Huntsman dropping out of the race, expected to announce support for Romney

I’ve been expecting this since the failure by the Huntsman campaign to even attempt to get on the ballot in Virginia:

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is expected to withdraw his bid for the Republican presidential nomination and throw his support to Mitt Romney, Fox News learned Sunday.

Huntsman is set to announce his withdrawal from the race Monday at 11:00 a.m. ET at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in South Carolina, at which time he will endorse his former rival.

Huntsman may have some good ideas and positions but you have to be able to do the work to at least get on ballots if you want to be taken as a serious contender. I mean, in 2008 people were busting Fred Thompson’s chops about “not really wanting it” and he managed to get on the ballot.

It’s starting to look like that failure to get on the ballot isn’t really going to make much of a difference in Virginia, tho. At this rate, Romney and Paul will be the only people still left in the race by Super Tuesday.