Count me among those mystified by what appears to be a forthcoming presidential bid by Jon Huntsman, the former Republican governor of Utah and current U.S. Ambassador to China--which is to say, current member in good standing of the Obama administration. While his standing may be slipping a bit, Huntsman, as others have pointed out, would seem to have a very difficult task ahead of him: explaining to GOP primary voters why they should support a guy who has loyally been serving a president they pretty much all despise. It won't make Huntsman's task any easier that he is considered a moderate on issues like the environment and gay rights.
Jon Huntsman, 2016?
If the former Republican governor of Utah and current Ambassador to China decides to challenge Barack Obama in 2012, he may lose--but wind up a better candidate in the future