Huntsman always seemed the most reasonable, rational and accomplished of the GOP clown parade of candidates for the 2012 election – which is why he got no where.
However, it does take manifest intellectual dishonesty to fail to note that the GOP got into bed with the evangelical wingnut religious fringe around the time of Nixon – and has been controlled and steered by their asinine money-hungry BS ever since.
Honestly? Given that the Democratic party is more or less centre right these days, and probably more suited to his ethos than the lunatics running the asylum on the right if the aisle, he should just suck it up and cross over now. The GOP will eat its own with gusto, they won’t respect him or his thoughts and he changes nothing.
His statement is very similar to David Cameron’s in 2010. The only way the GOP will change is if more people like him come forward but I don’t see it happening so soon. Political careers are far more important to an American politician, especially those on the right, than doing the right thing. It always amazes me that when they vote against equality, they say they listen to their constituents to determine how they vote which means they give up their personal beliefs in some cases to support discrimination just because more bigots took the time to contact them.
In contrast, if you look at David Burrowes and others of his ilk, he would still have voted no even if the majority of his constituents supported equal marriage.
One lamb within a pack of wolves.
It’s refreshing to hear and lets hope he can influence some if not most into the same way of thinking. I, sadly, fear not however, this is the Republicans after all.
Marriage should be for all couples to choose.
Thank you Mr Huntsman.
one lamb in the lion’s den .. but thank you Mr Huntsman.. are we looking another attempt to run for the White House.. the republcan party has to get their shit together .. and realize that those who of reelected Obama did because we believed he deserved a second term .. but also to keep the nut job republicans out of the White House
Very shrewd move. The GOP has to adapt and evolve or die, due to its aging demographics and the plain fact that most Americans are in favour of this, and are mightily bored with most Republicans anti stance to almost everything, but particularly minorities (who will be the loosely connected majority very soon).
David Cameron is doing much the same here and pushing his older, ‘nasty party’ redundancies to the edges of the party by supporting gay marriage. You have to go with the flow of history or be left behind.
Wow there is a David Cameroon among the Republicans in the US!
We desperately need a David Cameroon in Australia too, because the only thing both Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard deserves is the simple and fast one way ticket straight to the gas chambers!