Huntsman announced he is running for the US presidency and providing jobs is his priority. Shucks. If it were so easy, wouldn't the Federal legislatures have already resolved the problem.
This process of election promises is already getting real old. And it is
sixteen months to the US Presidential election. No doubt candidate
posing and promise is more for talk radio and TV talking heads to get exposure and name recognition. It also gives media some material to chat about each day.
Since all candidates promise the same thing, there must be other factors to consider for the Republican Party to back a candidate. Forget the voter's intellect. Appeal to voter's emotions. The eventual candidate with good hair, talks well, follows a conservative script -- and is deemed electable by the Republicans -- will head the ticket for the party.
All the candidates say they are going to fix the economy and provide jobs to the millions of unemployed or underemployed. However, there is never a single word about a plan to make that happen. Perhaps they don't want to give away their secret methodology. How come the media's talking heads don't ask the candidates how they will execute those promises of more jobs and fixing the economy.
In the end, the voters just decide that the incumbent didn't do anything and the new guy is promising jobs and fixing the economy. Promises -- not plans -- are good enough to get the votes.
Regarding that creating jobs mantra of the candidates.... From Econ 101, jobs create a product supply. If there is no demand for the product, there is no company going to add jobs to create a product that will not sell. It's just bad business. The voters and the media must ask the candidates how they will create jobs without a product demand.