Jon Huntsman, June 21:
We will conduct this campaign on the high road. I don't think you need to run down someone's reputation in order to run for the Office of President.
Jon Huntsman, July 11:
When you look at the absolute increases in job creation, Utah led the way in the United States in terms of job creation. That, compared and contrasted with certain other states like Massachusetts, which I will just pull out randomly, not first, but 47th.
You do need to run down someone's reputation in order to run for president. I'll give Huntsman credit -- he's getting sucker reporters* to write new stories about his campaign, which has remained in margin-of-error territory since he started exploring it, even though he's been breaking the civility oath since the day after he launched his campaign, by gently criticizing Mitt Romney over health care. Here's the thing -- these are the harshest attacks Romney has gotten from any Republican running for president. Look back at the last Republican debate, and you notice that Tim Pawlenty's wimp-out on "ObamneyCare" was just one example of Republicans punting on the chance to attack Romney. No one really nailed him. Huntsman, who got all of that attention for his civility pledge, now gets attention for being the first candidate to really criticize the frontrunner.
TODAY IN SLATE
Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race
How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada
You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney
Or at least trade it for something.
- Texas Lab Worker on Cruise Tests Negative for Ebola as Dallas Hospital Apologizes
- Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up College Pumpkin Festival Turned Violent
- Racist Rancher Cliven Bundy Challenges Eric Holder in Bizarre Campaign Ad
- Supreme Court Allows Texas Law That Accepts Handgun Permits but not College IDs to Vote
An All-Female Mission to Mars
As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.