from Tales from the Trail:

Huntsman’s face still on Republican “Mt Rushmore” sand sculpture

January 16, 2012

The city of Myrtle Beach went all out for Monday's Republican debate, even getting sand sculpture artists to build a mini Mount Rushmore of Republican presidential candidates out of sand.

from Tales from the Trail:

Colbert bumps Huntsman in South Carolina

January 11, 2012

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman finished a disappointing third on Tuesday in the presidential primary in New Hampshire, despite focusing his campaign on the state and attending some 150 events there. But things are, arguably, worse for him in South Carolina, where a new poll ahead of the state's Jan. 21 primary put him behind comedian and late-night talk show host, Stephen Colbert.

from Photographers' Blog:

On the campaign trail with the Underdog

January 10, 2012

By Jessica Rinaldi

Every four years we photographers load our suitcases with layers of warm clothes and head to the Granite State to photograph the political frenzy that is the New Hampshire Primary. New Hampshire and Iowa are considered by many to be retail politics at their best, the states where candidates get on the ground to talk with voters, and local residents have the unique chance to see who the candidates are. It’s an opportunity for the candidates to test out their talking points and fine tune their campaign strategy, to see what floats.

from Breakingviews:

U.S. presidential race has a lone bank-buster

January 9, 2012

By Daniel Indiviglio
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

It’s been a while since any leading U.S. politician made lots of noise about breaking up big banks. Surprisingly, it’s coming from one of the Republican presidential contenders: Jon Huntsman. Indeed, it’s one of the few things setting him apart from his party, and even from President Barack Obama. But Huntsman’s financial reform plan would require a fickle Congress to play ball and poses big practical difficulties. Moreover, the Dodd-Frank Act already does the trick.

from Tales from the Trail:

Huntsman wouldn’t be the only U.S. president to speak Chinese

January 9, 2012

 

Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman's language skills have been in the spotlight since Saturday, when he said during a presidential candidates' debate that his rival Mitt Romney does not understand U.S. relations with China -- underscoring his point by saying so in Mandarin.

from Tales from the Trail:

162 New Hampshire visits later, Huntsman hopes for late surge

January 8, 2012

Jon Huntsman Jr. has dedicated his entire campaign to doing well in New Hampshire. That's meant multiple visits to small places like the northern town of Littleton, pop. 6,000, where Huntsman appeared for a photo opportunity at the local diner.

from Tales from the Trail:

Santorum momentum doesn’t transfer to New Hampshire

January 2, 2012

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has seen his star rise in Iowa, where polls show him moving into third place behind Mitt Romney and Ron Paul. But in New Hampshire he's still mired in the fourth tier of Republican candidates. Two new polls out today show Romney with a wide lead in the Granite State and Ron Paul running second with Jon Huntsman and Newt Gingrich tied for fourth.

from Tales from the Trail:

Occupy New Hampshire Primary

December 31, 2011

Two Occupy protesters braved freezing temperatures in Laconia, New Hampshire, on Thursday to stand silently outside a Rotary lunch meeting where Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman made his 130th campaign appearance in the state. They held a sign that read "Occupy NH Primary" and also a large mock ballot with a tick next to a "We the People" option instead of the Republican or Democrat options.

from Tales from the Trail:

Huntsman goes after the media

December 20, 2011

For months, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman's presidential campaign has arguably been kept afloat by the media. Fundraising has lagged and his national poll numbers are still at about 2 percent -- the same as when he entered the race in June. Yet Huntsman has received lengthy and favorable profiles by the New York Times magazine, Newsweek, Esquire and Vogue -- coverage that Buddy Roemer or Gary Johnson, who have registered similar poll numbers, or Ron Paul, who has much better ones, could only dream of.

from Tales from the Trail:

Omen for Huntsman in Brady-Tebow duel?

December 19, 2011

There was a twist on the Tim Tebow relationship with the presidential race on Sunday.