Obama Insider 'Queasy' Over '12 Challenge From Utah Gov.

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff

Posted May 5, 2009 3:02 PM CDT

(Newser) – President Obama’s campaign manager says he’s a “wee bit queasy” about a possible election challenge from Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman in 2012, Salt Lake City’s KTVX-TV reports. “I think he’s really out there speaking a lot of truth about the direction of the party,” said David Plouffe of Huntsman, who has just toured Michigan, a key GOP primary state.

“Huntsman has positioned himself in a great place right now because he is the only presidential candidate really running in the middle right now,” a Utah watcher said.
“There’s no question that Huntsman is, perhaps, the most talked-about Republican in the country right now.”


Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., at a memorial service at for six miners and three rescue workers killed in 2007.
Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., at a memorial service at for six miners and three rescue workers killed in 2007.   (AP Photo)
Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman.
Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman.   (AP Photo)
Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr.
Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr.   (AP Photo)
David Plouffe.
David Plouffe.   (AP Photo)
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