Despite the supposed inevitability of Mitt Romney, many conservatives are clearly still looking for an alternative for the Republican nomination. Newt Gingrich has become the latest to hold that title, but, as Gingrich’s liberal positions on everything from health care to TARP become better known, conservatives are likely to go shopping again.
One wonders, therefore, if a conservative case could be made for former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, as has been suggested by several conservative columnists recently, including George Will, Jim Pethokoukis, and Joe Scarborough. Indeed, it is interesting that Huntsman was so quickly dismissed as a RINO, when many of his positions actually appear to be to the right of both Romney and Gingrich.
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