Jon Huntsman Vindicates Republican Voters
Since his presidential aspirations burnt out in the New Hampshire GOP presidential primary due to a lack of support from non-members of the media, Jon Huntsman has been keeping busy.
This week, the left-of-center Brookings Institute named the former ambassador to China and governor of Utah as a distinguished fellow. Joining Brookings is reflective of Huntsman’s refusal to pander to his party’s far right; since he dropped out of the race, he has taken a critical attitude toward the Republican Party for moving so far from the center.
Yet while Huntsman’s moderation makes him popular among the media, this move will likely further weaken his chances of having a national political future in the GOP.