Supporting gay marriage probably isn't the best way to endear yourself to Republican primary voters. And that means Jon Huntsman's days in GOP politics are likely over.
The former Utah governor and ambassador to China he favors marriage rights for same-sex couples and encouraged other GOP politicians to follow suit. "There is nothing conservative about denying other Americans the ability to forge that same relationship with the person they love," Huntsman wrote in an American Conservative op-ed. "All Americans should be treated equally by the law."
Huntsman supported civil unions as a governor, but Thursday's announcement marks a shift from the position he took during the Republican primary.
Huntsman's candidacy never took off in the 2012 primaries. Having served in the Obama administration didn't help.
"Jon Huntsman got 0.44% of the aggregate GOP primary vote in 2012," noted Slate's David Weigel (@daveweigel) on Twitter.
Via The American Conservative.