• Jon Huntsman Will Boycott Nevada Debate so as to Better Suck Up to New Hampshire

    Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is making a stand! Though, I'm not one hundred percent certain what he's making a stand for.

    I think it's probably for New Hampshire voters' right to retain their privileged position on the GOP primary calendar. Or, at least, that's the ostensible reason. But, really, who can say for sure?

    Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman said Friday he was skipping next week's Western Republican Presidential Debate out of deference to New Hampshire, which is locked in a political scheduling fight with Nevada…

    "Next Tuesday, Governor Huntsman will boycott the Nevada presidential debate, and instead hold a 'First-in-the-Nation' Town Hall Meeting in New Hampshire, to discuss his bold plans to create jobs and reform America's foreign policy for the 21st Century,” Huntsman campaign manager Matt David said in a statement.

    Well, this is kinda convenient.

    I have a feeling that next week's Nevada presidential debate was looking for a way to boycott Jon Huntsman out of deference to the fact that nobody in the country wants to vote for him.

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    Tags: Debates, Jon Huntsman, Nevada, New Hampshire, Primaries, Republicans

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