Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Huntsman: Romney's Reaction to Arab Protests a 'Problem'
National Journal ^ | Sept 13, 2012 | Matt Vasilogambros

Posted on 09/14/2012 6:29:40 PM PDT by robowombat

Former U.S. Ambassador to China and presidential candidate Jon Huntsman said on Friday that Mitt Romney’s response to the violent protests in the Middle East and North Africa posed a “problem” for the man he endorsed several months ago.

Romney’s decision to criticize the Obama administration was ill-advised and was a lost opportunity, Huntsman said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “This was an opportunity to instruct, to elucidate, to educate, to talk about how you put the pieces back together again in North Africa and the Middle East,” he said. “Not to condemn, not to criticize, not to turn it into a political event, but to explain to the American people what we're going to do during a time of need, during a time of crisis, during a time of uncertainty.”

In a time where relations between the U.S. and the Arab world is strained, and questions surrounding the broader implications of the Arab Springs are prevalent, Huntsman said that Romney should have explained his position on the democratic uprisings of late.

“I don't know what Governor Romney is proposing at this point,” Huntsman said.

While protests were still taking place outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, where protesters breached the compound, Romney went after President Obama for what he called “apologizing” for the U.S. The Romney campaign cited a statement by the embassy that condemned religious intolerance.

Obama has pledged to “bring those who killed our fellow Americans to justice.” On Friday, Huntsman praised the president for his actions in the wake of the tragedy overseas.

“The president has said that he will go after those who killed our American diplomats abroad,” Huntsman said. “I think these are things that all Americans can rally around.”

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: jonhuntsman; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; obamaslittleally; utah

1 posted on 09/14/2012 6:29:43 PM PDT by robowombat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: robowombat

Who cares what this jackass thinks? He’s less relevant than Charlie Crist.


2 posted on 09/14/2012 6:30:44 PM PDT by Arthurio
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat
“The president has said that he will go after those who killed our American diplomats abroad,” Huntsman said. “I think these are things that all Americans can rally around.”

OK so who is he going to go after....aside from bad filmmakers?
3 posted on 09/14/2012 6:31:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

BS


4 posted on 09/14/2012 6:32:08 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

To hell with this guy.


5 posted on 09/14/2012 6:33:03 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Arthurio

I would agree but we are going to see a lot of both Huntsman and queer charlie between now and November. they , after all, represent the ‘sane sensible moderates ‘ who the evil ‘extremist’ GOP is forcing out and into the Democrats ranks. (barf alert)


6 posted on 09/14/2012 6:35:07 PM PDT by robowombat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

Charlie Crist without the tan?


7 posted on 09/14/2012 6:35:28 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat
“The president has said that he will go after those who killed our American diplomats abroad,” Huntsman said. “I think these are things that all Americans can rally around.”

See? The press won't be the only ones to back 0bama's "Rally Round the Flag" play. This was planned and asswipes like Huntsman were counted on to be asswipes.

8 posted on 09/14/2012 6:39:24 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

How I wish the idjits would simply keel over and die. Horribly.


9 posted on 09/14/2012 6:40:03 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

The problem is that despite all of the attacks since 1979, our government refuses to acknowledge that we are at war with Islam. Every mosque is an enemy outpost.


10 posted on 09/14/2012 6:40:22 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

Can anyone give me a good reason why Huntsman did not have a speech slot at the DNC?


11 posted on 09/14/2012 6:40:33 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

Horsecrap! I am sick and tired of being kicked in the nuts, being told it was my fault, and being lectured by the kumbaya-klowns about how I should be making nice to these cretins. Huntsman needs a comfy chair and a nice hot cup of STFU!


12 posted on 09/14/2012 6:41:02 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

They only bring him on because he’s a Mormon and they hope he’ll divide the Mormon vote.


13 posted on 09/14/2012 6:41:16 PM PDT by what's up
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

If there were to be a Crist/Huntsman or a Huntsman/Crist ticket, who would be on top, and who would be the bottom? Ahem.


