Sunday, May 22, 2011
Huntsman, The New Youth Candidate
I also predict that he will become the 'youth' candidate in the forthcoming election, replacing Barack Obama as the inspirer of the younger generations. Obama has largely lost that role, given his refusal to be a transforming or even truly reforming President. (And being known as the 'killer of Osama bin Laden' is not going to restore him to it.) Huntsman's background includes (if you can believe this) dropping out of high school to play in a rock band, and then getting his degree by GED! (Of course he went on to finish college at Penn, an Ivy League school.) He also loves motorcycles and motocross, he cares about the environment, and doesn't come across as a religious fanatic. These are facts that youth will be attracted to. Plus he actually speaks Chinese, which is almost mysterious! And finally, he is able, I sense, to give them some hope for the future.