The Boston Globe Endorses Huntsman

    Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman answers questions from reporters regarding his stance on the budget after speaking to a group of Greenville and Spartanburg county Republicans at Mutt's BBQ in Spartanburg, S.C., Monday, July 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick)

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    The Iowa caucuses haven’t changed The Boston Globe’s mind about Jon Huntsman. The newspaper announced its endorsement of the candidate Thursday, for “vision and national unity.” The editorial blasts the divisions within the Republican Party, saying that the candidates are fighting for meaningless titles like “true conservative.” The Globe says that Mitt Romney also stands out as “presidential,” but his cautious ways don’t stand up next to the “bold” Huntsman. Furthermore, Romney is working to please the most vocal constituencies but has limited personal experience. The bottom line of the editorial: though Romney will probably win the nomination, a Huntsman victory in New Hampshire could influence Romney—and make Mitt a better candidate.

    Read it at The Boston Globe