Jon Huntsman wouldn't recognize a conservative if he bumped his head on one.
I'm not qualified to say whether or not he is a genuine Mormon, or just one for political purposes.
But just what is considered to be a genuine MORMON?
One who FAILS to follow GOD's command to have multiple wives or one who FOLLOWS that scripture?
"Now if any of you will deny the plurality of wives, and continue to do so, I promise that you will be damned;
and I will go still further and say, take this revelation, or any other revelation that the Lord has given,
and deny it in your feelings, and I promise that you will be damned.
Brigham Young - JoD 3:266 (July 14, 1855)