coal (that’s the unionized miners), use nat gas. The democrat view is carbon footprint too big so put up windfarms that cause headaches, solar farms in the desert that need water for coolant (duh) to turn to steam and make the engine turbines go around in circles – no water in the desert, or – solar farms and the chevy volt. WHAT could a 3rd party with big ideas come up with? Nuke Iran, Venuzuelan and Saudi oil fields making them radioactive so they can’t sell to the Chinese – oh my. That puts the middle east back into its hole and china into limbo. Euroland has nuclear power that needs to be replaced with next generation technology so that should spur development in that quadrant and get employment going there. In the USA, cars go to natural gas or hydrogen refits and make water as a byproduct coming out of tailpipes instead of smelly smog emissions. Wow, I’m on a roll with this 3rd party big idea. Too bad entrenched interests don’t want to do the first part. Yeah, Iran, Venuzuela and Saudi would be P.O’d and China would sell our bonds in retaliation making us print more worthless money. But we already print worthless money so come on in. The water’s fine for a 3rd party big tent idea. Just open the water gates in California and quit trying to save the guppy. We wouldn’t need food from the rest of the world imported into us. We’d be able to be self sufficient w/the help of Canadians. And that’s 3rd party big ideas for just 1 subject. Now – who’s with me???????? I hear crickets.

athenadelphi on February 23, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Englebert Huntsmandinck resurfaces!

Mr. D on February 23, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Oh that was tried in 1980, Mr. Anderson. Worst of both worlds candidate.

AshleyTKing on February 23, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Huckabee > Obama and u know this

apocalypse on February 23, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Jimmy Carter > Obama. Doesn’t mean I’d want him in office either given just about any other choice.

Betenoire on February 23, 2012 at 8:42 PM

I don’t trust you… there’s something mentally wrong with you people

apocalypse on February 23, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Ah, no “I disagree” its “There is something wrong with you.” Yeah, that shows you have a lot of confidence in your candidate and your position supporting them.

What I saw of Huckabee was GWB II- lets spend spend spend on programs and call it a “softer” sort of conservatism. And his relying on his religion at the drop of a hat- or mearly the possibility of the dropping of a hat, had me distrust him. The really religious count on their actions to speak for their beliefs, not the need for them to state over and over like somehow they need to pull a shuck and jive.

I disagree with you, but that doesn’t mean I am going to call you names. That you resort to such however is a sign of what you are and for that I will discredit anything you have to say going forward as you have show what you are at heart and your actions and words you use have spoken for you.

Betenoire on February 23, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Like I said previously, I just don’t trust you people. I wouldn’t leave you in the same room as my girlfriend. I wouldn’t have you watch my kids. I wouldn’t rob a bank with you pieces of garbage (if I was a robber) — cause you will snitch. You make me sick….

apocalypse on February 23, 2012 at 10:02 PM

apocalypse on February 23, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Don’t you have a military funeral to picket or something?

M240H on February 23, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Actually saw a Huntsman 2012 bumper sticker for the first time… today. All I could think was “how embarrassing.”

bocat on February 23, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Actually, we need a 3rd, 4th, and 27th party to compete with the reprobates in the Republican Party and the dumba$$e$ in the Democrat Party.

libertarianlunatic on February 23, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Actually, we need a 3rd, 4th, and 27th party to compete with the reprobates in the Republican Party and the dumba$$e$ in the Democrat Party.

libertarianlunatic on February 23, 2012 at 10:21 PM

*yawn*

Tim_CA on February 23, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Please huntsman just tend to your dad’s business and stay away from politics. You hurt your father’s good name!

Bambi on February 23, 2012 at 10:37 PM

This pastel shadow of Mitt Romney couldn’t generate excitement in a crowd if he got up on stage shoved a mason jar of gasoline up his a** and then brought up his Roman-candle-dildo-wearing wife.

M240H on February 23, 2012 at 9:00 PM

You are disgusting!
Romney is a great gentleman and has a lovely wife that he’s been loving and faithful to his wife all of his life.
Take your disgusing comments back to the dem side of the aisle, I understand they like language like that!

Bambi on February 23, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Please huntsman just tend to your dad’s business and stay away from politics. You hurt your father’s good name!

Bambi on February 23, 2012 at 10:37 PM

That may be why his dad said “no” to financing his campaign.

Bitter Clinger on February 23, 2012 at 10:42 PM

This pastel shadow of Mitt Romney couldn’t generate excitement in a crowd if he got up on stage shoved a mason jar of gasoline up his a** and then brought up his Roman-candle-dildo-wearing wife.

