Skip to comments.Why I Am Done Defending Herman Cain
Posted on 11/13/2011 3:07:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
People have been asking me all week if conservatives will stick with Herman Cain, but I think he's got a bigger problem than the conservative vote. A lot more women than conservatives vote, and the women I've talked to are finished with him.
There's a new CBS poll which says that 38 percent of female Republican primary voters are "less likely to back him" now that more accusers have come forward. Among all registered voters, CBS reports that Cain has lost support among women since last monthfrom 28 percent in October to 15 percent now. My sense is that 15 percent of female registered voters remaining as Cain supporters may be a little high, because the poll was conducted before Cain's attorney started threatening any other potential accusers with the notion that they'd better "think twice" before coming forward.
This whole thing is a shame, because so many of us liked Herman Cain's ideas and business experience. I've been defending him for the last few weeks as he spoke out against the anonymous and vague charges. But they're not anonymous and vague anymore. There are faces, and names, and ugly stories to match. As Kathleen Parker put it, three accusers is a trend. Four is a tipping point.
Women who have worked in politics have seen his type beforecasual with staff, jocular, kind of schmoozy. Fun at first, but then it becomes clear that they don't think the rules apply to them. After a while, there's an arrogance that sets in. Washington is full of bosses like that. I've worked for several.
Women don't like to talk about being sexually harassed because it's embarrassing. Life moves on and most of us would rather put bad incidents behind us. So for busy womenat least one of the accusers is a single mom with a teenage sonto come forward years later isn't easy. The fact that they're contemplating doing a joint press conference says to me they realize how high the stakes are, after they saw how Sharon Bialek's personal finances and work history were trashed. Safety in numbers.
These accusers who have come forward are about my age, and they seem very credible to me. They're not selling their stories to tabloids. They're not random women from all over the country, like some of former President Bill Clinton's accusers were. They all worked with Herman Cain specifically when he was at the Restaurant Association. They seem believable to me, and right now, he does not. I'm not defending him anymore.
Women can be stupid, but this one is sticking with Cain.
This cracker is clingin to Cain.
female with three names
the qualifer (her former “yob”)
So Axelrod only had to come up with 4 women with dubious claims and that’s the magic number to get rid of the competition? He must be laughing at how easy this is.
That what made this smear so effective.
I think just about every woman has been sexually harassed or assaulted at some point in her life. Maybe not at work but in school, in public where ever.
I think there is a natural assumption in women to believe the accusers in these cases since it matches with her personal experiences.
Yes, I think this trend is troublesome but not fatal. As this story goes on and the facts comes out, I suspect a lot of that suspicion of Cain in women’s minds is going to be assuaged.
As for Parker, why anyone bothers paying any attention to her is a mystery. She is as genuine a Conservative as a $3 bill is real money
Done defending him, lady? Did you ever support him in the first place? I sincerely doubt it.
And if you had, there’s no way that US News would have asked you to write this article in the first place.
Yeah turns out the “4” turn out to the same two.
Kathy’s got her bloomers in a bunch.
Yes, still wavering about these accusations! BUT, if I look at who and what the accusers are, it is very easy to have doubts. Seems they are Chicagans and/or with ties to the Democrats. A coincidence - not likely?
Seems too suspicious to me but of course, the sheeple that watch the standard MSM stations will never know the difference.
Politics is ugly and seems to be getting just a bit more ugly.
I wouldn’t put too much into this. Well know what we stand to lose if Romney gets the nomination. Nothing. I like Newt, one of my personal choices, but I’m concerned. His working knowledge of our political landscape is second to none, but his biggest drawback is that he lacks mass appeal. Obama is a perfect example of how appeal can trump substance; radical as hell, zero experience, but he connected with voters. Newt could win the nomination - I’d support him 100% - but I have doubts he will strike a chord with voters outside of the GOP base. Fair or not, the MSM will stereotype him as the old, boring, elitist Republican & it’s only a matter of time before they air his dirty laundry. Reagan was equally intelligent, but his passion & charisma - his innate ability to relate to the common man - is why he captured independents and “Reagan Democrats.” People want to be inspired, not talked down to. If it wasn’t for the media’s attacks on Cain, who led nationally (still does) & Iowa by double digits, would Newt even be in contention as the choice of his own party? Cain has the greatest appeal of any GOP candidate to reach across party lines and the left knows this. They will do all they can to destroy him. The only question is...why do we conservatives help them fulfill their agenda? Only we can elect our nominee!
Wait, I didn't mean "nail" nail, just well, you know,...aw crap,...women....
Yap, yap, yap, yap, yap.....
Try to see the choices you have, without Mama Fizzly.
Good. Now pick one.
That's what you need to do.
I guess they gave Clinton a pass. Sounds racist
We obviously don't run in the same circles since 100% of the women and men I've discussed this with are very upset with the MSM and the broads..........and a number of those women are democraps.
FWIW, their major complaint is men now being afraid to offer them compliments on their looks and dress for fear of being accused of harrassment......and rightfully so.
He's already halfway there.
He goes up against Obummer and Cain gets my vote!
And nobody sees a problem with this?
