Obama vs. Huntsman: Beyond the Death Hug

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Until now, President Obama has reacted to Jon Huntsman's presidential candidacy mainly by praising him--a "death hug" in the current political parlance (love that term), since this presumably sours conservatives on him. Well, not anymore. Obama's reelection campaign just sent this to reporters in reaction to Huntsman's announcement this morning:

In his speech, Governor Huntsman called for a more competitive and compassionate country, but he has embraced a budget plan that would  slash our commitment to education, wipe out investments that will foster the jobs of the future and extend tax cuts for the richest Americans while shifting the burden onto seniors and middle class families.  Like the other Republican candidates, instead of proposing a plan that will allow middle class families to reclaim their economic security, Governor Huntsman is proposing a return to the failed economic policies that led us into the recession.
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