Huntsman: I’m Not Making The Same Job Promises As Mitt

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September 7, 2011 9:43 a.m.

A hoarse and recovering Jon Huntsman called into MSNBC earlier Wednesday and discussed the state of the race heading into tonight’s big debate.

Lagging in the polls, Huntsman again promised that things will pick up for him soon. He also said he’s not ready to make the same huge economic promises Mitt Romney did yesterday.In his big budget speech, Romney laid out his plan to create 11.5 million jobs in his first term. Huntsman, who gave his own jobs speech last month, declined to set a similar goal.

Huntsman’s campaign responded yesterday to the plan with a web video attacking Romney’s record as governor of Massachusetts.

On MSNBC today, Huntsman shied away from Romney’s big, specific job creations promises.

“I’m not going to make any predictions specifically about where we’re going to be in terms of the number of jobs,” he said. “All I’m going to tell you is I’m going to create the most hospitable environment.”

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