Huntsman doesn’t rule out presidential run

U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman Jr. says he will evaluate this spring whether to stay at his current job and doesn’t rule out a potential presidential run.

“You know, I’m really focused on what we’re doing in our current position,” Huntsman tells Newsweek in a story posted Saturday morning. “But we won’t do this forever, and I think we may have one final run left in our bones.”

Huntsman, 50, Utah’s former Republican governor who resigned in 2009 to take the post in the Obama administration, declined to say whether he was considering a bid for president in 2012, according to the story. But the comment only fuels speculation that he could mount a challenge to his current boss, President Barack Obama.

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