Yesterday Jon Huntsman took to Twitter to declare his support for Issue 2 in Ohio:

Unlike @MittRomney, I stand with John Kasich in opposing the individual mandate and supporting public sector union reform. Pls RT.

And this morning, Politico’s Ben Smith reports that the daily roundup from Jon Huntsman’s campaign clarified exactly what Jon was supporting:

Here’s a shocker: Romney flip/flopped on supporting Gov. Kasich’s union-busting laws. From being in solidarity in June to unable to take a position in October. To put it mildly, most conservatives are a little upset.

You have to give Huntsman credit. He’s spent his whole campaign trying to define himself as the sane one, the one willing to tell the truth. Global warming is real. Evolution is not a myth. And the goal of John Kasich’s SB5/Issue 2 is to bust unions.

As Brian mentioned earlier today, Kasich and Ohio’s Republicans have spent most of this year trying to defend SB5 as “reasonable reform” and NOT union-busting or right-to-work legislation. And in a matter of hours, multiple Republican presidential candidates quickly destroyed their months of work, revealing the truth.

 
  • Anonymous

    Watching this GOP parade of clowns has been incredible. Huntsman IS the sane one. But the GOP utterly ignores him.

  • eraser1998

    It bothers me that the party that says they’re for local control jumps to take away control from local governments, and people like Huntsman and Romney come in from outside, without a full understanding of the situation, and jump to conclusions simply to score political points.

    Why can’t they have the cojones to say something like:
    “I believe we have seen overly powerful unions cause problems in various locations around the country, and in those instances there needs to be reform;  However, I am not fully aware of all the nuances of Ohio’s particular situation, and therefore cannot endorse either side at this time.”

    They might be surprised to know things like Georgia, a right-to-work state, has average teacher salaries almost identical to Ohio, despite the fact that a higher percentage of Ohio teachers have advanced degrees.

    Clearly the union isn’t too powerful.

    No, they assume unions = lavish pay and benefits.  They ignore that unlike most every other state (if I’m not mistaken), property taxes are passed for a set $ amount that never changes, giving voters full control over the amount of money being spent in the schools.

    If they actually STUDIED the bill and the situation, they might actually be able to say something like the above, then later come back and say:

    “After review, I believe that there are reasonable portions of Issue 2 that would be beneficial, but the bill itself is flawed and an overreaction and I cannot support it in its entirety”.

    No, that would actually require guts… something none of these politicians have.

  • Anonymous

    If you are going to be something, be the VERY best.

    VOTE NO ON 2

  • Anonymous

    R’s = union busters.

    Thanks Mr. Huntsman for being honest.

    R’s believe thar money is more important than people.

    Someone did vote for these monsters.

    NO ON 2.

  • Anonymous

    R’s = union busters.

    Thanks Mr. Huntsman for being honest.

    R’s believe thar money is more important than people.

    Someone did vote for these monsters.

    NO ON 2.

  • Pablo Fanque

    So Huntsman, and now Romney, have got on the bus, and thrown Kasich under it.

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