Originally Posted by Pseudofool
That's wishful thinking. He wouldn't turn out the base; more than that, he'd never be the nominee of the Republican party as long as the teaparty is the base.
It's akin to saying Hillary Clinton would win this race (in a general election against Obama) by five plus points. Maybe there's some truth in the notion, but it's based on fantasy circumstances divorced from the actual mechanisms of politics.
Huntsman had a chance to win the nomination IF....IF he was willing to ask his Dad to dig deep into his pockets. Huntsman Sr. could OVERWHELM Romney financially....and Romney has at least a quarter billion in assets and probably alot closer to half a billion. That doesnt hold a candle to the Huntsman family's assets. For whatever reason, they decided not to put the Huntsman family money into this race.
Yes, its true the base wouldn't like him, but they don't like Romney either and never have and he still won the nomination relatively easily.