Huntsman Goes After Romney And Gingrich

Jon Huntsman says the leading Republican presidential candidates, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, are feeding a deficit of trust in politics.

Huntsman, the former Utah governor, is struggling in the polls. But he's talking tough in a speech Thursday at the National Press Club.

Huntsman says Romney will say anything to win. And he suggests Gingrich is a Washington insider who benefited from his political connections.

Huntsman is the latest presidential contender to attack Romney and Gingrich, considered the front-runners in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

He declines to talk about Gingrich's three marriages, but calls the former House speaker a "lobbyist in chief." Romney, he says, is a "panderer in chief."


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  • by Political Historian Location: Jacksonville on Dec 11, 2011 at 12:45 AM
    I am a die hard Conservative and Republican and have been a Political Historian for 35 years. I can tell you guys right now, as much as I want Obama to lose, there is no way possible that Newt Gingrich can beat Obama in 2012.
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      by Lars on Dec 11, 2011 at 07:28 PM in reply to Political Historian
      Political Historian ? - Self opinion , no facts , never say never , go Newt
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        by Anonymous on Dec 13, 2011 at 06:09 PM in reply to Lars
        Keep on supporting inept politicians. Maybe people would have more respect for Republicans if they ran canidates with actual ideas instead of talking point about how horrible liberals are. I really don't care how horrible liberal's are, don't tell me why the other guy shouldn't be in office, tell me why YOU should be in office.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Dec 9, 2011 at 08:53 PM
    Only a Democrat could give the people of NC their first ' Toll Road Tax ' Governor Democrat Bev Perdue. Thanks tax drivers now. The Rich have to pay the road tax too. What about the poor who can just afford gas? Whats next bridge tolls $$$$$ Bev? I guess we all must pay Bev?
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      by Anonymous on Dec 10, 2011 at 02:23 AM in reply to Wolfgang
      Wrong story Snake...........have you taken your Meds yet?
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 14, 2011 at 03:56 PM in reply to
        Sorry Wolfgang...baby troll libterds are invading the site...I am sure you can tell. Identity crisis for the lost cause of trying to save Obimbos but. Vain and desperate acts of a child being cut off from koolaid...we have seen it before.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2011 at 10:00 PM in reply to Wolfgang
      I'd rather have a toll on ever major highway in NC than have to pass the absurd gas-tax we already do to keep these roads in working order.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 9, 2011 at 06:33 PM
    One would have never imagined that the Republican Party would have gone from where it was four years ago, to where it is today; and one need only look at the clowns on the Republican presidenti­al hopeful stage to see that decline. And in my opinion, they're two reasons for that decline: One lies in the Republican leadership­. Instead of actually governing with the interest of the Read More... American people at heart, as they were elected to do, they've used every governing opportunit­y to try to undermine the President instead. Their only concern (besides protecting the rich) is making Obama a one-term President, even at the risk of the country itself. The other reason that the Republican­s are in a decline lies within their base, who don't care that their leaders are not governing or that they're only protecting the wealthy, because their concern is also making Obama a one-term President, and that has become their priority, above everything else, even their own welfare. They don't care about integrity or substance or values or vision or economic balance or equity or even effective and efficient governing. All they care about is defeating Barack Obama, which is the be-all and end-all of their focus. Yet, it is for these two reasons that we are now looking at a Republican primary that's given enough material to Comedy Central to last a life time, but nothing to the American people in terms of choice or an alternativ­e, and for these two reasons that we are looking to the re-electio­n of President Barack Obama in 2012.
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      by To anonymous on Dec 10, 2011 at 09:03 AM in reply to
      Beautifully said.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 13, 2011 at 09:45 AM in reply to To anonymous
        Yep, beautifully said...a one term president...
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          by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2011 at 10:02 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          Yeah, Bush was a one term President...oh wait...he 'won' the 2000 election...right.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Dec 9, 2011 at 07:33 AM
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      by Anonymous on Dec 9, 2011 at 12:14 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Yep, thanks for the 2010 shellacking and the 9% approval of the GOP/TEA controlled congress. THE WORST CONGRESS IN HISTORY. And you are lame enough to think we want more of the GOP??? The country was on a slow but steady recovery until these GoofBalls took office. Bet you are proud of the damage they have done.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 9, 2011 at 12:46 PM in reply to
        Wow, what anger...you should get a nice big glass of iced koolaid and settle down. Maybe your mom will bring it to you.
  • by Worms Location: enc on Dec 9, 2011 at 07:28 AM
    I have heard of desparate girls swallowing worms to lose weight. The GOP's hatred for Obama culminated in their "swallowing" the TP, Koch bros., and Norquist. Now, they are infected! They deserve what their party is going through. When hate is the motivator-nothing good will come from it.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 9, 2011 at 05:05 AM
    Of course, Romney will go after Gingrich as the latter's popularity as "anyone but Mitt" is making him a national threat. Similarly, Newt will, at some point, have to go after Mitt as well. Both have sold their souls to politics and say what each believes the electorate wants to hear. On record, Mitt is, by far, the most benign candidate as his views, while muddied by the so-called flip-flops are much more centrist. The major flaw with Newt is that he was the father of the confrontat­ional politics we have today. He is largely responsibl­e for the animosity now existing between parties and the lock-step way in which the GOP is approachin­g all legislatio­n. You can see the combativen­ess in the way he campaigns. This is one battle I hope Mitt wins regardless of whether or not he should be elected.
