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Politico won’t say if rival campaign fed them Cain story
The Daily Caller ^ | 31 Oct 2011 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 10/31/2011 5:25:00 PM PDT by mandaladon

Politico won’t say if a rival campaign fed them the story about sexual harassment allegations made against current Republican presidential front-runner Herman Cain in the 1990s.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Monday pressed reporter Ken Vogel of Politico on whether the publication relied on opposition research from one of Cain’s rivals.

“Politics are politics as you said, and certainly there are people that are digging up opposition research,” Vogel said. “I’m just not going to do anything that would identify — that would point to the identity of our original source.”

“We don’t think that the original source is as important as the actual information,” Vogel said.

The reporter said Politico “got a tip and it was from someone outside. We managed to corroborate all the details and more. We have to be clear here that this tip was sort of a general tip.”

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“We’re just not going to get into the details of exactly what happened with these women beside what’s in the story,”...............What happened is probably trivial and readers would know it's only a BS complaint. Otherwise you can bet they would be giving very exlicit details.
1 posted on 10/31/2011 5:25:03 PM PDT by mandaladon
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2 posted on 10/31/2011 5:27:21 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: mandaladon
" Politico won’t say if rival campaign fed them Cain story "
There you go folks, there's your answer, if they ain't saying, most likely ? it was one of Cain's rivals in the GOP field.... Romney ? Perry ?
3 posted on 10/31/2011 5:27:35 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: mandaladon

This little episode has Myth’s finger-prints all over it.


4 posted on 10/31/2011 5:28:44 PM PDT by nesnah
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To: mandaladon

I’m still banking on the Ron Paul camp as the source of the smear campaign.


5 posted on 10/31/2011 5:29:36 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Why does Ron Paul wear fake eyebrows?)
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To: nesnah

...return address....Salt Lake City, IMHO


6 posted on 10/31/2011 5:31:02 PM PDT by ptsal
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To: nesnah

In the vein of the “whodunit” mystery... Willard has the best motive to take out Mr. Cain. He also has the most resources to dig up dirt. I really don’t see the other more conservative candidates doing this when they know it may end up strengthening Mittens.


7 posted on 10/31/2011 5:33:42 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: mandaladon

Interesting in how Politico is play some Freepers like they are puppets on a string. Politico is getting the reaction they are seeking.


8 posted on 10/31/2011 5:33:51 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: American Constitutionalist

It came right out of the Obama Chicago politics. Until proven otherwise that’s who did it. There is no way they want to debate Cain.

Pray for America


9 posted on 10/31/2011 5:35:51 PM PDT by bray (Hope and Change is Dead and Gone)
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To: musicman

My hunch is Perry or perhaps Bachmann.


10 posted on 10/31/2011 5:38:06 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: mandaladon

It’s going to come out if it was a pubbie. Someone won’t be able to resist taking the shot.


11 posted on 10/31/2011 5:38:50 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: mandaladon
Ken Vogel

Is a pussy who wouldn't have the balls to write this about Comrade Hussein Baraka, Chavez, or Castro, lest he be lined up a against a wall with a cigarette or dildo in his mouth, his choice.

12 posted on 10/31/2011 5:39:01 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: wolfman23601

It was Perry, count on it. This is just the type of thing that the Marlboro man and his multiple minions of morons would do.


13 posted on 10/31/2011 5:40:53 PM PDT by Carl from Marietta (Cain, there's a new sherrif in town.)
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To: mandaladon

What about Rove?


14 posted on 10/31/2011 5:41:37 PM PDT by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: mandaladon

As I mentioned earlier, I doubt this plays out the way Perry’s campaign thinks it will.

The big difference here is that the media’s influence with these smear tactics probably will not work with the Republican base, and that’s all that matters at this point for Perry. Now, if the goal was another Anita Hill...that might work, but only in the general election - it will not work here, and will likely backfire.


15 posted on 10/31/2011 5:42:17 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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To: BobL

Excellent analysis.

If this was a year from now, it could be an issue.

Right now I don’t think so.


16 posted on 10/31/2011 5:44:15 PM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Carl from Marietta

“It was Perry, count on it. This is just the type of thing that the Marlboro man and his multiple minions of morons would do.”

It’s certainly the way he operates here in Texas...and you had that Twitter babe who works for Perry talking about it several days before it broke.

So if it is Perry, no surprise. Hopefully we find out for sure.


17 posted on 10/31/2011 5:45:17 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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To: mtnwmn

Anyone ever consider Newt? He has the most to gain as Cain’s supporters would probably back him more than Romney. Besides, it mitigates the baggage everyone says Newt has.

As long as we’re guessing.


18 posted on 10/31/2011 5:46:47 PM PDT by offduty ("There are stupid people running this country" Herman Cain CPAC 2011)
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To: mandaladon
Hey Jim Robinson ? please give us your take on what this means and who could have orchestrated this attack on Cain ?
The Twin Pimp gang of Rove & Romney ?
19 posted on 10/31/2011 5:47:05 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: NautiNurse

Dr. Goodie Two Shoes? Naaaaan. May Be one of his closest thousand friends, but not the little weasel. A devious member of the Mormon church maybe. Or Perry wary. The latter two have the most to gain, but this is going nowhere. Politico should be sued.


