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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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So where’s YOUR candidate’s jobs plan?

Or the President’s for that matter.  Jon Huntsman will lead the way forward this Wednesday with the unveiling of his job creation plan.  In his first stop in New Hampshire next week, GOP presidential candidate and former Utah Gov. Jon … Continue reading

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Jon Huntsman’s Perry jab a real peach

Speaking at the Georgia state Capitol today Jon Huntsman received a standing ovation from the assembled legislators and delivered a nice jab at Rick Perry in the process. Huntsman is no dummy. He quickly picked up on Ralston’s message. “Serious … Continue reading

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Jon Huntsman – The candidate that’s in Vogue

As many of our fellow Jon Huntsman supporters have been happily tweeting, Jon has been featured in the pages of Vogue magazine in a thoughtful piece entitled “Jon Huntsman: The Outsider.”  Written by Jacob Weisberg and featuring the photography of … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“That’s what governors do, they wrestle with the issues, they find solutions and they move the agenda forward. At the appropriate time we’ll talk about all of these issues, while remembering that our party is a big tent party. We … Continue reading

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2012 Fiscal Quiz

With three former governors officially in the 2012 race for the GOP nomination and one current governor hinting he’ll join, a little quiz on fiscal credentials seems in order. Question 1 Which governor’s state led the U.S. in economic growth? … Continue reading

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Jon Huntsman – A Conservative Problem-Solver

The Wall Street Journal is featuring Jon Huntsman for their weekend interview and while there are a number of points worth quoting I consider the following among the strongest: One model he has in mind is Utah under Gov. Huntsman. … Continue reading

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He’s Running!

Jon Huntsman finally announced his campaign for the GOP nomination in the race for President in 2012.   The Salt Lake Tribune has the full transcript of his speech.  The Daily Mail has a good piece on Jon’s big day … Continue reading

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New York Times Magazine runs profile of Jon Huntsman

Matt Bai pens a fairly nice profile of Jon Huntsman in this week’s New York Times Magazine.  It is a series of contradictions, but all in all a positive piece and something which I hope will generate some name recognition. … Continue reading

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Jon Huntsman places second in conservative conference straw poll

Full disclosure: He finished behind Ron Paul. So take that result with the entire Bonneville Salt Flats. If Paul’s tiny number of rabid followers can spam every straw poll and online poll to make him look more viable than he … Continue reading

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Ad #2: “4 Days”

Apparently these commercials are the work of GOP ad guru Fred Davis, known for his offbeat ads.  He might be best known as the creator of the infamous “Demon Sheep” political ad for Carly Fiorina in her failed 2010 Senate … Continue reading

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First Huntsman ad hits YouTube

Well, it’s an interesting marketing concept. It plays on Huntsman’s lack of name recognition (for now) and intends to create a “who is this guy?” buzz. It’s definitely better than your standard “family, mantelpiece, sweater, hound dog, get-to-know-me” political ad. … Continue reading

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Jon Huntsman To Announce Presidential Bid In One Week

At last!  Jon Huntsman has announced that he will announce.  And that’s good enough for us. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is joining the fast-growing pack of Republicans battling to take on President Barack Obama. Huntsman, who was Obama’s ambassador … Continue reading

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Huntsman to skip Granite State Debate

Jon Huntsman has decided not to participate in a televised June 13 debate in New Hampshire.   Jon Huntsman won’t participate in a presidential debate scheduled for June 13 in New Hampshire — and he won’t announce his decision about … Continue reading

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Huntsman calls for civility

In his commencement address at Southern New Hampshire University this afternoon Jon Huntsman continued to display the rationality that will distinguish him from the rest of the GOP field and endear him to independents. He made an appeal for civility … Continue reading

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Time Magazine Digs Huntsman: The Cool Kid

Time magazine’s current issue features a profile of Jon Huntsman, Jr. entitled “The Cool Kid.”  It seems that writer, Melinda Henneberger, has caught on to what we’ve been saying here for the past five months. Read the whole thing! But … Continue reading

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