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Jon Huntsman Takes Up Romney's Wager

Sorry for posting so much presidential politicking today. It's been that kind of weekend.

And here's more. AFTER THE JUMP, watch hopeless presidential candidate Jon Huntsman take up Mitt Romney's wager from last night's debate -- the one in which Romney offered Rick Perry $10,000 if he could prove Romney had ever advocated a national health insurance mandate. (The offer has been widely reviled as insensitive, seeing as it's been such a long time since most Americans had $10,000 to spend on anything, and seeing as Mitt's spent his whole life in the lap of luxury. Note the above pic, in which young Mitt literally has money falling out of his suit.) Perry demured, but Hunstman can't afford to. He wasn't even invited to the debate, due to low polling numbers. This is his way of crawling into the post-debate headlines.


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  1. Towleroad is like a Democratic Party website. Can we have a little less bias, please? You're losing credibility.

    Posted by: jason | Dec 11, 2011 4:07:01 PM

  2. Jason, if your an LGBT person voting for Republicans do us a favor and get off the float- traitors like that don't get to be a part of the parade. "Men" and "women" who do such a thing are second-handers who are profiting off the accomplishments of the gay equal rights movement and the very political party that has made next to ALL of those accomplishments possible.

    Posted by: Cecil | Dec 11, 2011 4:12:34 PM

  3. You are losing no credibility here.

    Posted by: akconstant | Dec 11, 2011 4:32:36 PM

  4. The website is named for a person. And if you're not Mr Towle, it's not you. Participate, but don't ask for things you can't have...just because you're used to getting things your way. Not here. Understood?
    Now if only all Republicans understood that.

    Posted by: shane | Dec 11, 2011 4:54:21 PM

  5. The credibility would be lost if there WERE less bias. Andy and his guest bloggers have maintained a consistent point of view as long as I've been reading Towleroad--at least 6 years.

    As far as I can see, his readership has only grown...I fail to see how that's a sign of loss of credibility.

    Posted by: Sean in Dallas | Dec 11, 2011 4:55:39 PM

  6. Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh, stop editorializing everything to death, Brandon. Your opinions aren't even compelling, novel, or interesting. Just stop, please.

    Posted by: Qutt | Dec 11, 2011 5:13:23 PM

  7. Well said, Cecil. Thank you. And thank you Towleroad.

    Posted by: Chip | Dec 11, 2011 5:23:38 PM

  8. Strange that Huntsman isn't invited to participate in a debate even though he is polling better than Rick Santorum. New Marist Polls out today have Huntsman at 3% and Santorum at 2%. However, Santorum's outrageous comments make for better TV, so I guess that's why he's allowed to be on stage.

    Posted by: Tim | Dec 11, 2011 5:52:02 PM

  9. Sorry, Qutt -- where in this post am I editorializing?

    Typos courtesy of iPhone and Autocorrect.

    Posted by: Brandon K. Thorp | Dec 11, 2011 6:10:24 PM

  10. Hi Jason, how's your campaigning for Newt going?

    And Brandon, editorialize away!

    Posted by: Gregoire | Dec 11, 2011 7:19:05 PM

  11. Sorry gay republicans, go play with Anne Coulter.

    BTW is that the defacto haircut for East Coast politicians? Everyone wants to have a Kennedy doo?

    Posted by: zeddy | Dec 11, 2011 8:07:12 PM

  12. im a dirty lib but your sneering condescension of huntsman sucks rotten eggs, brandon

    he's the most reasonable and respectable of all the them

    Posted by: gomez | Dec 11, 2011 8:16:19 PM

  13. If Romney manages to win the GOP nomination, expect Obama's campaign to release ads very similar to what Huntsman's campaign has already created. It's almost like Huntsman is part of the Obama re-election team.

    Posted by: searunner | Dec 11, 2011 10:53:57 PM

  14. Its always great to see someone with such a lack of facts or true intelligence. Lets get some things straight about Jon Huntsman. Jon has been invited to every political debate, although he has declined two. The first debate he skipped because the state decided it might change the date of its primary which he disagreed with. The second he is skipping because unlike the other candidates (Ron Paul excluded) he will not kiss Donald Trumps ring. I live in CT and here we have a lot of Jon Huntsman supporters because we see that hes the only member of the Republican party that makes sense to the people of Connecticut and the Connecticut GOP. Look up Huntsman's criticism if you can find it, you'll notice all it says is that hes soft on social issues and trusts science above all. Huntsman is the most intelligent man running for president and until the day I die he will have my support.

    Posted by: Michael | Dec 12, 2011 1:28:14 AM

  15. The best thing the GOP could do for there cause is nominate Huntsman. He is the only candidate they've fielded that is not a complete nut job and the only one that would have a chance of beating Obama in the general election.

    Posted by: jay | Dec 12, 2011 6:53:26 PM

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