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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman, who often speaks movingly of his adopted daughters while on the campaign trail, said Friday that Ron Paul's supporters were out of line in using the girls to argue that Huntsman is un-American. An online ad posted by "NHLiberty4Paul" includes video footage of Huntsman, the former ambassador to China, with daughter Gracie when she was an infant.
It also shows Huntsman holding Asha shortly after she was adopted from India. "American values? Or Chinese?" the ad asks, ending with "Vote Ron Paul."
A message sent to the ad's creator was not immediately returned. Paul's New Hampshire spokeswoman, Kate Schackai, said Friday she didn't know who was behind the ad, but it wasn't anyone affiliated with the campaign. "The video was utterly distasteful and no one who actually supports Dr. Paul's principles would have made it," she said.
In Concord, Huntsman said it was "stupid" to allege that he has Chinese values because he lived overseas and speaks Chinese. "If someone wants to poke fun at me, that's OK," said Huntsman, whose campaign has posted several online ads attacking Paul as unelectable. "What I object to is bringing forward pictures and videos of my adopted daughters and suggesting there's something sinister there."
When questioned by the audience, Huntsman also challenged Romney's assertion that "corporations are people." "Of course corporations are not people. Who would say such an outlandish thing? I can't imagine anyone running for president would say something like that."
Don't know if Ron Paul himself has denounced this ad...but he needs to. But again, he supported the Supreme Court's decision (Citizens United) that made it possible in the first place.
Pretty low blow if you ask me.
Ron Paul also distanced himself from an ad run by some of his supporters suggesting rival Jon Huntsman had "Chinese values." Huntsman served as ambassador to China and has an adopted daughter from the country. "I understand it's an ugly ad and I've disavowed it," Paul said, calling the ad "way out of order."
I don't know much about Huntsman...other than that he seems intelligent. This makes me like him even more. Can't believe this is actually coming out of a GOP candidate's mouth.
Strange thing is, that ad is not very intelligent, and most Ron Paul supporters are intelligent people so... something doesn´t quite add up here
Jesse Benton (campaign manager) already has, I haven't gone fishing to see if they've got a statement directly from Paul yet. But what on earth does it have to do with Citizens United?
Ron Paul also distanced himself from an ad run by some of his supporters suggesting rival Jon Huntsman had "Chinese values."
As for Huntsman, I think he's the only one who could beat Obama. He may not get the evangelical vote, but he will grab Indies...and IMO....voters from both sides of the aisle.
He hasn't signed tax pledges, he's stated that he's willing to compromise to get things done. From what I've read, he is willing to draw down the wars.
Dunno.....as far as I know he has no dirt....but then again....there has been no need yet to find dirt on him as he's virtually the ONLY gop candidate who has not led the polls at one time or another.
Quite frankly, he's the only GOP candidate that I wouldn't be frightened to have as President.
YouTube stats show that Huntsman’s official website was the first website to post the ridiculous, anonymously created “China Jon” video immediately after it was uploaded, yet Huntsman and the corporate media blame Ron Paul supporters for its creation and call on Paul himself to disown it. Meanwhile, Huntman uses it as a means to play the victim and paint himself as a cosmopolitan hero, with full media cooperation. TheEndRun.com January 6, 2012 If you thought it would be impossible for Jon Huntsman and the Establishment media to stoop any lower than they already have in their attempts to marginalize and discredit Ron Paul, you thought wrong.
I cant believe how stupid these people are. As campaign insiders many of you are aware we created the fake video here www.youtube.com... and made it look like it came from the ron paul people. This is a suprise it went viral. And the good news is paul is getting blamed for it. My goodness this is turning out better than expected. I was on the phone today with the campaign and they have another one coming out monday.