I continue to be completely without interest in the contenders for the Republican candidacy for president of the United States. There’s a simple reason for this: I’m a Democrat, I vote in Democratic primaries (in Illinois that’s essentially what being a Democrat means), and I will only have the opportunity to vote for one of these contenders. There will be plenty of time to examine that contender more closely when it actually means something to me.
At this point Romney and Huntsman are the only contenders I can stomach. That’s not particularly surprising considering that they’re the candidates most appealing to moderates and non-Republicans, generally. It must be dismaying to be a moderate Republican and survey that group.