Jon Huntsman seems to be a confused about the tenets of his own faith. Mormons are sometimes the butt of jokes about "magic underwear," but as far as I know, being a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints and wearing temple garments does not require a belief in the underpants gnome theory of political change, like so…
1. Make a statement criticizing the activists of the political party to which you belong, garnering accolades from journalists who are distrusted by the Republican base.
3. Huntsman 2016!
The latest provocation isn't an admission of his belief in climate change or a refusal to call for the disembowelment of Ben Bernanke, but an interview Huntsman gave at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, which is a site at which liberals who have written books give lectures to a hall full of other liberals who are planning on writing books. It's to this audience that Huntsman voiced his frustrations with what is technically still his party…
Tags: Conservatives, Jon Huntsman, New York City, Republicans
Jon Huntsman — who was laughed out of the Republican primary for the unforgivable sin of accepting empirical evidence — was on Morning Joe this morning, talking to Joe, and he seemed more than a little upset at the speed with which his political party is sprinting toward the Dark Ages…
"Gone are the days when the Republican Party used to put forward big, bold, visionary stuff… I see zero evidence of people getting out there and addressing the economic deficit — which is a national-security problem, for heaven's sake," he said. "I think we're going to have problems politically until we get some sort of third-party movement or some alternative voice out there that can put forward new ideas."
Okay, technically speaking, there already is a third party movement in the U.S. And a fourth party. And a fifth party. And a nineteenth party. I always wonder how many walls get punched in the Libertarian, Green and Constitution party headquarters when people like Huntsman go on television and opine about a lack of third party options.
Tags: Jon Huntsman, Primaries, Republicans, Third Party
Jordan: After besting all comers, Jared Logan and I, Jordan Carlos, were granted the mantle of Comedy Central's Indecision Delegates. Why? Because we are better than any J-school geek off the streets. And because we don't just ask the five Ws. We ask the sixth, which is "which?"
Bottom line, Jared and Jordan – Jored? Jardan? — will envelop this year in politics like it was one of those skinny-ass Kenyan runner guys in the Boston Marathon and we are the space blanket. We are the space blanket, America!
Jared: We thought it would be cool to start our soon-to-be-award-winning precedent-setting recorded-for-posterity blog empire by picking this year's GOP nominee.
Tags: Hillary Clinton, Indecision Delegates, Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney, Primaries, Republicans
* Pro-Gingrich Super PAC makes a cartoon of Obama's ideal debate.
* WARNING: Young Rick Santorum looks like McLovin.
* The Supreme Court finally overturns Right v. Wrong, from The Onion.
* Funny or Die has Jon Huntsman's Dungeons and Dragons character sheet.
* McSweeney's has some facts to get you through the anti-SOPA Wikipedia blackout.
Tags: Barack Obama, Daily Links, Debates, House of Representatives, Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Senate, Super PACs, Supreme Court, The Onion, White House
* Uh oh! Jon Huntsman accidentally deleted a bunch of things he said about Mitt Romney from his website. Luckily, the DNC had copies.
* A new study shows that humble leaders are more effective. Finally, the key to Newt Gingrich's incredible success is revealed!
* Four-years-ago Rick Santorum endorses Mitt Romney today!
* Conservatives seem to be tiring of their pet liberal. I'm afraid Juan Williams might have to be put down, kids.
Tags: Jon Huntsman, Juan Williams, Mitt Romney, Pork Barrel, Primaries, Republicans, Rick Santorum, Science & Technology