Friday, August 19, 2011

OK, yer crazy...

Following up on Fixer's post, here's some more on Jon "Tweets" Huntsman:

Still, deliberately prodding at Tea Party favorites just doesn't seem a winning strategy for someone who's serious about winning the nomination. As if just to rile up the Liberal Elite-hating base even further, Thursday also saw the release of a Vogue magazine profile of Huntsman, complete with photographs by Annie Liebowitz. The article was broadly favorable to the former Utah Governor, but to those like conservative commentator John Podheretz it came across as "the Plan 9 from Outer Space of political profiles."

Pod-boy, ya got it backwards. As usual. The whole rest of the Repug field is "Plan 9 from Outer Space".

Huntsman is acting like a man with nothing to lose -- or one who has already lost. His campaign did not return a TPM email inquiring how the candidate's new twitter style of prodding fun at core elements of the base was meant to be a winning campaign tactic.

Perhaps, though, the answer came in another tweet. The account @Jon2012girls purports to carry the thoughts of Huntsman's daughters. Friday morning they posted this:

"Dad making a stir on twitter. Guess our gift "twitter for dummies" finally payed off!"

Huntsman, IMNSHO, is THE ONLY REPUG CANDIDATE THAT STANDS A CHINAMAN'S CHANCE OF BEATING OBAMA. Let's hope they don't realize that and start supporting him.

And he's not nearly as negatively Mormon as Willard either.


Huntsman gets some Twitter love

He's grabbed the second rung...


DBK said...

Apparently, not disavowing evolution and sometimes displaying common sense is "prodding the base".

Journalism is at an all-time low, and TPM is not much better than any of the others, though it once was a much better vehicle...about five years ago.

Anonymous said...

So far, Huntsman is the only politician out there who DARES to sound like he might be literate. I'm not sure he could handle a deranged congress any better than Obama can but I think he might have more guts than Obama... ?

Jay in N.C.

BadTux said...

Huntsman is still in the race? I thought he dropped out with T-Paw BridgeFail? Huh. Who coulda known.

- Badtux the Baffled Penguin

Fixer said...

He'll be out soon enough.

BadTux said...

Ya, Huntsman's fairly sane (FOR A REPUBLICAN, a caveat which is important -- by our standards he's nuttier than a bag of peanuts), which means of course he is utterly unqualified to win a Republican primary. Still... gonna munch some of that bag of peanuts watching the show as he goes down with fireworks :).

- Badtux the Show-watchin' Penguin