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Huntsman Campaign Releases Web Video – Weather Vane

  • Hpress Staff
  • October 31, 2011 @ 11:52AM
Waiting to see which way the political winds blow is not presidential leadership.

Manchester, NH – The Jon Huntsman for President campaign today released “Weather Vane,” a web video that highlights Mitt Romney’s known propensity to bend his positions to whichever way the political winds are blowing. The 90 second web ad will be displayed on the campaign’s Vimeo, Youtube and website.

"In his 17 plus years as a politician Mitt Romney's positions on the issues have twisted in the wind like a well-lubricated weather vane. Waiting to see which way the political winds blow is not presidential leadership. Governor Huntsman has been a consistent, conservative problem solver and he's the one candidate in this race who is offering leadership voters can depend on."

JHFP Web Video – “Weather Vane”
Released – 10/31/2011
TRT: 91 Seconds
Public YouTube Link:


JOHN KING: Is the Massachusetts approach that was passed under Governor Romney, is that a good model for the nation?

MITT ROMNEY: Well, I think so.

ROMNEY: In the last campaign, I was asked, is this something you would have the whole nation do? I said no.

ROMNEY: I think there is need for economic stimulus.

ROMNEY: I have never supported the President’s recovery act all right, the stimulus.

ROMNEY: I do not support and have never supported a timed withdrawal.

ANCHOR: Do you believe there should be a timetable in withdrawing the troops?

ROMNEY: Well, there’s no question but that the President and Prime Minister al-Maliki have to have a series of timetables and milestones.

ROMNEY: But I believe based on what I read that the world is getting warmer and number two I believe that humans contribute to that.

ROMNEY: We don’t know what’s causing climate change on this planet.

ROMNEY: I’m very much, very much and adamantly opposed to tax increases.

TIM RUSSERT: The head of the Bay State Council of the Blind said that your name was “fee fee”. That you just raised fee after fee after fee – that’s a tax.

CHYRON: Leadership you can depend on.

HUNTSMAN: You can’t be a perfectly lubricated weather vane on the important issues of the day—whether it’s Libya, whether it’s the debt ceiling, whether it’s the discussion around the Kasich bill in Ohio—where Governor Romney has been missing in action in terms of showing any kind of leadership.