Jon Huntsman Jr. appears to be edging closer to a run at the Republican nomination for president. Soon the question will shift from "will he run?" to "can he win?" Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns of Politico.com have a story today about Huntsman's supporters forming a political action committee to help him hit the ground running, should he decide to throw his hat into the ring. Of course Huntsman has a job right now -- U.S. Ambassador to China -- and the current occupant at the White House might not be thrilled to have one of his "employees" taking part in an active effort to take his job. But according to Politco, so far the Obama administration has just joked about Huntsman's plans. (Some political web sites today are reporting that Huntsman may be preparing to resign from the U.S. Ambassador's job). Can Huntsman win the nomination? Maybe not -- and the problem isn't his plastics industry background. His weakness might be that he's viewed by Republican primary and caucus voters as being too moderate -- although that could be strength in the general election, if Huntsman manages to win the nomination. Politico points out that Huntsman won "exactly zero votes" in a recent presidential straw poll taken in New Hampshire Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/48454.html#ixzz1Cd4BP1MGPolitico.com
Can Jon Huntsman Jr. win the GOP nomination?
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