Messina: Huntsman Was Obama’s ‘Biggest Threat’

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Good thing he never told GOP primary voters. Jim Messina, President Obama’s campaign manager, is now saying that Utah Governor Jon Huntsman was thought to be the biggest threat to Obama’s reelection chances. Huntsman was one of the first Republican candidates to drop out of the primary race after he placed third in the New Hampshire primary. “We were honest about our concerns about Huntsman. I think Huntsman would have been a very tough general-election candidate,” Messina said. “We looked at his profile in a general election and thought he would have been difficult.”