TLP: Jon Huntsman Just Gave Up

huntsman out
No real votes have been cast yet for any 2012 candidates. (Sorry, Iowa. Hope you enjoyed the funnel cake.) But already, the presidential campaign is over for Jon Huntsman. Wait, who?

AP and HuffPost:
Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman says he'd be open to running as vice president if rival and tea party favorite Michele Bachmann wins the nomination.

The former ambassador to China and ex-Utah governor says that every time he's been asked to serve his country he's answered "yes." Huntsman tells CNN interviewer Piers Morgan that if asked by the Minnesota congresswoman to run as her vice president he'd "be the first person to sign up, absolutely."

Huntsman tried quickly to backtrack, saying the answer was based on a hypothetical question and that he has no doubt he'll win the GOP nomination. The interview was aired Monday night.
Not only was it a hypothetical question, apparently Huntsman felt the actual interview was make-believe. "This is a hypothetical conversation," he said, realizing he was doomed. "We're going to win. And I have no doubt about that."


The Lazy Paperboy

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.


Anonymous said...

Are you serious? He was referring to the conversation about him running with any of the other contenders as a "hypothetical conversation". You fail to mention that he said "we're going to win"... hence why it's a hypothetical conversation. That's not "giving up" last time I checked.

Giving up is saying he'd be someone else's running mate at a time when he is trying to convince voters to choose him.

And I did say he said he would win. It's right there where it says, "We're going to win. And I have no doubt about that."