Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman says in tonight’s concession speech that his third-place finish in New Hampshire gives him a ticket to ride (presumably to South Carolina).
Huntsman has bet everything on N.H., but his yield among Republicans is slim. The interesting exit poll results to consider—how well he did among Democrats who have lost their enthusiasm for President Barack Obama. But even among independents, former Mass. Gov. Romney polled better than Huntsman (although both trailed Rep. Ron Paul).
Very hard to believe that this bet on New Hampshire yielded results. Even with his surge in recent days, there does not appear to be a constituency for his brand in South Carolina.
The only paid-for ticket to ride to South Carolina and beyond would seem to be significant funds pouring into the Huntsman Super PAC.