Onetime Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman Jr., who announced his candidacy in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, will resurface for some political posturing on Tuesday. Indeed, Mr. Huntsman joins former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle for a fancy conference call with the press, organized by No Labels, an activist group seeking bipartisan cooperation, among other things.
“In order to solve our country’s big problems, we need real leadership in Washington to forge across-the-aisle solutions,” says Mark McKinnon, the group’s president, who adds that the pair will expound on “leadership.”
And oddly enough, Mr. Huntsman is now getting kudos from an unlikely source, 11 months after he suspended his White House bid. He could have been a, uh, contender. Who knew?
“We were honest about our concerns about Huntsman. I think Huntsman would have been a tough general election campaign,” Obama campaign manager Jim Messina told reporters during a recent forum organized by Politico.