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Huntsman’s lagging because of dog days?

27 Jul

The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is blaming his slow start on “the dog days of summer,” claiming he’ll do better when the election season hits high gear.

Except for the fact he’s dead last in almost every poll, finishing several points behind a former pizza company executive, everything’s fine. You can almost hear the GOTP hopeful saying, “We’ve got them right where we want them.”

When asked about his dismal polling numbers, Huntsman replied, “If the election were next month, I guess that would be a cause for concern.”

Someone on his campaign needs to step up and say, “No governor, its cause for concern right now.” Huntsman isn’t just last he’s dead last in every poll garnering around 2% of those asked if they’d vote for him.

Huntsman reportedly told CBS’s “The Early Show” that “it’s going to take a little while” to hone his message of “moving this country to a position of competitiveness and job creation.” He said “we’ve got a terrific presence in the early states” and said that he expects an even stronger organization on the ground by this fall.

By early states he’s referring to Iowa, or maybe New Hampshire? I’m sorry to burst his bubble but in New Hampshire polling only Newt is doing worse than Huntsman is; and in Iowa he’s not even registering, as in he has a 0%; so much for “early states”.

Point is the governor stinks. No one is going to vote for him. Partly because he’s a Mormon, and the right-wing uber-conservative Christian nut jobs in the Tea Party aren’t going to nominate a Mormon; and partly because paint drying is more enthusiastic than John Huntsman. Road kill has more people looking at than John Huntsman. More people watch reruns of Hee Haw than attend Huntsman events. Maybe his angle is to garner enough followers to place him in the running for the VP nod? It could happen; maybe whoever wins the nomination will need a boring VP choice? Maybe Romney will chose him as his junior companion (VP) and they can run with the motto they’re “On a ‘Mission’ to take back America”?

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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One response to “Huntsman’s lagging because of dog days?

  1. glv

    July 27, 2011 at 20:56

    Yeah, but he can afford to do it. He’s really getting experience, contacts and positioning himself for 2016, and he could also be positioning himself to be the VP candidate which even if Obama wins, still helps position himself for 2016 when the Republican Party returns to its sanity.

    I heard Chris Matthews say the funniest thing about Huntsman yesterday, I think it was:

    “This guy is running in a Republican Party that hasn’t existed for 30 or 40 years – pre-Reagan. What is he doing?”

    Sometimes Chris just cracks me up!

     

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