Boston Globe Endorses Huntsman
Massachusetts' biggest paper snubs Romney—again
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2012 1:58 AM CST
Jon Huntsman campaigns at Strong NH.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Newser) – The biggest-selling newspaper in the state Mitt Romney governed for four years has snubbed him and endorsed Jon Huntsman to be the GOP nominee. Huntsman has been bold where Romney has been cautious, and "rather than merely sketch out policies, he articulates goals and ideals," the Boston Globe writes, praising the former Utah governor's foreign policy credentials, ability to lead in a bipartisan spirit, and willingness to stand up to those in his party who "reject evolution and the science behind global warming."

As governor, Romney—the only other "truly presidential" candidate in the race—showed "glimmers of the same qualities" Huntsman has, but those have disappeared on the campaign trail, writes the Globe, which endorsed John McCain in 2008. Romney, the paper says, has been pushed in "unwanted directions" by the Tea Party and the religious right. "Jon Huntsman would be a better president," the Globe concludes. "But if he fails, he could still make Romney a better candidate."

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cantsufferfools
Jan 6, 2012 10:06 AM CST
Well, somebody finally got something right.
CapeDan
Jan 6, 2012 9:58 AM CST
I have to agree that Huntsman is the least moronic of the Republican candidate field that is made up of clowns, liars and charlatans but, that being said, I would have had more respect for the venerable Boston Globe if they would have had the stones to endorse "None of the Above". The Republican party has regressed into being the "big tent" under which the stupid, selfish and intellectually bereft have gathered...
plain_speaking
Jan 6, 2012 8:29 AM CST
They know the "Mitten" in Mass...