Monday, August 22, 2011

Jon Huntsman: a nixon type of guy

joh huntsman sounds like a republican from the 1970s instead of the 2010s:

Jon Huntsman: Does a "center right" presidential candidate have a prayer? - Political Hotsheet - CBS News: After sputtering out of the gate, Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has found his voice as an unapologetic advocate for moderation in the crowded GOP field.
But the question remains: Do Republican voters really want moderation in 2012?

Huntsman made waves last week with a Tweet that read: "To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy." The Tweet was a response to comments by one of his rivals, Texas Governor Rick Perry, who has cast evolution as "just a theory" with "gaps" and suggested that global warming is a hoax perpetrated by scientists seeking financial backing.
it isn't that the country isn't ready for this kind of candidate -- after all, the voters already elected barack obama -- who's as center-right a republican as you could find. he's a nixon type guy, too -- like jon huntsman.

the problem is, the GOP isn't buying it. look at the tea party cadres that inhabit the house majority, and whose uncompromising stances doom any measure of commonsense sanity. if the GOP wasn't so fixated on blaming the negroes and the mexicans for all this country's woes, there would be a huge common ground and some rather huge legislative accomplishments would be possible.

obama was brought it to deliver his constituency to the right-wing, business elites' agenda. thankfully for the recalcitrance of the rabid right, there's been a bit of a brake applied to a mad rush to the capitalist wet dream that is the american polity.

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