Republican Jon Huntsman today refused to rule out running as an independent candidate for president should he fail in his quest for his party’s 2012 nomination.
Asked, “Is there any situation in which you would run for president as an independent?” Huntsman told The Boston Globe, “I don’t think so.”...The New York Times has reported that his father, Jon Huntsman Sr., already is among a group of wealthy backers helping finance a six-figure ad campaign that promotes Jon Huntsman’s candidacy but is not directly paid for by his political campaign.
The “Our Destiny PAC” is one of a number of so-called super PACs that have cropped up this campaign. They can advocate for a candidate so long as they don’t coordinate with his campaign. They also face more lax reporting requirements and have no fund-raising limits.
They also are not connected to any particular party apparatus.
THE ONLY WAY OBAMA CAN WIN IS IF THERE IS A THIRD PARTY CANDIDATE WHO CAN DRAIN AWAY GOP VOTES AND INDEPENDENTS.
WHY WOULD HUNTSMAN DO IT? PERHAPS TO GET SPECIAL DEALS IN CHINA FOR HIS DADDY.