Jon Huntsman: I Have Only Just Begun to Lose the GOP Presidential Primary

Former Utah Governor and Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman issues a stirring challenge to Americans to stay awake until he gets to the punchline.

Posted by StrangeAppar8us on 06/21/11 at 07:04 PM • Permalink

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As much of a goofball as Huntsman is, he was much, much better than the bag of hammers we got stuck with as governor here in Utah when he left.

I’m still convinced Obama gave Huntsman the ambassadorship partly for his qualifications but mostly to poison the electoral well for the only marginally sane Republican of even vaguely potential presidential contender.

If that was the idea, it’s working...although Erickson’s “disloyalty” take is bullshit misdirection. Huntsman’s a moderate and a Mormon and a man who occasionally complimented his boss, and that’s plenty right there.

Is your misspelling of his first name a deliberate reference to his first roll-out fail?

Comment by Oblomova on 06/21/11 at 07:45 PM

Is your misspelling of his first name a deliberate reference to his first roll-out fail?

Dammit. I did the same thing with Stewart. I’ll fix, but you busted me! And thanks for the link — between that and his Pat Paulsen delivery to an unseen crowd, this bodes poorly. Of course, only one reporter met John McCain at the airport in New Hampshire, so you never know how this shit will play. Maybe Huntsman will pick Palin for Veep…tomorrow.

I believe I read at Political Wire that Huntsman had decided to run almost immediately after arriving in DC after being named Ambassador.  Whole thing doesn’t make sense.

Btw, the name thing wasn’t Huntsman’s only roll-out issue.  The campaign headquarters address was a generic placeholder, the website wasn’t yet ready for primetime, and it seems like there was another bone-headed error that I can’t remember.  (Can’t remember where I read all this.)

You know, I used to think Huntsman was a bit of a foxy silver fox, until he actually opened his mouth. Ah, well.

Comment by Comrade Mary on 06/21/11 at 10:35 PM

Hell, I thought the punchline started as soon as he opened his mouth.

it seems like there was another bone-headed error that I can’t remember

Could you be thinking of his campaign’s failure to register jonhuntsman.com?

Comment by MaryRC on 06/21/11 at 10:58 PM

@MaryRC that’s likely it.

I also read that 100 were there - 60 were reporters and 40 were bussed in.  Fox was the first to cut away.  He and Newt have a race to the bottom.

He and Newt have a race to the bottom.

This was such an exciting rollout that I almost missed it because I was nodding off to sleep about 25 seconds in.  O.M.G. the Republican party is sooooo fucked.  And I mean that in a good way. ;-)

Know who hosted him for a meet and greet last night at her New York apartment and is his leading bundler of contributions?  None other than anti-elitist PUMA princess Lynn de Rothschild.

Fox was the first to cut away.

Is that their way of trying to hurt him or help him?

Boss Limbaugh is not impressed with “the former ambassador to the ChiComs for Obama”:

The Republican Party is still convinced that in order to secure the support of independents, that they have to be boring. They have to be serious and Milquetoast and cannot be confrontational, cannot be partisan, cannot go into attack mode. Somehow this is going to cause the independents to get nervous and send them running right back to Obama. Now, of course, that’s flat-out BS, it’s totally wrong. The elections of last November demonstrate that in a real world, real life example.

That’s right, Boss Limbaugh. “You people” need to nominate some teatard loon like Bachmann, and victory will be yours!

Oh, and “ChiComs”? I don’t think I’ve heard that said without irony since the last time I saw Frank Burns on a MASH rerun.

You know, I used to think Huntsman was a bit of a foxy silver fox, until he actually opened his mouth.

Definite case of “Hot Girl With a Bad Laugh” Syndrome.

The Republican Party is still convinced that in order to secure the support of independents, that they have to be boring. They have to be serious and Milquetoast and cannot be confrontational, cannot be partisan, cannot go into attack mode. Somehow this is going to cause the independents to get nervous and send them running right back to Obama. Now, of course, that’s flat-out BS, it’s totally wrong. The elections of last November demonstrate that in a real world, real life example.

Heh. Good old Rush. The best ratfucker the Dems have ever had.

Rush uses words like “Chicom’s” because his really old white guy listeners can still get a surge of patriotic fervor over anything with the suggestion of communism, especially since they are bravely fighting those dirty commies by their devoted listening to Rush.  Oh, and by buying his personal brand of iced tea too.

The best ratfucker the Dems have ever had.

I wonder. His Michael J. Fox impression may have handed the Senate to the Dems in ‘06, and I got a giant kick out of “OPERASHUN CHA0S!!1” where he ordered his minions to vote for Hillary Clinton after demonizing her for 15 years. And now he’s making sure that any attempts at sanity in The Party are weedwhackered as soon as they grow a shoot.

Thanks, Rush!

Yeah, Rush also spawned the PUMAs via Operation Chaos, thus cleansing the Dems of one bunch of parvenu whiners, a number of whom have since come out as full-on blatant right-wingnuts with zero organizational skills and an endless capacity for wasting time, money, energy, and oxygen.

He’s slacking in picking off the firebaggers, but there’s plenty of time yet, and he obviously knows what he’s doing.

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