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Revealed: Meet the Republican candidate
that the Obama campaign feared most

Daily Mail [UK], by Hayley Peterson

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Posted By:zephyrgirl, 11/22/2012 9:42:26 PM

President Obama´s campaign feared no potential Republican challenger more than Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor who dropped out of the race in late January, according to a top campaign official. Obama campaign manager Jim Messina revealed this week that Huntsman, who stepped down as Obama´s ambassador to China in April of 2011 in order to run for the Republican nomination, would have been the most ´difficult´ candidate for Obama to beat. ´I think we were honest about our concerns about Huntsman,´ Messina told Politico.

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I can´t believe that Huntsman could have done any better than Romney - his association with the Obama administration would have lost him more Republican votes than any Democrat votes he would have gained, as evidenced by his poor showing in the primaries.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/22/2012 9:57:46 PM     (No. 9029967)

Oh puhleeze. Obama had absolutely NO fear of Huntsman. He didn´t make a dent in the primaries from the beginning. Clearly Republicans didn´t want him so what´s to fear?

They feared no one because they knew they had all the states they needed covered by fraud.

Huntsman? Ha!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Velox, 11/22/2012 10:00:24 PM     (No. 9029968)

This is total BS .
Huntsman is a known RINOs and a total limp wrested Obama loving fool

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jackie, 11/22/2012 10:02:11 PM     (No. 9029970)

yeah right. Huntsman and his idiot daughter have been knocking the Repubs since he lost in the primaries.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/22/2012 10:03:28 PM     (No. 9029972)

Hey Brits, that´s like saying Hitler feared Neville Chamberlain the most.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365, 11/22/2012 10:08:03 PM     (No. 9029976)

Huntsman must be seeking another appointment from Obama. Perhaps as Ray LaHood´s replacement at Transportation. RINO to replace a RINO.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: yo-yo, 11/22/2012 10:10:17 PM     (No. 9029978)

Well, I know he was the republican I feared most, at least right after the Ditsy twins from Maine, and Snarlen Arlen!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: annie xango, 11/22/2012 10:14:13 PM     (No. 9029983)

#1..you beat me to it...Oh, Puuuleeze is right.they would have loved..loved having that twit be the nominee..the one they really fear is Sarah Heath Palin ....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: god of irony, 11/22/2012 10:14:41 PM     (No. 9029985)

Well golly, I guess the the Republican party better move to the far left if we want to win.

Nice try Messina now go molest yourself.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: loosecannon1, 11/22/2012 10:16:47 PM     (No. 9029988)

Barbra Streisand.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: msjena, 11/22/2012 10:17:59 PM     (No. 9029990)

That´s why they demonized him. Oh, wait...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: pickle1, 11/22/2012 10:35:08 PM     (No. 9030003)

I don´t buy this one.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dman, 11/22/2012 10:49:53 PM     (No. 9030012)

I have some swampland in Florida ...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: get er done, 11/22/2012 10:52:08 PM     (No. 9030018)

Gingrich was the Republican candidate Obama and the Repubs feared most because he would have mopped the floor with Obama in the debates, in his ads and on a daily basis before voters.

I find #4´s comment about Hitler and Chamberlain ironic because Gingrich reminds me of Winston Churchill, whom Hitler should have feared. Gingrich would have been our Churchill in our war on terror.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: john56, 11/22/2012 11:02:08 PM     (No. 9030025)

Agreed. If Mr. Newt had stuck with his strategy of having Obama be his travel planner (by going to the same place as he, four hours later and rebutting what Obama had just said), it would have been a totally different campaign.

Would Newt had won? Who knows, it could have been a worse loss than 2008. But it would not have been predictable for the Obama campaign and their media chorus line.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: joew9, 11/22/2012 11:04:28 PM     (No. 9030027)

Get real. It was Herman Cain.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Kurto, 11/22/2012 11:15:59 PM     (No. 9030034)

Huntsman did very poorly in the GOP primary. He got nowhere. Anyone who believes the line of this article is definitely a D or F student.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: rushie, 11/22/2012 11:51:37 PM     (No. 9030054)

I would have stayed home.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/23/2012 12:04:27 AM     (No. 9030061)

This is the lib media trying to establish plausibility for Huntsman in 2016. How stupid do they think we are?


