Recounting that he had been disinvited from a Republican fundraiser after calling for a third-party, Huntsman compared the GOP to a communist country: “This is what they do in China on party matters if you talk off script.”
This time, even Huntsman seemed to think he’d gone too far. He told MSNBC this morning that he’d been taken “out of context.” He added that he would “of course” vote for Romney this fall.
It’s hard to see a prominent role for Huntsman in the current Republican party unless the 2012 election ends with a 1964-like result for the GOP, in which a fundamental re-examination is triggered. (Given that Romney is the nominee, it’s hard to see that happening.)