Readers' forum: Jon Huntsman's qualifications

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 18 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

Republican presidential candidate and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman takes the stage with his family during a primary night rally at the Black Brimmer restaurant on January 10, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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What I can't understand is why the majority of Utah Republicans would vote for Mitt Romney over Jon Huntsman Jr. Huntsman was a great governor of Utah for eight years, and in almost every instance, our great state stood out nationally. Romney was the governor of Massachusetts and didn't fare too well nationally. The Huntsman family has donated millions of dollars for cancer research and other causes in Utah and continues to do so.

If one watched the candidates debate on national television, there was no question that Huntsman was more civil and simply looked and acted more presidential than the rest of the field. His credentials as a two-term governor and foreign ambassador again put him out in front. Finally, if Huntsman had been picked to run the 2002 Olympics, he would have done as good as or better than Romney.

Pat Fox-Jacobson

Ogden

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