Jon Huntsman is the only sane candidate in the GOP field right now. His statement quoted below just sums up how crazy the current crop of GOP candidates are, and what total, vicious, irresponsible hypocrites they are. Willard Romney has never worked an honest day in his life, his income for almost two decades has come from millions made while at Bain, during which time his primary job was to trash companies and take jobs away from American workers. And his sons have never served in the military, but are the simple spoiled products of the one percent, in spades.
Sadly, even Huntsman then turns around and endorses the Ryan plan to destroy Medicare. So even his grasp of sanity has its limits, and he is unacceptable as a candidate for American in the 21st Century. The GOP all appear to be ready to return us to the 18th, if not the 17th century, including removing all rights for women and minorities, and restoring child labor, let alone government programs designed to help citizens save for their old age so they can have health care and a roof over their head. When the GOP says original interpretation of the Constitution, they seem to mean doing away with all of the amendments, especially the 14th, excluding of course the second; and they would probably be really happy restoring that language that made the slaves 3/5 of a person.
FMR. GOV. JON HUNTSMAN (R-UT): I was criticized last night by Governor Romney for putting my country first. And I just want to remind the people here in New Hampshire and throughout the United States that I think–he criticized me while he was out raising money, for serving my country in China. Yes, under a Democrat, like my two sons are doing in the United States Navy. They’re not asking who–what political affiliation the president is. I want to be very clear with the people here in New Hampshire in this country: I will always put my country first. And I think that’s important to them.
MR. GREGORY: All right, well, why don’t you get a response Governor Romney, and then I’ll come back to you on the austerity question.
FMR. GOV. ROMNEY: I think we serve our country first by standing for people who believe in conservative principles and doing everything in our power to promote an agenda that does not include President Obama’s agenda. I think the decision to go and work for President Obama is one which you took. I don’t, don’t disrespect your decision to do that. I just think it’s most likely that the person who should represent our party running against President Obama is not someone who called him a remarkable leader and went to be his ambassador in China.
FMR. GOV. HUNTSMAN: This nation is divided, David, because of attitudes like that. The American people are tired of the partisan division. They have had enough. There is no trust left among the American people and the institutions of power and among the American people and our elected officials.