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Reply 19 - Posted by: fritzilou, 11/23/2012 1:19:28 AM     (No. 9030088)

I do believe the left is trying to make us believe that Obama feared Huntsman. Huntsman is the perfect, wimpy, boring candidate. Lets face it, we needed a man with Romney´s personal character and Newt´s intellect. We needed someone that could fight back against being Palinized. We didn´t have a person in one embodiment who could do that thi time.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: steveW, 11/23/2012 2:05:42 AM     (No. 9030107)

Total BS. Even after the election, they´re still hurling the cowpies.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Nimby, 11/23/2012 2:57:42 AM     (No. 9030123)

These idiots make up stories as they go.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 11/23/2012 4:05:06 AM     (No. 9030139)

How do you figure Newt Gingrich could get the nomination when he was not on the ballot in Virginia and was on the ballot in some counties and not others in at least one other state?

He should have known that and all of us should have known that. He was never a threat to Obama but he was a threat to Romney´s electability, and all to absolutely no purpose.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/23/2012 4:14:03 AM     (No. 9030143)

There would have been little choice between The Won and Huntsman. That´s why this story is coming out and that´s why Huntsman cut his losses.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/23/2012 4:37:04 AM     (No. 9030151)

Huntsman is the prototype republican the left wants all of them to be so this story is to embellish the theme that republicans all need to become open minded RINOS and cave to the left´s wishes.Huntsman lost me as soon as he embraced climate change.

Obama won because the left has made an absolute science out of what areas to micro target for cheating prospects.Obviously this includes local election officials.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/23/2012 6:15:07 AM     (No. 9030188)

Reportedly their choice for most feared opponent came down to Huntsman or Peewee Herman.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Judith, 11/23/2012 7:33:07 AM     (No. 9030262)

In the future, the only candidate the dems need fear is one who sells out our country better than they are presently doing. And the pubbies are in the process of finding just the right candidate for that job.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: rplat, 11/23/2012 7:44:06 AM     (No. 9030278)

Huntsman is a phony little wimp.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Grace Veritas, 11/23/2012 7:59:26 AM     (No. 9030298)

More rope-a-dope. When does it end, already? I am way sick of helpful political advice from those who are rooting for our extinction.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 11/23/2012 8:30:23 AM     (No. 9030354)

Come on, now, people. We got Jim´s emails. We know he´d NEVER LIE.....


/s gag, spit

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Rusino, 11/23/2012 8:32:31 AM     (No. 9030358)

I do not believe this for a moment. Mr. Huntsman came across as a Casper Milqtoast. Mild mannered, shy and he has Very weak looking mouth.



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Reply 31 - Posted by: wallyqc, 11/23/2012 8:34:22 AM     (No. 9030366)

"I think we are honest about out concerns about Huntsman"? Fellow posters, when was the last time you had to "think" you were Honest?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 11/23/2012 9:12:53 AM     (No. 9030425)

The Obama campaign feared Huntsman the most? Yeah, right -- and I´m the Easter Bunny. Go teach your grandmother how to sit in a recliner, Messina.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: dragonlearner, 11/23/2012 10:05:57 AM     (No. 9030503)

Point taken #34. Perhaps there was comedic intent in making it a must read.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: buckeye1, 11/23/2012 10:24:42 AM     (No. 9030535)

No one expects us to believe it but Bam´s people do not miss an opportunity to poke a finger in our collective eye.

´´If´´ Huntsman came out attacking Obama and spilling the secrets he might have been in the mix for a while. He never laid a hand on Bam (and could have).

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Reply 35 - Posted by: WIBadger, 11/23/2012 11:12:14 AM     (No. 9030576)

Yeah. Sure they did.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: M Stuart, 11/23/2012 11:37:15 AM     (No. 9030600)

The corrupt media has poked a finger in our collective eye, and we need to poke back!

