Just got a release from Jon Huntsman that says he’s going to be in SC Saturday — in Goose Creek and Florence. But what grabbed me was this part of what he had to say:
By the way, we just heard some good news from New Hampshire this week. A new poll shows our campaign is on the move. Just in the past few weeks we have risen from the bottom of the field to a virtual tie for third place.
This election is a lot like a NASCAR race. The drivers who lead the early laps may attract attention. But the lap that really counts is the last one. As we get closer to January, I’m confident our campaign will be the one surging ahead.
But this race is not just about winning the Republican nomination. It’s about electing a new President—a new leader who believes America’s greatest days are yet to come.
To do that, we need a candidate who can attract independents to our Party; a candidate who has experience being number one in job creation; and who has proven that conservative solutions like mandate-free health care are right for America.
Please take a moment to review my record, my vision, and my jobs plan, which has been praised by the Wall Street Journal.
In a world in which Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich have followed each other in rapid succession as front-runners, it’s not too late for anyone to climb out of the cellar in this pennant race.
Huntsman is right to be encouraged. Still, as this blog points out, if his national numbers don’t suddenly rise, he’s going to be left out of some key debates.
By the way, in that New Hampshire poll in which Huntsman came in third, Gingrich was first. And who was second? Ron Paul.
I’m beginning to think that if I announced for the GOP nomination, at some point I would rise, briefly, above water in the polls. Republican voters this year are like a kid in a nursery with too many new toys — they rush over and grab one, play with it for 30 seconds, throw it down, and grab another.