January 9th, 2012
06:47 PM ET

Wolf Blitzer talks with the Huntsman Girls

CNN's Wolf Blitzer spoke with the daughters of Jon Huntsman [Abby, Liddy, and Mary Anne Huntsman] today about campaigning for their father, predictions for a Huntsman win in New Hampshire and more. Two highlight from the interview are after the jump.

Please credit all usage of the interview to CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

Highlight from Full Interview
THIS IS A RUSH FDCH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: You won't be surprised that the most commonly asked question - and I got a lot of responses when I said, "What would you ask these three young woman?"  There was a variation of these questions –

"Would any of you consider dating a Democrat?"

"I would ask them to marry me.  Love them."

Dinner Friday night?"

Obviously, you've got a lot of fans out there.  And all of them want to know your status.

So let's start off, Mary Anne, and we'll go down.

Tell us your status right now.  Are you available to a lot of young men who are looking out there and would like to get to know you a little bit?

MARY ANNE, JON HUNTSMAN'S DAUGHTER:  Well, all I can say, Wolf, is that I hear that you are the best matchmaker, so maybe you can line me up with somebody.

BLITZER:  Maybe I'll try.  That would be lovely.

M. HUNTSMAN:  That's all I'll say.

BLITZER:  I'd love to be able to do that.

Abby, I know you're out of the picture, right?

ABBY HUNTSMAN LIVINGSTON, JON HUNTSMAN'S DAUGHTER: I've been married for a little bit over a year now.

BLITZER:  I knew that, and I know you're very happily married.

What about - Liddy, go ahead.

LIDDY HUNTSMAN, JON HUNTSMAN'S DAUGHTER: The only boy in my heart is my dog, Arthur.  He's a little Maltipoo, and that's all I'm going to say.

BLITZER:  Well, I'm going to try to work on that matchmaking and see what I can do.

Hey, guys, thanks very much for coming in.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE:  Yes, you work on it, Wolf.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE:  Thanks for having us.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE:  Thank you.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE:  Thank you.

BLITZER:  Always good to see the three Huntsman girls, as they call themselves.

Highlight from Full Interview
THIS IS A RUSH FDCH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

A. HUNTSMAN LIVINGSTON:  Not at all.  Look, resources come with momentum.  And what we're seeing here is momentum, and we've seen - things can change overnight.  I think we've seen that on the campaign cycle.

And in terms of my dad and grandpa, they are very best friends.  They talk every single day.  So people can think what they want, but what we know is they're very best friends.

And my dad, like he did in Utah, he's not going to pay his way to the White House.  You know, you want support of the people.  He's the people's candidate.  And so I think you're going to see the resources come with momentum, and that's exactly what we're seeing on the ground.

BLITZER:  You know this relationship, obviously, Mary Anne.  Tell us about this relationship from your perspective between your father and your grandfather.

M. HUNTSMAN:  They are very best friends.  They talk every single day.  My grandpa has been the biggest support to him.  So, as far as that goes, I will say that they have a very strong relationship, and he has been there for us 100 percent of the time.

BLITZER:  And is it true - and I'll bring in Liddy - is it true that he hadn't asked your grandfather for money?  Is that his nature, that he wants to do it by himself?

L. HUNTSMAN:  That is just the nature of my dad.  You know, he is the people's candidate and he wants to earn it.  He wants to earn the people's trust.

And I think that's what makes him such off different candidate, I think different than anybody else on stage, is that he wants trust from the people, which is exactly what's missing right now in Washington.  So I think that's what sets him apart from anyone else up there.

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