Concord Monitor endorses Jon Huntsman as the best choice for GOP presidential nomination, saying his “depth of experience, maturity, sincerity and ability to work toward common goal with political opponents” make him the best choice in 2012.
The Concord Monitor endorses Jon Huntsman as the best choice for the Republican presidential nomination, saying his “depth of experience, maturity, sincerity and ability to work toward a common goal with political opponents make him the Republicans’ best choice to face President Obama in 2012.”
Concord Monitor: “Huntsman, a consistent but never doctrinaire conservative, would present the greatest challenge to Obama. If elected, he would provide mature, informed and steady leadership. He has a track record as governor of bringing all sides together to create an economic climate that helped his state prosper. And he has experience garnered while serving four presidents, starting with Ronald Reagan. Combine the foreign policy experience of all the other candidates in the race and Huntsman would top it. He has played the game at its highest level, serving first as ambassador to Singapore, then as a trade representative on behalf of the United States at the United Nations and, at Obama’s request, as the United States’ ambassador to China.”
The newspaper slammed the other candidates in varying degrees:
“With Gingrich, voters would get an unpredictable, unprincipled nominee and, should he be elected, a white-knuckle four years of an imperial presidency. With Romney, they wouldn’t know who they would get: the moderate Mitt who was once pro-choice, in favor of a health-care mandate, a supporter of the auto industry bailout and a believer that human activity was contributing to climate change – or the newly conservative Romney, who opposes abortion, claims the reason for climate change is unknown, opposes a health insurance mandate and claims that bailing out Detroit was a mistake.”
I am inclined to agree with their choice of Jon Huntsman as the best GOP candidate to meet President Obama in 2012. I actually think Jon Huntsman could beat him handily. He has run a mediocre campaign, which is evidenced from the fact that he is still stuck in last place. He is the most conservative candidate on the stage and the one with the least baggage, plus a record of achievement.