Right Jab

Huntsman Lashes Out at GOP

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.