Response to Jon Huntsman: The GOP’s Lonely Climate Hawk:
Didn’t Huntsman later backtrack on these comments? “I don’t know — I’m not a scientist, nor am I a physicist,” he said to a question that asked whether he believed global warming was human-caused and if so what he would propose to do about it. “But I would defer to science in that discussion. And I would say that the scientific community owes us more in terms of a better description or explanation about what might lie beneath all of this. But there’s not enough information right now to be able to formulate policies in terms of addressing it overall.” http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/12/jon-huntsman-goes-squishy-on-climate-change/249578/ Maybe what did his campaign in was that his “will tell the hard truths to the GOP base” image never seemed like more than just an image.