HURT: In search of a worthy Republican candidate

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And now comes Jon Huntsman Jr., a desperate inspiration from inside the Beltway who has exhibited no appeal whatsoever to, uh, what do we call those annoying people? Ah … voters!

But there is a sliver of hope for Republicans. Remember 1992, when President George H.W. Bush was soaring in the polls after a foreign policy victory? So all the Democratic bigs stood down, leaving Democrats with their fourth string on the field?

And into that vacuum stepped a governor from Arkansas nobody had ever heard of before.

Charles Hurt’s column appears Wednesdays. He can be reached at

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