My grandfather Huntsman… was principal of Los Altos High, he wanted his sons to be teachers because there was no higher calling in life. And he said, But not everybody’s cut out to be an educator — you’re always going to need a fallback position in life: you can always go into business. Which my dad did, and he did pretty well in business. But I got the same lecture growing up, and it was, You know, son, if you want to change this world… you’ve gotta go into business. But not everybody’s cut out for that, you’re always going to need a fallback position in life. You can always go into politics. And my daughter, who I recently had the same conversation with, I said Abby, you’ve got to go into public service — that’s how you can change the world, transform lives. But not everybody’s cut out for it. You’re always going to need a fallback position. You can always be a journalist at the end of the day. And now Abby works for the Huffington Post in New York. So I have to be careful about what I say.
With their YouTube videos, song parodies, and television sitdowns, the trio of comely 20-somethings—Mary Anne, Abby, and Liddy—had the perfect sensibility for modern politics: sharp, ironic, and just a touch subversive… But all good things must come to an end. And while, for most of America, Huntsman’s candidacy never reached the level of a good thing—or even a thing—the loss of his trio of filial advocates will be sorely felt.
An interesting group of campaign activists.
It’s a scary time in our country, especially for our generation. And we believe so strongly in his vision. We feel he’s the best person to get things back on track, with his world experience, and view of the world. And he has a record that shows he can create jobs, and an environment that creates jobs. We do what we can to help him out. People didn’t know what he was about. It’s been fun.