Still, deliberately prodding at Tea Party favorites just doesn't seem a winning strategy for someone who's serious about winning the nomination. As if just to rile up the Liberal Elite-hating base even further, Thursday also saw the release of a Vogue magazine profile of Huntsman, complete with photographs by Annie Liebowitz. The article was broadly favorable to the former Utah Governor, but to those like conservative commentator John Podheretz it came across as "the Plan 9 from Outer Space of political profiles."
Pod-boy, ya got it backwards. As usual. The whole rest of the Repug field is "Plan 9 from Outer Space".
Huntsman is acting like a man with nothing to lose -- or one who has already lost. His campaign did not return a TPM email inquiring how the candidate's new twitter style of prodding fun at core elements of the base was meant to be a winning campaign tactic.
Perhaps, though, the answer came in another tweet. The account @Jon2012girls purports to carry the thoughts of Huntsman's daughters. Friday morning they posted this:
"Dad making a stir on twitter. Guess our gift "twitter for dummies" finally payed off!"
Huntsman, IMNSHO, is THE ONLY REPUG CANDIDATE THAT STANDS A CHINAMAN'S CHANCE OF BEATING OBAMA. Let's hope they don't realize that and start supporting him.
And he's not nearly as negatively Mormon as Willard either.
He's grabbed the second rung...