GOP Presidential Primary: Ticket to Where … Huntsman Drops Out … Gives His 3.5% to Romney in Endorsement


It is being reported that John Huntsman will drop out of the Republican Presidential primary today.One might ask if he was ever actually in the GOP primary. After doing nothing but campaigning and putting all his political primary eggs in one basket in New Hampshire, his home state where he lives, Huntsman finished a disappointing third place. Ticket to ride, hardly …

If New Hampshire is Paradise … Huntsman has two tickets back there

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’s “third place is a ticket to ride in, ladies and gentleman! Hello, South Carolina!” … has turned into a return to sender ticket back home. But wait, Huntsman endorses and gives  Romney his 3.5%.  Did Huntsman really have any choice but to drop out? As pointed out at Michelle Malkin, his poll numbers are so bad in South Carolina and Florida, did Huntsman really have any other choice?

UPDATE I One has to wonder why Huntsman even bothered to run. Obama mouth piece Axelrod said, Huntsman dropped because he wouldn’t sell his soul. Spoken from a man who fronts Barack Obama who would know everything their is to selling one’s soul and say anything to get elected. You might want to focua on Obama and stop the hypocrisy. Many on the LEFT are saying the same about The one.

Next up, Rick Perry needs to say adios and head back to Texas.

Jon Huntsman’s withdrawal offers an opportunity for Democrats to make a play for the sliver of moderate Republicans to whom he appealed — and also to make a broader point that the Republican Party is being pulled to the right, not to the left, by its most powerful forces.

“He was simply unwillingly to make the Faustian bargains with the Right that Romney has so willingly made,” said David Axelrod, who is shaping Obama’s re-election campaign.

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  • Comments

    2 Responses to “GOP Presidential Primary: Ticket to Where … Huntsman Drops Out … Gives His 3.5% to Romney in Endorsement”

    1. NGBoston on January 16th, 2012 11:17 am

      Hunstman also had problems raising money for his campaign. Kind of sad that the deeper the Candidates’s pockets, the better the chances are on either side of the ticket.

      Just Sayin’….

    2. A Conservative Teacher on January 16th, 2012 4:06 pm

      Let’s all not be too hard on Huntsman. If he were the nominee, even he would have been better than Obama based on his record of accomplishments as Governor and Ambassador. He’s a decent guy- he just was too liberal for a primary election in a year when Americans already have had their fill of liberalism for the last 4-6 years.

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