Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Jon Huntsman: Going after the Internet vote?

Jon Huntsman’s daughters, who last month donned mustaches to spoof Herman Cain’s now-infamous smoking ad, have a new video out to promote their father’s presidential bid, set to the tune of the song “SexyBack.” Their rewritten, sassy lyrics include calling the rest of the Republican field a “circus act,” making fun of Herman Cain’s pizza business and 9-9-9 plan, and a clip in which Mitt Romney calls for abortion to be “safe and legal.” (Watch the video below.)

Jon Huntsman. (Richard Shiro - AP)
The daughters, who call themselves the Jon2012girls, are also a fixture on Twitter, where they share positive news about their dad several times a day to their more than 15,000 followers. Huntsman, too, has gained Twitter cred lately, including yesterday, when he didn’t miss a beat after getting an unexpected deluge of questions at his Twitter town hall from “Mad Men fan” fans, a result of a prank by “The Daily Show” and comedian Jon Stewart.

With his burgeoning YouTube and Twitter presence, is Huntsman trying to win the Internet vote? It worked in 2008 for Obama, who is seen as the first president elected with help from Twitter, and it can likely help Huntsman — who trails far behind other GOP presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich — too.

Watch the Huntsman daughters’ new video below:

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