Posted by: mulrickillion | January 11, 2012

Jon Huntsman, Jr., is the only viable GOP candidate

by M. Ulric Killion

1-11-2012 2-22-09 AM

The GOP race for the presidency is undoubtedly troubling for most Americans. This is because from their various debates, slogans, quotes, and platforms, the GOP is generally showing Americans an excess in division (or disunion), inter-fighting, intolerance, and proclivity for divisiveness. All of which, during these dire economic times, are hardly the qualities that most Americans want or need in a president.

The only exception in this circus is Jon Huntsman, Jr. Today, when thinking about the possibility of Huntsman withdrawing from the race for the presidency, it dawned on me that he is really the only viable GOP candidate.

When considering the field of GOP forerunners, who really should Republican voters choose? It defies commonsense to select a forerunner who demonstrates a tendency to foster division, inter-fighting, intolerance, and divisiveness. This inevitably presents the only viable choice of Huntsman.

This is because it is his experience that really sets him apart from the division, inter-fighting, intolerance, and divisiveness of the other GOP forerunners. America, as a whole, needs neither business managers nor “Ron Pauls”. It is critical to understand that Huntsman, unlike the other GOP forerunners, brings to the table invaluable experience in international diplomacy (or international relations), international economic relations and, more importantly, good relations with the People’s Republic of China. If you do not understand the importance of these qualifications, then you slept through the past ten (10) years.

Given these reasons, for America, as a whole, Jon Huntsman, Jr., is the only viable GOP candidate for the office of president.

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A Brief Introduction to Jon Huntsman, Jr.

Jon Meade Huntsman, Jr. (born March 26, 1960) is an American politician, businessman, and diplomat who served as the 16th Governor of Utah. He also served in the administrations of four United States presidents and is a candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.[1]

Huntsman worked as a White House staff assistant for Ronald Reagan, and he was appointed by George H.W. Bush as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and later as United States Ambassador to Singapore from 1992–1993. Huntsman served as Deputy United States Trade Representative under George W. Bush, launching global trade negotiations in Doha, Qatar in 2001 and guiding the accession of the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of China into the World Trade Organization.

Huntsman has also served as CEO of his family’s Huntsman Corporation and was elected Governor of Utah in April, 2004 and won re-election in 2008 with nearly 78% of the vote. While governor, he also served as chairman of the Western Governors Association and as a member of the Executive Committee of the National Governors Association. On August 11, 2009, he resigned as governor to accept an appointment by Barack Obama as the United States Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. He submitted his resignation as ambassador on January 31, 2011, in order to explore a presidential campaign. . . .

>>See the full biography at: Jon Huntsman, Jr. – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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