Since I’ve clearly just violated the Eleventh Commandment by producing this, let me clarify that I think Huntsman should get in the race. Whether we like it or not, there is clearly some constituency for these types of ideas. For proof, stop and consider that in his effort to tack to the right President Obama is preparing to portray himself to the American people in 2012 as someone very much like Jon Hunstman. Or the Jon Huntsman of 2008, anyway.
Because Huntsman, for his part, will probably do everything he can to disassociate himself from these views. In fact he already is. Whether he succeeds or not will go long a way in determining the outcome of his candidacy, if he chooses to run.