Morning Mix: Happy Huntsman Day!
It’s finally here! It’s like Christmas, New Years Eve and the Fourth of July all rolled into one.
Yes, it’s the day Jon Huntsman announces his intentions to run for president.
Ok, maybe that was a little bit of overkill. But the way the political reporters are hitting it, you would think this is the biggest news since man walked on the moon.
Politico offers a snapshot of the many famous politicians who have used the venue Huntsman is choosing for today’s announcement, from Ronald Reagan to Jesse Jackson. Others are arguing over whether the candidate is or is not, in fact, a true moderate, or just playing one to the Republican masses.
But the simple fact of the matter is that there’s really not a lot that anyone even knows about Huntsman. Is he pro-civil unions or anti-civil unions? Is he an attack dog, or just a nice guy? Is he “born to run” or a “total longshot?”
Either way, one thing seems apparent: he’s going to focus wholeheartedly on “economy” and hope that his ties to the Obama administration don’t hurt him too much with the Republican base he is trying to woo.