Sorry for the light posting recently, but I’ve been spending time volunteering for the Huntsman campaign in Manchester, New Hampshire. And there was no better place to be than the Jon 2012 Headquarters this evening when the news came in that Jon has earned the endorsement of the Boston Globe.
With a strong record as governor of Utah and US ambassador to China, arguably the most important overseas diplomatic post, Huntsman’s credentials match those of anyone in the field. He would be the best candidate to seize this moment in GOP history, and the best-prepared to be president.
Huntsman governed Utah as a clear conservative who nonetheless put the interests of his state ahead of ideology. He delighted right-wing supporters by replacing a graduated state income tax with a flat tax. Strong economic growth put Utah in the top five in job creation during Huntsman’s tenure, while he gave tax credits to companies developing solar energy. He offered a sweeping school choice plan, and joined the Western Climate Initiative, which set goals for reducing greenhouse gases.
This is a major endorsement in the New England media market. The Globe is read throughout New Hampshire and its prestige will resonate nationally. And it came on a day in which Jon picked up two more newspaper endorsements, the Laconia Citizen and the Eagle Times, bringing the total of his New Hampshire newspaper endorsements to seven.
All in all a great night. And even better that I was able to spend it volunteering for Team Huntsman. This weekend should be stressful, but exciting. Hang on to your hats.