Huntsman became chairman of the think tank in January. The former two-time Utah governor, who will turn 54 on March 26, believes the two countries have an intertwined relationship that propels them to work despite disagreements from time to time. We'll have issues that bring tensions in the relationship and results in the media nasty headlines, but we have to first and foremost understand what brings us together," Huntsman said. That is very difficult to find sometime," He has previously compared the relationship to a marriage where divorce is not an option. Huntsman has been an admirer of the courage and wisdom displayed by President Richard Nixon and Chinese leaders Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai when they broke the ice in China-US relations in the early s, seeking common interests despite huge differences. However, Huntsman said that's hardly enough.
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He is still a Republican. Eventually, he will have to appeal to the GOP-base. For example, Reagonics and Bushonomics failed. And no "Jesus" did approve of Bush invading Iraq. You can't reproduce.
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I've been married for 29 years. My marriage has been the greatest joy of my life. There is nothing conservative about denying other Americans the ability to forge that same relationship with the person they love. All Americans should be treated equally by the law, whether they marry in a church, another religious institution, or a town hall. This does not mean that any religious group would be forced by the state to recognize relationships that run counter to their conscience.
By Hannah Moch, Guest Contributor February 22, On Thursday, Jon Huntsman, a former Republican presidential nominee and former governor of Utah, wrote an op-ed for The American Conservative in which he voiced his own support for marriage equality and urged other conservatives to do the same. My marriage has been the greatest joy of my life. There is nothing conservative about denying other Americans the ability to forge that same relationship with the person they love," Huntsman wrote in the op-ed. While Huntsman has been criticized in the past for his lack of action on LGBT issues, it was a huge step for him to publicly support civil unions for same-sex couples during his time as governor in one of the most conservative states in the nation.