NYT Blog: Huntsman Out
“Mr. Huntsman, who had struggled to live up to the soaring expectations of his candidacy…”
Nobody can make me laugh like the NYT when they’re earnestly pretending to play it straight. Except Stephen Colbert, but even he breaks character now and then to let you in on the joke. If The Times ever let down the facade, everybody would be in on the joke, not just half of us.
But the campaign of “civility, humanity and respect” that Mr. Huntsman promised quickly faded into the background as his Republican rivals seized the attention — and the support — of a party faithful that seemed more interested in red meat politics.
Hilarious. With Gingrich and Perry cratering their candidacies by going all Michael Moore on “Bain capitalism,” there was no more perfect opportunity for Huntsman as a NotRomney to benefit. And a nice messy slag on the GOP, although mostly unsupported by actual fact. The party as a whole is unifying behind Romney, according to the latest polls.
More laughs here, from the horses’, um, mouths themselves.
The New York Times: All the News That Fits [the narrative].
[Huntsman to endorse Romney? Why not? Who else? Huntsman would be a frontrunner for a gig in the Romney administration. Gingrich & Perry, not so much.]