WASHINGTON– Former Utah Governor and Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman is one of the Republican presidential primary candidates who hasn’t been polling too high, but he has something different than any other presidential campaign this election season. Huntsman has gotten tons of media attention and popularity from his three daughters’ contributions to his campaign, through their active Tweeting and the creative spoof videos that they have produced and starred in.
The Virgin Voting Project caught up with Huntsman’s daughters, Abby, Liddy, and Mary Anne, or @Jon2012girls as they are known in the Twittersphere, for a sit-down interview at the last CNN Republican debate right before Thanksgiving. We had a great discussion about young people and voting, and each of them even shared their stories with me about their first time voting. We also talked about some issues important to our generation, such as paying for college, getting a job after graduation, and how to make it easier for all young people to vote when they turn 18. Of course, they support their dad’s candidacy, but were open about offering their own views and opinions, from their perspective as young people. Thank you to the Huntsman girls for their willingness to chat with us for half an hour (in between taking their dad to the airport and picking up their sisters from school), and for their support of the mission of The Virgin Voting Project.
Here’s the interview with the “Huntsman girls,” in three parts: