As The Hill's Michael O'Brien writes, some notable GOPers don't think it's that big of a deal.
That list includes South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson, who famously yelled "you lie" at Obama during a health care speech before Congress two years ago.
He says Huntsman would "absolutely" make an acceptable 2012 GOP nominee.
"I consider it a compliment for anybody to be selected to be ambassador to China," Wilson tells The Hill. "So I think that enhances his credentials--he was sent to represent the people of the United States."
(Photo of Huntsman: Ng Han Guan-Pool/Getty Images)
- South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson
- deal breaker
- Jon Huntsman