Jon Huntsman Jr.

Jan 15

quote We need a president who can work within our poisonous political environment to solve our nation’s problems, not simply score partisan points. Someone who understands that negotiation is essential in a representative democracy, and that there are good ideas across the political spectrum. Someone who has a well-defined set of core values but is not so rigid that he ignores new information and new conditions. Someone who has shown himself to be honest and trustworthy. And competent. Someone whose positions are well-reasoned and based on the world as it is rather than as he pretends it to be. Someone with the temperament and judgment and experience to be taken seriously as the commander in chief and leader of the free world.

— The State endorsing Jon Huntsman in the SC primary

Jan 06

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If Republicans want to regain the White House, they will have to nominate a candidate who can appeal to mainstream American voters, not just party extremists. Jon Huntsman gives the GOP an opportunity to move more to the center, at a time when the nation is desperate for a consensus-builder who puts the welfare of Americans ahead of partisan political pursuits.

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Jan 06

quote The right candidate for the job — one who is not bankrolled by Wall Street and the lobbyists on Washington’s K Street but who also has the foreign policy experience to differentiate between real threats and saber-rattling — is Jon Huntsman.

— The Laconia Citizen

Jan 06

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Whoever gets the Republican nomination could easily become president. Among the candidates, only two stand out as truly presidential, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman. Both have track records of success, and both, through their policies and demeanors, have shown the breadth of spirit to lead the nation. But while Romney proceeds cautiously, strategically, trying to appease enough constituencies to get himself the nomination, Huntsman has been bold. Rather than merely sketch out policies, he articulates goals and ideals. The priorities he would set for the country, from leading the world in renewable energy to retooling education and immigration policies to help American high-tech industries, are far-sighted. He has stood up far more forcefully than Romney against those in his party who reject evolution and the science behind global warming.

With a strong record as governor of Utah and US ambassador to China, arguably the most important overseas diplomatic post, Huntsman’s credentials match those of anyone in the field. He would be the best candidate to seize this moment in GOP history, and the best-prepared to be president.

— The Boston Globe

Jan 06

quote [If] you believe the political process has been corrupted by the political establishment and special interests who have sold the country down the river, we think you should consider voting for Huntsman, who stands for real change.

— The Eagle Times

Jan 06

quote Romney might well be a good president and represent an upgrade over the current occupant of that office. But our country needs and deserves much more than mere “good.” Times, in fact, demand a man or woman who can bring about fundamental change. We think Jon Huntsman could be that candidate and deserves consideration when voters go to the polls Tuesday.

— The Eagle Times

Dec 23

quote Huntsman, a consistent but never doctrinaire conservative, would present the greatest challenge to Obama. If elected, he would provide mature, informed and steady leadership. He has a track record as governor of bringing all sides together to create an economic climate that helped his state prosper. And he has experience garnered while serving four presidents, starting with Ronald Reagan. Combine the foreign policy experience of all the other candidates in the race and Huntsman would top it.

— The Concord Monitor endorsing Governor Huntsman

Dec 19

quote His principal qualifying distinctions include a boldness in economic policy that belies his temperate personal demeanor and a belief that the country’s divisions cannot be closed by bulldozers moving in only one direction.

The Keene Sentinel on endorsing Jon Huntsman in the NH primary

Dec 19

quote A candidate whose views are solidly conservative, but not myopically so.

The Valley News on endorsing Jon Huntsman in the NH primary