Huntsman to Cain: 'Fess Up 'In Total'

But candidate goes easier on Cain's China gaffe

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 6, 2011 10:50 AM CST

(Newser) – A member of the Huntsman clan is calling out Herman Cain today, and the former pizza exec had probably better be glad that it's Jon Huntsman and not his daughters: The former Utah governor told Meet the Press today that Cain should disclose everything he knows about the sexual harassment allegations dogging his campaign—despite his refusal to do so—and that he needs to "get the information out and get it out in total," reports Politico. “Legitimate questions have been raised and that information has to come forward," Huntsman said.

“This is taking all the bandwidth out of the discussion, so we’re not able to talk about jobs," he continued. "We’re not able to talk about our position in the world, and that hurts ... the American people." Huntsman went easier on Cain's recent gaffe about China's nukes, but suggested the next commander in chief should "have a baseline level of knowledge": “As far as the eye can see into the 21st century, the United States and China are on the world stage. It’d be nice to have a president who actually had a head start, actually knew them intimately well in terms of the economics and the security issues involved."

Republican presidential candidates businessman Herman Cain, left, and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, get together prior to a debate Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in Orlando, Fla.
Republican presidential candidates businessman Herman Cain, left, and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, get together prior to a debate Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in Orlando, Fla.   (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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