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Jon Huntsman Calls on Herman Cain to Come Clean About Harassment Allegations
Black Entertainment Television ^ | November 6, 2011 | Joyce Jones

Posted on 11/08/2011 2:23:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Republican White House hopeful Jon Huntsman is calling on rival Herman Cain to disclose all of the details about the allegations of sexual harassment that topped the headlines last week. In an appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, the former Utah governor said that Cain is “a decent man and a good candidate,” but the allegations are a distraction that has taken the focus away from more important issues.

“It’s up to Herman Cain to get the information out and get it out in total,” Huntsman said. “That’s important because we’ve got some real issues to discuss in this campaign and this is taking all the bandwidth out of the discussion ... Legitimate questions have been raised and that information has to come forward.”

Cain, who has denied the allegations but has continuously altered his recollections of the matter, said Saturday that he is done discussing it.

“We’re getting back on message, end of story,” he said following a fundraiser/debate in Texas with rival Newt Gingrich, warning reporters to not “even go there.”

Huntsman, who is trailing badly in the polls, isn’t the only Republican urging Cain to be more forthcoming. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, also speaking on Sunday’s Meet the Press, said that it is the only way the candidate can truly put the issue behind him.

"I’m not one of the people who think this is necessarily fatal. It might not hurt him at all. But people need to know what the facts are. And that’s the challenge for him right now — to get those out as quickly as possible and get it behind him," said Barbour.

Although Cain has been able to use the scandal to up his fundraising numbers significantly, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll published Nov. 6 shows that support for the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO is starting to erode. In a survey of all registered voters, 53 percent of respondents said they believe the sexual harassment allegations are true. Among Republicans, 39 percent said they think the claims are accurate. In addition, Cain’s favorability rating fell from 37 percent to 32 percent, and 35 percent of Republicans said they view him less favorably.

"I think he is probably cresting now. I think this week, last week, were sort of the high-water mark," said Ipsos pollster Chris Jackson.


TOPICS: Utah; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: cain; hermancain; huntsman; polls
Okay, but what do Gary Johnson, Fred Karger, Buddy Roemer, Rick Santorum and the other 4th tier candidates have to say?
1 posted on 11/08/2011 2:24:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

huntsman is a pussy.


2 posted on 11/08/2011 2:24:31 PM PST by ken21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where’s our free publicity!


3 posted on 11/08/2011 2:25:07 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: ken21

Not even an also ran. This just makes him look stupid to the people who are going to bother voting in a primary.


4 posted on 11/08/2011 2:26:00 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Retread post . Know one knows who Huntsman is . Fewer care what he thinks. Why not have a special thread for Huntsman , Megan McCain , Noonan that hag from the Reagan team etc.
5 posted on 11/08/2011 2:29:49 PM PST by fantom (,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I call on Huntsman to come clean and admit he has no shot at the presidency and withdraw.


6 posted on 11/08/2011 2:29:54 PM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Excellent!


7 posted on 11/08/2011 2:30:48 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ken21

No doubt you just harrassed Huntsman......


8 posted on 11/08/2011 2:32:50 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow the voice from the cellar has spoken and indeed Cain is finished, when he speaks with his 2%.


9 posted on 11/08/2011 2:35:06 PM PST by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why do some of these clowns even feel the need to say anything?


10 posted on 11/08/2011 2:36:11 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I saw the Huntsman interview. It was not nearly as insulting as the Romney comments today. I wonder if they’d be as upset if Cain had 19 wives and lived in a trailer in rural Ogden?


11 posted on 11/08/2011 2:37:57 PM PST by mikhailovich
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who is Jon Huntsman?


12 posted on 11/08/2011 2:39:31 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where’s that “Not this shxt again” pic when we need it?

Not only do we have a gawdawful slate of Republican candidates overall...but every opportunity that arises - even on pure innuendo and “rumor” - they turn on each other.

Democrats are laughing their axxxs off...I guarantee it.

=8-)


13 posted on 11/08/2011 2:45:56 PM PST by =8 mrrabbit 8=
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To: mikhailovich

good one.....


14 posted on 11/08/2011 2:47:29 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WHO?


15 posted on 11/08/2011 2:54:50 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Jon Huntsman Calls on Herman Cain to Come Clean About Harassment Allegations"

Hey Huntsman . . . explain why Cain should take ownership of the scurrilous allegations of others. Let them "come clean" about their allegations. The allegation does not prove the fact.

16 posted on 11/08/2011 2:57:43 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I call on Huntsman to provide his blue dress and the name of the guy who left his DNA on it.


17 posted on 11/08/2011 2:59:57 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

Herman Cain has more anonymous accusers than Huntsman has supporters!

I call on Huntsman to fold up his tent and go home!


18 posted on 11/08/2011 3:02:36 PM PST by o2bfree
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was wondering how long it would take for Huntsman to come out..... His scheme is starting to come along (his Campaign manager was friends with Sharon Bielek on facebook of course until the other day when he dropped her once we all pointed it out)

Again I have to say what a putz! This is getting ridiculous.... I guess this is his way to get national attention...


19 posted on 11/08/2011 3:03:46 PM PST by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A little too obvious, John - as I understand it, one of your state coordinators is a friend of Sharon B. You just lost any chance of EVER getting my vote.


20 posted on 11/08/2011 3:04:23 PM PST by In Maryland ("If stupidity got us into this mess, why can't it get us out?" - Mark Twain)
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To: In Maryland

Who is Jon Huntsman again?


21 posted on 11/08/2011 3:07:54 PM PST by Outraged At FLA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who cares what commie Huntsman has to say? He was probably one of the ones that set this mess up.


22 posted on 11/08/2011 3:09:19 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This from the candidate that pimps his daughters out for attention.


23 posted on 11/08/2011 3:10:19 PM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mase calls on Huntsman to finally admit he’s living a lie, and that he’s really a woman trapped inside a man’s body.


24 posted on 11/08/2011 3:15:09 PM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is the kind of forceful, dynamic leadership that could cause Huntsman's poll numbers to double!
25 posted on 11/08/2011 3:22:16 PM PST by Johnny B.
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To: Outraged At FLA
Who is Jon Huntsman again?

He (and Romney) worship the false prophet of "an angle of light."

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the aspostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. (2 Corinthians 11:13-15)
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:6-9)
Mormons.
26 posted on 11/08/2011 3:23:34 PM PST by nonsporting
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FU “Jack” Wagon Huntman, 1st cousin to Mutt.


27 posted on 11/08/2011 3:39:45 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Johnny B.

0% + 0% =....?


28 posted on 11/08/2011 3:47:26 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who’s Jon Huntsman?


29 posted on 11/08/2011 3:50:26 PM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO HuntsRINO
NO RINOmney

Both have come out accusing Cain by innuendo.

I only know one Accuser of the Brethren...


30 posted on 11/08/2011 3:57:36 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cheap shot mr. huntsman. That’s why YOU will not be the nominee.


31 posted on 11/08/2011 3:59:35 PM PST by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh... where would our country be without this brilliant man?)
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when I first found buy a licks facebook page, it seems as if the very top FB friend of hers claimed to be associated with the Huntsman for president committee. Im surprised no one else caught that.


32 posted on 11/08/2011 4:06:04 PM PST by Armedanddangerous
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33 posted on 11/08/2011 4:12:24 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: ken21

I wish Cain would get into the Octagon with Huntsman and break his face. And then take on the rest of the candidates who are trying to capitalize.


34 posted on 11/08/2011 4:16:18 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huntsman should come clean about being a democrat.


35 posted on 11/08/2011 4:30:24 PM PST by MNnice
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