20 posted on 10/31/2011 5:47:16 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( I like Herman Cain)
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To: Carl from Marietta

Perry would have the most to gain from a Cain collapse... followed by Bachmann. Mitt isn’t stupid enough to try it and he would have little to gain.


21 posted on 10/31/2011 5:47:21 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: mandaladon
"Occupy Politico" has fabricated a story of unproven allegations, from an unidentified source made by unidentified women. There is no indication that anything by the nature of sexual harassment even took place.

"...two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain, ultimately leaving their jobs at the trade group,"

I lived through the growth period of the sexual harassment industry in the 90's. I know how many women tried to jump on the gravy train of accusing a senior that they did not like. I also know that many of them were paid some sort of settlement that their company felt was cheaper than suffering through an extended legal battle that included them going away forever.

I would venture that the allegations brought were false and the women were gold diggers who took some cash and ran.

22 posted on 10/31/2011 5:48:34 PM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

I’ve thought that this information was to prevent Cain from getting the nomination... not the POTUS. Now... maybe I am wrong but I am more interested in who/what candidate released the information than I am the nitty-gritty details of Cain’s harassment suit. If Cain is able to successfully answer most of the critics concerning this case... it could very well back-fire on the other candidate who let the cat out of the bag (?!) just a thought.


23 posted on 10/31/2011 5:48:51 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: mandaladon

If this is the sort of crap Perry or Romney (or any of them) is going to use. They’ve already LOST my vote.


24 posted on 10/31/2011 5:49:07 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Carl from Marietta

You are spreading your opinion as fact.


25 posted on 10/31/2011 5:49:27 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: offduty

Newt is too establishment and the establishment appears to actually be defending Cain today. I don’t think Newt or Mitt or Rove is behind it. It was either Perry, Bachmann, or the democrats.


26 posted on 10/31/2011 5:50:43 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: mandaladon

These accusations mean nothing to those of us who remember what happened to Palin.

Been there!


27 posted on 10/31/2011 5:50:54 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Hang in there Herman, conservatives love you!)
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To finish my poorly worded post; I would add that if both women are white my assumption would be that their allegations were racially motivated ( again, remembering the atmosphere of the 90’s).


28 posted on 10/31/2011 5:51:41 PM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: BobL

%Geraldo should pull his gestapo drill session on Politico like he did the Cain campaign last night. It was shameful! I so not like Geraldeo!


29 posted on 10/31/2011 5:52:49 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( I like Herman Cain)
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To: mandaladon

The Jonathan Martin, POLLUTICO link more than suggests
Romney again.

What a vicious SOB he is.
His ancestors probably burnt witches at the stake,
and probably were behind the Meadow Mountain Massacre.


30 posted on 10/31/2011 5:54:06 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Baynative

You might want to change your tagline!


31 posted on 10/31/2011 5:55:13 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Hang in there Herman, conservatives love you!)
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To: NautiNurse

I’ll take that bet...cuz I’m thinking the same thing...


32 posted on 10/31/2011 5:57:24 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: nascarnation

“Excellent analysis.
If this was a year from now, it could be an issue.
Right now I don’t think so.”

Thanks. It’s important to learn from history. Republicans voted 41-2 in favor of Clarence Thomas. The two against him were hard-core RINOs. The goal of Anita Hill was to provide Democrats cover to go against Thomas...I’m sure they knew that the Republicans were going to support him, very strongly, regardless of what they threw at him. In the end, 11 Dems still voted for Thomas, and that got him over the 50 vote mark (i.e., the Dems owned the Senate back then). So the tactic nearly worked...but it relied on Dems to flip.

In this case, there are no Dems to speak of that are part of our nominating process - so now they must try to pry Republicans off of Cain. And that will not be easy, as they made a BIG MISTAKE by ignoring him until he was leading in just about every poll - thereby giving him time to solidify his base and it also gave Republicans more time to think harder about what Perry meant when he said ‘heartless’...and we concluded that he meant just what he said, especially since he’s had a decade to come up with a position on illegal immigration.

So, I do expect this to affect Cain’s numbers at all, despite the wet dreams of the Perry people.


33 posted on 10/31/2011 5:57:35 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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To: mandaladon
Jim Robinson ?

Noticed a pattern going on here ?

First ? they attack the perceived Tea Party leader candidate, then they send their surrogates/insurgents/instigators from the D.N.C. and the Liberal Party of the GOP here on Free Republic.

When it seemed Sarah Palin was rising to the top ?
They attacked her...
Christine O'Donnell won the primary against their guy ?
They send out the Rove attack machine.

And now ? as Cain is perceived as the Tea Party favorite ? the same template.
34 posted on 10/31/2011 5:58:04 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: nesnah
This little episode has Myth’s finger-prints all over it.

Or his #1 minion...

Princess Leia sees Mitt Romney: "Governor Romney! I should have expected to find you holding Rove's leash..."


