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After Gen X flop, Huntsman launches ‘GenH’ initiative with Jeb Bush Jr.

by George Bennett | September 15th, 2011

Jeb Bush Jr.

Former Utah Gov. and Republican White House aspirant Jon Huntsman‘s reference to Gen X troubadour Kurt Cobain fell flat during Monday’s GOP debate in Tampa.

Now Huntsman is launching an appeal for 18- to 35-year-old “GenH” voters with Jeb Bush Jr. as chairman.

Huntsman’s campaign today announced the GenH program has 139 campus chapters in 42 states and is “the most broad-based youth program in the Republican field.”

Romney's "No Apology"

During a discussion of Social Security in Monday’s CNN/Tea Party Express debate, Huntsman mentioned rival Mitt Romney‘s 2010 book No Apology and quipped: “I don’t know if that was written by Kurt Cobain or not.”

The allusion to All Apologies, a Cobain-penned song that charted for Nirvana in 1993, did not seem to register with the other GOP candidates or the tea party audience.

Grunge icon Cobain died in an apparent suicide in 1994, the year Romney ran as a moderate Republican against Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts.

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6 Responses to “After Gen X flop, Huntsman launches ‘GenH’ initiative with Jeb Bush Jr.”

  1. Schalk Says:

    I thought I had dipped into an alternate universe when he said all that. Did he mean to use the reference thinking the song was called no apologies or was he likening Romney’s book to a suicide note?

  2. Zotar Says:

    How’s your sister doing Jeb Jr.? Mom still shopping overseas on our dime? How about your dad, still trying to pave the Everglades?

  3. Josh Modena Says:

    Curt cobain really a legend … until now, even the people are still thinking about his death

  4. JanisL Says:

    Yes, Jeb Jr., where in the world is Noelle?? She seems to have disappeared, or did the RPOF just institutionalize her to avoid any embarassment? Huntsman’s instincts are way off if he thought any Republiskanks would see the reference! Squ-aaaaare! As for the effort to interest young people in supporting Repuke candidates, well, you LOST them at “Jeb Bush Jr.”

  5. The Equalizer Says:

    Noelle is probably hanging out with Obama’s illegal uncle. You know, the illegal immigrant that was arrested for drunk driving and then let go with no charges and is now nowhere to be found.

  6. Billy Mays Says:

    Draft Dodger and Chickenhawk

    Mitt Romney, incredibly, was able to avoid serving in Vietnam because he was on his Mormon mission, driving around the French countryside. (The Mormon church defined missions — which all good young Mormon men go on — as a form of priesthood.) In fact, not one of Romney’s five sons has served in the military either, despite Mitt arguing for U.S. military involvement in Iraq and elsewhere.

    Even more outrageously, when he was asked to justify this hypocrisy, Romney claimed that his sons were serving the country by driving Winnebagos around Iowa and campaigning for him.

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