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Two Weeks Ago Huntsman told ABC's Berman: He Did Not Trust Romney

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/01/does-jon-huntsm...
Does Jon Huntsman Trust Mitt Romney? The Answer Says It All. Three Times.
By John Berman Jan 3, 2012 6:44pm

...In an interview with ABC News, Huntsman refused to say that Mitt Romney is a person he trusts. He balked at the question, not once, not twice, but three times.

Do you trust him? Dodge number one: “I think he’s a good man. I think he’s been on three sides of every major issue of the day. And because of that it’s going to be very tough in the end … to be able to make that trust argument to the American people.”

But do you trust him? Dodge number two: “Do I like him? Do I admire him? Of course. On the issues that he flip flopped on … that’s where he’s going to have a press problem. Because he said one thing but then has found himself on the other side of those issues.”

So no answer on, Do you trust him? Dodge number three: “I’m saying the American people, the voters, are going to have a hard time finding, I think, a gut level trust when it comes to someone who has been on so many sides of major issues.” ...

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/01/huntsman-to-dro...
Huntsman to Drop Out of GOP Race; Will Endorse Romney
By Michael Falcone Jan 15, 2012 9:35pm

Jon Huntsman will drop out of the Republican presidential race on Monday, a campaign spokesman told ABC News.

A source close to the Huntsman campaign said the former ambassador to China and Utah governor was “proud of the race that he ran” but “did not want to stand in the way” of rival Mitt Romney, the current front-runner for the Republican nomination.

Huntsman plans to endorse Romney at an 11 a.m. press conference Monday in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

[snip]

While Huntsman will be throwing his support to Romney on Monday, it was only a week ago that he told ABC’s John Berman just the opposite.

When asked if he trusts Governor Romney, Huntsman replied, “He has not put forth reason to give us a reason for us to trust him.”

Earlier this month, he told another ABC reporter that Romney is “completely out of touch.” And as recently as Saturday, Huntsman was questioning Romney’s electability.

Reporters asked Huntsman if any of the Republican establishment had reached out to him and asked him to tone down his criticism of Romney and his work with Bain Capital.

Huntsman explained: “Nope. And listen. I have said what I have said. My problem is really a political issue. And that is, when you have a candidate that talks about enjoyment in firing people, talks about pink-slips, who makes a comment that seem to be so detached from the problems that Americans are facing today, that makes you pretty much unelectable. And I say, we want a nominee who can actually go on to win. That’s the issue … the bigger issue is one of electability.”

... The other two — Cain and Bachmann — have yet to endorse.



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Quid pro quo...

a promised cabinet position perhaps? I often wonder what was offered to SC Gov. Haley.

The ease with which these people violate their consciences is astounding.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Haley was probably promised

Haley was probably promised one of Mitt's sons as her boy toy. Huntsman probably just wanted a new Harley. Ticket to ride ladies and gentlemen!

whores in pants

whores in pants

Flip

Flop.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

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I Drudged the link to this

I Drudged the link to this page. Nice pickup.

Cos Cob, CT

i did 2

i did 2

Thanks

You reminded me, I sent it on to AJ's writers too.

Campaign Debt

I wonder if the Romney campaign can pay Huntsman's campaign debt, if any. (Many campaigns run up big debts in desperation or false hope, so it's no wonder the ones who get elected aren't any better.) Mental note to check the reports next quarter.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

There ya go....

I KNEW IT!! i was thinking about this earlier too!! Good Job!

Huntsman The Most Treacherous Candidate

Quick Overview: The Truth About Huntsman (video 2:00 min)

This video is real eye-opener and should be sent to anyone leaning toward Huntsman.

http://www.dailypaul.com/201722/the-truth-about-huntsman-video

The Truth About Huntsman: (and cousin Mitt Romney too)

Jon Huntsman was literally recruited by some of the most powerful, yet not well known people on earth. The Rothschild family sought Jon out and encouraged him to run for president.
MORE:
http://www.dailypaul.com/202688/huntsman-the-most-dangerous-...

Agreed

That's a good video.

Huntsman: "Romney would be a status quo," Jan. 4, 2012 in NH

http://www.latimes.com/la-pn-huntsman-manchester-20120104,0,...

Jon Huntsman says Mitt Romney would be 'status quo president'

Jon Huntsman speaks at a town hall meeting in Manchester, N.H., on Wednesday.
January 04, 2012|By Michael A. Memoli
Reporting from Manchester, N.H. —

Jon Huntsman branded Mitt Romney as the choice of the party establishment in an appeal to independent-minded New Hampshire voters Wednesday.

"You're going to have a choice this election cycle. The establishment is going to tee up Mitt Romney and they’re going to say there’s your guy," Huntsman said at a town hall meeting at Manchester's public service utility. "But you know what? This nation can’t afford a status quo president."

Hours after Romney appeared elsewhere in Manchester with 2008 GOP nominee and two-time New Hampshire primary winner John McCain, Huntsman said his rival's support from dozens of Washington lawmakers showed he was not the candidate of change.

"You got 47 or 50 members of Congress behind you, supporting you. You think you’re going to be able to do what needs to be done with respect to term limits and closing the revolving door and tackling trust? No way, no how," he said.

Borrowing a page from McCain's 2008 playbook, Huntsman until this week had New Hampshire largely to himself while the other Republican candidates battled it out in Iowa. Not anymore. Still, the former Utah governor was careful to note the weeks he's spent in the state while others split time.

"There's no more important event than the New Hampshire primary," he said. "You all get to go out and change the course of our nation’s history by a vote. I say do votes matter? Look at Iowa. Eight votes. It’s real. Take your vote and invest it wisely."

Huntsman was joined by former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, who downplayed Romney's narrow victory in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses. ...