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By James Rickman III, Director iHumanEvolution.com - Blog News Commentary
Recently, I took a close look at the former Utah governor and Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman. Some people say Jon Huntsman’s style is smooth and polished but perhaps not aggressive enough to lead the United States. Yet a rising tide of voters from New Hampshire to South Carolina are now taking a second look at the 51 year old Huntsman; the former ambassador to China and U.S. envoy in fragile parts of the Middle East.
Jobs and the Economy – His plan was voted by the Wall Street Journal and described as "the most pro-growth proposal ever offered by a US presidential candidate." Huntsman believes in simplifying the tax code through reductions and less red tape. A sustainable restructuring is necessary to make America more competitive says the candidate. The Huntsman plan will add a key component by resurrecting the U.S. manufacturing base to create millions of jobs.
Energy Independence – A critical issue Governor Huntsman is proposing an "all of the above" policy, with two main elements:
First, Huntsman says we must expedite the review and approval of safe and environmentally safe energy projects, including the development of North American oil and gas reserves; oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska; shale gas and oil in the U.S.; and Canadian oil sands.
Second, we must eliminate subsidies and regulations that support foreign oil and inhibit clean, and invest in domestic alternatives such as natural gas, biofuels, wind power and coal-to-liquid fuel.
America is drowning in competitive energy supplies from domestic sources. We must employ those resources, or risk allowing foreign nations to control our energy future.
On National Security, Jon Huntsman understands that modern warfare and counterterrorism demands new approaches that utilize American technologies to better target rogue groups in a more cost effective policy. For example, the increased use of cyber-security, electronic and robotic agents in the U.S. arsenal have the capability of reducing human causalities.
Renewing America’s Leadership Role Worldwide is a strong point of Jon Huntsman with decades of foreign policy experience living in locations worldwide. He has the hands-on experience to better adapt to foreign competition.
Financial Regulation is a mess in Washington, therefore Jon Huntsman wants to end the too big to fail hand outs to Wall Street tycoons. He wants a return to true capitalism where the marketplace decides who fails and who is rewarded. Huntsman proposes strengthening the dollar to ensure it remains the primary global reserve currency.
Elimination of failed government bureaucracies like Fannie and Freddie Mac will become a key savings plan Jon Huntsman would deliver to the American people. Can Jon Huntsman win the Republican primary is any ones guess at this point. But he’s definitely worth a double take and detailed second look. Consider the alternatives like Newt Gingrich aka the Washington professor of abstract ideas with a $1 million Tiffany account or Mitt Romney, who appears to enjoy making $10,000 bets having also pasted an Obama healthcare like plan in Massachusetts.
Take a moment consider which candidate you relate too best. Ask yourself, does the person seem to grasp the facts? Are they trust worthy? Overall, Jon Huntsman displays true leadership ability with valuable hands-on experience an impeccable reputation of trust that would serve our country and its citizens well as President, maybe. Stay tuned 2012.