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“This is the hour when we choose our future. I’m Jon Huntsman and I’m running for president of the United States,” with those words Â Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman announced onÂ Tuesday, June 21st, at Liberty State Park in Jersey CityÂ his candidacy for President in the 2012 race thus becoming one more RepublicanÂ contenderÂ to join the race for the White House. Liberty State Park is alsoÂ the location chosen by Â former President Ronald Reagan to announce his bid for President in 1980.Â
HuntsmanÂ was President Obama’s Amabassdor to China until this past spring.
Sean Hannity from Fox’s Hannity’s America was on hand to interview Huntsman. When asked by Hannity why the former Utah Governor and Ambassador to China decided to enter the race;Â Huntsman said, “Because I love my country. And I can’t stomach the thought that we are passing down to the next generation, a country that is less viable, less good, less competitive, less compassionate than the one we got. You have a choice then, you can either stand on the sidelines or you can do as Teddy Roosevelt used to preach, and you can get in the arena and do something about it.”