Jon Huntsman skipping Republican National Convention as affront to GOP
The Salt Lake Tribune has news that former Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman will not attend the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa and his sharp words for the party. Here's an excerpt from the story:
Still smarting from his unsuccessful presidential campaign, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman says he won’t attend the Republican National Convention or future gatherings until the party starts to tackle the bigger issues.
Huntsman, who says he’s been at every convention since 1984 when he was a delegate for Ronald Reagan, told The Salt Lake Tribune in a statement that he’s been asked repeatedly whether he would attend the August convention in Tampa, Fla., but that he’s skipping it.
"I will not be attending this year’s convention, nor any Republican convention in the future," Huntsman said, "until the party focuses on a bigger, bolder, more confident future for the United States — a future based on problem solving, inclusiveness, and a willingness to address the trust deficit, which is every bit as corrosive as our fiscal and economic deficits."