Is Huntsman the Only Candidate That Doesn’t Think Like a Politician?

We have an economic crisis in this country. The marketplace is crying out for predictability, competitiveness and signs of confidence. Above all, people need jobs. There is no more urgent priority at this point in our nation’s history than creating jobs and strengthening our economic core; everything else revolves around it….

Washington has never suffered from a vacuum of ideas; it suffers from a vacuum of leadership. I’m not running for president to promise solutions. I’m running to deliver solutions…. Let me start by saying that debt is a cancer that if left untreated will destroy our economy from within….

One of the most indefensible examples is the National Labor Relations Board’s ongoing… effort to prevent America’s largest exporter, Boeing, from building a new plant in South Carolina in an effort to block investment in right-to-work states. If elected, I will immediately instruct the NLRB to stop pursuing this politically motivated attack on free enterprise, and if they fail to do so I will replace them….

Perfectly sensible. Let’s see if it flies.

And

Here is just one example. The U.S. has more natural gas than Saudi Arabia has oil. Yet the Obama Administration just issued fuel economy regulations that effectively bar heavy-duty trucks from converting to natural gas….

Nothing wrong with natural gas.  Let’s use it instead of embroiling ourselves with Mid Eastern tyrants.

And

President Obama won in 2008 on Hope. We’re going to win in 2012 on Solutions.

Solutions are what we need.   We can’t stand much more hope from Washington since the only thing Washington hopes is that big business and lobbyists will pour money into its coffers.

I’m liking this Huntsman guy more and more.  He seems a genuine centrist.

4 thoughts on “Is Huntsman the Only Candidate That Doesn’t Think Like a Politician?

  1. somerville61

    Only because the American ‘centre’ has moved so far to the right in comparison to past years.

    I think Mr Huntsman, if elected, would disappoint some of his more right wing supporters – just as other Republican presidents have – by being far more moderate in his actions than what he would have said during the campaign.

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  2. JohnO

    He doesn’t seem to be a centrist by other measures like:
    – wanting to *remove* all capital gains tax (which is going to make the actions of wall st even worse)
    – wanting to remove the EPA
    – wanting to overturn Dodd-Frank (which is going to leave consumers with even less protections from financial institutions)

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    1. Jim Post author

      – how could wall street be worse?
      – ok that’s stupid
      3- as if consumers are protected now???

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