• Another Casualty In The GOP Primary.

    Joining the ranks of Tim Pawlenty, Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann in their exit from the GOP primary is Jon Huntsman, unassuming and often ignored GOP candidate and the near-perfect representation of the phrase "always a bridesmaid, never a bride." A disappointing third-place finish in the New Hampshire primary behind Mitt Romney and Ron Paul made that crystal-clear.

    Sadly, Jon Huntsman also represented the sanest GOP candidate of them all, at least compared to the horrifically out-of-touch and robotic Romney, mentally imbalanced Perry, bombastic Gingrich, sleazy Santorum and batshit-insane Bachmann. In a normal GOP primary bereft of the poisonous Tea Party rhetoric and a public's craving for meat and blood, Huntsman might have stood a chance.

    Huntsman leaves behind several delegates, including two he picked up in New Hampshire, and a faint little imprint on the wall from his time playing the perpetual wallflower while all the other candidates got to dance on the campaign stage, not for the lack of trying, mind you.