Jon Huntsman to run for president in 2012, campaign kick-off bears wrong spelling of his first name

By on Jun 22, 2011 in International, Politics, United States Comments

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman said on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 that he will run for president in 2012, with his campaign kick-off bearing the wrong spelling of his first name.

Jon Huntsman, announcing plans to
run for president in 2012

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According to US news sites that day, Jon Huntsman announced his bid for presidency in 2012 at the Liberty State Park in New Jersey, where the Statue of Liberty stands behind.

Interestingly, this is the same spot where Ronald Reagan announced his candidacy for president of the United States in 1980 and later became the 40th US President.

“I’m a candidate for the office of President of the United States of America,” Jon Huntsman said on his speech, describing himself as a “governor, a businessman and a diplomat”.

“For the first time in our history, we are passing down to the next generation a country that is less powerful, less compassionate, less competitive and less confident than the one we got.” The 51-year old Republican politician added.

“It need not, must not, will not be our permanent condition. We will not be the first American generation that lets down the next generation.” Huntsman noted.

Incidentally, Jon Huntsman has served previous US administrations including that of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, and was the US Ambassador to China in the Obama administration.

US President Barack Obama reportedly nominated him to be the US Ambassador to China in 2009 which the US Congress approved the same year, with Huntsman resigning as Governor of Utah.

Meanwhile, ABC reported on the same day that distributed copies of a press pass bear the wrong spelling of his first name which reads “John Huntsman for President“.

Apparently, an “H” was added which made his first name “John” instead of “Jon“, in which the said press passes were immediately asked to be returned to his staff to be corrected.

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