David Brooks: It's not too late to nominate Jeb Bush

Brooks was skeptical of Dionne’s hypothesis, saying that Huntsman was “awkward” and lacked “crisp messaging,” “a theme,” and “a narrative.” However, he had his own long-shot prediction – the entry of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush into the race.

“I’m not holding out hope, but I do think it’s a remote possibility,” Brooks said of a Bush candidacy. “I do think the Republican Party is not going to nominate Newt Gingrich. If he emerges from the primaries, the early primaries as the front-runner, someone’s going to step in.”