Establishment conspiracy? The one not Romney candidate who could actually hurt Mitt Romney by staying in the race, Jon Huntsman has decided to drop out and endorse - Mitt Romney. Yawn. Now the 6 Republicans outside of New Hampshire who might have voted for him will likely vote for Romney.
Jon Huntsman will drop out of the Republican presidential race on Monday, a campaign spokesman told ABC News. A source close to the Huntsman campaign said the former ambassador to China and Utah governor was “proud of the race that he ran” but “did not want to stand in the way” of rival Mitt Romney, the current front-runner for the Republican nomination.Huntsman plans to endorse Romney at an 11 a.m. press conference Monday in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Does that mean anything? It strikes me that Romney must be worried about South Carolina. He must not be on the verge of a pre-Florida sweep. He must need that Huntsman voter in South Carolina, in light of Gingrich's resurgence there and the religious endorsements accruing to Santorum. And I did mean voter, not voters.