* Jon Huntsman: After a nonexistent performance in the August Iowa debate, the former Utah governor was much more part of the conversation this time around — delivering jabs to Romney and Perry as he tried to contrast his record in the Beehive State with theirs. Huntsman also looked like he belonged on the stage tonight — a major change from his August showing. His biggest problem remains that his tonal approach to the race — sensible moderation — still doesn’t seem to fit the Republican primary electorate. But, for tonight, Huntsman did himself proud.
Taken from a Winners and Losers article in the Washington Post, this blurb doesn’t even begin to describe the appeal of Huntsman. Not only does he buck the current GOP trend by refusing to dabble in sensationalism, he’s practical, erudite, and thoughtful in his responses.
That said, we live in America - so that insufferably sophomoric Perry is leading in polls.