The dynamic between Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney during this debate has been interesting. On two occasions, Huntsman twice made note of the fact that Massachusetts was 47th in the nation in job growth while Romney governed the Bay State while Utah was number one. Twice Romney ignored Huntsman as if he weren’t on the stage.
So when the topic turned to China, Huntsman said you couldn’t go around slapping tariffs on China (which Romney has suggested). Romney countered that Huntsman had spent two years implementing the policies of President Obama while he and others on the stage were trying to elect Republicans.
Huntsman replied by speaking in Mandarin. Romney said he couldn’t understand. Huntsman said Romney’s rhetoric would start a trade war. Romney countered that China didn’t want a trade war.
Well, there was a certainly a war of words between Huntsman and Romney.