Jon Huntsman Could Challenge Ford for the Republican Nomination
Wait. This isn’t 1975? Oh.
Jon Huntsman Jr. sets off Thursday on his first campaign-style swing through New Hampshire, testing whether his moderate brand of politics can find a place in today’s Republican Party.
In a likely presidential bid, he would bring with him a political resume punctuated by his stint as President Obama’s ambassador to China and loaded with centrist positions on immigration, cap-and-trade climate legislation and gay rights.
Given that any one of those heresies immediately disqualifies him in today’s Teabag GOP, someone who says this about climate change doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the nomination.
All I know is 90 percent of the scientists say climate change is occurring. If 90 percent of the oncological community said something was causing cancer we’d listen to them.
I don’t know what party Huntsman thinks he belongs to.