Jon Huntsman Jr. -- former plastics company executive, governor of Utah and ambassador to China -- is officially in the 2012 race for the GOP nomination for president. Huntsman made the announcement today at Liberty Park. Check out the video. Pundits say Huntsman is doing his best to evoke the memory of Ronald Reagan, and I think they're right. Even the new commercials showing Huntsman riding a motorcycle through the desert remind me of the old shots of Reagan riding his horse around the ranch in California. Huntsman isn't the front-runner, and the plastics industry's poor public image isn't his primary problem. But you have to believe he has a chance. The Daily Beast ran a story a few weeks ago, "How Jon Huntsman could win in 2010," that makes his case.
Jon Huntsman Jr. officially in the race
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