Fmr Gov. John Huntsman (R-UT)
Tapper: wow Libyan rebels are closing
in on Qaddafi with a little help from
their NATO friends
Tapper: Pawlenty dropped out because he
was too rational - do you have the same problem?
Huntsman: Yes but I have distinguished
Tapper: what is your plan?
Huntsman: get rid of the regulatory monkeys
Tapper: you raised taxes on the middle class
and cut taxes for the rich
Huntsman: yes but I also want to
get rid of all tax loopholes except for
the popular ones
Tapper: Mitt Romney says we need one
bracket for everyone
Huntsman: Whether Vain is an idiot
Tapper: Rick Perry says climate
change isn’t real
Huntsman: if the GOP becomes
anti-science that will not be good
Huntsman: People like science Jake
Tapper: Perry wants to beat up
Ben Bernanke because he might
boost the economy
Huntsman: he’s a moron but the point
is Obama is too liberal
Tapper: is Perry unelectable?
Huntsman: he’s certifiable
Tapper: Bachmann says gas will be
cheap when she’s President
Huntsman: she’s not grounded in reality
Tapper: you said she would crash
Huntsman: she argued for default
which is insane
Tapper: so did all the other candidates
Huntsman: Obama should have walked
away from the teleprompter and
used the bully pulpit
Tapper: you said you would reject 10-1
spending cuts for tax increases
Huntsman: it was a nonsense question
Tapper: you didn’t have to raise your hand
Huntsman: I was just stretching
Tapper: you’re not very popular
Huntsman: I’m on your show!
Huntsman: I’m a leader, a businessman
and a Republican who rejects utter insanity
Tapper: well good luck with that
[ break ]
Tapper: this race seems up for grabs
Luntz: Primary voters wants someone
who can win but also won’t compromise
Tapper: I see
Luntz: They think Romney can win but
he’s such a fucking weasel
Tapper: how about the other candidates?
Luntz: Perry seems a little crazy and
Bachmann gets all her instructions from
the mother ship
Tapper: ok what about Chris Christie
Luntz: he’s in your face and a jerk and
people love that
Huntsman: should Paul Ryan run
Luntz: he’s a fighter and he’s a got a plan
Tapper: but it’s a terrible pan
Luntz Ryan is the sunny optimist of the GOP
Tapper: dear god
[ break ]
Tapper: should Chris Christie run for President?
Will: he thinks he would lose and he is
right about that
Tapper: Who would beat Obama?
Brazile: not a one of these nutters
Zeleny: Perry was cool but after one day
of campaigning people realized he’s a wacko
Tapper: people are worried about the
future of America
Luntz: they don’t trust their government,
schools, Wall Street, or reality tv shows
Luntz: Trust No One!
Tapper: It’s an X-Files election!
Luntz: Purity Control!
Tapper: Rick Perry had an interesting week
Will: Perry is a real Texas cowboy which
makes people nervous
Tapper: Can he win?
Brazile: he’s folksy and down to earth
Tapper: he’s an adorable gun-toting lunatic
Brazile: don’t count Barack out either!
Tapper: he was wildly popular in the morning
and by the afternoon the media learned
Zeleny: he can talk to businesses and give
a sermon on Sunday
Tapper: he's a chameleon or a least
a gila monster
Zeleny: aside from threating to shoot the
Chair of the Federal Reserve I thought
he had a great week
Tapper: what about Sarah Palin?
Luntz: Bachmann is running and there's only
room for one crazy female candidate
Tapper: so how do you win?
Luntz: Washington politicians need to admit
they are failures and people will love them for it
Tapper: thanks for coming everyone