By Easton L
While Jon Huntsman will be throwing his support to Romney some time Today,
it was only a week ago that he told ABC’s John Berman just the opposite.
When asked if he trusts Governor Romney, Huntsman replied, “He has not put forth reason to give us a reason for us to trust him.”
Earlier this month, he told another ABC reporter that Romney is “completely out of touch.”
Huntsman’s campaign had actually started several websites attacking Romney over the course of the campaign. Those sites – www.scaredmittless2012.com, for instance – no redirect to other sites like yahoo.com.
“We’ve removed lots of things from the website as most campaigns do when they are over,” a Huntsman campaign explained to ABC.
As recently as Saturday, Huntsman was questioning Romney’s electability.
Reporters asked Huntsman if any of the Republican establishment had reached out to him and asked him to tone down his criticism of Romney and his work with Bain Capital. Huntsman explained: “Nope. And listen. I have said what I have said. My problem is really a political issue. And that is, when you have a candidate that talks about enjoyment in firing people, talks about pink-slips, who makes a comment that seem to be so detached from the problems that Americans are facing today, that makes you pretty much unelectable. And I say, we want a nominee who can actually go on to win. That’s the issue … the bigger issue is one of electability.”
Abc New Reports: Word of Huntsman’s decision comes the same day that the biggest newspaper in South Carolina endorsed him. YIKES!
The State newspaper of Columbia touted Huntsman’s resume, pointing to his record as governor of Utah, and his service as ambassador to both Bush and Obama.
“Mr. Huntsman is a true conservative, with a record and platform of bold economic reform straight out of the free-market bible, but he’s a realist, whose goal is likewise to get things done,” the paper wrote. “Under his leadership, Utah led the nation in job creation, and the Pew Center on the States ranked it the best-managed state in the nation.”
After attending church this morning with his wife Mary Kaye and daughter Gracie Mei, Huntsman said he was happy to have the endorsement.
“I think it’s a big deal anytime you get the largest paper in the state to come out and endorse you that’s a big deal,” he said. “I thought it was well written and well argued.”