Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Jon Huntsman vs Mitt Romney

While watching the past two Republican candidate debates - I've kept waiting for either Rick Perry or more especially Mitt Romney to smack Jon Huntsman down. The former Governor of Utah likes to pipe in with the line "well when I was governor Utah was first in the nation in job growth." I really want the Mormon on Mormon crime of Romney replying with, "Jon - I know many of the venture capitalists who were responsible for those jobs and you being Governor never even entered into the equation. The BYU School of Business was a much bigger factor in creating those jobs than you ever was. You really should stop trying to take credit for other people's accomplishments."

Then have Perry chime in, "Yeah and how big is Utah anyway? Three million? That would make a nice Congressional District in Texas."

This won't happen and it bothered me until I figured out why. The Republican Party is probably afraid of offending Jon Huntsman - not the guy running for President but his father - John Huntsman, Sr.

Jon Huntsman, Sr. is one of the richest men in the country and he's like the Joe Kennedy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. No wonder Mitt Romney has been so nice to his son. Don't be surprised if either Romney or Perry end up giving Huntsman a cabinet position down the road to keep the old man happy.

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