June 8, 2011

Huntsman: A serious candidate

Michael Gerson was George W. Bush's main speech writer from 2001 to 2006. He wrote a great article about Jon Huntsman in the Washington Post this week.

Good paragraph, but read the whole article:
The media have often covered Huntsman as a liberal Republican — a Rockefeller reincarnation. After all, he supports civil unions. He made it easier to get a drink at a bar in Utah. This easy press narrative gives Huntsman an odd advantage in a Republican primary: He is more conservative than his image. For many Republicans, he will improve upon closer inspection.

Jon Huntsman is probably the first politician in a while that I really like. Other times, candidates I have supported were sort of the last ones standing, or chosen by the process of elimination.  This time I actually like the guy and hope he finds success. The more I hear about him, the more I like him. I do wish, however, he'd choose to compete in the Iowa caucuses instead of skipping them, ethanol or not.

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