Over at Politico, Ben Smith and Jonathan Martin cut through the window dressing and expose the growing anguish of "conservative intellectuals" over the 2012 front-runners.
"The problem, in shorthand: To many conservative elites, Rick Perry is a dope, Michele Bachmann is a joke, and Mitt Romney is a fraud."
It's a shame that Huntsman has exposed his commitment to rationality. He'd probably make a decent President. And the base Republican just wants a guy or gal who wears some crazy-pants.