Huntsman daughters bring 'sexy back'
December 1st, 2011
10:42 AM ET
11 years ago

Huntsman daughters bring 'sexy back'

(CNN) – The Huntsman daughters are at it again, this time promoting their presidential candidate father to the tune of Justin Timberlake's hit song "Sexy Back."

"We're bringing Huntsman back, the rest of them is one big circus act. We're right behind the guy who's right on track," Jon Huntsman's three daughters sing in the song released Thursday.

They also take shots at their father's rivals in the 2012 Republican presidential primary race, complete with quotes from some of them.

"Herman Cain, we like your pizza but you can't explain how 9-9-9 will get us back in shape," the daughters sing, referencing the former pizza executive's "9-9-9" tax plan. "So pass the pizza man we won't complain."

Subsequent lines of the song criticize former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney's shifting positions on social issues and Texas Gov. Rick Perry's debate gaffes.

Huntsman's daughters, Liddy, Abby and Mary Anne, who are popular under their Twitter handle @Jon2012girls produced a viral campaign video earlier this year, which spoofed a Cain campaign video. They have since appeared consistently on television on behalf of their father.

Although their tactics were met with initial skepticism from Team Huntsman, the campaign has embraced their appeal and presence on the campaign trail.

Huntsman, who previously served as Utah governor and U.S. ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, has failed to gain national traction in the 2012 election. He has spent most of his attention on the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire, where his state-wide poll numbers have increased incrementally.

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soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Matt

    I DO hope Huntsman wins enough of the liberal (excuse me, "moderate") votes in Romney states to keep Romney out of the White House. That would be hilarious. Beyond that, Huntsman is too liberal.

    December 1, 2011 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  2. Chuck

    Joe, Huntsman would be a great VP for Obama. Nothing against Biden (how can you not love the guy?) but Huntsman and Obama are extremely similar. It'd be great to see them working together.

    December 1, 2011 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  3. jim

    Huntsman makes sense. Yes, Huntsman has his foot in the real world (albeit a bit to conservative), and the others have their feet in their mouths. A Huntsman-Obama match-up would be dull but the country would benefit from two equally intelligent candidates with credible ideas.

    December 1, 2011 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  4. D-man

    If I was a repub, this is the guy I'd be pushing for. Level headed and has some great ideas. Not crazy enough for the repubs though. And hot daughters we'd get to see for 4 years!

    December 1, 2011 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  5. Phil in KC

    Huntsman's daughters are his greatest campaign asset. I enjoy their plugs for their father – and I'm a Democrat.

    December 1, 2011 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  6. Jeb

    Huntsman is by far the best Republican running. Who cares if his daughters are sexy?

    December 1, 2011 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
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