From the early days of the 2012 primary, influential liberals referred to Jon Hunstman, U.S. Ambassador to China, and Singapore before that, as “the sane Republican”. Huntsman’s foreign policy chops and statesmen-like manner were frequently cited during his brief run, often by the candidate himself.
Huntsman dropped out of the race after coming in third in the New Hampshire primary. Since then, he’s dedicated himself to 'No Labels,' a cross-platform organization that says its mission is to "move america from the old politics of point-scoring toward a new politics of problem-solving." He’s still actively talking about relations between the U.S. and China and joins us now to talk about foreign policy, civility in American politics, and life after the big race.