July 28, 2011 |
Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman Jr. defended his reputation as an environmentalist during a speech tonight to a GOP environmental group. "Conservation is conservative," the former Utah governor told about 200 people at a Republicans for Environmental Protection dinner in Washington. "I'm not ashamed to be a conservationist. " Added Huntsman: "I also believe that science should be driving our discussions on climate change. " His words were unremarkable, except perhaps in some Republican circles, where Huntsman's environmental views are considered outside the mainstream.
September 12, 2011 |
Young people have been invoked over and over during the debate about Social Security, as in, the system is going to be broke by the time they reach retirement age. A young man from Northern California asked a simple question: "Of every dollar I earn, how much do you think I deserve to keep?" Bachmann could be heard off camera, "Oh, I love that question. " Unfortunately, she did not get a chance to answer it. Only one candidate got to address it - Huntsman, who talked about personal tax rates and lowering the corporate tax rate to 25%. "I can tell you that by doing that with our tax code, it will leave you and your generation a whole lot better off," Huntsman said.
January 11, 2012 |
On the bright side, Jon Huntsman Jr., the candidate whose poll numbers languished in the low single digits for most of the campaign, hit the high teens when real people finally got to vote in New Hampshire on Tuesday. On the dimmer side, that was only good enough for third place. The man who has no chance of winning the Republican nomination for president, Ron Paul, did much better, taking nearly a quarter of the votes. And the man who is most likely to walk away with the nomination, Mitt Romney, garnered more than a third.
December 28, 2011 |
Stepping back out on the campaign trail in New Hampshire after the Christmas break, GOP contender Jon Huntsman joined a chorus of his rivals Wednesday in criticizing Ron Paul - calling the Texas congressman "unelectable. " During a town hall style meeting in Pelham near the Massachusetts border Wednesday night, Huntsman urged voters to look beyond the polls and punditry to select their candidate. The former Utah governor called GOP frontunner Mitt Romney, who led his nearest rival by more than 25 points here in a new CNN poll, a product of "the establishment" and then moved on to Paul: "He's not electable at the end of the day," Huntsman told his audience.
August 31, 2011 |
Laying out an economic blueprint in advance of his GOP rivals and President Obama, Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman Jr. called for a major overhaul of the income tax system that would eliminate popular deductions for home mortgages and charitable deductions as part of a sweeping reduction in tax rates. Huntsman, criticizing his Republican opponents and Obama for failing to provide leadership on the nation's most pressing issue, called his ideas "straight-forward and common sense.
December 6, 2011 |
It wasn't that long ago that Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman turned the spotlight on his belief that global warming is real with a tweet aimed at differentiating himself within the crowded GOP primary field. “I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming,” Huntsman wrote on Twitter in late August. "Call me crazy.” But when the former ambassador to China and former governor of Utah faced a crowd of bloggers at the conservative Heritage Foundation on Tuesday, he seemed to have softened his stance on the issue.