(Image source: MSNBC)

 

BY ZACH TOOMBS

 

Former GOP presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman bashed his own party for a lack of bold, new ideas. The former Utah governor also called on a new movement to challenge the current field. Here’s a look, from MSNBC.

 

“I think we’re going to have problems politically until we get some sort of third party movement or some alternative voice out there that can put forward new ideas.”

 

Huntsman was quick to point out he would not be joining a third party. Asked how he reconciles his endorsement of Mitt Romney with support for a third party, Huntsman said he was not a surrogate, but explained:

 

"...when you have 100 percent debt to GDP, you’re sunk... I think Mitt Romney’s the best person to handle the economic side."

 

The Hill was among the many outlets taken aback by Huntsman’s criticism of the GOP.

 

“During his campaign, Huntsman frequently criticized and even mocked Romney. Still, the comments on Wednesday, coming about a month after Huntsman decided to endorse Romney, were striking.”

 

And Business Insider says:

 

“The Republican party didn't care much for Jon Huntsman. Now it seems Jon Huntsman doesn't care much for the Republican party.”

 

Although Huntsman said he would not seek or accept a third party nomination, ABC News reports:

 

“The former Utah governor is currently in second place, behind Ron Paul, in the Americans Elect online candidate drafting process, which began last month. Americans Elect will hold a web-based primary in March that will put a third presidential ticket on the ballot in all 50 states.”

 

Huntsman Calls for Third-Party Movement

by Zach Toombs
0
Transcript
Feb 24, 2012

Huntsman Calls for Third-Party Movement

(Image source: MSNBC)

 

BY ZACH TOOMBS

 

Former GOP presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman bashed his own party for a lack of bold, new ideas. The former Utah governor also called on a new movement to challenge the current field. Here’s a look, from MSNBC.

 

“I think we’re going to have problems politically until we get some sort of third party movement or some alternative voice out there that can put forward new ideas.”

 

Huntsman was quick to point out he would not be joining a third party. Asked how he reconciles his endorsement of Mitt Romney with support for a third party, Huntsman said he was not a surrogate, but explained:

 

"...when you have 100 percent debt to GDP, you’re sunk... I think Mitt Romney’s the best person to handle the economic side."

 

The Hill was among the many outlets taken aback by Huntsman’s criticism of the GOP.

 

“During his campaign, Huntsman frequently criticized and even mocked Romney. Still, the comments on Wednesday, coming about a month after Huntsman decided to endorse Romney, were striking.”

 

And Business Insider says:

 

“The Republican party didn't care much for Jon Huntsman. Now it seems Jon Huntsman doesn't care much for the Republican party.”

 

Although Huntsman said he would not seek or accept a third party nomination, ABC News reports:

 

“The former Utah governor is currently in second place, behind Ron Paul, in the Americans Elect online candidate drafting process, which began last month. Americans Elect will hold a web-based primary in March that will put a third presidential ticket on the ballot in all 50 states.”

 

View More
Comments
Newsy
www3