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Let's Bet: How Many Times Will Huntsman Play the Piano on the Trail? -- VIDEO

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August 9, 2011

For Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman, could the road to the White House be paved with ... ebony and ivory? No, he hasn't been bridging racial divides. Rather, the former ambassador to China, who dropped out of high school to join a band, has been charming crowds on the campaign trail with his piano-playing skills. Over the weekend, he joined Tea Party freshman Rep. Tim Scott in a rendition of "Hit the Road Jack"—reportedly aimed at President Obama—at a town hall meeting in Charleston, S.C.

And last week, Huntsman was persuaded to tickle the ivories while at a campaign stop in Manchester, N.H.

 

While he's working on keeping up the free-spirited rock-star image, he should look out: Rick Santorum has some pipes! While giving a speech in Iowa recently, the former senator from Pennsylvania broke into song after the lights went out briefly, amusing the crowd during what could otherwise have been an awkward moment. Do we predict a battle of the bands, or an MTV-sponsored debate, perhaps?

 

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