Late Night: Jon Huntsman rocks out on Letterman


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On Wednesday night, former Utah governor Jon Huntsman paid a visit to ‘The Late Show,’ on the heels of presidential rival (and fellow handsome Mormon) Mitt Romney, who delivered Monday’s Top 10 list.

David Letterman unveiled a picture of a long-haired Huntsman back in his high school days when he was in a prog-rock band called Wizard. ‘I thought I could make it big. I wanted to be Paul Shaffer,’ Huntsman said.


The confession prompted a request from Letterman. ‘Can you do a little something on the organ?’ Huntsman happily obliged, joining Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra for a rollicking rendition of ‘Johnny B. Goode.’ It was hardly an impromptu performance, but Huntsman’s skills on the keyboard were still impressive.

More critically for Huntsman, a moderate who’s consistently polled well behind his more conservative Republican peers, the performance recalled Bill Clinton’s now-iconic saxophone playing on ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’ in 1992. Not a fond memory for Republicans, perhaps, but a moment that certainly resonated with voters. What did you think?


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-- Meredith Blake