Obama Campaign Was Much More Worried About Huntsman Than Romney
Obama campaign manager Jim Messina revealed that Mitt Romney was not their primary concern (pun intended), telling the Salt Lake Tribune:
“We were honest about our concerns about Huntsman. I think Huntsman [as Republican nominee] would have been a tough general election campaign.”
Senior Obama adviser David Plouffe had expressed such concern even before Utah’s former governor launched his failed presidential bid, with one journalist noting that a Huntsman candidacy made Plouffe a “wee bit queasy.”
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