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Taking gloves off on GOP frontrunner, Jon Huntsman smacks Mitt in Mandarin!
SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 1/8/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer

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, there’s 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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TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: debate; huntsman; romney

1 posted on 01/08/2012 8:07:44 AM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Maybe Huntsman was asking Mitt to pick him as his VP in Manderin?
Anyone know what he actually said?


2 posted on 01/08/2012 8:12:53 AM PST by Leep
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To: Leep

Maybe Huntsman was asking Mitt to pick him as his VP in Manderin? Anyone know what he actually said//////
LOL! 8)


3 posted on 01/08/2012 8:15:39 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, $pend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: Leep

I’d be interested to know also what he said.


4 posted on 01/08/2012 8:23:15 AM PST by TEXOKIE (... and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all FREEPERS EVERYWHERE!)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Maybe he is a HUGE Firefly fan?


5 posted on 01/08/2012 8:23:26 AM PST by Illuminatas (Obama - Dumber Than Bush!Toward)
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To: SmithL

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).


6 posted on 01/08/2012 8:28:11 AM PST by Redmen4ever
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To: TEXOKIE

“I’d 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.


7 posted on 01/08/2012 8:30:25 AM PST by fantom (,)
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To: Illuminatas
Maybe he is a HUGE Firefly fan?

I think you have the way of it.

8 posted on 01/08/2012 8:36:11 AM PST by Mycroft Holmes (Returned for regrooving...)
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To: TEXOKIE
The only time I watch Huntsman is when he is on with his daughters, and even then I turn the volume off.
9 posted on 01/08/2012 8:36:28 AM PST by JIM O
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To: Illuminatas
*SNICKER* LOL! Firefly pilot on SCIENCE Channel (284 :) @ 9pm/12am

10 posted on 01/08/2012 8:37:54 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, $pend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: SmithL

First time I heard “hold the eggroll” in Chinese in a debate.


11 posted on 01/08/2012 8:43:06 AM PST by chuckee
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To: Leep; TEXOKIE
I think he said you don't understand [in other words, you don't know what you're talking about]

However, some Tulane professor on twitter said it was the equivalent of Who Dat???... fwiw.

12 posted on 01/08/2012 8:46:13 AM PST by exhaustedmomma (All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they should. Samuel Adams)
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To: SmithL
Huntsman bounded back with a zinger — in fluent Mandarin.

Now THAT'S what I call being in touch with the common man! Too bad Huntsman's common man lives in China.

13 posted on 01/08/2012 8:48:53 AM PST by poindexter
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To: chuckee

First time I heard “hold the eggroll” in Chinese in a debate./////
LOL!
or hold the, MSG!


14 posted on 01/08/2012 8:49:01 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, $pend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: exhaustedmomma

Who Dat?////
LOL! ..in Eonbonics!


15 posted on 01/08/2012 8:53:18 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, $pend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: Leep

Something about saving money with GEICO?


16 posted on 01/08/2012 8:53:42 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Redmen4ever

O knows the Muslim call to prayer in Arabic. Does that count?


17 posted on 01/08/2012 9:15:52 AM PST by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: Illuminatas; Mycroft Holmes; skinkinthegrass
Somewhat like this?
18 posted on 01/08/2012 9:27:39 AM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: Redmen4ever

Does he even speak Ebonics?


19 posted on 01/08/2012 9:29:53 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SmithL

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.


20 posted on 01/08/2012 9:43:35 AM PST by BusterBear
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To: poindexter

[ 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”.....


21 posted on 01/09/2012 12:38:01 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Mycroft Holmes

[ 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...


22 posted on 01/09/2012 12:39:25 PM PST by GraceG
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To: SmithL; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy

OK, maybe that was aimed at the Asian-American vote. I don’t know what else to think of it.


23 posted on 01/10/2012 4:53:14 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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24 posted on 01/10/2012 5:35:14 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Clintonfatigued

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.


25 posted on 01/10/2012 5:57:06 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

Insert Manchurian candidate joke.

Huntsman is even more arrogant and less conservative that Mitt Romney.


26 posted on 01/11/2012 4:48:24 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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