Newt was my man. I thought we needed a street fighter. I haven´t changed my mind.

If Rubio is our only savior now according to the media, he needs to get some history lessons from Newt.

BTW I have been communicating to Boehner that he needs to talk to Newt! Newt was successful with the corrupt Dems.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: berlin, 11/23/2012 11:44:29 AM     (No. 9030607)

We are wasting a lot of bandwidth on this clown.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: nevernaught, 11/23/2012 12:03:54 PM     (No. 9030631)

Total baloney. The seeds here were probably planted by the RNC so they can nominate another loser in 2016. The 2012 election was stolen and the GOP is doing nothing. Twenty million voters just don´t disappear overnight.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Moritz55, 11/23/2012 12:42:36 PM     (No. 9030684)

Huntsman had all of Romney´s disadvantages and none of his positive qualities. Plus...talk about someone who lacks the common touch!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 11/23/2012 12:49:44 PM     (No. 9030693)

They feared Huntsman the same way the NBA All Stars fear the Washington Generals.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 11/23/2012 1:09:20 PM     (No. 9030717)

Yay! If it is April 1st I can turn my water on at the Lake!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: EQKimball, 11/23/2012 1:33:39 PM     (No. 9030747)

They successfully demonized Romney´s family (and self-made) wealth, and John Huntsman´s father is a billionaire. Talk about a made-to-order negative campaign of envy and resentment.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: TnEm, 11/23/2012 1:49:54 PM     (No. 9030767)

#31 is right - There is something very strange, off-putting about that man´s mouth.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: saraguay, 11/23/2012 2:18:46 PM     (No. 9030795)

this article is just nonsense. i am still stunned that romney lost and what that means for this country. i rarely read politics these days (after the election) but this article is ridiculous and who cares anyway? unless repubs get out the vote with minorities there will not be any more repub presidents. hispanics and blacks aren´t stupid, but they are ignorant of republican ideas and ideals - those can be transmitted but only with a longterm grassroots application, starting now. sadly, though, there doesn´t seem to be anyone at the head of the pub party who really knows what he is doing.
i am still sickened by romney´s loss. how could that have happened????

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Reply 45 - Posted by: suedotsue, 11/23/2012 2:48:58 PM     (No. 9030828)

This article sounds like GOP establishment/Bush family propaganda. Their number one goal isn´t to defeat democrats or Obama. It´s to get us to shut up. It´s to defeat the Tea Party and any articulate conservative voice. The Silent Majority is supposed to surrender to a globalist like Jeb Bush who´s now a golf pal of Bloomberg´s.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 11/23/2012 3:52:44 PM     (No. 9030893)

No. 47, this is a figment of your imagination.Neither the GOP establishment nor the Bush family has anything to gain by spouing such nonsense as is in this article. How would it help them in any way?

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Gallo3, 11/23/2012 5:26:24 PM     (No. 9030986)

Sarah was the one they were afraid of. This is just mere KGB disinformation.



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Reply 48 - Posted by: ArtieC, 11/23/2012 6:51:59 PM     (No. 9031054)

I don´t think there was really anybody in the republican line up Obama was really afraid of. With the help of the media Orcs the fix was in.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: FunnyGirl, 11/23/2012 7:24:02 PM     (No. 9031077)

I first heard it more than a year ago when Democratic strategists and operatives started saying that Huntsman was the guy to beat and it continued into the primary. Many have repeated it since the general election ended in Romney´s defeat. It wasn´t true then and it isn´t true now, but it´s a meme they want out there.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: TruthandJustice, 11/23/2012 9:50:03 PM     (No. 9031192)

Shadow of the man his father is...And not fit to polish his shoes.

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The world must shift to solar and wind
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warming, say UN scientists in major report

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 7:15:31 PM     Post Reply
A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
moves ahead with pre-primary endorsements

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Associated Press, by Sandra Chereb    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 3:48:58 PM     Post Reply
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
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President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can


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