Huntsman slams Republican right

Struggling GOP candidate goes after Rick Perry for statements about climate change, Ben Bernanke

By Peter Finocchiaro

Published August 22, 2011 12:23PM (EDT)

Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is clearly hoping to set himself apart from the GOP pack by staking a strong position as a moderate leading into the primaries. That strategy was on full display yesterday on ABC's This Week, where Huntsman had some strong words for Texas Gov. Rick Perry. First, he slammed the Texas governor's stated skepticism toward evolution and climate change, saying, "The minute that the Republican Party becomes the anti-science party, we have a huge problem.” Likewise, he suggested Perry's comments about Ben Bernanke last week were unpresidential. 

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