he wants the rich to sacrifice.
At the same time, he insists, with a straight face, he can win the GOP nomination.
And, when a lifelong Dem does an ad buy for you, you're clearly seen as spoiler material.
That all said, Ross Douthat says we shouldn't believe all the "moderate Huntsman" spiel. And, the American Conservative article to which he Douthat links says and shows that, outside of civil unions, Huntsman holds few socially moderate positions.
That said, the likes of Teapot Tommy Friedman have been touting a "centrist" third party, Americans Elect.
Huntsman could be their ideal candidate.
Would he do it? I don't know enough about Huntsman to answer that for sure, but I could certainly see it as a possibility. He's got plenty of DC Villager/NYC Annexer touters already. But, given the above, while it's a possibility, it's well, well below 50 percent likely in my book.
That then said, if we had, say a Perry-Huntsman-Obama race, plus Libertarian and Green candidates, who wins? And, how many more dirty tricks than normal do both Dems and GOP direct at the Green candidate, or even more, if he enters, "ego" candidate Ralph Nader?
(Or place a "generic" candidate on the Americans Elect ballot.)