EXETER, N.H. (CBS/AP) — The latest Republican entry into the race for the 2012 presidential nomination he’s going to appropriate New Hampshire’s famous motto “Life Free or Die” for his own.

During an appearance in Exeter, former Utah Gov. John Huntsman told the crowd the appropriate he and his family thought an appropriate motto for his campaign would be similar to the motto displayed on many New Hampshire license plates.

WBZ-TV Political Editor Jon Keller reports on why Huntsman could challenge Mitt Romney

The 51-year-old former governor and former ambassador to China flew in to New Hampshire, the site of the nation’s first presidential primary.

More from WBZ-TV Political Editor Jon Keller

He had just given a speech in New Jersey that was repeated almost verbatim for New Hampshire audiences.

He heads next to Florida.

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Comments (5)
  1. Great reporting... says:

    New Hampshire’s famous state motto is “Live Free or Die,” not “Life Free or Die.”

    This article obviously slipped past a copy editor as the way in which it’s written doesn’t make sense.

    Way to go AP!

  2. tsal says:

    When a spelling or typing error becomes the focus of a topic, I’d say that a person doesn’t have a whole lot of important things to say to begin with.

    I have a lot more research to do but I like what I see in Huntsman. Every single other GOP candidate for 2012 scares me to death and if any one of them is elected I believe our nation may come close to collapse. Huntsman seems to have his act together. He is focusing on the issues and not on attacking Obama. He has what appears to be a good record of making clear decisions. He wants to focus on creating jobs and not raising taxes.

    Yep, like what I hear but time will tell.

    1. Great reporting... says:

      I bet it’s more than just a typo to residents of New Hampshire.

      Furthermore, please explain what this means: “Huntsman told the crowd the appropriate he and his family thought an appropriate motto for his campaign.”

      1. tsal says:

        It was clearly edited incorrectly. I have no problem figuring out what it means and actually focusing on the real questions. If editing is your focus, then that is also your choice.

        As far as Huntsman, I’ve had a chance to read more about him. I did discover he supports Ryancare which of course is not much different from the death panel skeleton the republicans tried (unsuccessfully because it didn’t exist) to put in Obama’s closet.

        The most terrifying part is that the only GOP candidate so far that has said anything that has been anywhere near intelligent is Newt which of course is that the voucher plan would be devastating to seniors. Of course the GOP has him backtracking.

  3. DrStrangelove says:

    The article is clearly written in Yoda. Read you it carefully if understand you may it.

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