On behalf of everyone who recognized Huntsman as an unhinged RINO loon, allow us to say… “Phew!”
No Jon, this is actually what they do in China if you talk off script…
Republican candidate and former Governor of Utah, Jon Huntsman, will be ending his bid for the presidency.
Huntsman has announced that he will be endorsing Mitt Romney. While it’s always nice to pick up endorsements, adding Huntsman to his band of cheerleaders will do nothing for Romney’s stature in the conservative community. It was just a week ago that a poll had indicated that 51% of Huntsman supporters thought that Obama was doing a satisfactory job.
From the Daily Caller:
Former Utah Governor Jon has informed advisers that he will end his presidential campaign Monday and endorse former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, The New York Times reported.
ABC News reports that Huntsman will make his endorsement of Romney official in Myrtle Beach during an 11:00 a.m. press conference Monday.
Doug Powers explains why he had to drop out, and offers a little advice for Romney:
Things were looking beyond grim for Huntsman in South Carolina and Florida while Newt’s been closing the gap somewhat on Romney. So, if you’re Romney, why not promise Huntsman a China ambassadorship (yet again) or maybe a post as Harley Czar in order to get his five percent and stretch the margin a little?
Just to reiterate, Jon Huntsman is practically a Democrat.
And so apparently, are his supporters. Was this a version of Rush Limbaugh’s Operation Chaos, with a lot of “independents” trying to toss in votes for Huntsman?
Even so, how do you find 51% of anyone, outside of an asylum, who thinks Obama is a satisfactory President?
From the Gateway Pundit:
Governor Jon Huntsman took third place tonight in New Hampshire. In the exit polls, 51% of Huntsman voters said they were satisfied with Obama as president. 70% of the Huntsman voters describe themselves as moderate and liberals.
|On to South Carolina|
Nothing surprising here – Mitt Romney is projected to win New Hampshire by double digits, with Ron Paul coming in second. The head-scratcher here is Rick Perry, finishing a distant sixth. Perhaps this will be a sign to suspend his campaign, and spend time trying to figure out that third branch of government he’d like to eliminate.
Gingrich and Santorum are battling it out for fourth, with Jon Huntsman, a moderate with no money, no name recognition, and no redeeming value as a GOP candidate, finishing third.
Fox News calls it:
Mitt Romney has won the New Hampshire primary, Fox News projects, notching back-to-back victories in the first two contests of the presidential nominating season.
Fox News also projects that Ron Paul will finish second and Jon Huntsman will finish third. Rick Perry is projected to finish in sixth place — the rest of the night is shaping up to be a race for fourth, between Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. Both candidates are pulling in 10 percent of the vote.
“Tonight, we made history,” Romney said. “Tonight we celebrate, tomorrow we go back to work.”
This should pick off a few pretenders heading into South Carolina. If Mitt wins SC, it’ll be wrapped up…