35 posted on 10/31/2011 5:58:04 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: mandaladon

Case for Perry - flailing spasms of an agonal campaign

Case for Romney - flailing spasms of a desperate campaign


36 posted on 10/31/2011 5:58:17 PM PDT by seton89 (Starve the Beast)
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To: Randy Larsen
??

I don't read ya.

37 posted on 10/31/2011 6:02:10 PM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: mandaladon
When Obama ran for the Senate, his campaign dug up dirt on his opponent by releasing the man's sealed divorce papers.

It could just as easily be Obama’s people. I think they are much more worried about Cain than Romney.

38 posted on 10/31/2011 6:02:41 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: BobL

I’ve interviewed hundreds of people for professional positions in my career. I feel like I’ve become expert at reading and evaluating body language.

Cain gives me a solid vibe. I think he’s a stand-up guy.


39 posted on 10/31/2011 6:03:20 PM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: nesnah

This little episode has Myth’s finger-prints all over it.


I disagree. Mitt still has to fight whatever conservative is the conservative is the front-runner.

Perry is DEAD unless he kills Cain. His ONLY hope is to get Cain to drop, and re-surge as the pretzel for the gas jets, or whatever. (”I wrote that”).

This feels more like the death-throes of the dying than the calculated effort of a solid co-front-runner.

I’m starting to think that conservative should have a pre-Primary, and run their guy or gal against the GOP RINO candidate, to gain the GOP nomination.


40 posted on 10/31/2011 6:03:36 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: wolfman23601

I don’t know and really don’t care. I left the /s tag off because Freepers have been in a tizzy over this all day.

I didn’t want Newt to be left out of the conspiracy theories that have been prevalent on the site today.

Regardless of who tipped off Politico, they have achieved the desired effect. They have turned the news cycle from Cain’s economic plan to his having to defend an alleged sexual discrimination charge from the mid 90’s. A time, when sexual discrimination complaints were filed ad nauseum.

The measure of the man is in his consistency. Cain, for me, has been consistent in his message and core beliefs for as long as I’ve been able to document. That is what is important to me.

There is an old adage in law that anyone can sue and a good prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich. The proof in the pudding is if there was any fire under this smoke, the women wouldn’t have settled for only 5 figures.

I think someone filed the complaint, lost, and the Association didn’t want the person around any longer. The only way to get rid of them was to offer them a severance package.

I wonder who the “victim” who worked in the PAC office of the NRA is backing this election cycle?


41 posted on 10/31/2011 6:04:57 PM PDT by offduty ("There are stupid people running this country" Herman Cain CPAC 2011)
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To: Baynative
(The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)

Do you feel you are someone else's superior?

Something to think about....

42 posted on 10/31/2011 6:09:05 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Hang in there Herman, conservatives love you!)
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To: mandaladon

Danielle Brody Rosengarten and Kenneth Paul Vogel were married

The bride, 31, is a counsel and legislative assistant in Washington for Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, she advises him on climate change legislation.

Her mother is a lawyer in charge of the White Plains federal defender’s office for the United States District Court, Southern District of New York.

The bridegroom, 34, is a senior staff writer in Arlington, Va., for Politico, the political news Web site and newspaper, for which he covers campaign finance and the conservative movement.

The couple met in May 2006, when Ms. Rosengarten began a summer law clerkship in Washington with the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. Mr. Vogel was finishing a 10-month journalism fellowship through the American Political Science Association, during which he, too, worked for the committee staff. They sat in adjoining cubicles in the Ford House Office Building.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/fashion/weddings/16ROSENGARTENVMM.html


43 posted on 10/31/2011 6:09:15 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: wolfman23601

Sexual discrimination + sexual harassment


44 posted on 10/31/2011 6:12:03 PM PDT by offduty ("There are stupid people running this country" Herman Cain CPAC 2011)
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To: mandaladon

wanna bet it came from rove, the bushes, or romney?


45 posted on 10/31/2011 6:12:31 PM PDT by ken21
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To: mandaladon
" Politico won’t say if rival campaign fed them Cain story "

BAD POKER FACE !


Here is a hint Politico ?

If you want to keep a secret ? don't say : " I am not saying if it was so and so " ... because ? most likely ? it's giving away what you are trying to hide.
46 posted on 10/31/2011 6:13:08 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: offduty

Damn....I’ll get this right yet....sexual discrimination = sexual harassment.


47 posted on 10/31/2011 6:13:08 PM PDT by offduty ("There are stupid people running this country" Herman Cain CPAC 2011)
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To: momtothree

Politico has got a bad poker face.


48 posted on 10/31/2011 6:13:51 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Diogenesis

BTTT


49 posted on 10/31/2011 6:14:21 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: musicman

I don’t think so. I am a Romney supporter. However, in lew of the attacks on Cain, I have decided tonight to get on his website, give donations, and support him as my choice for the primary.

I am for 9-9-9 and for Cain. Why? Because I hate and am sick of the liberal pigs. That’s why.

I now support Cain. I will be on his website shortly to give my donation to his campaign.


50 posted on 10/31/2011 6:15:00 PM PDT by Brian_Baldwin
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