Jon HuntsmanAP reports that Jon Huntsman will endorse Mitt Romney for the GOP Presidential nomination sometime Monday in South Carolina. Ironically, the state’s largest newspaper, The State, endorsed Huntsman on Sunday.

But the unhealthy demand for ideological purity obscures a hopeful fact about the GOP presidential field: There are actually two sensible, experienced grownups. And while Mr. Romney is far more appealing than any of the other choices, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is more principled, has a far more impressive resume and offers a significantly more important message.

An unnamed campaign advisor said, “Every vote we took in South Carolina and Florida was from him.”

In 2008, John McCain won in S.C. Romney came in fourth behind Mike Huckabee and Fred Thompson.

Iowa took out Rep. Michele Bachmann; New Hampshire, Huntsman. Who will be the casualty next weekend?

KATHY GILL, Technology Policy Analyst
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