DNC’s New Spokesman: Jon Huntsman

Hey, Jon, perhaps it is time to give up your presidential aspirations, at least those where you would be the Republican candidate. Maybe you could challenge Obama for the Democrat nomination. The Politico’s Alexander Burns publishes a press release from the DNC has Huntsman’s greatest hits

JON HUNTSMAN ON HIS REPUBLICAN RIVALS

Huntsman Said The Rest Of The GOP Field Had “Zero Substance” And Were “Too Far To The Right.” Huntsman on ABC’s This Week: “We have people on the Republican side too far to the right. We have zero substance. We have no good ideas that are being circulated or talking about that allow the country to get back on its feet economically so we begin creating jobs.” [ABC News — This Week, 8/21/11]

Huntsman Said He Would Not Trust His Opponents With The Economy Because They Would Have Allowed The Country To Default. When asked by Jake Tapper, “Would you trust a President Bachmann to do the right thing with the economy?” Huntsman replied, “I wouldn’t necessarily trust any of my opponents who are on the recent debate stage with me when every single one of them would have allowed this country to default.” [ABC News — This Week, 8/21/11]

Huntsman Said The Republican Party Has “A Serious Problem” In Becoming “The Anti-Science Party.” On ABC’s This Week, Huntsman said: “I think there’s a serious problem. The minute the Republican Party becomes the party, the anti-science party, we have a huge problem. We lose a whole lot of people, who would otherwise allow us to win the election in 2012 when we take a position that isn’t willing to embrace evolution, we take a position that basically runs counter to what 100 to 900 climate scientists have said with what the national academy of science has said. What is causing climate change and man’s contribution to it. We find ourselves on the wrong side of science and therefore in a losing position.” [ABC News – This Week, 8/21/11]

Huntsman Said “We’d Be Here All Afternoon” To Talk About Romney’s Flip-Flops. On ABC’s This Week, Huntsman said, “If we talk about inconsistencies and change on various issues, we’d be here all afternoon.” [ABC News – This Week, 8/21/11]

As Burns points out

Huntsman has worked his way back into the 2012 conversation over the last week by attacking the right wing of his own party. What he hasn’t done is show there’s actually a Republican constituency that wants that kind of candidate, and with Huntsman spinning his wheels in the polls, there’s very little down side for Democrats in embracing his rhetoric.

He’s worked his way back in because the liberal media and their Democrat masters love Huntsman, and want this liberal in Republican clothes to be the GOP 202 nominee, as they know that it would give Obama an easy win, and keep the dispirited Republican voters home, which would also give the Democrats a better shot at retaking the House, and certainly holding on to the Senate.

As I wrote on Twitter the other day, Huntsman is perfectly willing to attack Republicans, but unwilling to attack Obama. Remember, not attacking Obama or even saying his name was a central theme of Huntsman’s presidential announcement speech. Yes, it is OK to attack one’s opponents during a Primary: that’s politics. But, it depends on the types of attacks. One doesn’t want to run a scorched earth campaign which destroys the chance of the party winning the election. And when the candidate refuses to attack the other Party’s candidate, well, Houston, we have a problem.

The shame is that we even have to mention Huntsman’s name: unfortunately, the liberal media are going to continue to push him, talk him up, and attempt to make him the GOP candidate. Also, the media’s focus on Huntsman will allow them to continue to paint even Mitt Romney as a “right wing extremist”, since the attacks will come from Huntsman.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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