Huntsman To End Campaign, Endorse Romney

Well, this is a surprise, he ran such a great campaign, what with him following the tried and true primary season plan where the candidate panders to independents and moderates….what’s that? They are supposed to pander to the base? Well, darn. Well, at least he went and attacked President Obama….huh? He said in his running for president announcement he wouldn’t? Darn

(ABC News) Jon Huntsman will drop out of the Republican presidential race  on Monday, a campaign spokesman told ABC News.

A source close to the Huntsman campaign said the former ambassador to China and Utah governor was “proud of the race that he ran” but “did not want to stand in the way” of rival Mitt Romney, the current front-runner for the Republican nomination.

Huntsman plans to endorse Romney at an 11 a.m. press conference Monday in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Huntsman was running dead last in South Carolina with a whopping 3%. Dropping out won’t really change the dynamics of the primary in the least, though, according to the NY Times article

Yet late Sunday evening, a spokesman for Mr. Gingrich sought to portray the decision by Mr. Huntsman as a boon to him, saying in a statement, “We are one step closer to a bold Reagan conservative winning the G.O.P. nomination.”

Yeah, the funny part of that is that Huntsman was the most Conservative candidate in the race. But, as I’ve said, he never properly explained why he worked for Obama and how it could help if he became president, and, for those who could get by being Ambassador to China under Obama, you get to his belief in government regulation/legislation to deal with the climate change hoax. He never attempted to pander to the Conservative base, and pandering simply to independents is a prescription for low ratings and a loss. Huntsman ran an inept and absurd campaign, and his leaving the race will mean zip.

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  2. markg8 says:

    What would be the proper way of explaining why he worked for Obama? Doesn’t seem there’s an acceptable excuse for that to the base.

    • Well, for instance, Huntsman could have said that he gained valuable experience and insight into the Chinese government and China itself, which is important because China owns a huge part of America’s debt, and is set to be America’s largest competitor on the world stage, economically, politically, and militarily.

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