NewsJanuary 2, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Jon M. Huntsman: Alum, Diplomat, President?

Jon M. Huntsman, the graduation speaker for the Class of 2010, may be considering running for President in the near future. A former Utah Governor and Obama’s current Ambassador to China, this Republican has recently been getting attention from Newsweek and The Huffington Post (among others) about his Presidential intentions.

In a Newsweek interview, Huntsman, whose father is of Huntsman Hall fame, mentioned nothing of a 2012 run. However, he had much to say about his post-Ambassador plans:

“You know, I’m really focused on what we’re doing in our current position,” he says. “But we won’t do this forever, and I think we may have one final run left in our bones.”

Although he’ll have some difficulties if he does decide to run– moderate Republican beliefs amidst a Tea Party-crazy GOP and a Mormon background– we think a President from Penn would be pretty neat. Hopefully the world doesn’t end in 2012 before the next Presidential campaigns.

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By Lance at January 2, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Did he go Shakespearean on us with that “we” stuff?

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