Check One More Name Off the 2016 List

This would normally pass without any notice, but at a time when people are talking about Carly Fiorina running for president, then I supposed a box must be checked by noting that Jon Huntsman has taken himself out of the running for 2016, per Politico‘s Anna Palmer, who was presumably assigned to ask him about it.

Huntsman, of course, ran a dumpster fire of a presidential campaign in 2012, and then pitched what might be described as a hissy fit afterwards, cutting off ties with the GOP and affiliating himself with the No Labels group. So no, he won’t be tromping through Iowa next year. Guess the gig is open for the hopeless candidate loved by the MSM.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.