Jon Huntsman says liberal filmmaker Michael Moore doomed his presidential bid.
On MSNBC's Morning Joe, Huntsman said an enthusiastic embrace of his campaign by Moore was one of the main reasons his candidacy failed to gain traction.
"A guy named Michael Moore who went on television and said 'That Huntsman guy. He's a Republican I think I could support' to be followed up by Jimmy Carter who said 'This Huntsman guy: I think he's somebody I could support' to be followed up by Bill Clinton, who went on television and said 'He seems pretty un-hidebound. He's a Republican I think I could' -- we were so toast in Iowa by then."
He also cited a late start, his refusal to sign pledges, and a difficult transition from ambassador to "politician."
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