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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: bullypulpit

Rick Perry reminds me of a log. Well, that’s not altogether accurate; a log is more exciting.

I’ve yet to see Perry form a cogent thought at these debates. Guess that’s why this “open borders” dope is opting out of future debates. I’ll take Cain over Perry any day of the week.

Sorry, but Perry sounds like W’s Mini Me.

41 posted on 11/01/2011 8:14:01 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: bullypulpit
Bully, I was sitting in my office today listening to Rush and then Hannity and flash backs to the 90's, I need to turn my Conservative talk radio off because I am worried by the sexual nature of the discussion that I was risking a sexual harassment suit just by listening to it.

I'll put up with it when it's a Democrat, but the GOP Candidate! Come on! Not during this election! There is too much at stake!

42 posted on 11/01/2011 8:14:50 PM PDT by txroadkill ( "A Wretched Hive of Scum and Villany" - Zotted Romney Troll)
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To: shield

Sad this all boils down to a Romney nomination, because is not quick in a debate.

43 posted on 11/01/2011 8:15:03 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Mitt Romney, a piss poor choice)
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To: freespirited

I think you are right....he’s got the deep pockets.

44 posted on 11/01/2011 8:15:10 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: bullypulpit

“It’s about time someone on Free Republic has the gonads to tell it like it is. The Herman Cain campaign is starting to resemble the storyline of the great Robert Earl Keen’s song, “Mr. Wolf and Momma Bear.” If you don’t know what I’m talking about, listen to it here. “

Perry is a walking disaster and does not even deserve a consideration for President.

He is not a real conservative and he is a puppet of his big money donors.

Stop attacking other candidates to try to prop up the disaster that is Rick Perry.


45 posted on 11/01/2011 8:15:30 PM PDT by CSI007
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To: LachlanMinnesota
where there's smoke, there's fire. The Herman Cain Mr. Wolf and Momma Bear campaign rolls on.

Bennett is calling on the association to waive the agreement so the woman, a federal worker living in suburban Maryland, can rebut Cain’s statements this week that the allegations were false and baseless.

“It is just frustrating that Herman Cain is going around bad-mouthing the two complainants, and my client is blocked by a confidentiality agreement,” Bennett said in an interview. “The National Restaurant Association ought to release them and allow them to respond.”

On Fox News on Tuesday, Cain declined to say whether he thinks the nondisclosure agreement should be lifted, saying he is consulting with a lawyer about the possible legal implications. In a statement, the restaurant association said that it had not been approached by Bennett but that it would “respond as appropriate.”

(Source: WaPo)

I will post until Free Republic has so much truth about the Cain character that your eyes bleed. This is MY COUNTRY TOO. Dammit. And Cain is a DISASTER waiting to happen to it. We cannot survive another OJT disaster.

46 posted on 11/01/2011 8:16:10 PM PDT by bullypulpit (Developer of
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To: bullypulpit

The Rick Perry Report doesn’t like Herman Cain??


47 posted on 11/01/2011 8:16:24 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: M. Thatcher

Hello stranger. I haven’t seen your name in these forums for a long time.

48 posted on 11/01/2011 8:16:53 PM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: bullypulpit

It’s about time someone on Free Republic has the gonads to tell it like it is.

Arrogance will get you know where in my book and probably a lot of others on FR feel the same.

49 posted on 11/01/2011 8:17:32 PM PDT by deport
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To: brent13a

As opposed to a poor white family?

Perry was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth like Mitty or Obongo

50 posted on 11/01/2011 8:18:41 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
This will blow over, Perry's inability to put a cogent sentence together won't.

Like I said, you whining about the "hatchet job" done on Perry is ludicrous. Perry did it all to himself by being a horrible candidate who can't think and speak on his feet.

That you want to believe Cain did something wrong based on "anonymous" sources from Polutico is telling. That you want to believe Perry has somehow not done the hatchet job on himself, all by himself strains credulity.

51 posted on 11/01/2011 8:19:35 PM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

I think it was Perry. We were warned by Perry supporters that he was going to go all negative.

52 posted on 11/01/2011 8:19:39 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: bullypulpit

You mean like Perry? The man can’t win a debate much less an election!

53 posted on 11/01/2011 8:19:55 PM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: bullypulpit

You mean like Perry? The man can’t win a debate much less an election!

54 posted on 11/01/2011 8:19:59 PM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: M. Thatcher

NO...this is what is being told to me. I haven’t a clue but Romney is out to get Cain....he intends to do a scorched earth on Cain. This is the type of campaign Romney runs, we saw it last time. It is Rove and Romney prepared to do a complete take down of Cain...they’ve got the tools to do it, too.

55 posted on 11/01/2011 8:20:57 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: shield
this is what is being told to me.

Yeah, right.

56 posted on 11/01/2011 8:22:17 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: Bullish

Perry did not level the attack.

It was some blog.
No one on the internet has ever accused Perry of unsubstantiated BS nor have the MSM, including Fox news /s

Mr Cain has handled the past week poorly

57 posted on 11/01/2011 8:22:17 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Electric fences, anyone?

And Mr. Mojo said:"Ok by me, but I'm more of an alligator/moat type of guy. Plus a brick wall from Tijuana to El Paso, using illegals as slave labor to build it before unceremoniously dumping them over on the other side. Admittedly 'heartless', but what the hell."

I thought that was concise and eloquent and should be repeated. So i quoted it! Thanks Mr. Mojo.

58 posted on 11/01/2011 8:22:40 PM PDT by txnuke (Obama votes "PRES__ENT" because he has no ID.)
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To: mylife


Karl Rove has embarrassed his RINO buddies.

59 posted on 11/01/2011 8:23:13 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: ilgipper

There is no sex scandal. This crapola has Romney written all over it. Its a bunch of bunk. If there was anything to it it would have come up in the 2004 US Senate race here in GA. There has never been a hint of scandal around Herman Cain ever.

60 posted on 11/01/2011 8:23:32 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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