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Jon Huntsman: Republicans should embrace the movie ‘Lincoln’

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Currently, no movie is more popular among the pundit class than Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln.’

Former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman thinks that Republicans should use that to their advantage.

“You don’t have to forget your origins. You can remember Abraham Lincoln. I walked out of Lincoln, thinking, ‘Go Republicans!’ All these Republicans [were] doing the right thing for their country, and I say, here we have a movie that’s about Republican governance and we’re not even reflecting on this proud moment in history,” Huntsman explained in an interview with Buzzfeed.

Democrats have already seized the movie and Lincoln’s legacy as their own. Former president Bill Clinton introduced the film during Sunday’s Golden Globe awards reminding the audience of the “tough fight” Lincoln waged to push the Thirteenth Amendment through Congress.

“Winning it required the president to make a lot of unsavory deals that had nothing to do with the big issue,” Clinton said. “I wouldn’t know anything about that.”

 

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