Sources: Former GOP Candidate Huntsman to Speak at DNC Convention
I have to admit, the Huntsman candidacy for President never made much sense to me. When it began I thought: wait, this guy served in the Obama Administration and now wants to run against him? And I didn't really get any further than that. Maybe, though, it was simply Himalayan-sized political ambition. According to very credible sources, Huntsman has accepted a speaking slot at the Democrat convention in Charlotte next month.
So, first the guy stabs the GOP in the back to work for Obama. Then, he stabs Obama in the back to run against him. And now Huntsman's political circle-of-life is complete; once again, apparently, stabbing the GOP in the back to campaign for Obama.
At first, the idea seemed like something out of fiction. No, weirder than that, because even Aaron Sorkin couldn't come up with such a convoluted plot device. But, the information came to me from a very high-ranking Republican official who assured me the information came from "very credible sources."
If the information is accurate, it does provide a telling context for Jon Huntsman Sr.'s out-of-the-blue attack today on Mitt Romney's taxes and rumors that he is the "source" for Harry Reid's wild allegation over those taxes. And let's not forget that one of Huntsman's daughters recently announced that she would switch to the Democrat party.
Mike Allen reported today that the Democrat convention would feature "prominent" Republicans. My information and the actions of the Huntsman clan over the past two days suggest that Huntsman has once again returned to Obama's fold.