Reporting from Concord, N.H. — Jon Huntsman on Friday condemned an Internet video that appears to be from supporters of Ron Paul that uses his time in China – and even his adopted daughters – to question his values.
The video, posted to YouTube by the account "NHLiberty4Paul," first calls Huntsman the "Manchurian Candidate," asking: "What's he hiding?" It then shows footage of Huntsman speaking Mandarin, and photos and video of him and adopted daughter Gracie Mei.
It goes on to ask if Huntsman "share[s] our values" and is a "man of faith," before cutting to a picture of him with what may be another adopted daughter from India, Asha Bharati. It closes with the message: "American Values and Liberty. Vote Ron Paul."
"It's just stupid," the former U.S. ambassador to China said at a gathering of New Hampshire college students Friday.
"If somebody wants to poke fun of me for speaking Chinese, that's OK. What I object to is bringing forward pictures and videos of my adopted daughters, and suggesting there is some sinister motive there," he continued.