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 9, 2011 at 07:00 AM in reply to
      Huffington Post is not an objective news source. Its like getting info from democratnews.com.
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        by To Snake on Dec 9, 2011 at 07:34 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        And the Washinton Post, and the New York Times, and CNN, and many other news sources!!
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        by Anonymous on Dec 9, 2011 at 12:10 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Oh I forgot...The Blaze is the elite of the news sites.
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 9, 2011 at 12:49 PM in reply to
          Yep, the blaze is awesome. All the libterds in the country try to discredit them but cannot find a single thing. Isn't that great? Even Soros can't find a thing on Fox or Blaze. Poor poor George....all those millions...
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        by 99%er on Dec 9, 2011 at 06:40 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        The 2012 election will be the time to let Republican­s know what unemployme­nt feels like. Perhaps a law can be passed that all politician­s that get booted out have to be drug-teste­d before they get any of their federal government benefits.
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        by Ben on Dec 13, 2011 at 04:23 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Hey Old Sock, have you forgotten that Huff-Po is owned by WSJ, which is owned by your hero Rupert Murdoch?
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 13, 2011 at 09:49 AM in reply to Ben
          Yep, George Soros gives them money to the liberal perspective. He also gives to mediamatters and moveon.org....millions....I wish you knew that but you can learn all about it on the web...
  • by The gop front runner on Dec 9, 2011 at 04:34 AM
    On FOX News Sunday, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) said he won’t support Newt Gingrich for President: I’m not inclined to be a supporter of Newt Gingrich’s having served under him for four years and experienced personally his leadership. I found it lacking often times.” Coburn isn’t alone: As of November 25th, Gingrich hadn’t garnered endorsement from a single member of Congress. By comparison, Mitt Romney has gathered 44 such endorsements.
  • by 2 OSOC Location: Dixie on Dec 9, 2011 at 04:07 AM
    The latest Rasmussen survey of Likely Voters finds Obama earning 45% of the vote-Gingrich 40%.Nine percent prefer some other candidate,while six percent are undecided.OBAMA>45%--Gingrich--40%.Dec 7th 2011. The most trusted polling.Among voters not affiliated with either political party, Obama leads Gingrich.Political Class voters heavily favor the president "69% to 24%", while MAINSTREAM voters are EVENLY divided.Thanks to Rasmmussen we have the rest of the story.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 9, 2011 at 07:11 AM in reply to 2 OSOC
      So I post about Rasmussen all the time and you libs say its paid by Fox News. Then you post the poll like its a fact. Which is it, can you tell us? Oh, one more small detail...the primaries are not over but confronted with a choice, its still showing anybody but Obama wins...
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        by Anonymous on Dec 9, 2011 at 12:08 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        That's not what your precious Rasmussen is saying.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 9, 2011 at 12:51 PM in reply to
          Oh, don't worry about Obama, he is gone automatically, we were talking about Gingrich. Keep up please; A generic Republican candidate now holds an eight-point advantage over President Obama in a hypothetical Election 2012 matchup for the week ending Sunday, December 4. This is the largest gap measured between the two since early September. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds the generic Republican earning 49% support to Obama's 41%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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          by and... on Dec 10, 2011 at 08:20 AM in reply to
          Newt, the Psychohistorian at freddie mac - yea he has a great chance at making it, To his next book signing- even he knows he wont make it thats why he is still doing his book tour.
  • by just facts on Dec 9, 2011 at 03:28 AM
    Listen to the REPUBLICANS who served with Gingrich in Congress. THEY do not think he is fit for President. When he became leader, many in his own party said he went power-crazy and was unhinged in his ideas and his rules, intentions, etc. The ethics violations were 16 years ago, but still relevant. Remember people, he was found GUILTY by a vote of 325 -28. A very bi-partisan finding since the republicans held the majority. He has not changed. If he wins the nomination, it will be a knock-down and bloody affair – with mud going everywhere – that is his legacy and the sort of politics he excelled at then and now.
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      by Real Facts on Dec 9, 2011 at 08:12 AM in reply to just facts
      Do ALL the research and see what he was found NOT GUILTY of as well, the WHOLE story is much more telling!! Why would you believe anything any politician says anyway? They are all crooks. Do the research and make up your own mind, don't listen to politicians or the media. Do you know how to do that or are you going to be like every other follower on the left and vote like they tell you to?
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        by Anonymous on Dec 9, 2011 at 12:07 PM in reply to Real Facts
        Ha ha Ha, I bet you felt Herman Cain was innocent also. A sucker born every minute.
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        by Anonymous on Dec 9, 2011 at 06:38 PM in reply to Real Facts
        Republican­s are still betting on the ignorance of the electorate­. That's a pretty poor bet these days, the only folks they're fooling are wearing tri cornered hats with tea bags hanging down.
  • by RC on Dec 9, 2011 at 03:19 AM
    Well, who's next ? Someone better get busy, it takes a long time when you're working your way from the bottom to the top ! So far it looks pretty evident we have gads of tadpoles in a mud puddle. Will they ever become the frog in a big pond ? Nope ! LMAO
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