Jon Huntsman Shocks Right By Refusing To Deny Climate Change Is Real

lostlakehiker5/18/2011 10:50:37 am PDT

re: #3 000G

IMHO, he doesn’t have a chance to get the nomination and didn’t have a chance to begin with. So him opting for science is just a throw-away… almost like left cover.

Don’t be so sure. The Republicans desperately need a way to climb down off the denialist ledge, and nominating Huntsman would do the trick.

The establishment (I’d say “grownups”, but maybe that’s a stretch) is wary of populist candidates who may have a real chance of winning the nomination, but the chance of a snowball in a globally warmed hell of winning the general election. Or even carrying some congressional candidates in on his coattails in the course of a valiant loss.