Right Jab

Huntsman Lashes Out at GOP

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Former Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman returned to the podium to mourn the current state of his party on Sunday night at the 92nd Street Y in New York. He spoke of being disappointed when he was uninvited from a Florida fundraiser for suggesting a third-party run, saying, “This is what they do in China on party matters if you talk off script.” He noted that even Ronald Reagan wouldn’t have a shot at the nomination in this climate. Huntsman added that he doesn’t regret sticking by his principles, but does wish he hadn’t opposed a 10-to-1 spending-cuts-to-tax-increase deal at the Iowa debate.