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According to the Washington Post, Jon Huntsman(CFR MEMBER) will drop his presidential bid today and back Mitt Romney (Bain Capital/Clear Channel).

Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman has decided to end his presidential candidacy and will formally exit the race on Monday, according to two sources briefed on his thinking. He is expected to endorse former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.

Huntsman had pledged to soldier on after a disappointing third place finish last week in New Hampshire’s primary. He insisted his showing amounted to a “ticket to ride” to South Carolina.

But, political reality seems to have hit Huntsman and his team over the last few days as polling in the Palmetto State, which will hold its primary on Jan. 21, showed him in single digits.


January 11, 2012

Given Jon Huntsman’s recent attacks on Ron Paul (including his last week’s shameful “false-flag”-style dirty trick), and the media’s sudden decision to shower him with positive press in a transparent effort to manufacture a “Huntsman surge” self-fulfilling prophecy, a lot people have been wondering: Is he, or has he ever been, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)?

The answer is yes. While his name has not appeared on their roster in recent years, he was a member in the 1990′s.

  Just to put any doubts to rest, here is a document straight off of the official CFR website ( confirming this. has also archived a copy on WebCite here for posterity.

The document lists the various members of the CFR’s “Committees of the Board, 1998–99″. Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., is shown to be a member of the Term Membership committee, which appears to be a subcommittee of the Membership committee.