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Sabato: Huntsman’s ‘wet kiss’ imperils candidacy; Chuck Todd defends

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      Jonathan Strong

      Jonathan Strong, 27, is a reporter for the Daily Caller covering Congress. Previously, he was a reporter for Inside EPA where he wrote about environmental regulation in great detail, and before that a staffer for Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA). Strong graduated from Wheaton College (IL) with a degree in political science in 2006. He is a huge fan of and season ticket holder to the Washington Capitals hockey team. Strong and his wife reside in Arlington.

What’s in Jon Huntsman’s handwritten letters to President Obama and former-President Bill Clinton?

One of the most frequently cited experts on American politics is saying the letters from Huntsman published by The Daily Caller threaten his very candidacy for President.

“Huntsman’s wet kiss to Obama published by @DailyCaller. Valentines forever. Even $$$ can’t overcome that one in GOP race,” tweeted Dr. Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics.

Meanwhile, MSNBC host Chuck Todd is defending Huntsman, saying the ambassador’s praise for Obama is, well, unremarkable.

“Can’t you have high regard for someone as a leader and still disagree with them? Is this how low politics has gotten? Come on people,” Todd tweeted. “By definition, anybody who successfully gets elected prez can academically be described as “remarkable leader” At least 50%+1 of country,” he continued.