RedState's Erick Erickson, who previously questioned Jon Huntsman's loyalty to his country, has swung dramatically in the other direction. He says he's considering supporting Huntsman based on his actual record.
Michael Brendan Dougherty says it's about time conservatives considered Huntsman:
Huntsman was initially rejected outright by much of the conservative base, even as he was viewed as the party's savior by the likes of the Wall Street Journal editorial board and The Weekly Standard. But Huntsman's campaign tacked to center as the rest of the party moved to the right, and instead of rising in the polls, barely registered in them.
As conservative groups plot to take down Romney — fearing he will abandon Republican principles in the White House — a Huntsman second-look would be the continuation of the months-long anti-Romney boom-bust cycle.
But Huntsman is mathematically the most electable of the Republican candidates — and given the time and resources to introduce himself to national voters, he could prove his bona fides to conservatives. Save for Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman has the most conservative record in the Republican field on taxes, gun-rights, and abortion.
Huntsman told ABC News this morning that voters "should not confuse a moderate temperament with a moderate record."
What do you think? Worth a second look?