Obama's 2012 Opponent: Jon Huntsman?

David Plouffe thinks the Utah governor could be the GOP candidate.

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By Nikki Schwab, Washington Whispers

When it comes to 2012, there's no potential Republican opponent who makes David Plouffe shake in his shoes. But there is one who makes Obama's former campaign manager a wee bit queasy. "I think the one person in that party who might be a potential presidential candidate is Gov. Jon Huntsman of Utah," says Plouffe. "I think he's really out there and speaking a lot of truth about the direction of the party." But who really knows? "Well, first of all, four years ago Sen. Barack Obama wasn't even in the conversation, so it may very well be someone that none of us are really talking about right now," says Plouffe.

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