(Fox News) He had the look. He had the resume. He had the money. He had the beautiful family. By golly, he had the hair.
But Jon Huntsman, despite the hype, never seemed to have the votes. And on Monday, he bailed out of the Republican contest, trying to keep his dignity intact as he slammed his own party for going negative on one another.
"Rather than trying to advance our common goal, this race has degenerated into an onslaught of negative and personal attacks not worthy of the American people," Huntsman said. "At its core the Republican Party is a party of ideas, but the current toxic form of our political discourse does not help our cause and is just one of the many reasons the American people has lost trust in their leaders. ...
"Today, I am suspending my campaign for the presidency. I believe it is now time for our party to unite around the candidate best equipped to defeat Barack Obama. Despite our differences and the space between us on some of the issues, I believe that candidate is Governor Mitt Romney," Huntsman said.