Jeremy Bloom of sister site Red, Green, and Blue has done a tremendous job of summarizing the New Hampshire primary results. So, I’m just going to go ahead and repost that in full below. First, however, a few notes:
Well, as you can see in the title, the sneak preview is that Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman, and Ron Paul can be happiest about the results of the New Hampshire primary. A few notes of my own on each of them:
Mitt Romney: The dude is the 0.01%, works for the 0.01%, and would run the country for the 0.01%. This includes the big-time polluters that are driving us towards global catastrophe and doomsday. In other words, not someone for the 99% to get behind.
Jon Huntsman: I’ve written about Huntsman a few times. He is the only GOP candidate who seems sensible about global warming. He even got the endorsement of a notable climate activist who is currently sitting in prison. But then he went and flip-flopped on it when he faced a group of extreme conservatives… if you can even call them that. Yes, he’s our best bet from this year’s GOP bunch. But he’s not exactly someone to get excited about… if you care about clean air, clean water, and a livable climate.
Ron Paul: Ron Paul has a few good ideas and points. He certainly has a stance on war that I support. But he’s off-the-wall bat-sh**-crazy when it comes to the government’s environmental responsibilities. Basically, he thinks they don’t exist. The free market has failures. You learn this in economics 101. One of its key failures is that it allows corporations to pollute society and not pay the cost of that. Thus, some products are artificially cheap, and others are artificially priced out of the market. Basic water, air, and climate protections are important and must come from the government. Ron Paul doesn’t get that.
Anyway, on to Jeremy’s great summary: