John Huntsman: Anyone Else See His Interview On Piers Morgan Tonight?

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Aug 23, 2011 7:41 AM GMT
    He was very impressive, surprisingly moderate for a Republican, and quite likable.
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    Aug 23, 2011 12:09 PM GMT
    I like him, but pandering to the far right has got to stop.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/22/jon-hunstman-says-hed-be-vp-candidate_n_933719.htmlThe former ambassador to China and ex-Utah governor says that every time he's been asked to serve his country he's answered "yes." Huntsman tells CNN interviewer Piers Morgan that if asked by the Minnesota congresswoman to run as her vice president he'd "be the first person to sign up, absolutely."
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    Aug 23, 2011 12:24 PM GMT
    I agree. I could like him, too. However, he lost any chance of getting my vote by saying he would be Bachmann's VP.

    News Flash, Jon - she ain't gonna win!!! And now, neither are you.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 23, 2011 12:24 PM GMT
    So far, I probably have a better impression of him than any other republican in the race. That may change, but he impresses me as being a very decent guy.
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    Aug 23, 2011 2:05 PM GMT
    http://youtu.be/0qafTqCuxKg

    Good man, moderate, common sense, and I think he would be the best candidate to defeat Obama, and actually be an effective president, but he’s got to get through the republican primaries first and therein lies the problem.
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    Aug 23, 2011 3:55 PM GMT
    Frank_CA saidI agree. I could like him, too. However, he lost any chance of getting my vote by saying he would be Bachmann's VP.



    You must not have watched the Piers Morgan interview because he was asked a hypothetical "If Michelle Bachmann were the nominee, would you accept an invitation to be her running mate?". Granted, Bachmann isn't likely going to be the nominee, but Huntsman is too classy of a guy to say that. What he said is that he has always said YES to invitations to serve his country. Had Piers Morgan been fair, he should have followed up with something like "If you were the nominee, would you consider someone like Bachmann as your running mate", at which I am sure he would have probably made it clear that there were other choices he would prefer. Bottomline: If by some wild twist of fate Michelle Bachmann were to get the nomination, I sure as hell hope she would pick someone like a Jon Huntsman as her running mate other than some other far-right winged type like herself. If Huntsman can manage to get out there and do more interviews like the one he did last night with Piers Morgan in which he came across as enormously likable, respectful, knowledgeable, and Presidential, then I think Americans will begin to warm up to him rather quickly. I find him far more interesting and genuine than Mitt Romney, he just doesn't have the name recognition --- yet.
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    Aug 23, 2011 8:01 PM GMT
    Ok, a hypothetical – let’s pretend Huntsman did get it, so who then would be his VP choice? Marco Rubio? Chris Christie?

    My bet would be on Rubio.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Aug 24, 2011 4:37 AM GMT
    My bet would be Paul Ryan, or perhaps whoever came in 2nd in the primaries -- as long as it's not Rick Perry or Michelle Bachmann or Rick Santorum. I don't think it could ever be Mitt Romney
  • JP85257

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    Aug 24, 2011 4:46 AM GMT
    He buys into the Gloabal Warming BS.

    He is out in my book.
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    Aug 24, 2011 5:04 AM GMT
    JP85257 saidHe buys into the Gloabal Warming BS.

    He is out in my book.


    Yeah, who cares about future generations? We'll all be gone anyway.
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    Aug 24, 2011 6:05 AM GMT
    JP85257 saidHe buys into the Gloabal Warming BS.

    He is out in my book.


    That exactly is my problem with him.
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    Aug 24, 2011 6:10 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidMy bet would be Paul Ryan, or perhaps whoever came in 2nd in the primaries -- as long as it's not Rick Perry or Michelle Bachmann or Rick Santorum. I don't think it could ever be Mitt Romney


    Yeah, I didn't think of Paul Ryan. I think he's needed right where he is versus wasting him on the vice presidency, and frankly the same could be said for Marco. Marco would also bring some ticket balancing aspects to it and could help bring Florida to the table for the republicans. .