• Jon Huntsman Ready to Squeeze Himself into the Clown Car

    On the heels of a rousing debate on Monday night, when we discovered juicy tidbits such as how Herman Cain really likes his pizza, former Governor of Utah Jon Huntsman declared yesterday that he will announce his run to be the Republican candidate for president

    "I intend to announce that I will be a candidate for the presidency a week from today," Huntsman, former U.S. ambassador to China, said at an event hosted by Thomson Reuters.

    The formal announcement of his candidacy will be made on June 21 near the Statue of Liberty, a source close to Huntsman said.

    After Monday night’s snore-parade, we really needed a shot in the arm, and what better way to do so than to push to the forefront a fiscally conservative, gay-marriage-supporting, motorcycle-loving high-school dropout whose adolescent aspirations were to be a rock star, and who believes that global warming is a real threat to the environment!

    Mr. Huntsman, in the words of the Batman-whupped criminal: Who are you? At first glance, you seem educated and innovative. Diplomatic and firm. What do you have to say for yourself? What makes you want to run for president?

    "Because… we have a very weak economic core, we are less able to project the goodness and the power and the might of the United States."

    Oh. Ohhhh! Um. Well, you have a really pretty face.

    Photo by Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Group/Getty Images

    Tags: Jon Huntsman, Mormon, Primaries, Religion, Republicans


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