Normally I’d say this is the kiss of death but that would be assuming Huntsman has a shot at winning.

(The Hill) — Even though he won’t be able to cast a vote, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) picked his favorite Mormon candidate in the GOP presidential field on Tuesday: Jon Huntsman.

Reid, a Mormon, was asked if the country is ready for a president of his faith since there are two in the Republican primary race — Huntsman, the former U.S. ambassador to China; and Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor.

“Certainly they’re not ready for the former governor of Massachusetts. Which says in that race if I had a choice I would favor Huntsman over Romney,” he told reporters at the Capitol.

Reid criticized Romney, the front-runner, for changing his position on issues such as gay marriage, saying “he doesn’t know who he is.”

“Here’s a man who doesn’t know who he is. He was for gay marriage when he was governor. Now he’s against it. He was for abortion when he was governor. Now he’s against it,” he said.