Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman's latest comments about his fellow Republicans has gotten the attention of the D.C. political press - because they can't spend every day speculating on who Mitt Romney will choose as his running mate.
The impetus is a speech Huntsman gave Sunday in New York, in which he said Ronald Reagan - who is the closest thing the Republicans have a patron saint - would "likely not" survive the GOP primary process these days.
He also complained about being disinvited from a Florida GOP fund-raiser after he suggested the nation needed a third-party candidate. The heat came from this part of his complaint: "This is what they do in China on party matters if you talk off script."