Stephen Guy Hardin / August 2, 2011

Or Is It a Jon?

Talk about inspiring confidence.

For the second time in several weeks Huntsman 2012 campaign materials have been sent out misspelling the candidate’s first name.

Instead of spelling the former Utah governors name as Jon Huntsman, it has issued campaign literature and press releases spelling his name John Huntsman. Oops.

Governor Huntsman is heading back to New Hampshire to try and right his slowly sinking campaign ship which has included his campaign manger being let go as well as a muddled message and a noticeable lack of traction in GOP voter polls. In addition some of the released Huntsman 2012 campaign mailers mangled a story written about the candidate by the Wall Street Journal.

The mailer quotes the newspaper as calling Huntsman “The Conservative Problem Solver.” The Wall Street Journal piece actually quoted Huntsman himself: “When people look at what we’ve done,” he says, “they’re going to say, ‘He’s a conservative problem solver.’ I’m going to point people in the direction of what we’ve done as governor. I’m pro-life, strongly pro-Second Amendment. I think there are enough voters who will say, ‘I may not like everything, but there’s enough here to like.’”

“… but there’s enough here to like.”

Wow, there a sterling endorsement. I can almost see the new campaign slogans for this fall.

“Vote for me because I’m okay.”

“I’m the man to fix this country’s problems even though I can’t get my campaign staff to spell my first name correctly.”

“So, when it’s time to vote don’t forget to vote for me, John Huntsman. I mean… Jon Huntsman. I mean… uh. Well, just vote for a John… or is it a Jon?”

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