Is Jon M. Huntsman Jr., the former governor of Utah, conservative enough to win the Republican presidential nomination? David Axelrod, a senior political adviser to President Obama, recalled on Sunday that Mr. Huntsman praised Mr. Obama’s efforts in 2009. “He was encouraging on health care. He was encouraging on the whole range of issues,” Mr. Axelrod said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “He was a little quizzical about what was going on in his own party. And you got the strong sense that he was going to wait until 2016 for the storm to blow over.”
Huntsman has about as much chance of winning the GOP nomination as Ron Paul. Which is to say: none.