Jon Huntsman Columns on Townhall

  • Debra J. Saunders - Romney at the Bat

    Romney at the Bat

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 12/30/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The outlook wasn't brilliant for the GOP this year:

    The economy had tanked; hope and change had morphed to fear.

    The strong and swift refused to join the presidential race.

  • Phyllis Schlafly - Good and Bad Immigration Proposals

    Good and Bad Immigration Proposals

    Phyllis Schlafly
    Posted: 8/28/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    After a genuinely grassroots Republican platform committee produced a principled document on a plethora of issues, including immigration, some people who were not part of the process are promoting pro-amnesty proposals.
  • Mona Charen - Do You Speak Conservative?

    Do You Speak Conservative?

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 2/10/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Newt Gingrich knows the lingo. He makes conservative audiences roar with approval when he compares the efficiency of FedEx and MasterCard to the post office and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He never loses an opportunity to attack the press for its moral preening.
  • Crystal Wright - Huntsman Plays Robin to Romney's Batman But Can Romney Be the GOP's Superhero?

    Huntsman Plays Robin to Romney's Batman But Can Romney Be the GOP's Superhero?

    Crystal Wright
    Posted: 1/18/2012 12:23:00 PM EST
    And then there were five. Jon Huntsman bid farewell to the race for the Republican presidential nomination this week, not shocking many. He leaves behind Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, Perry and Paul. (Reminds me a little bit of a secular version of the last supper.)
  • Steve Chapman - I Was (Almost) a Teenage Mormon

    I Was (Almost) a Teenage Mormon

    Steve Chapman
    Posted: 1/15/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman have brought Mormons into the spotlight, and other Americans may be a bit intimidated at what they see.
  • Suzanne Fields - Transcending the Gaffe

    Transcending the Gaffe

    Suzanne Fields
    Posted: 1/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney is learning what candidates before him learned. Small mistakes count, but usually not for much. But big ones can put a man down for the count.
  • Paul Greenberg - The Unsinkable Mitt

    The Unsinkable Mitt

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 1/12/2012 3:55:00 PM EST
    There were no surprises in the New Hampshire presidential primary. The voting results followed expectations and the polls.
  • Rich Galen - New Hampshire

    New Hampshire

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 1/11/2012 12:11:00 PM EST
    Winning, in our culture, means coming in first. You don't win by coming in second or fifth. You win by coming in first.
  • Ralph Benko - None of the Above: 2012 A Transformational Political Year

    None of the Above: 2012 A Transformational Political Year

    Ralph Benko
    Posted: 1/11/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The game of Political Musical Chairs seems to be propelling Jon Huntsman toward outperforming expectations in New Hampshire. The Wall Street Journal’s rhapsody that his economic growth plan is “Better than anything so far from the GOP presidential field” may move more Granite Staters than expected.
  • Byron York - Is New Hampshire Fit to Pick a President?

    Is New Hampshire Fit to Pick a President?

    Byron York
    Posted: 1/10/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Is New Hampshire too white, too old and too godless to play a key role in selecting the next president?
  • Steve Deace - Lessons From the Iowa Caucuses

    Lessons From the Iowa Caucuses

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 1/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Iowa Caucuses have come and gone, and through all the ups and downs of a volatile and fluid race we learned 4 key things about Iowa and the rest of the race to evict Barack Obama from the White House.
  • Suzanne Fields - Racing for the Triple Crown

    Racing for the Triple Crown

    Suzanne Fields
    Posted: 1/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    What a country. Between the tears and triumphs, the angry accusations and the grudging admiration, the repetitive epithets and the evocative patriotism, the race in Iowa ends in a photo finish.
  • Michael Reagan - Iowa Votes

    Iowa Votes

    Michael Reagan
    Posted: 1/5/2012 12:07:00 PM EST
    Iowa caucus results show it's still early in the game and nothing's certain. So what happened on the way to the Republican presidential nomination?
  • Kevin Glass - The RINO Guide to the GOP Primaries

    The RINO Guide to the GOP Primaries

    Kevin Glass
    Posted: 12/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Do you call yourself a conservative but consider yourself to be centrist-curious? Looking for a little help on how your heresies from true conservatism fit in with the crop of mediocre GOP candidates? Well, fear no longer!
  • Rich Galen - Why Iowa?

    Why Iowa?

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 12/28/2011 4:09:00 PM EST
    We are now inside of a week until the waiting-with-baited-breath Iowa Caucuses.
  • Larry Kudlow - One-on-One with Jon Huntsman

    One-on-One with Jon Huntsman

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 12/25/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The former Utah Governor and former ambassador to China likened the Newsmax-sponsored presidential debate to a reality show, and said he would not be participating.
  • Byron York - Huckabee Dismisses Draft But Remains a Force in Florida

    Huckabee Dismisses Draft But Remains a Force in Florida

    Byron York
    Posted: 12/19/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Despite having to prepare for a debate far across the state on Dec. 15, four Republican presidential candidates -- Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum -- came here to Des Moines the night before for the premiere of a movie.
  • Frank Gaffney - The Isolationist delusion

    The Isolationist delusion

    Frank Gaffney
    Posted: 11/28/2011 1:36:00 PM EST
    I had an unsettling flashback last week listening to two of the Republican presidential candidates talk about foreign policy. Representative Ron Paul of Texas and former Utah Governor Jon Hunstman espoused isolationist stances that called to mind one of the most preposterous public policy debates in decades.
  • John Ransom - Mitt Not Fit

    Mitt Not Fit

    John Ransom
    Posted: 11/7/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    At least, if Mitt flipped, he also flopped, unlike Huntsman who apparently has no problem plagiarizing President George the First’s criticisms of Bill Clinton in his Waffle House reference.
  • Daniel Doherty - A Few Things to Like About Mitt Romney

    A Few Things to Like About Mitt Romney

    Daniel Doherty
    Posted: 10/23/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The famous humorist Will Rogers once said, “We always want the best man to win an election. Unfortunately, he never runs.”