TIME: Huntsman, the cool kid
May 12th, 2011
09:18 AM ET
4 years ago

TIME: Huntsman, the cool kid

(TIME) - Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman has just proved he can keep 1,100 graduating college kids awake for 17 minutes – and even led them in a popular local cheer about kicking ass. But Obama's lean, understated former ambassador to China is really here to prove he can mount a credible campaign against the man he was working for a week prior. In a brightly lit cinder-block room inside the sports arena where the University of South Carolina has held its commencement, the former Utah governor jokes that the stark setting of our interview – his first since returning to the U.S. – suggests he might be in for some "enhanced interrogation."

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  1. barry

    This guy is a "Traitor" If the "Middleclass and the "POOR" want no healthcare,no retirement, and huge oil Profits,vote for this guy!!!! You,ll have it all!!

    May 12, 2011 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  2. ConservaFASCISTS

    In the eyes of the Teatards Mr. Huntsman, you worked for the President, therefore you are not qualified for the job because you may have the koodies. Better luck in 2016.

    May 12, 2011 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    I wish these GOTP candidates would hurry up and sign on to their own campaigns. I just love to watch Shark Week. Huntsman will be some interesting fresh meat for the field to self annihilate.

    May 12, 2011 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  4. Oy Vey Az

    This guy is beholding to the Chinese government from the ground up ... a dupe ... a ringer ... a true American spoiler.

    May 12, 2011 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  5. gt

    smart.. new face,,,he will get a look from us independence..

    May 12, 2011 10:37 am at 10:37 am |