Online subscriber? Please Log In

Need Help? | Forgot Your Password?

GOP race marked by puzzling politics

Next week’s New Hampshire primary may end the campaign by former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.

Jan 7, 2012 | 1 Comment

By Jeb Bladine
Of the News-Register

Only online subscribers may access this article. Subscribe online by clicking here. Already a subscriber, please .

Would you like to comment on this article?

Only online subscribers may comment on articles. Click here to see how you can subscribe.
Already a subscriber, please

Note: Some articles do not accept comments at all.


07:46 am - Tue, January 10 2012
Don Dix said:
"Among all candidates, Huntsman is the only one who consistently expresses clear, thoughtful ideas based on varied world experience instead of a combination of stale party politics and personal bias."

There is little room for clear and thoughtful ideas in any election, in part because politics has never owned that trait. Stale party politics and personal bias are proof that these nominations and elections are not about what is best for the country -- but what is best for the survivor.

-- "in a country that seems to thrive on childish politics instead of seeking intelligent solutions to immediate and long-term challenges."

That phrase epitomizes the entire nomination process for both parties, as well as the national elections.

The U.S. would be much for the better if we could rid ourselves of the political parties that do little but point fingers and make accusations towards the other candidate, and (if elected) do very little for anyone but themselves and their contributors. It seems that the idea of representing the people has become secondary at best.

© 1999- News-Register Publishing | © The Associated Press
The News-Register and are owned and operated by News-Register Publishing Co., P.O. Box 727, McMinnville, OR 97128.
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Web design & powered by LVSYS