Steve Benen, liberal blogger at Washington Monthly, feigns ignorance over why Jon Hunstman is getting so much love and air time from the mainstream media despite no apparent electoral support:

The question then becomes why Huntsman, Mr. One Percent, is getting special treatment.

I know, I know.

Because Hunstman is bashing fellow Republicans and provides an almost perfect vehicle for the mainstream media to portray every Republican with a chance at winning as an extremist Tea Party hostage taker and wannabe terrorist.