Yesterday, Ron Paul went after Newt Gingrich. Today, Jon Huntsman has Mitt Romney lined up. A barbed new ad that plays off Romney's recent Fox News interview plays up flip-flopping charges by juxtaposing old and new Romney clips on climate change, immigration, abortion, and Romneycare. Huntsman seems to be the only candidate willing to take on Romney so directly, writes Steve Benen at the Washington Monthly.
"His attacks would probably have greater salience if Huntsman were a more competitive candidate, but the content should nevertheless be adopted by other campaigns as the season progresses," adds Benen. (Read more Mitt Romney stories.)