After finishing a respectable, but still distant third in the New Hampshire primary, is former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman's campaign DOA heading into South Carolina?
A late surge of support carried his percentage of the vote into the double digits, but Mitt Romney won easily and Ron Paul enjoyed a healthy second-place margin.
Still, in his speech Tuesday night he tried hard to portray that result as evidence of a gathering storm of Huntsmentum heading into the next primary January 21.
“Third place is a ticket to ride! South Carolina, here we come!” said the ex-ambassador to China. Sadly, Huntsmentum may soon it a wall in the Palmetto State.