"[Huntsman] picked high-profile fights on two hot-button issues - evolution and global warming - that were completely irrelevant to his candidacy's rationale. He let his campaign manager define his candidacy as a fight to save the Republican Party from a "bunch of cranks." And he embraced his identity as the media's favorite Republican by letting the liberal journalist Jacob Weisberg write a fawning profile for Vogue.
"This was political malpractice at its worst. Voters don't necessarily need to like a candidate to vote for him, but they need to think that he likes them."
-- Ross Douthat writing in the New York Times about "The Huntsman Handicap"