Courtesy ABC News:
Reporters asked Huntsman if any of the Republican establishment had reached out to him and asked him to tone down his criticism of Romney and his work with Bain Capital. Huntsman explained: “Nope. And listen. I have said what I have said. My problem is really a political issue. And that is, when you have a candidate that talks about enjoyment in firing people, talks about pink-slips, who makes a comment that seem to be so detached from the problems that Americans are facing today, that makes you pretty much unelectable. And I say, we want a nominee who can actually go on to win. That’s the issue … the bigger issue is one of electability.”
Jon Huntsman will drop out of the Republican presidential race on Monday, according to a campaign spokesman. A source close to him says Huntsman was "proud of the race that he ran" but "did not want to stand in the way" of Mitt Romney. Huntsman plans to endorse Romney at a press conference Monday in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Wow! Huntsman dropping out, with Rick Perry sure to follow right behind after SC. This is the third rival Mitt Romney may have bought out with promises of appointments in exchange for their endorsements (Tim Pawlenty, Chris Christie, & now Jon Huntsman). The GOP has a very clear decision to make. Either reluctantly retreat from trying to find the alternative to Romney and line up rank and file for the perceived inevitable, or fight back with intestinal fortitude to match. The race is between two very different rivals. Ron Paul and MItt Romney.
Ron Paul needs to rally the anti-Romney vote behind him to combat the seemingly crooked endorsements immediately made by contenders exiting the Republican presidential race.
Is this it? Will the rest of the Rebpublican nominees, except of course Ron Paul, leading to an inevitable Romney nomination?
I hope not and I will do everything in my power to not let that happen.