It’s official. If you didn’t know it before, you do now. Jon Huntsman is one steamy meat dumpling! The AARP has ranked the Penn alum and former presidential candidate among the 21 sexiest men over 50. Ow ow!
We can’t say we’re very surprised. All the while this ”hippest dude in the conservative crowd” was running for office, we were just picturing how that salt-and-pepper hair would translate onto the $50 bill. (Grant, I’mma let you finish, but Movember was like seven months ago.)
Aside from our favorite 52-year-old Chinese ambassador, the AARP list also includes George Clooney (quick, everyone act surprised!) and last year’s commencement speaker Denzel Washington.
Well, there goes all hope of having a POTUS from Penn (at least for 2012). According to ABC News, Jon Huntsman is giving up his bid for the Republican Presidential nomination because he “did not want to stand in the way” of Mitt Romney’s chances of beating Obama. The New Hampshire third-place finisher is now the fourth GOP candidate to drop out since the campaigns began.
We’d like to take this time to remind Huntsman that his next career move could start with OCR. Fancy a visit back to Penn, Jon?
At least, that’s what this Ron Paul supporter has to say. We hate these sorts of childish attacks on seemingly well-meaning politicians. (Alert: This is the only time you will ever see “well-meaning” and “politicians” in the same sentence anywhere ever.) Being able to speak Mandarin– especially at a time when Sino-American relations are crucial– should be an asset, not a point of contention. In any case, things aren’t looking great for alum Huntsman, seeing as he amassed less than 1% of the Iowa Caucus vote.
Jon Huntsman was in a band! Yeah! A big hair, wailing guitar, “eff da man” garage band! Huntsman appeared on Letterman last night and feigned discomfort when David pulled out a photo of the presidential hopeful glaring under a mane of tangled locks among his bandmates. Jon eventually got himself up to the task of playing some hotel lobby standards (You know, jazzy chord progressions and glissandos), and it was all pretty charming. Why weren’t the girls there to accompany him?
Give it up for Abby, Liddy, and Mary Anne, everybody. Today they rolled out one of the most brilliant political campaign strategies ever: a parody of Justin Timberlake’s sexiest, spiciest single promoting daddy’s platform and calling out his whack competitors. Sasha and Malia, you two better step up your GAME if you want your dad reelected, little girls. This presidential race ain’t child’s play anymore. Huntsman daughters are BRINGING IT. Hard. All y’all other Republican candidates got BURNED. It’s Huntsman, bitch.
Huntsman made another late-night television appearance on last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live but he showed support for the wrong Ivy! Huntsman called Seth Meyers “kind” and “wise like a Dartmouth professor,” but we’ll give Huntsman a break on this one because he just wanted to woo New Hampshire.
Meanwhile, Hunt asked hard-hitting questions, like whether Huntsman thinks he can win New Hampshire. At first, Huntsman said he “can win New Hampshire.” But after some poking and prodding, Hunt got Huntsman to say he “will win New Hampshire.” Hunt also wanted to know why New Hampshire voters get to see so much of Huntsman’s daughters. Just your typical Penn elbow-rubbing.
Last night’s episode of The Colbert Report featured Penn’s favorite presidential candidate, Jon Huntsman. In case you were too busy doing something else, we’ve got the clip here for your viewing pleasure. In the clip, Huntsman shows off his Penn language requirement skillz and hints at a potential running mate. In time, we’ll see if Huntsman gets The Colbert Bump.
The illustrious alumnus-turned-governor who fathered our new favorite Twitter account finished a distant 9th in the Iowa Ames Straw Poll, an early Republican contest to identify potential front-runners. With just 69 votes (hehe), Huntsman avoided last place (sucks to be Thad McCotter), but he even lost to other Penn favorite Newt Gingrich.
Hang in there, buddy! We believe in you and your tan. If you’re gone, we don’t really know what we’ll do about this whole “following the campaign” thing.