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By picking Huntsman, Obama helps prove that he is serious about bipartisanship. He's also, from everything I've read, getting a smart, skilled ambassador for a key diplomatic post.
But, someone whose only claim to fame on the national scene is saying that the Republican Party is too conservative and too reflexively opposed to Obama's policies never was going to be the G.O.P. presidential nominee. If Huntsman had thought otherwise, he didn't have to take the job.
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