It’s fun to see news outlets using the m-word (moderate) to describe certain possible GOP presidential candidates. John Huntsman has been one of the most frequent recipients of the accolade/epithet (depending on one’s point of view). It’s fun in that it reminds me of when John McCain was dubbed a maverick. The term was used as a compliment because he was willing to face down all those wild-eyed right wingers, including George W. Bush. Once he was nominated, however, McCain was suddenly “Bush II”, and he was just as crazy as those he once challenged. So for those who think a Republican needs to be a moderate in order to be elected, rest assured that once the conventions end, there is no such thing as a moderate GOP candidate.