January 03, 2011


Why Huntsman Won't Run

Despite hints that U.S. Ambassador to China John Huntsman (R) is considering a run for president in 2012, James Fallows points out the one reason why 2012 will not be Huntsman's year: "Huntsman is part of the Obama Administration."

"He is right in the middle of dealings with America's most important foreign-policy partner/challenge. So in the GOP Primaries, how exactly is he going to out-anti-Obama anyone else in the field, given that he has served Obama (and, yes, the country) so loyally? The retorts from all the other Republicans are almost too easy. 'If Ambassssadorrr Huntsman is so concerned about the Obama threat to America, then why,...?'"










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