M240H on February 23, 2012 at 9:00 PM

You are disgusting!
Romney is a great gentleman and has a lovely wife that he’s been loving and faithful to his wife all of his life.
Take your disgusing comments back to the dem side of the aisle, I understand they like language like that!

Bambi on February 23, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Wow. I didn’t see that before. I’m no Romney fan but that was way over the line.

Bitter Clinger on February 23, 2012 at 10:45 PM

apocalypse on February 23, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Don’t you have a military funeral to picket or something?

M240H on February 23, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Don’t you have a game of Twister with Perez Hilton to get back to?

apocalypse on February 23, 2012 at 11:22 PM

This pastel shadow of Mitt Romney couldn’t generate excitement in a crowd if he got up on stage shoved a mason jar of gasoline up his a** and then brought up his Roman-candle-dildo-wearing wife.

M240H on February 23, 2012 at 9:00 PM

You are disgusting!
Romney is a great gentleman and has a lovely wife that he’s been loving and faithful to his wife all of his life.
Take your disgusing comments back to the dem side of the aisle, I understand they like language like that!

Bambi on February 23, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Wow. I didn’t see that before. I’m no Romney fan but that was way over the line.

Bitter Clinger on February 23, 2012 at 10:45 PM

The writer was referring to Huntsman, but it was still over the top.

ebrown2 on February 23, 2012 at 11:23 PM

M240H on February 23, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Wow…you are a first-rate, bannable as*shole.

Jaibones on February 23, 2012 at 11:35 PM

This pastel shadow of Mitt Romney couldn’t generate excitement in a crowd if he got up on stage shoved a mason jar of gasoline up his a** and then brought up his Roman-candle-dildo-wearing wife.

M240H on February 23, 2012 at 9:00 PM

You are disgusting! Take your disgusing comments back to the dem side of the aisle, I understand they like language like that!

Bambi on February 23, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Wow. I didn’t see that before. I’m no Romney fan but that was way over the line.

Bitter Clinger on February 23, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Bambi, for the first time in a long time, we agree completely. Much RESPECT to you and Bitter Clinger for calling out PERVERTS on the net. M240H’s dirty mouth reveals his dirty heart. Uh, to me it’s just really a… truly a disgusting thing to see such filthy language

apocalypse on February 23, 2012 at 11:39 PM

M240H = PERVERT

apocalypse on February 23, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Geeez! Put on a dress and go home!

KOOLAID2 on February 23, 2012 at 11:40 PM

So what is he doing? He is never going to win and he knows that, so what is his purpose here?

sharrukin on February 23, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Pardon the long delay, sharkman. The was still some 7.5% abv Railroad IPA left at the bar that needed tending.

I don’t know what the hell Ron is doing; no one does. Why did he stay in the race so long in the first place at 1%, or whatever? Vanity, I suppose. He doesn’t need money — Daddy will leave him $1 billion of it. He’s got fame/notoriety, a beautiful family, great looks and apparently good health…why else do these egotistical pri*ks run for President?

But no, I just can’t see that he’s working to help O’Bozo in any way.

Jaibones on February 23, 2012 at 11:43 PM

So Ron Paul isn’t the problem in this area? Well, that’s good to know.

platypus on February 23, 2012 at 11:55 PM

You guys need to convert to a parliamentary system with a figurehead president instead of the presidential one. This 2-party system is extremely polarizing and is not representative of what people want.

AlexB on February 24, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Jon Huntsman has been promised the Secretary of State position in a second Obama administration in exchange for Huntsman splitting the Republican vote enough in the general election for Obama to squeak to victory a la Ross Perot in 1992.

Green eyed Lady on February 23, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Exactly how are Junior and both of his voters going to accomplish this?

fenryys on February 24, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Really tired tonight so a hit and run to bed, If Sarah ran on a third party ticket, I bet she could win.

angrymike on February 24, 2012 at 12:58 AM

PLEASE LOOK AT ME!

That is all.

-Narcissus Hunstman

mankai on February 24, 2012 at 8:34 AM

“Gone are the days when the Republican party used to put forward big, bold visionary stuff.”

Good?

SilverDeth on February 24, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Right, thanks, don’t call us we’ll call you. But, if you do form one, and the media doesn’t go batguano crazy trying to demonize it, then, we know it’s a left wing liberal bent party.

jake49 on February 24, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Mike Huntsman/David Frum-Brooks 2012!!!11!!!

andycanuck on February 24, 2012 at 11:35 AM

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