Jon Huntsman http://www.kunc.org en The Huntsman Saga: Another Media Favorite Takes The Fall http://www.kunc.org/post/huntsman-saga-another-media-favorite-takes-fall There could not have been more apt an epitaph. The once-promising campaign of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman came to an end within hours of his being endorsed by <em>The Columbia State</em>, South Carolina's largest and most influential newspaper, within days of that state's Republican primary.<p>The woman who wrote the <em>State's </em>endorsing editorial said she felt as if she'd been wooed and won and abandoned by her newly betrothed. Indeed, over the course of his campaign, Huntsman left more than a few journalists feeling jilted.<p>Why? Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:02:00 +0000 Ron Elving 20900 at http://www.kunc.org The Huntsman Saga: Another Media Favorite Takes The Fall Unable To Gain Traction, Jon Huntsman Drops Out http://www.kunc.org/post/unable-gain-traction-jon-huntsman-drops-out Jon Huntsman billed himself as the Harley-riding, mild-mannered candidate of civility. But his moderate positions never registered with Republican primary voters and left him languishing in the polls.<p>Huntsman, 51, ended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination Monday after struggling to keep pace in a largely conservative field. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 16:23:00 +0000 Corey Dade 20873 at http://www.kunc.org Unable To Gain Traction, Jon Huntsman Drops Out Huntsman Expected To Quit Race, Endorse Romney http://www.kunc.org/post/huntsman-expected-quit-race-endorse-romney Jon Huntsman staked his presidential campaign on New Hampshire and his bid to become a legitimate competitor on distinguishing himself from front-runner Mitt Romney. But less than a week after a disappointing third-place finish in the Granite State's GOP primary, Huntsman decided to quit the race and back Romney.<p>Huntsman will endorse Romney, officials said Sunday, because he believes Romney is the best candidate to beat President Obama in November. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 12:28:00 +0000 20871 at http://www.kunc.org Huntsman Expected To Quit Race, Endorse Romney Huntsman To Throw His Support To Romney http://www.kunc.org/post/huntsman-throw-his-support-romney Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>To talk more about those opponents and what's happening on the campaign trail, we turn now to NPR's Cokie Roberts, who joins us most Mondays. Good morning, Cokie.<p>COKIE ROBERTS, BYLINE: Hi, Renee.<p>MONTAGNE: So let's - it looks like there's one less rival in the Republican contest, now that former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman is expected to drop out today and throw his support to Mitt Romney. Let's talk about the likely effect on the rest of the contenders.<p>ROBERTS: Well, I'm not sure he's going to have much of an effect on the rest of the contenders. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Renee Montagne 20867 at http://www.kunc.org If Romney Wins N.H., Who Emerges As His Rival? http://www.kunc.org/post/if-romney-wins-nh-who-emerges-his-rival It's just the first Republican primary. But a convincing win in New Hampshire should give former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney considerable momentum in his quest toward the GOP nomination.<p>With 95 percent of precincts reporting, Romney had more than 39 percent of the vote. Texas Rep. Ron Paul was solidly in second, with about 23 percent, while former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman had secured third place, with nearly 17 percent of the vote.<p>Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 23:09:22 +0000 20562 at http://www.kunc.org If Romney Wins N.H., Who Emerges As His Rival?