The only thing newsworthy about Jon Huntsman suspending his run for the presidency is that his poll numbers are lower than Jon Stewart’s. He was down around 1%. The Huntsmans seem like a lovely family and that’s where the appeal ends for me.
I won’t miss Jon Obama Light. I don’t care what he allegedly did for Utah. I did not trust the man and he had the allure of a wet soupy noodle unless you are Jimmy Carter who once said he found Huntsman “very attractive to me personally.” That should have been the kiss of death.
I have a few more Huntsman quotes here so we can reminisce together –
“Right now this country is crying out for a sensible middle ground,” Huntsman said. “Right now we have people on the fringes…we have zero substance.” He was referring to the Tea Party and he was painting the entire Republican Party with the same brush. Whether it was intentional or not, I do not know and I do not care – the end result was the same.
Remember when he started out while still serving as Obama’s Ambassador to China? That seems a little unfair to Obama, but that’s what he did.
Out of the gate he said the Republican Party was quickly becoming the “anti-science party.” Then in an interview with Time mag, the great pro-science candidate said the following about climate change –
“This is an issue that ought to be answered by the scientific community; I’m not a meteorologist. All I know is 90 percent of the scientists say climate change is occurring.(Editor’s note: no kidding, climate is always changing, really? wow!) If 90 percent of the oncological community said something was causing cancer we’d listen to them. (Editor’s note: And the relationship between the two is? Listen to them say what? That the climate is changing? This is a straw man argument.) I respect science and the professionals behind the science so I tend to think it’s better left to the science community – though we can debate what that means for the energy and transportation sectors.”
Huntsman later went anti-climate change because it was helpful for his campaign.
Then there were the obsequious, sycophantic letters that Huntsman wrote to Obama commenting on Obama’s “remarkable” leadership and his “sense of history and brilliant analysis of world events.” This is the same person who said about Donald Trump, “I’m not going to kiss his ring and I’m not going to kiss any other part of his anatomy.” I guess he only kissed Obama’s ring and whatever else.
Last point, but not the least, 51% of Huntsman exit voters are happy with Obama.
Jon is too far left for me.