Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Jon Huntsman announces he is in the race for 2012 (VIDEO)

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman will join the race for president next Tuesday.
“I intend to announce that I will be a candidate for the presidency a week from today,” Huntsman told an audience gathered for a China policy discussion with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on Tuesday in New York City.
Sources familiar with the plans told POLITICO Tuesday morning that Huntsman will announce at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, with the Statue of Liberty in the background. The park is the same site where Ronald Reagan formally kicked off his 1980 general election campaign.
The full story is HERE.

Here he is speaking at the event hosted by Thomson Reuters this morning:

Now will a bounce for him bring him UP to 2% in the poll?


Anonymous said...


ann said...

In which Party?

Anonymous said...

I don't think working as ambassador to China should disqualify Huntsman. Serving your country for any administration is an honorable thing to do.

I don't really know much about Huntsman, but to my mind, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense for him to run.

Anonymous said...

all he does is split the morman vote

corep said...

i dont think huntsman will split any vote at all, least of all the mormon vote.

i dont see where he has any room in this race. he's left of the entire field on almost everything, doesnt really have a compelling story to tell, and isnt a known commodity.

Revolution 2012 said...



Anonymous said...

He is a moderate, moderate guy who was governor of a very conservative state. My family members who live in Utah said that they weren't really impressed with his job as gov. He polls way behind Mitt Romney in Utah, by the way. If Mitt had wanted the governorship in Utah, he would have had it.

Talk about "silver spoons," Mitt's parents were finally prosperous when he was growing up, but they had achieved it after a lot of hard work. Mitt made his fortune; Huntsman's daddy has provided the money to smooth things along for him.