Jon Huntsman mocked the Republican presidential debate in Nevada tonight as "a game show" that should not get in the way of the New Hampshire Primary's role as the first major primary event of the nominating season.
"I was offered an invitation to a game show tonight playing out in Las Vegas," Huntsman said at Hopkinton town hall. "It's call the presidential debate. There'll be sound bites. And there'll be talking points. And there'll be buzzers."
He joked that Herman Cain would be playing the roulette wheel, "and he'll be focused getting that wheel on 9-9-9."
The crowded hall enjoyed the poke at Nevada, and the complicated political picture since Nevada set its caucus date as Jan. 14, forcing .
The Huntsman campaign has knocked Mitt Romney for not boycotting Nevada for moving up its caucus date. In a call to New Hampshire supporters earlier on Oct. 18, Romney pledged his support for New Hampshire's lead-off role.
"As I said in the past," Romney said on the call, "I will take my lead from Secretary Gardner.