Huntsman Taunts Romney With Backflipping Monkey And ‘Mittstant Replay’

Dec 1, 2011 11:03am

GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman may not be at the top of the polls, but his campaign has trained  its sights on attacking the man who is.

Huntsman has now released four web videos blasting Republican rival Mitt Romney for flip-flopping on everything from illegal immigration amnesty to abortion. The latest installment, released today, pulls from Romney’s Tuesday interview with Fox News’ Brett Baier in which Romney gets testy when Baier lists issues he is accused of flipping on.

“Well Bret, your list is just not accurate,” Romney says in the interview clip in the Huntsman video. “So, one, we are going to have to be better informed about my views on issues.”

The Huntsman ad then methodically goes through Baier’s list of supposed flip-flops, “climate change, abortion, immigration, gay rights,” showing clips of Romney contradicting himself on each issue.

The other three installments in Huntsman’s Mitt v. Mitt video group compare Romney to a weather vane, a pretzel and a back-flipping wind-up monkey. They all follow the same contradicting video clip style.

Huntsman, who is polling at about 3 percent nationally, has focused the bulk of his campaign efforts on New Hampshire, a state Romney has also poured considerable resources into. Romney even launched his presidential campaign from the first-in-the-nation primary state, which holds its primary election in just over a month.

Democratic National Committee has also taken aim at Romney for the Baier interview, releasing an ad Wednesday that labeled Romney as “irritable,” “tense” and “flustered” in the “disastrous” interview.

Romney pushed back against the DNC ad Wednesday, saying on the Sean Hannity radio show that he was “invigorated” by the DNC’s decision to attack him.

“The DNC is doing its best to try and jump into our primary,” Romney said. “They are going to do everything they can to make this election about our nominee. They will try everything they can to divert attention away from [Obama's] record.”

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