Saturday, May 07, 2011

Huntsman's "Patriotism over Politics" Wont Work

Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr., who appears more and more likely to run for the Republican Nomination in next year's Presidential election, attempted to portray his recent service as America's appointed representative to China as ideal patriotism of putting one's own country over party politics.

Somehow, I don't think this is 1964.

The last time Republicans realistically considered a candidate who served in the administration of an Democrat was Henry Cabot Lodge, who was beloved for his heroism and patriotism through numerous diplomatic, and legislative positions; not to mention his honorable military service during World War Two.

Does anyone think Huntsman can be compared to Lodge, or Lodge's time?

Not a chance in hell.

While the former Governor of Utah, and Ambassador deserves recognition for once again serving his country overseas in Asia, there's no way he will be able to convince Conservative rank-and-file that serving Obama is patriotic in anyway.

What say you?

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