Cain was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and said, “We are taking this head-on,” “There’s not an ounce of truth in all these accusations,” and took a shot at the woman: “Let me put it this way — I can’t think of anything I would hire her to do.”
“A new Pew Research survey finds that Americans who have heard about the sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain, on balance, think they are true rather than false, 39% to 24%,” Political Wire writes.
“A former employee of the United States Agency for International Development says Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain asked her to help arrange a dinner date for him with a female audience member following a speech he delivered nine years ago,” the Washington Examiner writes.
HUNTSMAN: "Not performing well in New Hampshire isn't an option," Huntsman said on CNBC, per The Hill. "We're gonna do well in New Hampshire because New Hampshire rewards hard work and those who actually earn it," Huntsman said. "So New Hampshire is where we're placing our bet. We've got two months in which to make it happen."
Huntsman’s campaign has a new Web video -- entitled “Scared Mittless” -- hitting Romney for not appearing on a Sunday news interview in a long time.
ROMNEY: “Mitt Romney is on cruise control — with his eyes focused intently on the White House and President Barack Obama — as the political landscape in the Republican presidential race shifts all around him,” the AP writes. “With his GOP rivals struggling, the former Massachusetts governor has been quietly positioning his campaign for a general election clash against Obama. He's visiting places like the perennial swing state of Pennsylvania and raising piles of cash in New York. He has yet to run his first television ad of the Republican nomination fight. He skipped a series of multi-candidate forums in Iowa last week. And, until Monday, it had been 10 days since he took questions from voters in a public setting.”
The Wall Street Journal: On Medicare, “Mr. Romney has moved about two-thirds of the way toward Paul Ryan's ‘premium support’ plan… But the key reform point is that Mr. Romney says that all beneficiaries would receive the same fixed payment whatever plan they chose. In other words, premium support would ensure that all seniors get basic coverage, but if they wanted more expansive coverage they'd have to pay for it themselves.” More: “What next year's GOP nominee needs is a clear reform alternative to Mr. Obama's vision of ever more government and the higher taxes necessary to pay for it. Mr. Romney still needs a bolder economic growth agenda, but his fiscal awakening is encouraging.”