Ed Team

Does Huntsman Like GOP Voters?

Filed By Ed Team | December 02, 2011 8:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: GOP voters, John Huntsman, New York Times, Republican primary voter, Ross Douthat, sane Republicans

"[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"

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