After more than 18 months in Beijing, Jon Huntsman is back in the United States and weighing one of the biggest decisions of his life: Should he run for president?
Huntsman has officially resigned his role as U.S. ambassador to China and will in the coming weeks hold court with family, friends and close advisers on whether to plunge into a White House campaign.
Huntsman already has an experienced team, a pile of cash and a plan of attack awaiting him if he decides to run. And for now, that’s a big “if.”
“You don’t pull the trigger recklessly,” says John Weaver, the lead architect of what could be Huntsman’s presidential campaign. “We expect and hope and plan that he’ll want to have counsel from a wide variety of sources. And from what I know of Huntsman that’s his style anyway. Having said that, the car is built, and it’s ready for the driver.”
Huntsman's Horizon Political Action Committee, which is based in Utah and has been accepting donations for two months, could easily turn into an exploratory committee in June, and later, perhaps, a full-fledged campaign. But only if Huntsman takes the dive.
Hunt, hunt, hunt
He's the Huntsman " Into action" is his cry From the forest to the city He will run there in a jiffy To sock evil in the eye Marty Feeb was a poor hunter Hungry without dough 'Til the day he saved a chunky elf From being eaten by a crow The elf rewarded Marty Feeb With a magic sack of corn He gained strength and speed and shiny teeth And as the Huntsman was reborn Hunt, hunt, hunt He's the Huntsman He'll whip the pants off the bad guys If there's an emergency Sound the Horn of Urgency And summon the Huntsman " Into action" is his cry! Huuuuuuuuuuuunt.
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