Posted by J Stewart, a resident of Menlo Park, on Jun 22, 2011 at 9:19 pm
He's going to run a clean, above reproach campaign for awhile, build name recognition and respect, take the high road, build organization, contacts and his profile, then drop out to let Mitt take his shot.
John (as they spelled it on the press passes at his announcement) is doing this to pave the way for 2016, when Mitt & Tim are toast, and the assorted freaks of the fringe tea bag party are gone. It will put Jon in better position when the big boys come out to play in 2016 (Thune, Jeb, Daniels, etc..)
Posted by J Stewart, a resident of Menlo Park, on Jun 23, 2011 at 9:50 am
The libs' real concern:
"EJ Dionne: Web Link Here are the key questions about Jon Huntsmanís presidential candidacy: Is he the American version of David Cameron? And is the Republican Party ready for a Cameron moment?
What does a British prime minister have to do with the 2012 Republican primaries? If Huntsman is lucky, quite a lot. The British Conservative Party chose Cameron as its leader in 2005 because it was sick of losing elections and realized it could no longer present itself as an old, cranky, right-wing party. Cameron was Mr. Nice, Mr. Modern, Mr. Moderate and Mr. New. And now heís in power."
Posted by Nope, a resident of the Leland Manor/Garland Drive neighborhood, on Jun 23, 2011 at 2:32 pm
FAR too far to the left for me. He is to the left of JFK, the President and party that brought me to be a Democrat, until they moved so far left I became a Republican while not changing my economic views one bit...and now am a conservative.
This guy is unelectable. We know who he is. He won't be the Repub nominee. Too bad I am broke, I would put money on it.