Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman said Friday that Ron Paul's supporters were out of line in using his adopted daughters to argue that he is un-American.
In a video posted on You Tube by a group called "NHLiberty4Paul," Huntsman is seen holding his daughter Gracie shortly after she was adopted from China. The screen then blackens and red letters appear asking "American values? Or Chinese?"
The video also questions Huntsman's Christianity by showing Huntsman holding his daughter Asha shortly after she was adopted from India with red circles on both their foreheads. Huntsman said the video was "stupid."
"If someone wants to poke fun at me, that's OK," said Huntsman, whose campaign has posted several online ads attacking Paul as unelectable. "What I object to is bringing forward pictures and videos of my adopted daughters and suggesting there's something sinister there."
Paul's New Hampshire spokeswoman, Kate Schackai, said Friday she didn't know who was behind the ad, but it wasn't anyone affiliated with the campaign.
"The video was utterly distasteful and no one who actually supports Dr. Paul's principles would have made it," she said.