3 thoughts on “Huntsman

  1. Jon Huntsman does not sound more liberal than President Obama on most issues. And I’m not sure he’ll get the Republican nomination without taking positions to the right of Obama. Not really worried about that at all.

    Of more importance is getting better progressive candidates into Congress.

  2. Well, you have to examine all his statements pretty closely. He has said he wants to use Lincoln, T. Roosevelt, and Eisenhower as his role models in a return to big government ‘Republicanism.’ But he has adopted typical 21st century Rethug talking points in certain venues. I’ve wondered for a loooong time what effect a sane Republican might have in electoral politics. Remember, modern government as we’ve known it, agencies and their structure, regulation, National Parks, State Agricultural Colleges (can you say public education in rural America?) and freakin’ Income Tax were the creations of Teddy Roosevelt and the ‘Progressive’ Republican Party at the end of the 19th-beginning of the 20th century. Maybe it’s time for a resurgence in the 21st. Given the behavior of the very undemocratic Democratic Party, I’ve got NO problem voting for a progressive Republican (including changing my party affiliation and voting in the primary).

  3. Democrats won’t take our votes for granted. They will look at the poll numbers and immediately embark on a scare campaign that will last as long as it needs to. Supreme Court! Roe! Republican supermajority!

    Et cetera. Stop me if you’ve heard this before.

    No, they are not interested in promoting policies that would enjoy democratic support. Neither are republicans. Both parties are enjoying fat corporate funding, and the kleptocracy will fund both sides. So what we’ll get is the awful spectre of President Apocalypse unless we do the right thing.

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