Jon Huntsman may have only gotten 745 votes in Iowa, but at least he's got friends in South Carolina.
Former S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster put in a good word for Jon Huntsman for the GOP presidential nomination in an e-mail sent to the press Wednesday night. In the message, McMaster cut straight to the name-dropping:
I miss Ronald Reagan. I served as his first U.S. Attorney.
We all wish he would appear out of the cornfield in a "Field of Dreams" and be our nominee for President.
But right now - there is only one true Reagan Republican in the race, a leader who worked for Ronald Reagan and has proven himself over the years to be a strong, consistent conservative, with the best record as a chief executive creating jobs, cutting taxes and balancing budgets at the state level.
That is my good friend Jon Huntsman.
Jon has never been a flip-flopper or an opportunist. He has always been consistently pro-life and pro-family. As Governor of Utah, he led the nation in creating jobs, cutting taxes and stimulating real economic growth.
Jon Huntsman is the most extraordinary Governor I've seen since Carroll Campbell. And he's also the only one in the presidential race with foreign policy experience as a United States Ambassador to both Singapore and China. The world we live in is far too dangerous to pick another president with no foreign policy experience.
Reagan incarnation though he may be, Huntsman isn't looking so hot right now politically. He came in a distant seventh place in Tuesday's Iowa Republican Caucus with just 745 votes (0.6 percent).
Current Attorney General Alan Wilson has also endorsed Huntsman for the Republican nomination.