Although Jon Huntsman is the only GOP candidate I could definitely vote for, I don’t hold out much hope that he’ll win the nomination. He’s invested everything in New Hampshire, but things aren’t looking good there.
However, the Boston Globe, arguably the most respected newspaper in the northeast (if you don’t count New York), has endorsed Huntsman. That’s a good sign. Won’t go all that far, but it’s something. They wrote that only Romney and Huntsman stand out as truly presidential
“Among the candidates, only two stand out as truly presidential, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman. Both have track records of success, and both, through their policies and demeanors, have shown the breadth of spirit to lead the nation. But while Romney proceeds cautiously, strategically, trying to appease enough constituencies to get himself the nomination, Huntsman has been bold. Rather than merely sketch out policies, he articulates goals and ideals. The priorities he would set for the country, from leading the world in renewable energy to retooling education and immigration policies to help American high-tech industries, are far-sighted. He has stood up far more forcefully than Romney against those in his party who reject evolution and the science behind global warming.
“With a strong record as governor of Utah and US ambassador to China, arguably the most important overseas diplomatic post, Huntsman’s credentials match those of anyone in the field. He would be the best candidate to seize this moment in GOP history, and the best-prepared to be president.”