Huntsman won’t say whether he would consider Romney for VP

Jamie Weinstein Senior Writer
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NASHUA, N.H. — In debates and on the stump in the Granite State, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and his surrogates have been blasting GOP front-runner Mitt Romney, most recently taking a comment Romney made out-of-context to suggest Romney enjoys firing people.

So it is no surprise that Huntsman refused to tell TheDC whether he would consider the former Massachusetts governor as a potential running mate should he somehow become the Republican nominee.

While Huntsman was interacting with the press outside of Crosby’s Bakery in Nashua, TheDC lightened the mood by asking the governor about the prospects of a Huntsman-Romney ticket.

“I’m not going to play that game,” he said after breaking into hardy laugh. “I’ve got pastries waiting in here,” he said, turning away to head into the bakery.

As he was walking into the bakery another reporter asked whether Huntsman thinks he could compete with President Obama in California.

“I’m a Californian,” said Huntsman, who was born in Redwood City, California. “If anyone can compete in California, I can.”

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