It would be tough running for President of the United States while living in China. Anybody knows that.
President Obama has selected Republican Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. to be his ambassador to China.
The announcement came on Saturday at the White House.
David Plouffe, Obama’s 2008 campaign manager, described Huntsman as “the one person in that (Republican) party who might be a potential presidential candidate,” U.S. News and World Report reported earlier in May.untsman, who speaks Mandarin Chinese and has adopted a daughter from China, had been tipped as a potential rival to Obama in the 2012 presidential election.
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Huntsman, 49, is a former deputy U.S. trade representative and ambassador to Singapore. A Mormon, he did missionary work in Taiwan, the Salt Lake Tribune reported
Does this cause anyone to ask, what ever happened to Hillary Clinton? Why, she works for Obama as Secretary of State and is hardly in a position to challenge him in a campaign…
From Jonathan Martin
Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman as ambassador to China Saturday doesn’t merely remove a likely challenger – it strips the Republican party of one of its few voices urging moderation.’s decision to appoint
Obama’s pick leaves the Obama is effectively trying to determine the sort of Republican he and his top advisers would like to face in 2012.without an obvious centrist presidential candidate two years before the primary jockeying begins in full. By dispatching Huntsman to Beijing,
“Brilliant,” said GOP strategist Mark McKinnon of the appointment. “Keep your friends close and your enemies in China.”
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