Skip to comments.Taking gloves off on GOP frontrunner, Jon Huntsman smacks Mitt — in Mandarin!
Posted on 01/08/2012 8:07:37 AM PST by SmithL
What was going through the minds of the GOP candidates Saturday night when they engaged in a circular firing squad and largely gave GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney the kid glove treatment at the big televised ABC debate? As California Democratic campaign consultant Bob Mulholland laughingly told us afterwards (he got a ticket to sit in the debate hall at St. Anselm College): What was wrong with these guys? If any one of them had punched him out, they would have made the headline of the night.
Yeah, well, move along, theres nothing to see here. The guy who showed the most moxie, and the most debate chops when it came to that front, was former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman.
When Romney jabbed him for working with the Obama Administration (and apparently for trying to talk up relations with China), Huntsman bounded back with a zinger in fluent Mandarin. The media filing center erupted: finally, some real (bilingual) fireworks!
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Maybe Huntsman was asking Mitt to pick him as his VP in Manderin?
Anyone know what he actually said?
Maybe Huntsman was asking Mitt to pick him as his VP in Manderin? Anyone know what he actually said//////
I’d be interested to know also what he said.
Maybe he is a HUGE Firefly fan?
Mitt’s not bad in French, either (where he did his mission). And, George W. is pretty good in Spanish. Why is it that many top Republicans are bilingual, and the interloper in the White House, who lectures us on knowing foreign languages, doesn’t know a foreign language (well, unless you count English as his foreign language).
“Id be interested to know also what he said” He said ,i am insane , now let me prove it to the 5 dopes watching this fiasco.
Maybe he is a HUGE Firefly fan?
I think you have the way of it.
First time I heard “hold the eggroll” in Chinese in a debate.
However, some Tulane professor on twitter said it was the equivalent of Who Dat???... fwiw.
Now THAT'S what I call being in touch with the common man! Too bad Huntsman's common man lives in China.
First time I heard hold the eggroll in Chinese in a debate./////
or hold the, MSG!
LOL! ..in Eonbonics!
Something about saving money with GEICO?
O knows the Muslim call to prayer in Arabic. Does that count?
Does he even speak Ebonics?
Ooh wow! I’m so impressed. Imagine - a Presidential candidate who speaks Mandarin! He’s got my vote.
Well, at least the ditzy reporter was impressed. Somewhat like going ga-ga over the crease in Obama’s pants.
[ Now THAT’S what I call being in touch with the common man! Too bad Huntsman’s common man lives in China. ]
1 billion people vs. 300 million here, so if you are a Globalist he does have more in common with the “common man”.....
[ Maybe he is a HUGE Firefly fan?
I think you have the way of it. ]
None of the Candidates so far have twixt my neithers like things being ran on batteries...
OK, maybe that was aimed at the Asian-American vote. I don’t know what else to think of it.
No way did he do this for Chinese votes; Huntsman did that to remind people that he “speaks Mandarin” (although I’ve read that his Mandarin is actually terrible) because he figures that some people are easy to impress.
Insert Manchurian candidate joke.
Huntsman is even more arrogant and less conservative that Mitt Romney.
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