Honestly when I saw the headline I wasn’t sure which convention the failed presidential candidate was talking about, given that he served as an ambassador for President Obama. The Desert News reports:
SALT LAKE CITY — Former Utah governor and unsuccessful presidential candidate Jon Huntsman Jr. said Friday he won’t be attending any GOP national conventions until the party shifts its focus.
Huntsman, who dropped out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination in January after a disappointing third-place finish in New Hampshire, said he has attended virtually every GOP convention since 1984, when he was a delegate for Ronald Reagan.
“I will not be attending this year’s convention, nor any Republican convention in the future, until the party focuses on a bigger, bolder, more confident future for the United States,” Huntsman said in a statement. “A future based on problem solving, inclusiveness, and a willingness to address the trust deficit, which is every bit as corrosive as fiscal and economic deficits.”
That’s some serious butthurt their folks. Huntsman would appear to favor a return to the “get along” permanent minority party of the 60′s and 70′s. He won’t be missed.