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Initially, the media seemed to like Huntsman as the reasonable conservative. (Heh, no wonder he never got off the ground.)
Now, he’s become this object of ridicule, framed with this big microphone and teeny platform, talking to nobody. And, doesn’t it look like the supporter on the left is cracking up over how ineffectual he is? Poor man’s fallen victim to the more immediate media framing: America hates losers.
(photo credit: Cj. Gunther/European Pressphoto Agency caption: Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., a former governor of Utah and former ambassador to China, addressed supporters in front of the State Capitol in Concord, N.H. Mr. Huntsman, who had not campaigned in Iowa, finished seventh in the caucuses there on Tuesday.)
Bag’s Take-Away:Like Mitt really gives a hoot about McCain. Milbank drives this home with backstory of what sounded like a tortured post-“Iowa landslide” day.The pic’s also good not just for the “geezer” factor, but to illustrate that everything Mitt does is with his father’s image in mind. via Charlotte Observer.