Category Archives: Politics

Why I’ll Never Be a Democrat Again

It’s been quite some time since I’ve done a political post, mostly because I’m burned out on politics, but a friend shared something with me today I feel is too important and inspirational not to share. I’ve had to call … Continue reading

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Jon Huntsman Has Q&A with New York Times

Is there anyone more knowledgeable to speak about U.S.-Chinese relations than Jon Huntsman? I have to assume the answer is “no” considering Governor Huntsman is exactly who the New York Times went to before President Obama and new Chinese President … Continue reading

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Jon Huntsman Just Makes Sense

Recently, I was talking to a friend about politics and thought he would be interested in the opinions and positions of Governor Jon Huntsman. That’s when I discovered this great interview Governor Huntsman did with the BBC. Discussing everything from … Continue reading

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RIP Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher, one of the most important leaders of the 20th century died today at the age of 87. We both grew up in the late seventies/early eighties.  Far from being the monster that she was so often portrayed we … Continue reading

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Why America Still Needs Jon Huntsman

It’s been awhile since we’ve written at length about Jon Huntsman, and not without reason. After finishing in third place in the New Hampshire primaries, Jon withdrew from the nomination race and, frankly, our level of interest in politics withered. We … Continue reading

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For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow – Jon Huntsman Named Visiting Fellow by Harvard University

We’re back with all the Jon Huntsman Jr. news that you need to know!  Jon Huntsman news, Jon was announced as a visiting fellow by The Harvard Institute of Politics. The Institute of Politics announced on Thursday a spring roster of residential … Continue reading

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Will the Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up

In this day and age of sampling, parodies, and 24-hour news I suppose it was only a matter of time until they all merged into one hilarious video at Mitt Romney’s expense. I laughed, I cried. It was the best … Continue reading

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Update From The Ground In NH

As I mentioned the other day (or was it yesterday? The days are starting to run together.) I have been volunteering at Jon Huntsman headquarters for the past week.  It has been incredibly hectic, since I live about 70 miles … Continue reading

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Boston Globe Endorses Jon Huntsman!

Sorry for the light posting recently, but I’ve been spending time volunteering for the Huntsman campaign in Manchester, New Hampshire.  And there was no better place to be than the Jon 2012 Headquarters this evening when the news came in … Continue reading

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Poll: America’s views most aligned with Jon Huntsman

In what is sure to provide Jon Huntsman’s campaign with a goldmine of a quote, the New York Daily News published the results of a poll which concluded that America’s views are most aligned with Jon Huntsman. If Americans chose their … Continue reading

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The Dark Horse

This week we get to merge our two favorite topics, The Beatles and Jon Huntsman.  The Washington Examiner published an Op-Ed by Adam Silbert today entitled “Huntsman Could Be The Dark Horse.”  Here’s a sample. First, Huntsman has the most … Continue reading

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Jon Huntsman’s CNN Op-Ed on North Korea

Jon Huntsman wrote a magnificent Op-Ed for CNN today detailing the steps America should take in the aftermath of the death of Kim Jong-Il.  As the United States Ambassador to China  from 2009-2011 and former Ambassador to Singapore, Jon has … Continue reading

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Jon Huntsman picks up two NH newspaper endorsements

As Jon Huntsman moves up in the polls (almost exactly as we predicted a few weeks ago) in the run-up to the New Hampshire Primary on January 10, he has scored two important newspaper endorsements this morning.  Both the Keene Sentinel … Continue reading

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Video: The Huntsman-Gingrich Debate

Three words.  Not. Even.Close. Newt Gingrich must have felt fairly confident going into Monday’s Lincoln-Douglas debate. His only previous challenge in that format came from Herman Cain, who clearly wasn’t up to the challenge.  And when you consider that this … Continue reading

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The Turning Point

In two days Jon Huntsman will debate Newt Gingrich in a “Lincoln-Douglas” format in Manchester, New Hampshire.  This debate could be a major turning point in the GOP nomination process as Governor Huntsman will have an opportunity to expand on … Continue reading

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An Evening with Jon Huntsman

As Gripweed reported last night, I was given the opportunity to meet Governor Jon Huntsman last night in Minneapolis, and I wanted to give a detailed account of my evening. When I heard that Governor Huntsman would be in town … Continue reading

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Our Greatest Huntsman Hits

Thanks to some great advertising by the Jon2012girls on Twitter we have been seeing a lot of traffic this evening.  Since there is nothing blogwise that is more important to us than seeing Jon Huntsman win the GOP nomination for … Continue reading

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When Dreams Come True

Who says dreams can’t come true?  A few days ago MPR ran a quick note saying that Jon Huntsman would be hosting a fundraiser at the Minneapolis Club in downtown Minneapolis.  Seeing an opportunity for Drae to meet her political … Continue reading

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Why America Needs Jon Huntsman

As Jon Huntsman is increasingly gaining momentum in the race for the GOP nomination for president we thought it would be a good idea to elaborate on our reasons for supporting his candidacy.  We initially discussed Governor Huntsman’s merits in … Continue reading

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Newt’s Al Gore Moment

We all know the famous boast from Al Gore that he “invented the Internet” (in fairness it was misquoted and taken out of context, but those are the breaks in politics and media).  Well it seems that Newt Gingrich may … Continue reading

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Boston Herald Editorial Page Praises Jon Huntsman

Rachelle Cohen, editor of the Boston Herald editorial page, has written a wonderful piece on Jon Huntsman in today’s Herald entitled “The Smartest Guy You’ve Never Heard Of.”  Could this be the prelude to an endorsement?  We can only hope. … Continue reading

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In Which We Celebrate Our 70th Jon Huntsman Post Since January, 2011

Here at OB&B we like to think we were ahead of the curve.  We started promoting Jon for president almost as soon as we started our blog (and included him in our Sgt. Pepper logo).  Our call to ‘Draft Jon … Continue reading

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Jon Huntsman to take questions on Twitter

Jon Huntsman has announced that he will be accepting questions via Twitter later today, beginning at 4:45 EST.  If you are a Twitter user be sure to tweet your questions to the hashtag #q4jon.

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Take the RINO Test!

A candidate like Newt Gingrich can get away with supporting the biggest socialist scheme in American government over the past 30 years because he says nasty things about the press and calls Barack Obama a Marxist. Jon Huntsman, on the … Continue reading

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Another Writer Gets It: Huntsman the most electable of the GOP field

Here is a quick pre-errands post to direct your attention to an article written by syndicated columnist  Ann McFeatters.  Its title?  “Watch: Obama has most to fear from Huntsman.”  If Jon Huntsman were the GOP presidential nominee, President Barack Obama … Continue reading

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