POLITICO Arena: Jon Huntsman Drops Out of GOP Race


At a news conference this morning, former Utah Governor and US Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman announced that he is ending his presidential campaign. Huntsman said that he is endorsing his rival Mitt Romney as the best Republican to defeat President Barack Obama in the General Election.

POLITICO Arena asks: Jon Huntsman – What went wrong?

BENJAMIN: I’m sorry to say that Ambassador Huntsman never really had the legs to make a go of the GOP race. His campaign got off to an inauspicious .start in New York. He never really established his identity or clearly distinguished himself and his rationale for running. He punctuated his third place finish in New Hampshire with an aimless speech. Sadly, many saw this announcement coming.

I wish him well and thank him for his service to the United States. Zhù nǐ háoyùn ?(Good luck). Zài jiàn (Good bye).

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2 Responses to POLITICO Arena: Jon Huntsman Drops Out of GOP Race

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  2. Spencer Chiimbwe says:

    Well it is not clear whether ‘beating Obama’ is the theme that the republicans will adopt as soon as they come up with the nominee. Should that be the case, then the 2012 elections will be seen as a circus of political wrestlers whose political ideologies get premised on personal attacks. In my humble opinion, in this election, people will judge the candidates on their grand ability to separate tissues from issues. The former is oftenly based on intentional personal attacks while the latter is based on a demonstration of relevant political ideologies. The world is watching!

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