But emails obtained by The Daily Caller show that Mackowiak, a Texas based operative and frequent pundit who appears in both print and on TV, must have had a change of heart about the former ambassador to China’s chances: He inquired this spring with top staffers involved in the Huntsman effort about a job on the future presidential campaign.

“I’d be interested in discussing opportunities with Horizon PAC as the Comms / Political staff grows. My resume is attached,” Mackowiak wrote to one senior figure in the Huntsman operation on Mar 22.

On March 14, Mackowiak wrote to another top staffer: “Love to visit sometime about the Comms shop for Gov. Huntsman going forward.”