Jon Huntsman became every liberal’s favourite Republican Thursday when he announced on Twitter that he believes in evolution and trusts the science on global warming. Huntsman, a former Utah governor and U.S. Ambassador to Beijing, continues to trail the pack in the fight to take on Barack Obama in 2012. A recent poll revealed that most Republicans—61 per cent—don’t even recognize his name. But a recent New York magazine profile suggests he may be poised to make a charge as Republicans look for an electable candidate who isn’t Mitt Romney.