Huntsman: I'd Be Bachmann's VP, Not Mitt's

'There'd be too many jokes,' he laughs
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2011 6:02 PM CDT

Jon Huntsman is stirring the GOP's pot, telling Piers Morgan that he'd be open to running as Michele Bachmann's vice presidential candidate—or as VP to pretty much any GOP candidate, save Mitt Romney. "If you love this country, you serve her," he says in the interview set to air tonight. "If you're in a position to better the country, to bring whatever background you have to bear, whatever experiences to use in fine-tuning our future, I'll be the first person to sign up."

But if Romney came calling? “There’d be too many jokes about that. No, I can’t imagine it at all.” But Huntsman says he's got his eye on the prize: "I think we're right on the issues, and I think we're at the center right of the political scale, which is exactly where this country is." Click for more on another Huntsman interview, in which he goes after Rick Perry. (Read more Jon Huntsman stories.)

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