Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Huntsman: Romney can't be trusted

The increasingly John McCain-ish campaign of Jon Huntsman has been making trust a big issue lately, and he kept up the theme on Greta Van Susteren's show last night.

VAN SUSTEREN: What is the biggest difference – if someone lines you up next to Governor Romney, you’re both former governors, what is the biggest difference between the two of you if someone’s trying to decide whether to vote for you or Governor Romney?

HUNTSMAN: One word – trust. I have a core that doesn’t change. I have been the same from start to finish. People might not always agree with what I’ve done but I have a consistent Conservative record, I speak from my heart, I do what I think is right for this country and I’m not going to vary. And I think that trust – the issue of trust – is going to be a central theme in this election cycle.

VAN SUSTEREN: Do you think he’s not trustworthy?

HUNTSMAN: I don’t think he’s made the case to the American people.

VAN SUSTEREN: But do you think he’s not trustworthy?

HUNTSMAN: He hasn’t made the case to the American people.

VAN SUSTEREN: Has he made it to you?

HUNTSMAN: Not convincingly. He’s a good father, he’s a good family man, I respect him, he’s a decent person. But he has not made an effective case for trust in his campaign.