Huntsman shows America he's ready to lead

Orlando - This evening, Huntsman campaign manager Matt David released the following statement regarding tonight's Fox News-Washington Examiner debate:

"This evening, the American people were introduced to Jon Huntsman and his vision for our nation.

"He offered serious solutions to rescue and revive our flailing economy, rid our country of its cancerous debt, and build a more prosperous and secure future for our children and grandchildren -solutions that, unlike his opponents, he has already led and delivered on.

"Gov. Huntsman distinguished himself as the only candidate with a proven record of creating jobs, in business and as governor; the only candidate with foreign policy acumen, who understands America can only project power abroad when we are strong at home; and the candidate with the experience and gravitas who is best-equipped to defeat President Obama.

"Jon Huntsman is running for president because for the first time in our nation's history, we are about to pass down to the next generation a country that is less powerful, less competitive and less good. These are serious times, and Jon Huntsman is the serious, principled leader that America needs."