NEWSFLASH: Jon Huntsman to drop out of GOP presidential race tomorrow, the NY Times reports. He’s set to endorse Mitt Romney. That’s too bad, but Jon Huntsman just can’t seem to rise in the polls. The AP is now reporting campaign officials have confirmed Jon Huntsman will withdraw. The campaign had no money for television ads, Politico reports. Wow. Jon Huntsman really had no chance of being the nominee.
Matt David, campaign manager to Mr. Huntsman, confirmed the decision in an interview Sunday evening. “The governor and his family, at this point in the race, decided it was time for Republicans to rally around a candidate who could beat Barack Obama and turn around the economy,” Mr. David said. “That candidate is Gov. Mitt Romney.” Source: The Caucus
For what it is worth, I hope we haven’t seen the end of Jon Huntsman. I believe he has a lot to offer. He took a very unpopular position of supporting evolution and climate change, which is a no-no in conservative circles.