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© Jim Morin

I’ve long suspected that Jon Huntsman knows both that he cannot win the nomination in the current Republican party, or even if he did, that he probably could not win against Obama. Instead, he is positioning himself for a presidential run in 2016, when Obama won’t be an issue and by then (hopefully) the Republican party will have imploded (from the effects of the Tea Party, Fox News, and their war on science) and will be starting to rebuild itself.



  1. Iron Filing wrote:

    As much as I hate to say it, this quip from is sadly true:
    “Why do some pundits find it surprising that Ron Paul’s support among Republicans continues to rise as more information comes out about his racism, antisemitism, homophobia and belief in conspiracy theories? Do they understand nothing about the right wing?”

    Without support from racists, xenophobes, homophobes and crackpot conspiracists, the Republican Party would be too small to effectively compete in national elections. Rather than imploding and rebuilding, better for the sane elements of the Republican Party to repudiate the party and salt the fields so it can never rise again, then join conservative Democrats to create a credible alternative to a progressive Democratic Party. Huntsman could start a new moderate party but he’d have to shed at least half of the Republicans in order to attract moderate Dems and Independents.

    Friday, December 30, 2011 at 7:27 am | Permalink
  2. ebdoug wrote:

    Liberalvalues obviously like the rest of us liberals recognizes Huntsman’s worth.

    Friday, December 30, 2011 at 9:32 am | Permalink
  3. Iron Knee wrote:

    It is almost like we feel sorry for the Republican Party.

    [IF, I fixed the domain and added a link for that quote.]

    Friday, December 30, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Permalink
  4. Anon E. Moose wrote:

    Almost, Mr. Knee, just almost!

    Friday, December 30, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Permalink