From today's much-commented-upon Tweet:
Because obviously these views are going nowhere with the Republican primary electorate this time around.
Good to see this "what the hell, I might as well keep my dignity" spirit taking hold on Team Huntsman! I hope it will still prevail the next time he's asked to raise his hand, along with everyone else in the race, and promise to reject a budget deal skewed 10-to-1 in favor of spending cuts rather than revenue increases. He could be the one who stands alone and says:
"I believe in a balanced approach, just like Ronald Reagan did. Call me crazy."
Of course the crazy part might be thinking that the GOP will come to tolerate such views within a mere four or five years.