Some observers see Jon Huntsman's 2012 presidential bid as a warm-up for the 2016 presidential cycle, but Aaron Blake says Huntsman's failure to gain traction this time around may doom his chances in the future.
Rudy Giuliani is still considering running for president, and if you didn’t know that, you’ve got plenty of company.
Despite his early frontrunner status in the 2008 race, the former New York mayor crashed and burned in a major way, and now almost nobody is taking him seriously as a 2012 contender.
And if you’re Jon Huntsman, that’s pretty ominous.
The former Utah governor, who many saw as a more likely candidate in future presidential races, instead threw his hat into the ring for 2012. And with his campaign failing to launch and victory appearing distant, Huntsman needs to be mindful that, even if he doesn’t win, he’s still fighting for future viability — if he would want to run again, that is.