Sunday, January 15, 2012

Huntsman drops out - Updated 2X

The twitter tells me Jon Huntsman dropped out. Will throw his votes to Willard. Which means -- pretty much nothing. Well, except one less lectern at the next debate. [via Political Wire]

Update: Jon Karl disagrees. Jon says it does matter. I think he's wrong. I doubt Huntsman would have received much more than 3% of the vote. Last I heard, Stephen Colbert was outpolling him and Colbert is not even really running. And Huntsman's attack ads on Romney may have been stellar, but nobody saw them and likely nobody would have. In support of that theory, I'd point to my friend who identifies himself as an "independent conservative." When I told him Huntsman would be a better choice than Newt, he replied, "Jon who?"

In any event, unless someone had the foresight to download and save them, Huntsman purged his youtube page of all those clever ads. For the moment you can still see one at the link, but who knows for how long? Too bad. That monkey sure was cute.

Update two: Thanks to ahuntre for digging up this youtube account that appears to have captured more of the deleted Jon Huntsman's ads. Watch them before they're taken down.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Well that's what he gets for making Romulus look like a used car salesman at the last debate.

Any evidence of intellect and/or a grasp on reality is like having leprosy in that party where bullshit and bellicose braggadocio trump brains everyday.

10:05:00 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

What Capt. Fogg said. The collective IQ of the candidates has now slipped into the low double digits.

It doesn't help much that they're all tone deaf.

10:25:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Huntsman just couldn't bring himself to do the level of dumbing down necessary to win over the base. And he never really got enough exposure to have a real chance anyway. As my conservative dinner companion said to me when I suggested he give Huntsman a look: "Jon who?"

11:58:00 AM  

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