Question: What is a Jon Huntsman?
You might have seen Jon Huntsman throw his hat into the GOP ring for President this week, with a speech at the Statue of Liberty.
You will have seen Huntsman, if you have seen Huntsman, because the media wants you to see Huntsman. He is a media creation. A propped-up Republican that the left in America wants the GOP to choose as the nominee. They are not going to vote for him in the general election mind you, but they want the GOP to choose him because he is the current psuedo-Republican that liberals can stand.
No one in the GOP is clamoring for Jon Huntsman to run for president. Oh, we'll vote for him over Barack Obama if he is the nominee. But, he is not the GOP base's choice by any means.
Huntsman, as the left's choice for the GOP, is in other words John McCain all over again - as Michelle Malkin ably points out. Please, no.
It's worth remembering how John McCain became the GOP nominee in 2008. Open primaries. McCain was defeated in early primaries when the Democratic race was still in contention and Democrats and independents were choosing between Hillary and Barack as historic choices. But, when it became apparent that Obama had it locked up, those groups started voting in Republican primaries. And they voted for John McCain as the GOP guy that liberals love. So we got a guy that liberals and independents love but were never going to vote for in the general election. We got a loser, in other words. And he lost. The key to not doing that again is to CLOSE THE PRIMARIES to registered Republicans only. Let us alone choose our nominee, and we'll get a strong conservative who can take it to President Obama and win.
Speaking of taking it to President Obama: the reason the left-media loves Jon Huntsman is that he will attack other Republicans for being "uncivil". Just like they do. It's a partnership made in media heaven. Huntsman played this up in the speech delcaring his candidacy: