Former N.J. Gov. Christine Todd Whitman has come out as a bi-partisan.
One of the few old-school, old-money Republicans not on display in a museum, Whitman is campaigning for Americans Elect, a well-funded campaign for an alternative “convention” to nominate a Democrat and a Republican as running mates in the 2012 presidential race.
While there are no official candidates yet participating in what is essentially a third-party effort, Whitman likes Jon Huntsman -- the sort of candidate Republicans would nominate by acclamation, if only the upcoming presidential election were taking place in, say, 1956.
“I worry about where the country is going because of the partisan gridlock I’m seeing,” Whitman told the Star-Ledger newspaper.