BLITZER’S BLOG: Huntsman calls for civility in presidential race
June 21st, 2011
02:14 PM ET
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BLITZER’S BLOG: Huntsman calls for civility in presidential race

(CNN) – Here’s what I especially liked about Jon Huntsman’s presidential announcement in front of the Statue of Liberty. He called for some civility in the race for the White House.

Unlike several of the other Republican candidates, he did not open with a blistering assault on President Obama


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  1. Rudy NYC

    Huntsman calls for civility? Is he serious or scared? He's add only one minor attack today from the abortion pledge guy, and I thought Huntsman handled that poke rather well. Calls for civility? Sounds like cracks forming in the dike to me. Well, if Jon does not want to get a few bruises along the way he might just as well drop out now. Civility? From Republicans? He expects them to listen? Expects them to honor promises and agreements? Republicans? Ha! That's funny.

    June 21, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  2. FM

    Oh! he is coming with his own "CHANGE". But is he aware that as a human nature, people always resist what they are not used to, as it comes as an abrupt thing to adapt.

    June 21, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  3. DA

    The same story every election and when the candidate finds himself or herself down in the numbers first thing to do is sling dirt.

    June 21, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  4. SecedingfromTexas

    Wolf Blitzer hit the nail on the head. I agree 100%. This is the ONLY Republican I would like to see in a debate with
    President Obama. I only wish he had not been so quick to sign on to the Paul Ryan rip-off.

    June 21, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  5. Steve, New York City

    The very fact that Huntsman is not using his "hatred of Obama" as a campaign centerpiece, increases the probability that i'd consider voting for him.
    Unfortunately for Mr. Huntsman, the bigoted birthers (and other extremists on the right) might not support a Mormon – as such pathetic people can't seem to do anything, but lash out at people who aren't exactly like them.

    June 21, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  6. Truth

    Could it be because he worked for Obama less than a year ago, and will still in fact be working for the same people once he makes it back to Office, ,

    June 21, 2011 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  7. Dave

    Sure... That won't last long. Huntsman is a Republican and all they know how to do is tear down other candidates because they have no ideas or solutions themselves. I'm positive that Huntsman won't be any different.

    June 21, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    Yes..."don't hit me...I'm fragile...but watch my underhanded kicks to the groin once you start acting 'civil'." Meh. This guy wants to talk about civility because he's exposed and doesn't want anyone coming at him swinging...even though he chose to step in the ring. How about this, GOPers...we can start talking civility towards you when you start thinking and behaving with civility towards the poor, minorities, women and the elderly...all of them can go fark themselves raw as far as the GOP is concerned and you're going to learn the hard way that we've had it.

    June 21, 2011 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  9. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Unlike several of the other Republican candidates, he did not open with a blistering assault on President Obama
    Strike three... you're out Jon. You ar enot going to get the nomination, yet alone elected, by constantly complementing the person you are trying to replace. What planet does this guy come from anyways?

    June 21, 2011 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |