Huntsman places his bet on the middle
At last, Jon Huntsman made a passionate case for bipartisanship - which, aside from his depth of foreign policy expertise, is Huntsman’s main point of distinction. Yes, he’s the Republican that Democrats like best, and that serves, in certain circles, as a disqualifier - particularly those circles that stake their existence on a vicious partisan divide. “Is Jon Hunstman a Rachel Maddow Republican?’’ the Weekly Standard blared last week, and it wasn’t exactly a compliment. But if he is a welcome Republican face on MSNBC, that must make him representative of somebody.