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Jon Huntsman Asks Stephen Colbert in Mandarin to Be His Running Mate (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 25th 2011 4:00AM
Gov. Jon Huntsman, 'The Colbert Report'Looking for that coveted Colbert bump to boost his current two percent standings in the Republican field, Gov. Jon Huntsman went on 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central). There, he fielded questions about Mormonism being referred to as a cult -- he equated it to Catholocism being called a cult when JFK was running -- and why he doesn't just run as a Democrat.

When Stephen Colbert asked him to say the most "non-scary thing" Huntsman could think of in Mandaran -- he's fluent in the language -- he did. But Colbert still responded with, "Terrifying."

When he asked what Huntsman had said, he replied, "I just said I think that you oughta consider being my running mate for vice president." That is terrifying. Imagine, a fictional character one heartbeat away from the presidency.

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"he equated it to Catholocism being called a cult when JFK was running"

To be fair, a religion made up 2000 years ago has more gravitas than one made up 200 years ago. But I wouldn't vote for any candidate who makes a point of emphasizing his supernatural beliefs.

October 25 2011 at 1:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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