In many ways, Jon Huntsman marks a departure from Donald Trump’s usual appointments. Different from the likes of Jeff Sessions and Mike Pence, he is a moderate, who, despite his Republican credentials, served under President Barack Obama as ambassador to China.
Jon Huntsman, the former Republican governor of Utah and more recently U. S. ambassador to China, has had his true-believer GOP credentials openly questioned by the Conservative Police. True, Huntsman believes in evolution and accepts the reality of climate change, while supporting civil unions for gay couples. But what made Huntsman suspect was his statement […]
Jon Huntsman 2.0 is continuing his sprint to the center, telling the PBS Newshour on Thursday that wealthy Americans will have to make sacrifices to revive the struggling American economy. “As president, I wouldn’t hesitate to call on a sacrifice from all of our people, even those at the very highest end of the income […]
On Thursday night, eight Republican presidential candidates (Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman, Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum — Rick Perry was noticeably absent) gathered in an auditorium at Iowa State University for a debate sponsored by Fox News and the Washington Examiner. Saturday is the famous Ames straw […]
Many political pundits seemed to hail the end of prejudice when Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, a sweeping contrast with Jim Crow and other discriminatory laws and informal terror that had blocked full-scale political participation for African Americans since slaves gained citizenship in the 1860s. But between 20 and 30 percent of American […]
Esquire is teasing its August issue this week, featuring exclusive interviews with former Utah Governor and Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, who will formally enter the Republican presidential fray next Tuesday, as well as with his chief strategist, former John McCain advisor John Weaver. Huntsman took the leftmost tack on Afghanistan of any Republican candidate […]
Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, speaking with Richard Nixon’s Secretary of State Henry Kissinger about China policy, told a packed audience at the Reuters building in Times Square just now that he will announce his candidacy for president next Tuesday. The former ambassador to China under President Obama returned to the United States just in […]