Jon Huntsman’s presidential campaign is desperately scouring the country for conservatives willing to support the former Utah governor, a man widely viewed as a moderate and clearly out-of-step with his party’s increasingly conservative base.
“Our goal is to identify 5,000 conservative leaders from across the nation who are 100% committed to supporting Governor Huntsman in his campaign to defeat President Obama,” wrote campaign manager Susie Wiles in an e-mail to potential supporters on Thursday. “As a Conservatives for Huntsman Leader we will call on you to recruit others to our team. We need to reach this goal in 5 days.”
Good luck with that one.
The campaign even set up a special website to lure conservatives to the campaign.
With their candidate languishing at 1 percent — or less — in national polls, you can’t really blame them for trying. What else are they going to do?
As some might say, there really isn’t room for a moderate in today’s GOP.