Former Utah Governor and U.S. Ambassador to China John Huntsman was on ABC’s This Week this morning to discuss the campaign and came out swinging against his Republican rivals. Here is Huntsman’s entire interview with Jake Tapper:
Report from ABC News:
Former Utah Governor and U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman came out swinging against his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, taking aim at Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Rep. Michele Bachmann for statements made on the campaign trail about global warming, gas prices, and the Federal Reserve.
Huntsman warned that his opponents’ stances on the “extreme end” may make them “unelectable” in the general election.
In an exclusive interview on “This Week,” Huntsman said “there’s a serious problem” with comments made by Perry in New Hampshire last week calling man-made global warming “a scientific theory that has not been proven and from my perspective is more and more being put into question” while claiming scientists have “manipulated data” on the issue.
“The minute that the Republican Party becomes the party — the anti-science party, we have a huge problem,” Huntsman told ABC News Senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper. “We lose a whole lot of people who would otherwise allow us to win the election in 2012.”
Huntsman has had about zero traction to date and it appears that his campaign has shifted strategy in order to try and bring voters around to him by knocking down his GOP counterparts a peg or two.