If the GOP nominee for president could be voted on just by member of the press, former Utah Governor and U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntman would be sitting pretty right now.
But the early media darling has a long road to hoe for the nomination, because A) he's not that well known, B) is considered a political moderate, not the dominant brand in Republican party politics in 2011.
In any event, Republicans and others interested in Huntsman can get the chance to see him up close and personal this Saturday, as he will make three different appearances.
He begins the morning visiting the Pinellas County Republican Party at 11:30 a.m., comes through Brandon to visit Hillsborough Republicans at 1:30 p.m., and then ends the day at 4:00 p.m. in Sarasota.