When he called his third place finish in New Hampshire a “ticket to ride,” Jon Huntsman appeared ready to fight it out in South Carolina. So much for that. The GOP field shrunk again as Huntsman announced he was dropping out of the field. Endorsing Mitt Romney as the only one capable of taking on Obama, while taking a shot at the campaign vitriol on his way out the door. “This race has degenerated into an onslaught of negative attacks not worthy of the American people and not worthy of this critical time. At its core, the Republican Party is a party of ideas, but the current toxic form of our political discourse does not help our cause.