U.S. Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, a Republican, is expected to resign in the spring to launch a bid for president.
At an off-the-record dinner over the weekend, White House chief of staff William Daley made light of the former Utah governor’s chief liability: “I want Jon to know that the president has no hard feelings. In fact, he just did an interview with the Tea Party Express saying how integral he has been to the success of the Obama administration.”
He said it. Truth be told, having worked in the Obama administration probably isn’t a plus in either the Republican or Democratic primary.