Huntsman Leaving Beijing For Possible White House Bid

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Huntsman leaving Beijing for possible White House bidJon Huntsman's decision to resign from his Chinese ambassadorship has fueled rumors that the former Governor of Utah is gearing up for a presidential bid in 2012.

Huntsman, a Republican, stated earlier this week that he will leave Beijing on April 30. Although he has not confirmed his intentions to run for president, many pundits believe that the charismatic Huntsman will throw his hat in an already crowded field of potential candidates. Huntsman is the second Mormon to be rumored for the 2012 race, along with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

In 2009, Obama designated Huntsman as the United States Ambassador to China. Many political analysts believe that his appointment was part of an effort by the President to delay Huntsman's White House bid until 2016. Some people have speculated that Huntsman's ties to the Obama administration could hurt his candidacy.

The President recently joked about it, as well.

"I'm sure that him having worked so well with me will be a great asset in any Republican primary," Obama said about the prospect of Huntsman running in 2012.

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