A Possible Republican Leader for the Future: Utah Governor Jon Huntsman

At at time when the Republican party is at a low point and seemingly has Rush Limbaugh as its unofficial leader, a guarantee for continuous GOP failures in elections in the future, suddenly a bright star has emerged who just might be able some day soon to lead the Republicans out of the wilderness if only people in that party use their heads.

I am talking about Utah Governor Jon Huntsman who has spoken up on the need for the GOP to change its tune and message.  In an interview with POLITICO, Huntsman declared that the Republicans must understand the need to appeal to the young, minorities, and intellectuals if it is to revive as a serious opposition party with the possibility of winning back power. 

To do so, Huntsman makes clear that the GOP must move toward the moderate center on the environment, gay rights and immigration.  Appealing only to the South and Appalachia and the Great Plains will not bring about any return of the Republicans to national influence, so Huntsman emphasizes the need for the party to be " "intellectually rigorous".

It would be a smart idea for the GOP to separate itself from the likes of the talk radio set, Sarah Palin, and Mike Huckabee as they represent a guaranteed minority status for the party for the long term.  Huntsman is a bright light in a gloomy time for the minority party.

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