Jon Huntsman Articles

What Perry Meant on Afghanistan

2:01 PM, Sep 15, 2011

On Monday night, Republican presidential hopefuls met for a debate in Tampa, Florida. Perhaps one of the more incoherent exchanges that evening was when Texas governor Rick Perry attempted to explain his position on the war in Afghanistan.

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Happy Hour: Be Thankful They Don't Take It All

6:00 PM, Sep 14, 2011

Declare the pennies on your eyes: Jan Schakowsky doesn't think you deserve to keep all the money you earn.

Jon Huntsman doesn't like scary things.

Michele Bachmann's new book's cover.

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Perry and Huntsman Incoherent on Afghanistan

10:13 PM, Sep 12, 2011

Tonight's CNN/Tea Party Express Republican presidential debate focused primarily on the economy. Only two GOP presidential candidates were given the opportunity to weigh in on Afghanistan (there were no questions on Iraq, Libya, etc.)—former Utah governor and Obama administration diplomat Jon Huntsman, and Texas governor Rick Perry. And neither candidate acquitted himself well.

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Where's Buddy?

8:09 PM, Sep 12, 2011

Jon Huntsman, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum have taken the stage in Tampa, Florida for the Tea Party Express/CNN debate. Moderator Wolf Blitzer announced that all 8 GOP presidential candidates were on stage. But they aren't . . . where's Buddy?

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The Daily Grind: Teleprompter Talking Points

6:30 AM, Sep 01, 2011

Washington Post: "Coincidences don’t happen in presidential politics. Ever."

Politico: "If he has a jobs proposal, put it in writing, give us a cost estimate, and send it over. I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter."

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Jon Huntsman's Pro-Growth Tax Plan

Time for a second look at a flailing campaign?
1:13 PM, Aug 31, 2011

Reuters blogger and WEEKLY STANDARD contributor James Pethokoukis takes a look at Jon Huntsman's recently unveiled tax plan, and by golly, it might be the first thing about his candidacy that generates real excitement:

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The Eleventh Day of August

7:36 AM, Aug 12, 2011

A reader, inspired, he says, “by the sudden outburst of poesy at THE WEEKLY STANDARD,” sends in this reflection on last night’s debate:

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Updated)

Reaction to President Obama's Afghanistan speech.
8:37 PM, Jun 22, 2011

The Good:

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Huntsman Hits Romney: "Little Credibility" on Health Care

11:13 AM, Jun 22, 2011

Jon Huntsman joins Tim Pawlenty in criticizing Mitt Romney's record on health care. 

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Huntsman 2012: Against Name-Calling, Anger—And For Them

10:05 AM, Jun 22, 2011

Earlier this month, an aide to Jon Huntsman promised that his candidate would resist the angry tone and name-calling of modern political campaigns. “I think he’ll make it clear where he disagrees when it comes to policy and where he wants to take this country, but for him this is a campaign based on substance and not names.”

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Harry Reid: 'I Would Favor Huntsman Over Romney'

9:28 AM, Jun 22, 2011

Senate majority leader Harry Reid had some kind words yesterday for the latest contender to join the Republican presidential field, Jon Huntsman. “In that race, if I had a choice, I would favor Huntsman over Romney,” Reid said, according to CNN. “But I don’t have a choice in that race.”

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Special Report Panel on Jon Huntsman

7:08 AM, Jun 22, 2011

Steve Hayes, with Karen Tumulty and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:

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Huntsman's In

9:48 AM, Jun 21, 2011

Former ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, who was governor of Utah before serving in the Obama administration, has just announced that he's running for president.

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Santorum Dings Huntsman

9:01 AM, Jun 21, 2011

Rick Santorum welcomes Jon Huntsman to the GOP primary field with this little shot across the bow:



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Happy Hour: There Goes Obama's NRA Endorsement

6:00 PM, Jun 20, 2011

Well, I guess Obama's NRA endorsement is really out of the question.

Related: "Head of ATF is Likely to Go"

So do bars discriminate against minorities by refusing entrance without ID? Because that's EJ Dionne's logic on voter fraud.

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Huntsman Comes in Second in RLC Straw Poll

Did Jon Huntsman's wife help him win supporters in New Orleans this weekend?
10:05 PM, Jun 18, 2011

Kissinger Won’t Endorse Huntsman, but Offers Lavish Praise

3:48 PM, Jun 15, 2011

Henry Kissinger today had flattering things to say about former ambassador to China and Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman. “He certainly makes a good candidate,” Kissinger said at a meeting with bloggers to promote his latest book. “I saw him yesterday, as a matter of fact.”

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Huntsman to Announce Next Week

11:08 AM, Jun 14, 2011

The former ambassador to China and governor of Utah, Jon Huntsman, who was noticeably absent from last night's Republican primary debate in New Hampshire, will reportedly announce that he's running for president next week. NBC reports:

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The Missing Seven

Which of the potential candidates were helped or hurt last night?
6:45 AM, Jun 14, 2011

The seven candidates on stage performed creditably last night, with two pretty clearly helping themselves—Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann. But since the stage at St. Anselm didn't feature all of the eventual candidates, one can also ask, which potential candidates who aren't yet in the race were helped or hurt?

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Republican Candidates Seek Values Vote at Faith and Freedom Conference

1:00 PM, Jun 05, 2011

The Faith and Freedom Conference, organized by former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed, met in Washington this weekend and previewed several Republican presidential primary candidates—including Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty, who are both committed to seeking the GOP nomination, as well as Michele Bachmann and Jon Huntsman, who are considering a run.

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Huntsman Highlights Adoption, Anti-Abortion Record

12:52 PM, Jun 03, 2011

Ralph Reed, organizer of the Faith and Freedom Conference, introduced former Utah governor Jon Huntsman this morning as "a good conservative and a great friend." Huntsman, who previously served as President Obama's ambassador to China, said he would speak on two topics--"life and liberty." He used his address today to highlight the adoption of his daughter Gracie Mei, his pro-life record in Utah, and the experience of Chinese dissidents.

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The Anti-Huntsman Ad

2:51 PM, Jun 02, 2011

Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, who recently resigned his post as ambassador to China, is considering a run for president. And though he hasn't announced whether he'll seek the Republican nomination, already some conservatives have put together this ad, essentially labeling him a Republican in name only (RINO):

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