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Herman Cain is Reckless and Arrogant
Rick Perry Report ^ | Nov 1, 2011 | Joe Hyde

Posted on 11/01/2011 7:53:42 PM PDT by bullypulpit

Rick Perry Report

If you read between the lines of the various news reports about the Cain operation, the picture becomes clearer to me every day. The latest dust up about the sexual harassment of employees confirms it.

Leading up to the sex scandal, we had the clues. Now I know it to be so, that Herman Cain is an ass, and he's reckless.

The first clue came just after Cain placed poorly in the Iowa straw polls. We heard from disgruntled former Cain staffers:

Jim Zeiler, the regional field director who was one of the five disgruntled staffers who left, explained his decision with a devastating assessment of Cain, saying the candidate was more interested in jet-setting than running a campaign that incorporates traditional grass-roots techniques.

"He’s not inquisitive. He wants to be in front of the adoring crowds, but he doesn’t seem to be interested in the issues," said Zeiler, a former regional field director for Cain’s campaign.

(Source: Politico, "Cain's campaign crash continues at Ames")

Mr. Zeiler was a disgruntled former staffer. This kind of tripe is expected in today's coarse society. No one gets asked to leave, or quits in anger, without throwing the former boss under the bus. If you've ever employed people, you know this. A good friend of mine, an employer in the retail industry, told me that his strategy when interviewing potential new hires is to ask himself "How long will it be before this person screws me," not if he/she will screw me. The "screw" is inevitable.

So, it's easy to dismiss this accusation as the disgruntled ex-employee getting his last jab. The "screw."

Since Cain staffer Jim Zeiler has left, however, we have seen how Herman Cain isn't very sharp on the issues. He certainly isn’t 'presidential material smart.' I only posted five gaffes here. I have 10-20 more. Electric fences, anyone? Do you think he's serious about learning the issues? I don't. My radar was still searching, though.

Next, we hear that Herman Cain doesn't want staffers to speak to him unless those staffers are spoken to them by Cain first. Apparently this rule is enforced when staffers are chauffeuring the candidate around. The New York Times sources that accusation from an intercepted email in the reporter's hands that originated from campaign leadership. Was it from "The Smoking Man"?

For goodness sake, the poor drivers for Cain are probably star-struck young interns or volunteers. Do barely paid, or volunteer campaign workers deserve to be treated that way?

To be fair, Cain explained that he does tell people driving him to shut up when he's preparing for a speech. In this Right Scoop video, he's all chuckles about it. I thought that it was reasonable. Maybe. My radar was honing in, though.

I re-read the Times article tonight, in light of the sex scandal. The article details more arrogant behavior.

  1. Two staffers said they were asked by Cain's campaign to sign non-disclosure statements. What?
  2. Despite having a skeleton staff, Cain spent no time organizing with them, or communicating with them (was he too good for them?)
  3. Campaign staff expressed disillusionment over Cain's preference to promote his book instead of tend to basic campaign tactics. Once again, a problem of communication with his skeleton campaign staff.
  4. Lack of commitment to campaign workers. It costs nothing to procure email addresses for campaign staff. Cain wouldn't do that. What kind of team building is that? Apparently Cain didn't want to communicate; he refused to supply nearly free email addresses from which he could communicate with staff. Maybe he thought the people on his staff were throwaways, and insignificant to him?

  5. Then, there is the witness of supporter Bill Hemrick, who organized a campaign meet-and-greet for potential donors, all eligible to give the Cain campaign the maximum $2500 gift. Cain didn't bother to show up, and,
  6. After courting Hemrick to join his campaign, Cain completely dismissed him, after Cain embarrassed this potential supporter by ignoring his meet and greet. He learned that he'd been passed over for the position in the campaign from a newspaper report.
  7. At the Iowa Faith and Freedom forum, Cain barricaded himself in his tour bus before and after, failing to work the crowd like his opponents did. Cain apparently has a rock star attitude.

Does this sound like someone who should be leading in the GOP nomination polls?

After all of the staff revelations, we now have the sex scandal. Viewing the scandal in a vacuum, it's easy to run to Cain's defense. My initial reaction was that this was Clearance Thomas 2.0, and we cannot let this stand. This is Herman Cain, a conservative black man deserving of our support against the evil marauders in the mainstream media.

However, when viewed through the prism of earlier reports of Cain's egomaniacal behavior, the sex scandal makes perfect sense. My radar locked on.

Cain is arrogant and reckless. He mistreats people working for him. Why would not Cain's penchant for employee mistreatment also include sexual harassment? This is especially true of the powerful, arrogant CEO versus the weak, insignificant female employees.

What is more, regardless of Cain's waffling denials of the sex scandal's ingredients, there are not one, but two incidents. One would think that a powerful, calculating CEO would figure out what went wrong the first time, and avoid a second accusation.

Two accusations reinforces my point, that Cain is arrogant and reckless. He doesn't believe the rules apply to him. Why not invite a young employee to his hotel room?

Radar locked. Fox One!

Herman Cain is not ready to be our Republican standard bearer.

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To: Solson

No, but Obama was a member of Wrights congregation for 20 years.

Perry lives on the other end of Texas from Jeffress
I don’t think he goes to 1st baptist every Sunday.

Not a soul questions that.


101 posted on 11/01/2011 8:43:10 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: bullypulpit

Do you really think slamming a Conservative on FR is going to get you points?? Why don’t you tell us why we should vote for your candidate rather than piling on. Myself, you make me not want to vote for Perry and I like him.

Pray for America


102 posted on 11/01/2011 8:43:11 PM PDT by bray (Hope and Change is Dead and Gone)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

you just said that Jeffress introduced Perry and therefore he must be Perry’s pastor.

