And I’m not just saying that because he uses the word “screwed” in mixed company.
I’m saying it because he actually tells you something about himself in a way that you might take note, and remember.
I don’t know if I’d go so far as Henry McMaster in praising it:
I miss Ronald Reagan. I served as his first US Attorney.
We all wish he would appear out of the cornfield in a “Field of Dreams” and be our nominee for President.
But right now – there is only one true Reagan Republican in the race, a leader who worked for Ronald Reagan and has proven himself over the years to be a strong, consistent conservative, with the best record as a chief executive creating jobs, cutting taxes and balancing budgets at the state level.
That is my good friend Jon Huntsman.
Our nation is deep in debt. And we’ve lost trust in government to solve problems.
I believe Jon Huntsman is the leader we need to repair both the economic deficit and the deficit of trust that has afflicted our country.
Jon has never been a flip-flopper or an opportunist. He has always been consistently pro-life and pro-family. As Governor of Utah, he led the nation in creating jobs, cutting taxes and stimulating real economic growth.
Jon Huntsman is the most extraordinary Governor I’ve seen since Carroll Campbell. And he’s also the only one in the presidential race with foreign policy experience as a United States Ambassador to both Singapore and China. The world we live in is far too dangerous to pick another president with no foreign policy experience.
I ask you as a friend, as a South Carolinian, a father and an American to join me in restoring trust, dignity, and integrity in Washington, DC by supporting Jon Huntsman for President.
Peggy and I wish you and your family a very happy, healthy and blessed 2012.
I’m not sure this is a “wake-up call for America.” It’s more like a “get up briefly and let the dog out” call. But at least you don’t sleep soundly through it, and that’s something.
Compared to what it’s up against, this ad deserves brief applause, at the minimum.