What did Jon Huntsman ever do to the Boston Globe?

The Boston Globe has endorsed – wait for it! – former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman for the Republican presidential nomination.

In other news, PETA is expected to announce its favorite sandwich meat.

One wonders at the psychology of this move. The Massachusetts primary is in March, so it is a good bet that the Commonwealth’s GOP voters aren’t the Globe’s intended audience. Apparently its editors think someone in New Hampshire – no, strike that – some Republican in New Hampshire – might take its voting advice to heart.  I’m not sure I agree with the premise, but kudos for optimism.

It is a well established fact that the Globe pretty much loathes Mitt Romney. Could be the editors couldn’t resist the opportunity to devote a chunk of column space to some unabashed Mitt-bashing, and Governor Huntsman (as every liberal’s favorite Republican) provided a handy delivery device.

Then again, isn’t there an argument to be made that the Globe’s endorsement of Huntsman harms nobody so much as Huntsman?… READ THE REST at CriticalMASS

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