Jon Huntsman has denied many times that he’s planning to run as a third party candidate should he lose the GOP nomination, as seems likely.
The Daily is out with a piece today in which he repeats that denial, but – once again – his words are parsed to open up the ground for speculation that he doesn’t really mean what he says.
Here’s the key part:
The lagging GOP contender told The Daily he is “not even considering” an Americans Elect run, though he quickly added the qualifier “when I’m running as a Republican.”
Only two weeks ago, Huntsman told Fox News Sunday that he absolutely would not run as an independent and would support his party’s nominee.
The article then goes on to suggest that the non-profit, bipartisanship-promoting group Americans Elect is courting him, even though a spokesperson from the group denies this.