In order for the republican party to win, we can’t run from science… By making comments that don’t reflect the reality of the situation, you turn people off.
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, easing off direct attacks on Texas Gov. Rick Perry, among others in the GOP field, for a general point about the Republican party.
- Why didn’t Huntsman attack more? This is a stark difference between himself and Governor Perry, among others, and he simply let it drop. He’s made snarky Twitter comments, he’s played up his common-sense cred, and then he gets a chance to shine on national TV and he fell (largely) flat.
Huntsman was doing great up until this; it was similar to when Tim Pawlenty backed down from his “ObamneyCare” comments a few debates back. Huntsman still turned out what was overall a charismatic and commanding performance, but this wasn’t the best note to end on.