Will Huntsman Join the Hunt?

In other presidential news today, former Republican governor of Utah Jon Huntsman has told the Obama administration he plans to resign as ambassador to China, Bloomberg reports. Earlier this month, a Newsweek profile raised the prospect of a Huntsman bid, as he declined to comment on his 2012 intentions, but said, “I think we may have one final run left in our bones.”

Huntsman was already facing a tough road to the nomination based on his moderate to liberal record as governor of Utah, but once he accepted a post in the Obama administration, it was widely assumed that he was forgoing the idea of running for president.