The swipe was in reference toduring a Nashua Chamber of Commerce breakfast. Romney said he supports individuals choosing their health insurance providers rather than having their employers do it, so that "if you don't like what they do, you could fire them -- ."
It's not the first punch Huntsman's taken at the front-runner for the Republican nomination now that the gloves are off. Earlier on Monday, his campaign released its second television ad, titled "Country First." (watch above) It features the moment during Sunday's debate when Huntsman defends his ambassadorship from criticism by Romney the night before.
Huntsman is incorporating that message on the campaign trail as well. "I will always put my country first," he said in Concord. "It seems that Governor Romney believes in putting politics first."
Huntsman is enjoying newfound momentum in New Hampshire, where he has staked his campaign. A spokesman for the former Utah governor told CBS News/National Journal that the campaign raised the $100,000 it needed for Monday's ad buy in four hours. Their "TV ad drive," which concluded with an ad last week, took several days to reach $50,000, which Huntsman then matched with personal funds to reach their goal.