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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 9:51 am 
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Huntsman dines with Huck

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Published 06:05 p.m., Saturday, May 7, 2011

Jon Huntsman is the latest 2012 hopeful to dine with Mike Huckabee, the 2008 Iowa caucus winner who has said he'll decide this summer whether or not to throw his hat in the ring himself, a source familiar with the meeting said.

Huntsman and Huckabee sat down together in New York City last week, the source confirmed. Huckabee, who won a bitter battle for Iowa with Mitt Romney in the last race, has also met with Donald Trump, and with Haley Barbour a few weeks before the Mississippi governor bowed out..

Huckabee continues to lead in many national polls and is well ahead in early Iowa surveys, as well as in South Carolina. But he has insisted he hasn't yet made up his mind about what to do. He also has a lucrative contract with Fox News, which is factoring into his equation about whether to run again. Word of the meeting was first reported by CNN, which also noted that Huntsman will be the latest possible contender to meet with the man many Republican elites would like to see run, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The two are set to sit down in the coming week, CNN reported.


http://www.seattlepi.com/default/articl ... 370597.php


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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 10:40 am 
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So, do you think it will take one week or more before Huntsman announces he's not running? :P

Barbour met with Huckabee right before he decided not to run, and now Huntsman is meeting with Huckabee. He'll probably draw the same conclusion.


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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 10:42 am 
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Very interesting!

Some will use this as "He's not running fodder" but others will say he is bridge building for his run.

My instinct tells me he is trying to meet with all of the major players, save for Romney in order to try to focus the race on Obama's policies instead of targeting each other. If they are going to target each other I don't think Mike has any interest in playing that game.

Also keep in mind that Huntsman DID NOT endorse Romney in 2008. He endorsed McCain which turned a lot of heads.


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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 12:52 pm 
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Hmm, things get more & more intriguing... wouldn't you love to have been a fly on the wall?


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Hmmm, maybe they're all putting in their resume's to be Huck's VP pick when he wins the nomination. 8)

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 2:28 pm 
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So then is a meeting with Romey in order too or will Romney be the only one left out?

I wonder too if they are discussing the ground rules of primaries. Such as "I won't mention your skeletons if you don't mention mine." Everyone will be attacking Romney on healthcare so I doubt if he will be included if this is the case.


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I think it would be a very smart move for all of the candidates (sans Romney) to meet and lay down ground rules. We can't get into a trap of playing Conservative Whack-A-Mole because all it will do is help the President win re-election and frankly our nation won't survive four more years of Obama (states will start seceding)


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I think Huckabe is networking, gauging the climate, and maybe trying to fill his 'cabinet' and other posts?

I am looking for an announcement that Huntsman isn't running. Kill em with kindness.

I can just hear the conversation now..."Well John (Haley), you know this country is in sore need of a good conservative leader. Obama has done this and this and this and this and I am very concerned for how this country is going to survive in the wake of his foreign, domestic, social (and socialist) policies. But he is going to be a tough cookie to beat."

"Yeah Mike, I agree."

"The Republican party is going to have to put up a candidate who is charismatic and a good speaker, one who can think on his feet and address the cameras and audience with confidence. He will need to be a good debater and look and act presidential. One who has clarity and speaks the truth. The one to take Obama down will have to be able to communicate difficult issues in ways the general public can understand and then get behind."

"You are right, Mike."

"As fellow Republicans, we will need to be united and get behind the candidate that is the most likely to overcome the war chest that Obama is raising. We certainly don't want to be split and cause a third party ensuring Obama a second term."

"Yes, that would be disasterous."

"But it won't be easy. It will be a bloody fight through the primaries and won't be for the faint of heart."

"I guess you ought to know about that!"

"I have heard rumors that you were considering running. We sure do need someone who understands foreign policy (issues facing the states). We are losing our respect in the world and our power to protect and defend American citizens. (The federal government is putting a stranglehold on the states and the best government is the one closest to the people)." Have you read my book, A Simple Government?"

"No, but I have plans to read it soon. You always have good ideas. I guess I have considered running. There have been a lot of people urging me to run. But I don't know."

"If you throw your hat in the ring, I would be encouraged by your foreign policy experience (executive experience and fight for social issues). You would bring a lot to the table."

"What about you, Mike? There has been much speculation about your running."

"Me? Aw shucks. You know I have this nice gig at FOX and I have been down that road before. The fight is vicious and we are hardest on our own. You will remember that Mitt Romney attacked both McCain and I mercilessly last time. He won't go any softer this time around, even though he has the Romneycare noose around his neck. And the tea parties seem to encourage the least likely to win candidates, even though I understand and agree with them on the principles of TEA party, We The People and our Constitution. But I am really concerned with America's future. I have been traveling all around this country and overseas and I have a pretty good idea of what the people are begging for. It won't be easy but we can right this ship." (Then Mike goes on to lay out his ideas.)

"You know, Mike. I think you should run. I have seen you debate and you are great. You have the executive experience and you communicate well. Your poll numbers are also impressive."

"I have to admit, I have been considering it. My wife and I have been praying fervently for the right decision. It is a tough decision. To give up my job at FOX which I love or to jump into the ring and get bloodied and battered. If the republican party won't get behind me this time with funds and endorsements, I might as well stay put. But I am grieved and know that someone has to take on Obama and fight the fight. It would mean so much if I could get people like you, John (Haley) to support me. And it would be good to have people like you in the next administration. You are so valuable to the party and could really do great things for America."

"I am behind you, Mike. We need you. Please run. I wouldn't stand a chance. but with someone like you leading the way, we could do it!"



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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 5:22 pm 
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Huntsman actually could support Huckabee. Maybe that would give Huckabee some cred back with the mormons? One of their own supporting him.


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I think Huntsman will run, but I read that he supports gay marriage plus he has been working for Obama. I think both will hurt him.

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Why would Chris Christie meet with Mike? He said he was not running. He sure would make a good VP though.


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dadof5 wrote:
Why would Chris Christie meet with Mike? He said he was not running. He sure would make a good VP though.


The article said that Huntsman was meeting with Christie, not Mike.


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