On Jon Huntsman: See, I Told You So
My objection to Jon Huntsman remains simple: while serving at the pleasure of the President of the United States, he began plotting against the President of the United States. It matters not who the President is. It matters that the man was disloyal to his President while serving as his mouth piece to our biggest strategic adversary in the world. Many people responded to my | Read More »
Huntsman Not Ready for the Big Dance
From the diaries by Erick “Is Jon Huntsman not coming to Iowa because he opposes ethanol subsidies or because he is afraid to explain his positions on other issues? Iowa Congressman Steve King opposes ethanol subsidies and he continues to get reelected with large margins of victory.” Over the years I have heard presidential candidates state reasons for skipping the Iowa caucuses. It always leaves | Read More »
This Week’s Horse Race
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done one of these. A lot has happened since then. Let’s get started and, again, we’ll go in alphabetical order. Just note that I’m putting Sarah Palin and Rick Perry outside the list, since they are just speculation right now and I want to deal with them first, above the fold. Sarah Palin I still think Sarah Palin | Read More »
, Gary Johnson
, Herman Cain
, Jon Huntsman
, Michele Bachmann
, Mitt Romney
, Newt Gingrich
, Rick Santorum
, Ron Paul
, Sarah Palin
, Tim Pawlenty
What America Needs NOW
Heh. Consider this an open thread.
Jon Huntsman’s Cap and Trade, Stimulus Support and Individual Mandate Past Catches Up to Him
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Pejman Yousefzadeh and Elizabeth Blackney to discuss Jon Huntsman’s past support of Cap and Trade, the stimulus plan, and an Obamacare like individual mandate for healthcare. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you | Read More »
Jon Huntsman for Mike Bloomberg’s Vice President!
Around election time, conservatives are always confronted with the arduous task of sifting through candidates who propagate meretricious right wing talking points in an effort to conceal their faux conservative record. Thankfully, this election cycle, to a certain extent, has given rise to an anomalous level of veracity. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are unambiguously communicating to conservatives that they are not ‘one of the | Read More »
John Weaver Needs a New Playbook
John Weaver really needs a new playbook. In 1999-2000, newspaper headlines were filled with the titilating details of how “Democrats Fear a McCain Nomination.” In fact, one CNN report in early February of 2000, noted Democrats were worried because “conservative Democrats and Independents are voting for John McCain because they believe that he is the perfect person to replace Bill Clinton in the White House.” | Read More »
Jon Huntsman’s Newest Denial Defies Credibility
Jon Huntsman went to Florida and denied gearing up to run for President while serving as United States Ambassador to China. “There was no gearing up for a campaign, whatsoever,” Huntsman said, explaining that the campaign structure had been put together without his input. That defies credibility. In May of 2009, Jon Huntsman retained McCain strategist John Weaver to advise him on running for President. | Read More »
Is Jon Huntsman a Political Traitor?
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Pejman Yousefzadeh and Elizabeth Blackney to discuss whether Jon Huntsman’s plotting to run for President against the man for whom he serves as Ambassador is dishonorable and disloyal. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email | Read More »
Loyalty, Honor, and Faith. Virtues We Should Prioritize.
In the past 48 hours, I have received a lot of criticism for my takedown of Jon Huntsman. Some of it was not surprising, i.e. when you want to see the traitor Jonathan Pollard freed instead of hanged, you can’t be expected to understand arguments about loyalty and honor. Some of it was surprising. The most interesting aspect of it all is that the older | Read More »
The Second Coming of John McCain
Some of you think I am too old fashioned in my post on Jon Huntsman. Silly me thinking a United States Ambassador should be loyal to a fault to the President of the United States he serves, regardless of party or person. For those of you who are not concerned with the loyalty of an American Ambassador to his country and President, consider this break | Read More »
The MRC Gala and Why Patriots Should Not Support Jon Huntsman #EERS
Tonight on the Erick Erickson Show, I’ll play audio from the Media Research Center Gala from Saturday night and get into the details of why patriots should not support Jon Huntsman for President of the United States. You can listen live at http://wsbradio.com and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK. Consider this an open thread.
Why I Will Not Support Jon Huntsman. Ever. [UPDATED]
“I cannot tolerate a man serving as our ambassador to our chief strategic adversary in the world plotting, while in that capacity, to run against the President of the United States.” Ambassador Jon Huntsman is gearing up now to run for President of the United States. If he is the Republican nominee, I will vote for him. But until that moment I will never, ever | Read More »
Huntsman & Foreign Affairs
Someone just put this on YouTube: I guess they are going to try to make the case that I was for Huntsman before I was against him. Actually no, both prior to and after that I dismissed him as a candidate, but I stand by the statement. Foreign policy is going to be a huge issue and by virtue of being an ambassador, Huntsman will | Read More »
The Huntsman Team Responds With Obamaton Precision
It is stunning that Jon Huntsman is going to run against Barack Obama when, in responding to me, his campaign behaves exactly as someone close to Obama, or at least close to the left, would. They cite Media Matters and, in the process, defend Obamacare. Not kidding. Someone close to Huntsman tells Ben Smith Ironic that someone who suggested sending President Obama to the death | Read More »