New Hampshire voters can do us a favor...

by keeping Jon Huntsman in the Republican presidential race.

It's his turn to bubble to the top, like other GOP candidates have, and perhaps this time he will be recognized as a legitimate alternative to all the other candidates, including Mitt Romney.

My own feeling is that the voters don't know enough about him, due mainly to the herd mentality of the media covering the campaign. The New York Times on Sunday  broke through with an informative analysis of Huntsman, which I highly recommend. For example, I didn't know that the has refused to have his campaign financed by his billionaire father, a fact that only makes him more attractive, while, in the media's eyes, makes him a futile candidate because he hasn't raised enough money.

I also recommend Sunday's debate on NBC's Meet the Press, in which Huntsman distinguished himself by voicing what many Americans believe--the nastiness of today's politics has caused the erosion of trust in government and politics. He promised to address the "trust deficit" as decidedly as he'd address the federal budget deficit.

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