Reporting from Washington — After taking to Twitter last week to declare his belief in evolution and global warming, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. sought again Sunday to cast himself as a moderate in a field of extreme Republican presidential candidates.
Huntsman said on ABC's "This Week" that he "wouldn't necessarily trust any" of his opponents on the economy, criticized Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann for suggesting that as president she would bring per-gallon gas prices below $2, and called Texas Gov. Rick Perry "unelectable."
Bachmann is pandering to "tea party" supporters, he said.
"I just don't know what world that comment would come from," Hunstman said. "You know, we live in the real world. It's grounded in reality. And gas prices just aren't going to rebound like that."
Asked about Perry's view that global warming is a "scientific theory that has not been proven," he called the Texas governor "on the wrong side of science and therefore in a losing position."