Jon Huntsman 2012: Understanding the candidacy by profiling the profiles.

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June 27 2011 1:08 PM

The Huntsman Phenomenon

Understanding the candidacy by profiling the profiles.

Two major profiles of Jon Huntsman, the ambassador to China turned Republican presidential candidate, arrived in the past week—one in Esquire, the other in the New York Times Magazine. What do these stories reveal about Huntsman's candidacy? Each square represents one appearance of a particular word in a Huntsman profile: blue for Esquire, green for the Times Magazine.

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Tom Scocca is the managing editor of Deadspin and the author of Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future.

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