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Huntsman: To win, we have to convince '08 Obama supporters

01/10/12 01:58PM

2012 GOP candidate Jon Huntsman: “Let’s face the mathematical reality here. We’ve actually got to convince people who supported Barack Obama last time to support us if we’re going to win the presidency. That means you’re going to have to get some Independents. That means you’re going to have to get even some Democrats. So what I love about the New Hampshire primary is you can come here and you can get Republicans, you can get Independents, maybe even pick up a few Democrats. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for Tuesday, January 10, 2012

01/10/12 01:40PM

PLEASE HOLD THE CHEESE BY FRANK BRUNINEW YORK TIMESMost troubling was attack on Jon Huntsman for working in the Obama administration as opposed to agitating for its overthrow. Huntsman signed on at the start, before Obama had shown what kind of leader he would be... Besides which, can’t a person exert more influence on the inside than out? And must he agree with a country’s leader on all matters to take on a specific assignment? ... Romney got along fine with the Democrats who dominated the Massachusetts Legislature when he was governor. Deservedly, he brags about that. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for Monday, January 9, 2012

01/09/12 10:53AM

JUST THE TICKETBY BILL KELLERNEW YORK TIMESA political scientist I know proposes the following choreography: In the late winter or early spring, Hillary steps down as secretary of state to rest and write that book. The president assigns Biden — the former chairman of Senate Foreign Relations — to add State to his portfolio, making him the most powerful vice president in history. Come the party convention in September, Obama swallows his considerable pride and invites a refreshed Hillary to join the ticket. Biden keeps State. read more

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