Hindus denounce ad attacking Huntsman's faith, values
January 7th, 2012
05:32 PM ET
10 years ago

Hindus denounce ad attacking Huntsman's faith, values

(CNN) - Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman called it stupid. His rival Ron Paul denounced it. But perhaps most appalled by a "China Jon" ad on YouTube were Hindus in America.

An amateurish video posted by Paul supporter NHLiberty4Paul questions Huntsman's American values, shows Huntsman, a former ambassador to China, speaking in Mandarin and calls him the "Manchurian Candidate."


Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Faith • Jon Huntsman
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. GOP_Gran_Ole_Poop

    What do you expect from Religious Rightwing Nut-cases?

    January 7, 2012 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  2. Alex

    CNN you are truly pathetic. Making a big deal over nothing. Where is the evidence that a Ron Paul supporter created this video? You say it blatantly as if it is true. I think you are just stirring controversy over nothing. This ad could have easily been cated by someone in the Huntsman family or campaign to draw attention to themselves. Shame on you CNN.

    January 7, 2012 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  3. Kael Critchlow

    Please stop spreading this obvious lie. Do your homework CNN, I am ashamed of you. Politco has found the source of the video and it is not Ron Paul, but Rather Jon Hunstman himself who posted the video, as a means to discredit Dr. Paul and his supporters.

    Huntsmen should be removed from the ballot hands down, and should apologize to all Americans, and all free people of the world who's name he has tarnished with a pathetic stunt or castrated to divide people based on religion and and region.

    here is the true story....


    January 7, 2012 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  4. No-MOREpRINGOS-Globalist

    My god is this a game changer.

    January 7, 2012 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  5. Larry L

    Huntsman should be a conservative Democrat. He's rational, cares about people and isn't a bigot.

    January 7, 2012 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  6. Former Republican, now an Independent

    Yes, it is true that the distortions of the Bible found in Mormonism is very similar to the distortions found in the Islamic faith. What Muhammed did in the 6th century, Joseph Smith did in the 19th century. Sadly, Jon Huntsman is the only candidate in this field of fanatics, that has any grasp of the real world and any common sense at all.

    January 7, 2012 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  7. guest

    is it really surprising coming from a racist follower of a racist man?

    January 7, 2012 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  8. GI Joe

    Huntsman is the ONLY sane one in the entire republican party.

    Where do they find so many nuts? And what makes them all want to dictate our personal lives to us?

    January 7, 2012 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  9. A Southern Lady

    This ad was totally disgusting. Thanks to the Supreme Court and their Citizens United ruling, the door has been opened to these truly vile ads. Jon Huntsman is the one sane person running for the Republican nomination and the fact that an ad such as this was aired is inexcusable. The thinking Republicans need to take a look at this slate of candidates and ask themselves if these candidates, not Huntsman, are the best their party has to offer. And, if this is the case, they are in far more trouble than we know.

    January 7, 2012 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  10. Larry L

    Thank the Republican lap-dogs – the US Supreme Court. These PACs will distort American politics into chaos rather than democracy. Politicians are available to the highest bidder – and don't ever believe they are unaware of the content of the ads. Paul got the benefit of the dishonest message while taking the "high road" publicly.

    January 7, 2012 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  11. J.V.Hodgson

    The discouse around this, even the blogs, show how excessively religion interfaces with American politics despite the founding fathers wishes.
    Worse still in far too many cases the blogs show a complete religious bigotry of so many of our fellow Americans. Personally, I am ashamed to read many of them and QED could not vote for Mr Santorum.

    January 8, 2012 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  12. enuff

    These super PACs are only going to get worse in their attacks. and nobody is going to stop them. It won't matter if it's true or not, they are going to use everything their warped minds can concoct. Unfortu ately, there are enough simple minded folks out their who are sheeps that will eat up every word.

    January 8, 2012 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  13. tc

    santorium sure doesn't mind putting himself forward

    January 8, 2012 06:06 am at 6:06 am |
  14. vic , nashville ,tn

    Jon Huntsman best candidate republicans got ,but they ignored him , nation need his presidency

    January 8, 2012 09:06 am at 9:06 am |