Jon Huntsman appeared Tuesday on Morning Joe, and among other things was asked whether he would put down any additional self-financing of his campaign. In response, Huntsman laid out that such a thing won't be necessary -- because of his campaign's focus on just one key early state.
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"I don't anticipate doing that. We're gonna focus singularly on New Hampshire," Huntsman said. "That's not an overly expensive market. That's a market where the old Adlai Stevenson shoe leather is important. I know how to work that market.
"The early signs are that we're connecting with the people. They like the message. It's got to be about vision. At the end of the day you've gotta have substance, you've gotta have real plans, you've gotta have a worldview. And the people in New Hampshire get that part, and they're responding to it."
Also, a quick note to Huntsman: The Adlai Stevenson comparison is incorrect for the New Hampshire primary. The actual winner of the Democratic primaries in New Hampshire in both 1952 and 1956, was Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN). Indeed, Kefauver was really the man who put the state's primary on the wider political map for decades to come, through his active, on-the-ground campaigning there. However, Kefauver ultimately did not win the Dem nomination in either of his two campaigns, losing each time to Adlai Stevenson.