Huntsman out, to endorse Romney

No room for science-based moderates in the Republican party, looks like. Huntsman is expected to make this official Monday morning:

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Jon M. Huntsman Jr. informed his advisers on Sunday that he intends to drop out of the Republican presidential race, ending his candidacy a week before he had hoped to revive his campaign in the South Carolina primary.

Mr. Huntsman, who had struggled to live up to the soaring expectations of his candidacy, made plans to make an announcement as early as Monday. He had been set to participate in an evening debate in Myrtle Beach.

A third-place finish in the New Hampshire primary last week failed to jump start his flagging candidacy, aides said, and his campaign limped into South Carolina with little money. Mr. Huntsman has spent days pondering his future in the race, but aides said that he concluded he was unlikely to topple Mitt Romney or match the momentum of his Republican rivals in the conservative Southern primary.

Mr. Huntsman will endorse Mr. Romney’s bid for the Republican nomination this week, according to several people who spoke on condition of anonymity.

5 Responses to Huntsman out, to endorse Romney

  1. John January 16, 2012 at 7:55 am #

    The party should just put up a sign stating No Adults Allowed.

  2. bill b January 16, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    zai jian

    {Goodbye in Mandarin)

  3. dandy January 16, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    They’re all lying-ass liers. Just last week in New Hampshire Huntsman called Romney unfit to be POTUS.

  4. Izquierdo January 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    Yeah, but all the other Repug nominees are also unfit to be the POTUS.
    Maybe Huntsman believes that the others are even more unfit than Willard.

  5. Fryguy January 16, 2012 at 10:34 pm #

    I love susie talking about science-based. Hilarious. As the saying goes, she likes to use science as a drunk uses a lamppost.

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