Most of the commentariat class believes tonight's Republican debate is the big moment for Rick Perry. I would propose that the debate in fact is the potential magic moment for Jon Huntsman if he comes on clear and strong in opposition to the politics of bigotry, hatred and division that have taken center stage, too often, in Republican politics.

I am a great admirer of Jon Huntsman. For now, I would simply say that I will be watching the debate with the hope that Huntsman rises to the occasion and has his breakthrough moment. Stay tuned.