Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor and more recently U.S. ambassador to China announced today that he will announce next week that he’s a candidate for the Repub nomination for prez. I don’t guess there’s ever been a presidential field with two Mormons in it before.
Every candidate has some terrible blot on their past to overcome. In Huntsman’s case, it’s that in his ambassador days he served under Pres. Obama and said some nice things about him. Huntsman also favor civil union status for same-sex couples, which makes him the social moderate in this field, unless it makes him un-nominatable.
I wonder if Huntsman waited until to pre-announce so he wouldn’t have to participate in that dreadful debate last night.