Just ahead of the South Carolina primary, Jon Huntsman has suspended his campaign from the candidacy of the United States. Governor Huntsman made the announcement from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, just ahead of the FOX News/WSJ GOP Debate scheduled for tonight. Huntsman, a former Governor of Utah and Ambassador to China has been trailing well behind the other
While other candidates concentrated on South Carolina and Iowa, Governor Huntsman concentrated on New Hampshire. The Governor has a credible record as a former staff assistant for Ronald Reagan, Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Ambassador to Singapoer, appointed by George Bush 41. He was the US Trade Representative under George Bush 43, responsible for launching global trade negotiations in Doha, Qatar.
In 2004 he was elected Governor of Utah and was reelected in 2008. In 2009, after accepting Barrack Obama’s appointment as Ambassador to China, he resigned as governor. He resigned as ambassador to pursue the presidential candidacy.
Huntsman confirmed what his staff had signaled last night and gave his support to Mitt Romney, whom he considers as the best candidate to defeat Barrack Obama.
“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.” New York Times