The New York Times' Jon Huntsman profile: 4 takeaways

In the Times' magazine, Matt Bai profiles the newly minted presidential candidate who's positioning himself as the establishment alternative to Mitt Romney

Jon Huntsman resigned the Utah governorship in 2009 to become Obama's U.S. ambassador to China. Could the presidency be next?
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Jon Huntsman, President Obama's former ambassador to China and the Republican governor of Utah from 2005 to 2009, formally announced his candidacy Tuesday for his party's presidential nomination. Huntsman has been drawing only modest support in polls so far, but he has already won "the magazine profile primary," says CNN's Peter Hamby. The latest in a string of lengthy articles on his prospects: A 6,000 word piece by Matt Bai in The New York Times Magazine looking at Huntsman's nascent campaign. Here, four takeaways from Bai's profile:

1. Huntsman evokes memories of John McCain's 2000 campaign

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