Tag Archives: Election 2012

Beatles Song of the Week

This week in honor of Jon Huntsman’s performance in New Hampshire we bring you “Ticket to Ride.”  Many of you will have seen Jon’s speech on Tuesday night in which he declared that New Hampshire gave him a “ticket to … 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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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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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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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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THIS is what foreign policy looks like

Whoa.  Jon Huntsman is completely in his element in tomorrow’s Wall Street Journal, talking shop about economics, foreign policy and China in an interview with WSJ’s Alan Murray.  Joining him is Chinese entrepreneur Zhang Xin and Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska.  When … Continue reading

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Facepalm Sunday – Newt: Child Labor Laws “Truly Stupid”

Are you kidding me? Speaking at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the former House Speaker said his system would be an improvement on current child labor laws, which he called “truly stupid.” But that’s not all.  Newt, the GOP’s favorite … Continue reading

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Morning Read: Why Not Jon Huntsman?

He’s a responsible, well-spoken adult with a good record in office, a soothing style, bipartisan appeal and ample knowledge of the world beyond our shores. But Jon Huntsman, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, somehow imagines he can overcome those … Continue reading

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Not so fast, Newt

For those of us who have already made up our minds about Jon Huntsman and support his bid for the presidency the spectacle of the republican herd moving from candidate to candidate has been enjoyable to behold.  Instead of learning … Continue reading

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Jon Huntsman – The Candidate Most Likely To Defeat Obama Head To Head

Don’t just take our word for it.  Nate Silver in the New York Times FiveThirtyEight blog and New York Times Magazine has mathematical proof. In conjunction with my New York Times Magazine article on President Obama’s re-election prospects, my colleagues Matt Ericson … Continue reading

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Poll – 65% Of Texans Do Not Credit Rick Perry For Economic Success

Ouch.  About all Rick Perry has going for him is his state’s economic environment during his tenure.  And according to a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll it seems even his constituents don’t think his policies created it. A key part … Continue reading

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A Day on the Hunt

Living in New England in the fall has its advantages to be sure.  There are county fairs, the changing of the leaves, the occasional indian summer, and in the year preceding an election, politics.  This week saw the confluence of … Continue reading

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Jon Huntsman Makes Big Gains In Granite State

Is this something? Yeah, I’d say it is.  From Sarah Kunin (ABC). Jon Huntsman has officially entered double digit territory in New Hampshire, according to a new poll by Suffolk University. The former governor garnered 10% in a poll of 400 … Continue reading

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Huntsman’s Jobs Plan a Hit with Fiscal Conservatives and the WSJ

Not that it would deter fools on the internet from persisting with the outright lie that Jon Huntsman is some sort of “RINO” monster, but his jobs plan has the support of FreedomWorks and the Wall Street Journal. Republican presidential … Continue reading

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