14 posted on 09/14/2012 6:43:36 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat
these are things that all Americans can rally around

Mohammad says Cruise missiles go BOOM on Libya


15 posted on 09/14/2012 6:45:23 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

I would prefer to be deaf than have to listen to ANYTHING Jon Huntsman, Jr. or Sr. says and I am appalled that the father and son of one of the most celebrated entrepreneurs in our country has been negated because of their liberal leanings. Morons know what Obama and the democRATS are doing to our country.

For all you Obama fans out there, let’s do a quick review. This week: four U.S. citizens dead, several embassys set ablaze, Iran ready to create a nuclear bomb, the US economy downgraded, 16Trillion in debt, 40Million + added to food stamps, etc., etc., etc.

Is this the sort of change you were hoping for? Obama must go. As the legend Clint Eastwood stated, “If you’re not doing the job, you gotta let em go.” This November will be Obama’s pink slip. Our way of life depends on his exiting the stage. 2012 will be an end of an ERROR.


16 posted on 09/14/2012 6:47:46 PM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

I would prefer to be deaf than have to listen to ANYTHING Jon Huntsman, Jr. or Sr. says and I am appalled that the father and son of one of the most celebrated entrepreneurs in our country has been negated because of their liberal leanings. Morons know what Obama and the democRATS are doing to our country.

For all you Obama fans out there, let’s do a quick review. This week: four U.S. citizens dead, several embassys set ablaze, Iran ready to create a nuclear bomb, the US economy downgraded, 16Trillion in debt, 40Million + added to food stamps, etc., etc., etc.

Is this the sort of change you were hoping for? Obama must go. As the legend Clint Eastwood stated, “If you’re not doing the job, you gotta let em go.” This November will be Obama’s pink slip. Our way of life depends on his exiting the stage. 2012 will be an end of an ERROR.


17 posted on 09/14/2012 6:47:51 PM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

Huntsman, Huntsman, Huntsman - hum?
Isn’t that the guy who tried to kill “Snow White” at the order of the evil queen, why would we care what he says.


18 posted on 09/14/2012 6:49:04 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

The liberal POS worked for Obama for crying out loud


19 posted on 09/14/2012 6:51:23 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

If only Huntsman would slither back under his rock and stay there.


20 posted on 09/14/2012 6:52:25 PM PDT by chickadee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

Huntsman is a Democrat plant, gaining credibility by being a planted “candidate.”

John McCain told Hannity that relations with the Arab world aren’t strained, it’s just the malcontents are making life difficult for the peaceful elected leaders of the Arab Spring.

These 7th century fleas are pretty good at making it impossible to define the enemy. That way, no matter what anybody says, someone like Huntsman or McCain can be offended.

The only way to quell them is to level Mecca. That’s the only definable point in common.


21 posted on 09/14/2012 6:56:31 PM PDT by Chaguito
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Vision
He reminds me of a lowlife used car salesman who sells unsafe cars that breakdown within a month. He's a sleazeball.
22 posted on 09/14/2012 7:03:57 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

Basically Huntsman is as nuts today as he was the day he agreed to turn his back on America and become Obama’s voice in Big China.

They’re killing our people and burning down our embassies ~ hardly the time to engage in detached discussions .......... much better to bring in some firepower and make the little batardes pay


23 posted on 09/14/2012 7:04:22 PM PDT by muawiyah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

Huntsman is a narcissist as great as Obama. He is just an unlucky narcissist, a fate worse than any he could imagine. It will eat at him for the rest of his life and leave him an embittered old man.


24 posted on 09/14/2012 7:07:55 PM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MrChips

since when has that been defined as a “ticket”???


25 posted on 09/14/2012 7:08:43 PM PDT by RightLady (Take out the trash Nov 6th)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: gleeaikin; TheOldLady; neverdem; Coleus; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ...

RINO/CINO alert. Thanks robowombat, gleeaikin, TheOldLady, neverdem, and Coleus. Us or them is not lesser of two evils dep't:
26 posted on 09/14/2012 7:09:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: robowombat

The only “problem” we have is Huntsman.


