June 21, 2011 by USA Post
John Huntsman, John Huntsman officially entered the 2012 presidential race Tuesday morning. In its announcement, the former Republican governor of Utah, described as a “governor, a businessman and diplomat” and said America needs “more than hope,” the New York Times.
Not wanting to be “the first American generation that dropped the next generation,” Huntsman believes that the recovery from the current economic crisis as a priority. He stressed the importance of job creation, because as governor of Utah, he learned that “the average American family there is nothing more important than a job,” the New York Times.
In his speech, Huntsman said his accomplishments as governor, including balancing the budget of the state, cutting taxes and creating economic opportunities. “When economic crisis hit, we were ready,” he said, according to MSNBC. “By many accounts, we become the best state in the United States for business. He was also named the best managed state in the United States.”
Huntsman also addressed his desire to end U.S. involvement in conflicts abroad, believing that the end of these conflicts will help fix the financial situation, reported MSNBC. “No one wants to disengage from the world,” he said. “We believe that the best long-term national security is to rebuild our base here at home.”
As a former member of the Obama administration, Huntsman also revealed his feelings about the current president. “He and I have a difference of opinion on how to help the country we both love,” he said in the speech, as reported by the New York Times. “But the question that each of us wants voters to answer is who will be the best president, not who is the best of America.”
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