We haven’t given Utah Governor Jon Huntsman much digital ink, but Politico sure does in this very in-depth piece. I’m curious to know what our hardliners think of the Huntsman Doctrine (Copyright 2009).

Huntsman takes aim at GOP
By JONATHAN MARTIN | 3/1/09 6:59 AM EST

There was at least one 2012 presidential contender missing from the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington this weekend, traditionally a testing ground for any Republican even remotely considering a White House bid.

That could be in part because Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. risked getting booed off the stage for some of his views.

Largely under the radar of the national media and even out of sight of many in his own party, Huntsman, 48, is emerging as an articulate, unapologetic and unlikely spokesman for a new brand of Republicanism, one that seems out of vogue at a time when many in the GOP attribute their fall from power to a deviation from right-wing orthodoxy.

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