New Huntsman web video criticizes Romney on China stance
November 14th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
11 years ago

New Huntsman web video criticizes Romney on China stance

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - The other GOP candidates may have hesitated to target Mitt Romney during presidential debates, but rival Jon Huntsman continued this web attacks on Romney Monday with a new online video critiquing his China policy proposals.

The web video targets Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, for saying he would label China a currency manipulator. Huntsman has said that move would start a trade war and hurt small businesses in America.

Huntsman, the former Utah governor, recently served as the U.S. ambassador to China and is hoping to leverage his foreign policy experience to stand out in the Republican field.

This is the latest in a string of Huntsman web videos to target Romney, who leads by a wide margin in New Hampshire - a state both candidates hope to win.

Filed under: 2012 • China • Jon Huntsman • Mitt Romney
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Marie MD

    Was this what you spoke to with the President when you were ambassador? Talk about calling the pot calling the kettle black when you were part of whatever it is you now perceive as wrong.
    Give it up. You are not going to make it if after the rich seccionist's fall you can't go up in the polls.

    November 14, 2011 06:13 am at 6:13 am |
  2. fred ca

    It will be obama – huntsman when they finally dump crazy joe. He's just positioning himself to be a 'moderate republican'... someone who maintains some ethics and principles but gives up just enough of those to qualify as a democrat in training.

    November 14, 2011 06:20 am at 6:20 am |
  3. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Unfortunately, the GOP doesn't want someone who is willing to listen to science over ideology to be their nominee. He might make the short list for Secretary of State.

    November 14, 2011 06:32 am at 6:32 am |
  4. Nameking

    I guest the American people missed bush ways of governing. They are dead bent on electing a president that already told them he was about to start a war, atleast bush hid his agender when he was running. Mitt bitched about deficit deficit deficit, yet he's embarked upon the same policies that drugged our country to its knees, with bush's 2 unpaid wars. The repute governors told the people that their austerity, union killing was what they're agender was, the people quickly hire them and then quickly want to fire them. I wonder what they will do when mitten is in power and war is every where once again.

    November 14, 2011 06:51 am at 6:51 am |
  5. Corey T.

    This is the only GOP candidate who can beat President Obama in 2012. And as a moderate Democrat, I would proudly support Gov. Huntsman in the general election. Now, it is just up to the GOP voters to decide if they actually want to have a winning chance next year, or if they will stick with a hard-right conservative who would ensure victory for the Democrats!

    November 14, 2011 07:11 am at 7:11 am |
  6. AlaskaPalin

    Myth romney does not really have a stance on anything.

    November 14, 2011 07:27 am at 7:27 am |
  7. Max

    Bite the hand that feed you

    Romney has no idea about foreign policy. How on earth would one even think of 'biting the hand that feed him'. The US owes China a lot. This is whom the American turn to for 'borrowing'. Can we even imagine what the US would do if China decides to collect what is owed from the US?

    Romney seems to be taking his cues from Trump the greedy wombat who does shady business with his clients to get ahead. China currently is just laughing at Romney trying to gain political advantage by suggesting to hurt his creditor.

    He obviously, has no idea about foreign policy. It's no wonder he can't even get 30% of republicans to support him. It wouldn't be surprising either when he loses the nomination to Cain.

    The next question, 'which Mitt' is he displaying now?

    November 14, 2011 07:28 am at 7:28 am |
  8. lgny

    Huntsman is the smartest man in the debates. It's so sad that the Republican and Tea Parties are ignoring him.

    This weekend's debate showed how naive the other candidates are WRT foreign affairs.

    November 14, 2011 07:46 am at 7:46 am |
  9. MVH1

    Huntsman knows what he's talking about. What does Romney care whether he hurts small businesses or not. If he had a chance, he would just go in and fire them all and offer their jobs back at half salary.

    November 14, 2011 07:55 am at 7:55 am |