Jon Huntsman Sr. Not Harry Reid’s Source, But Thinks Romney Should Release Tax Returns

By: Friday August 10, 2012 2:00 pm

We can rule out Jon Huntsman as the mystery source for Harry Reid’s claims about Mitt Romney’s tax returns. He told Greg Sargent today that he was not the source. However, he did encourage Romney to release the returns. Huntsman forcefully called on Romney to release his tax returns. This matters, because Huntsman is a [...]

Reid Aide Adds More Details on Romney Tax Return Source

By: Friday August 10, 2012 7:35 am

Harry Reid’s office let out more details on what is becoming a popular parlor game, determining who told him about Mitt Romney’s tax returns. “This person is an investor in Bain Capital, a Republican also, and somebody who has been dealing with Romney’s company for a long, long time and he has direct knowledge of [...]

Huntsman Closes Campaign, Closes Romney Attack Videos and Websites

By: Monday January 16, 2012 8:15 am

At this hour, Jon Huntsman is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, disrupting any Martin Luther King Day festivities that may be in the area by announcing his exit from the race for the Republican nomination for President. Before leaving, Huntsman’s team accomplished their most clever action of the entire campaign, hiding all of their attack [...]

Colbert SuperPAC Goes on the Air in South Carolina

By: Friday January 13, 2012 10:19 am

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive Last night, Stephen Colbert became the conservative savior the GOP has been looking for over the past year, when he announced that “I am forming an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork for my possible candidacy for president of the United [...]

Huntsman Attacks Opponents on Financial Regulation, Bank Size

By: Wednesday January 4, 2012 10:15 am

With the move of the Presidential primary circus to New Hampshire, Jon Huntsman comes back onto the media radar screen, if not that of the voters. Huntsman has always been able to get some media love, and it’s interesting how he’s using it in his last-ditch attempt to salvage his Presidential campaign. He’s going after [...]

Looks Like Bachmann, Perry Out After Iowa

By: Wednesday January 4, 2012 6:55 am

I mostly agree with Jon Walker’s take on the Iowa caucus results, and the eight-vote victory for Mitt Romney. It’s not clear Rick Santorum, to this point completely un-vetted by conservative or traditional media, will have the staying power or the resources to hang with Romney. I thought of half a dozen things off the [...]

The Day of Savage Web Ads Attacking Republican Front-Runners

By: Thursday December 1, 2011 1:15 pm

Today was the day that challengers in the Republican Presidential primary took out their heavy machinery on the front-runners. In two pretty devastating Web ads, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are filleted, cut down by their own past public statements. First, we have Ron Paul going after Gingrich: This one includes the TV ad Gingrich [...]

Former Paul Campaign Manager Died From Lack of Health Insurance

By: Wednesday September 14, 2011 9:35 am

The group Protect Your Care has put together a mini-site based on the incident in the Republican debate on Monday, where tea party attendees cheered the prospect of allowing an uninsured man to die. The candidate being questioned during that exchange was Ron Paul. It turns out that he has a particular experience with the [...]

Another Hot Soup No Labels Third Party Wank-a-Thon

By: Wednesday August 24, 2011 9:35 am

I swear, I’m going to have to hear from Hot Soup DC elite types about the exciting possibility of a centrist third-party savior every four years for the rest of my life. In the dog days of summer and in the aftermath of the unusual earthquake that hit the Washington area and other parts of [...]

GOP Continues Death Grip on Medicare Phase-Out Plan

By: Wednesday June 1, 2011 9:10 am

Not only will the House today walk the plank again on the Ryan budget that ends Medicare, but as we’ve seen, the plan has become a litmus test in the 2012 GOP Presidential primary. Jon Huntsman, who is trying to distinguish himself in that field, gave Ryan’s plan an endorsement today in a Wall Street [...]

Huntsman: Afghanistan “Not Consistent With How We Ought to Be Responding”

By: Friday May 20, 2011 10:37 am

Jon Huntsman is a “moderate” in terms of being a Republican former Governor of Utah. That moderation viewed in terms of the entire country is a little wanting. On ABC this morning, Huntsman generally agreed with all the major policy prescriptions of the modern conservative movement. Maybe the tone was a little less harsh, but [...]

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