27 posted on 09/14/2012 7:10:14 PM PDT by RightLady (Take out the trash Nov 6th)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

codswallup


28 posted on 09/14/2012 7:11:58 PM PDT by albionin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat
Put the pieces back together in the middle east is like trying to unbreak an egg.

Ain't gonna happen.

Total war and beat them into submission is the only answer because their religious beliefs of total world domination.

29 posted on 09/14/2012 7:16:04 PM PDT by IMR 4350
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

Huntsman recommends doing in the ME and N Africa what we’ve been doing for decades with exactly no results. Is this not the very definition of insanity?


30 posted on 09/14/2012 7:18:25 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - 1984)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: albionin

I think you owe a royalty payment to Mark Steyn for using that word.


31 posted on 09/14/2012 7:19:09 PM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: C210N

It was taken by Charlie Crist?


32 posted on 09/14/2012 7:19:33 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - 1984)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Belteshazzar

I was just googling that word and nobody seems to know where it came from. I have always liked it. I always assumed it meant cod guts or leavings. It is one of those words that you kind of get an idea of what it means just from the way it sounds. You just know it can’t be anything good.


33 posted on 09/14/2012 7:33:10 PM PDT by albionin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

America’s response of no response is a problem of historical precedence!

King Leopold please pick up the white courtesy telephone!


34 posted on 09/14/2012 7:36:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat
Ohhhhh.....so THAT'S the "high-ranking Republican" whom the leftist MSM were quoting!

Until now, all those alleged Republicans (the ones who were, according to MSM reporters, apoplectic over Romney's criticism of Obama's apologies) were anonymous.

Now that we have Huntsman's name, we see they weren't quoting a Republican after all.

35 posted on 09/14/2012 7:45:52 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat
I think Huntsman should be the new ambassador to Libya.
36 posted on 09/14/2012 8:00:09 PM PDT by jpsb
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: albionin

Ahhh, I see. Well Mark Steyn used it in an article within the last few days. But I agree, it is a wonderful word, especially when used in conjunction with anything the current administration says.


37 posted on 09/14/2012 8:00:55 PM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Arthurio

Thank you. Jackass came to mind.

I was afraid to articulate.


38 posted on 09/14/2012 8:05:11 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Belteshazzar

I love Mark Steyn. Now there is a fellow who can turn a phrase.


39 posted on 09/14/2012 8:05:44 PM PDT by albionin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Vision

shut the hell up you loser Huntsman...


40 posted on 09/14/2012 8:07:41 PM PDT by cherry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

ROMNEY - Huntsman’s Reaction a Problem


41 posted on 09/14/2012 8:27:26 PM PDT by Twinkie (In whose eyes a vile person is contemned. Ps. 15:4a)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

Huntsman, ...Because we needed a Republican who was left of Barry.


42 posted on 09/14/2012 9:42:17 PM PDT by pallis
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

Well, let’s get Huntsman as the next ambassador to Libya and then he can show us how things should be done there.


43 posted on 09/14/2012 10:30:54 PM PDT by Capt. Canuck
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: robowombat
This obama butt boy is a charlie crist repubican... stfu you chicom agent.

LLS

44 posted on 09/14/2012 11:20:10 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Arthurio

“Who cares what this jackass thinks? He’s less relevant than Charlie Crist.”

The media needs another RINO media suckup. John McCain getting a bit old.


45 posted on 09/15/2012 12:28:44 AM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: robowombat

Being a former Ambassador, Hunstman has ceded his b@ll$ in favor of “tact” and “nuance”. He is incapable of understanding what pure naked truth, and its implications are all about. He thinks Romney should have pulled a Chamberlain like the rest of the Administration. Romney did educate folks - he hinted that sometimes, to put all the pieces back together again, one needs to break a few thongs and make more pieces.


46 posted on 09/15/2012 3:52:14 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson