Campaign 2012: Jon Huntsman declares candidacy for president

Jon Huntsman, former US ambassador to China and former governor of Utah, will officially announce his candidacy for president today. In today’s installment of our series “Campaign 2012,” our experts offer their analysis on what he brings to the GOP field. The experts are:

Tom Whalen, an associate professor of Social Sciences; an expert on modern American politics and the American presidency; a regular contributor to PoliticoArena. He can be reached at 617-353-4785;

Cornelius Hurley, a professor at Boston University’s School of Law; director of the Center for Finance, Law & Policy (formerly the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law); a former counsel to the Fed Board of Governors. He can be reached at 617-353-5427,; Twitter: @ckhurley

Tobe Berkovitz, an associate professor of Advertising; an expert on media strategy and political advertising. He can be reached at 617-353-7742,

The first installment of “Campaign 2012” can be read here.

Tomorrow: the rest of the GOP field