But in looking for a source with a motive, the evidence leaves what is, if nothing else, far the most entertaining option: that Huntsman or — more likely — a stateside ally, playing three-dimensional chess, dumped them pre-emptively to the Caller. This would have been done both on the theory that they would eventually come out, and with an eye to furthering what is, after all, the strongest case for the Utahn, the strength of his general election candidacy.