Skip to comments.NBC’s David Gregory To Jon Huntsman: ‘Are You A Sarah Palin Republican?’ (Tap-dance special)
Posted on 11/06/2011 7:12:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Jon Huntsman has been on a quest to reach out to Republican voters who would prefer to see a moderate candidate run against President Obama as opposed to an ideologically pure one with little chance of winning a general election, but he was put on the hot seat about this very issue on Meet the Press today, when David Gregory brought up Huntsmans glowing speech about 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin at the Republican National Convention three years ago.
In the speech, Huntsman declared to the audience, We are looking for Sarah! and praised her for having an independent spirit. Gregory took the opportunity to ask Huntsman if he was a Sarah Palin Republican. Huntsman then began a series of careful explanations as to why he gave such words of praise to a candidate who many would consider part of the Republican extreme Huntsman is now so viciously decrying.
I was asked to introduce her and nominate her because I think I was about the only person who actually knew her after John McCain had picked her as a running mate. I was chair of the Western Governors Association, Id worked to a limited extent with Sarah Palin, so when youre looking for somebody who can actually go up and nominate her, I was asked to do it and I did as told.
Gregory asked if this meant Huntsman didnt actually believe the United States was ready for Palin at the time, and Huntsman further explained that he felt indebted to McCain, a good friend, and did in fact believe Palin could have made a suitable vice president. Gregory pressed further, asking if Huntsman shared some of her views, and Huntsman admitted hes not quite sure how much he has in common politically with Palin, but said he would assume they were in line with principles of conservative governance.
Gregory took one brief moment to show Huntsman a recent article from The Onion claiming that Huntsman is quietly relieved to be polling poorly among GOP voters. The satirical publication quotes Huntsman as saying, These people scare the bejeezus out of me. Gregory asked Huntsman if there was any truth to the Onions satirical tone. Huntsman explained that just because he sounds like a moderate, having a moderate tone does not necessarily beget a moderate record.
Watch the video below, courtesy of NBC:
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BTW, he is an Obama “Republican”
Huntsman is a Zer0 acolyte. Period.
Huntsman admitted hes not quite sure how much he has in common politically with PalinAs much as Mondale had in common with Reagan.
No. Huntsman is a DEMONrat.
Suitable? Wow, hold off on that gushing enthusiasm, dude. I see Sarah’s still being talked about.
Like Donald Trump said the guy is a traitor, loser, and a nothing. Be Gone!!!
I was viciously attacked last week by some psychos who hate Mormons but they are no where to be found in political discussion. They just hate Mormons and think they all Worship satan!?!?!?!?!
One psycho used the phrase "World Series" the day after the end of the actual World Series to get folks to join her anti-Mormon thread where she just copied and pasted stuff from another site.
I don't have a divinity degree from a Cracker Jack box like Al Sharpton but I don't think people like that belong on this site. I would pledge a lot of money to drive people like that from here, but unfortunately they have a following of lemmings thinking they are living in 19th Century America before the drive to settle the West.
Gregory - honing his comedy act.
She’s been living in these fools heads rent free for the past three years and they continue to talk about her, even though she is not running. My dog Nemo has a better chance at becoming President then Huntsman. what does he have, 1 percent of the vote so far LOL. Huntsman is a far left kook, he should register as a Dem so he can be amongst his own kind
There are a lot of folks (web, politicos, etc) who are trying to drive up web hits or eyeballs by mentioning Sarah. Kind of petty and pathetic on their part.
Gee, Sarah should get a cut of the proceeds....doesn’t she have a trademark or something (sarc).
They bring up Sarah Palin’s name to get their names in the news..David Gregory is another Obama kiss ass on NBC that I would love to punch in the face(Brian Williams is another one) he asks Huntsman if he shares Palin’s views, like her views are so terrible..I guess to a giant commie lib like Gregory, limited Government is a bad thing
huntsman couldn’t gut a goose much less a moose.
Only an ideologicaly pure Conservative will energize the base, and as the conservative base is 3 times the size of the liberal base, only an ideologicaly pure conservative will will hands down.
Another “moderate” (read republican in drag) would sicken the Nation and lead us to the brink of a civil war.
“...opposed to an ideologically pure one with little chance of winning a general election...”
Yeah, like Reagan. Progressives just keep whistling this tune past the graveyard.
“I an 100% unreservedly, unabashedly, unashamedly PROUD to be a Sarah Palin CONSERVATIVE and a Freeper to boot !”
Hey Davey, Are you a Useful Idiot? Don't lie now.
“why he gave such words of praise to a candidate who many would consider part of the Republican extreme Huntsman is now so viciously decrying.”
VICIOUSLY decrying? Really?
What nonsense. The one who did himself no favors in this interview wasn’t Huntsman, it was Gregory. Quoting The Onion to dig at a Republican? Good grief.
Shouldn’t we start with “Are you a Republican”? Do you know what a “republic” is?
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