I hope your kids don’t know you are this ... convoluted.


103 posted on 11/01/2011 8:44:08 PM PDT by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Solson
You're right about the heartless comment, it was stupid. He actually directed it at Santorum, but it was still stupid. He apologized, and said it was stupid. But to label him pro-amnesty because our state decided to deal with the 1.1 to 1.2 million illegals we have to feed, house, educate and medicate that the Federal Government failed to prevent getting into our state is just wrong.

Newt is the only one running who has a amnesty program and as for apologies, Cain supporters have no problem accepting them from Cain every other day.

104 posted on 11/01/2011 8:44:28 PM PDT by txroadkill (FreeRepublic.com- "A Wretched Hive of Scum and Villany" - Zotted Romney Troll)
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To: justsaynomore

She didn’t leak it. There are threads on this site about the National Restaurant Association leaking it and the person who would know the details is a Romney supporter. So you need to stop posting that tweet as it only makes you look dumb.


105 posted on 11/01/2011 8:44:30 PM PDT by CajunConservative ( Leadership. It is defined by action, not position.)
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To: BobL

I guess you are PO’d, because you come off as overly sensitive and easily offended.

Most of us know better than to take political rhetoric personally. I actually think you know this as well, and are only pretending to be a sissy because it plays well for your argument.


106 posted on 11/01/2011 8:45:39 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: TexMom7
But Perry had nothing to do with this...

It was All Romney. (And Yes - the Palin attacks and yes - the Perry attacks too)

Yep. The Mitt-bunch has less class than no class at all.

107 posted on 11/01/2011 8:45:43 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: freespirited

Get ready for BO and his minions to use soundbites of the Republicans attacking whoever the nominee is. This is all so childish. BO is the enemy. I want to know who will attack BO not each other. I’m going to try and turn it all off until we have the nominee. Sick of all of it.


108 posted on 11/01/2011 8:45:53 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: bullypulpit

Please don’t get so emotionally involved in this that you can’t see the forest for the trees. As things shake out you are amidst FRiends here when it comes to conservative principles. Other than Romney we’ve got a fine set of contenders on our side. Sorry to see you swallow the POLITCO et al line on Cain, though.


109 posted on 11/01/2011 8:46:55 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Check out Ace of Spades blog. He got ticked off last nite and pretty much said there’s more coming down the pike and the media is just waiting on verification of the facts.

The fact is that Cain has never served in public office before so we really don’t know what all is in his background. This is the vetting process and it must be done now instead of later when it could be too late for the general election.


110 posted on 11/01/2011 8:47:33 PM PDT by CajunConservative ( Leadership. It is defined by action, not position.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

No and I never said or implied that this is a Perry thread.

This is a Cain bashing thread which I’m kinda enjoying as an antidote to the Cain worshipping threads I usually have to read.

What I was saying is that Cain (or Romney) supporters rush onto every Perry thread to make childish, repetitive slams at Perry.


111 posted on 11/01/2011 8:47:33 PM PDT by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: magritte
Conservatives were.

Not real conservatives, you know the kind, the kind that don't fall for every vague accusation given them by the Marxist Press.

The kind that actually think and research out issues.

The kind that are not easily led around by the nose by the left-wing press.

You need to put your thinking cap Miss Perry Apologist.
112 posted on 11/01/2011 8:48:43 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: CajunConservative
When a pastor introduces someone at a
political event, it appears as if he is his pastor.

113 posted on 11/01/2011 8:48:44 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: bullypulpit

” Bennett is calling on the association to waive the agreement so the woman..”

It should have been Cain calling on the association
from the beginning.
Cain should have had this all ready to go so when the question
finally came from Politico-and they gave him 10 days notice that it would -
he could have said;
“ The charges were baseless and I have asked the NRA
to waive all confidentiality agreements.
With the identity of the complainants kept secret.”
Cain is now using a variation of it depends
on what the meaning of “ is “ is
by saying he originally expressed ignorance of “ settlements “
because he only thought
there were “ agreements.”
Joel Bennett told CNN tonight that it was his understanding
that a board member of the NRA tipped off Politico.
Another pundit said that this came to light
for the board,
when they recently began discussing
whether to endorse Cain.
Some board members informed the rest of the members
about the settlements
and discouraged the endorsement.
There are 90 to 95 board members nationwide
it would have been impossible to contain
this once they all knew.


114 posted on 11/01/2011 8:49:10 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: bray

You weren’t around defending the guy with the record over the guy with no record.

Everybody around here is on the cain train.

The man who has gotten no scrutiny.
The man with the catch phrases.

Hey, I like him too, but I want answers and I want records.


115 posted on 11/01/2011 8:49:22 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: chris37
I’m going to vote for Mr. Cain, I don’t give a f*ck what anyone else says, I’m done with the GOP, and if that means Obama gets re-elected and America dies, then so f*cking be it.

Well gosh, then I guess it's good that you're not counted among the rational...

116 posted on 11/01/2011 8:49:34 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: mylife
Do Jeffress words reflect the views and religion of Rick Perry? If not. Why was he chosen to introduce him? It' sounds like Perry is standing in a glass house and throwing stones.

Listen, Cains voters are not going to go to Perry if Cain goes down. So why Joe Hyde puts this crap up and expects to win friends and supporters is beyond most sane people's comprehension.

If Perry wants to win, then he needs to put up or shut up. win a debate....decisively. That would be a start.

117 posted on 11/01/2011 8:49:43 PM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: deport
Where there is idiocity and arrogance there may well be alcohol......

I resemble that remark.

118 posted on 11/01/2011 8:49:47 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

BS


119 posted on 11/01/2011 8:50:04 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: altura

113


120 posted on 11/01/2011 8:50:12 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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