Skip to comments.Jon Huntsman Calls on Herman Cain to Come Clean About Harassment Allegations
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 NBCs 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.
Its up to Herman Cain to get the information out and get it out in total, Huntsman said. Thats important because weve 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.
Were 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, isnt the only Republican urging Cain to be more forthcoming. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, also speaking on Sundays Meet the Press, said that it is the only way the candidate can truly put the issue behind him.
"Im 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 thats 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 Godfathers 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, Cains 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.
huntsman is a pussy.
Where’s our free publicity!
Not even an also ran. This just makes him look stupid to the people who are going to bother voting in a primary.
I call on Huntsman to come clean and admit he has no shot at the presidency and withdraw.
No doubt you just harrassed Huntsman......
Wow the voice from the cellar has spoken and indeed Cain is finished, when he speaks with his 2%.
Why do some of these clowns even feel the need to say anything?
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?
Who is Jon Huntsman?
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.
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.
I call on Huntsman to provide his blue dress and the name of the guy who left his DNA on it.
Herman Cain has more anonymous accusers than Huntsman has supporters!
I call on Huntsman to fold up his tent and go home!
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...
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.
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