Jon Huntsman gets Democratic Endorsement?
One of Mitt Romney’s top campaign advisors shrugged off The Boston Globe’s endorsement of Jon Huntsman for president, saying Romney was happier to receive the endorsement of the Boston Herald, which has the more conservative editorial page.
“Boston is a two newspaper town and the Globe has a very liberal editorial page,” Eric Fehrnstrom said Friday on CNN. “The other newspaper is the Boston Herald. They have a more conservative editorial page. We were pleased to get the endorsement of the Boston Herald.”
Fehrnstrom also noted that Romney recently picked up the endorsements of the Nashua Telegraph of New Hampshire and the Eagle-Tribune, also of New Hampshire.
On Thursday night, the Globe, Romney’s hometown newspaper, endorsed Huntsman over Romney. The endorsement spent a fair amount of space comparing the two former governors. While it argued Romney is a strong candidate, it concluded that Huntsman would be a better president.
“Among the candidates, only two stand out as truly presidential, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman,” the editorial read. “But while Romney proceeds cautiously, strategically, trying to appease enough constituencies to get himself the nomination, Huntsman has been bold.”