None of my friends are “done” with Cain - quite the contrary. Everyone I talk to is as supportive as ever and are angry at these false allegations!
Why I am done with US News and World Report.
“Mary Kate Cary
Mary Kate Cary is a former White House speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush. She currently writes speeches for political and business leaders.” A RINO BUSHBOT(ROMMENYBOT) TURD!
No, they've sold their stories to the MSM... tabloids have a better track record of reliability than the MSM, and they actually get to the truth, especially when the MSM refuses to report on a matter reflecting badly on demoncrats, ie, Edwards. You want the truth? It will never appear as you hope to hear it... as a general rule, when the MSM puts stuff out there to slime a conservative, you can bet it will be presented in the worst possible light, however true or false it may be... Question, why the hell should anyone swallow, hook line and sinker, what the MSM puts out there? Its called baiting... to see if they can actually catch you making a misstep trying to respond to their "BLOCKBUSTER NEWS"... probably the worst thing Cain ever did was try to respond before catching his wits about him, you know, "good guys always finish last", that sort of thing...
It takes a conservative woman, me, to spot a fraud like that one...LOL.
I didn’t read past her name, qualifier and the publication. HAR!
US&WR calls on the Bush camp to attack Herman Cain!
Did she call out Perry as well and say Romney is the only Republican that can defeat Bari?
ANYBODY goes up against zero gets my vote. Including Ron Paul.
What a crazy, whacked out country we’d be under Paul, when I think about it. People growing weed in their mailbox planters.
Under Romney, we’d be under constant attack threat with his jello spine. Same for Newt.
Under Perry, who makes no bones about who his enemies are, we’ll see the Fedocracy smacked back down to what the Constitution provided for them: zero.
“I think just about every woman has been sexually harassed or assaulted at some point in her life. “
Absolutely true, and sadly makes smear campaigns more effective.
I don’t know whether Cain is guilty or not.
Hey, all we need are four women to come out and claim that Mitt Romney harassed them. The truth of the accusation is apparently not relevant.
I do. I know people close to Cain. This accusation is pure garbage. Wait and see.
It is not logical that Mr. Cain harrased women during his tenure at the National Restaurant Association yet not before or after. It is much more logical that Mr. Cain is telling the truth and the charges are fabricated because Team Obama sees potential trouble and are using their usual Chicago style methods to deal with it.
The bitch was a Bushbot speechwriter??? Dumber than a sack of hammers, by definition. And bitter? Bigtime. These trolls hate conservatives more than they hate the poofter chimpanzee from Nairobi.
This is nothing more than a political assasination by the left. It was orchestrated and the follow thru was executed. As a female who has been sexually harassed in my 35 year career, I say....GO CAIN. There I said it. They will not stop with Cain, and I will not let them pick the candidate for us. This BS must stop or we are going DOWN!!!
Its not like Axelrod had to invent them from thin air. Real women, some kind of real accusations that were documented in the past (Other than the last piece of a$$). I like Herman, a lot. I liked him 12 years ago when I first heard of him. Now, maybe the charges are all cr*p, but the fact is, there is _something_ that happened to some of these women, easy pickings for Axe. Axe is a piece of cr*p, for sure, but lets not pretend this stuff was made up on a whim.
The fact that just about every woman has been sexually harassed or assaulted was the reason WHY I didn’t believe these smears.
Let’s take the Bielick woman. How old is she? In her late forties? I’m assuming she’s a “liberated woman” and has had a normal sex life. I’m assuming she isn’t a sheltered nun that hasn’t been exposed to the world.
And she wants to come out all of these years after an incident in a car to complain?
It rings so false it’s laughable!
Because IF what she says happened in that car is true, it isn’t that earth shattering anymore! She should have processed it and moved on in life.
But, no... she trots it out and tries to damage his campaign. It’s beyond ridiculous!
A true sexual harassment memory with Cain would have been something that a mature, rational woman, after a span of years like Bielick, would have resulted in private conversations with family and friends.
NOT running to Gloria Alred. The woman’s a LOON.
Cain is innocent and I have never doubted it.
I have shown my support by making additional campaign donations and sent a letter of support to the Cain campaign.
We are seeing more of the battle of good vs. evil and evil does not play by any rules. Evil only seeks to destroy the good.
God Bless and Protect Herman Cain
Investigator: Herman Cain innocent of sexual advances
National Restaurant Association chairman during Cains tenure: Its a hatchet jobhttp://dailycaller.com/2011/11/03/national-restaurant-association-chairman-during-cain%e2%80%99s-tenure-its-a-hatchet-job/#ixzz1cgsqrOLy
Cains Former Secretary: This Is Not the Herman Cain I Know
Karol Markowicz (2004 Campaign Staffer)
Why this guys no sexual harasser
If you know Herman Cain and I do you believe him
I think as it becomes more apparent that these were false claims, without any provable basis in fact, by some women who “have a history”, many conservative women will come back.
Someone needs to say, when sexual harassment claims turn in to a tool for revenge, or political weapons, this marginalized the plight of women who are truly being harassed. Those who have been victimized in the past should be the first to see the importance of not demeaning the issue for political reasons.
This woman is still supporting Cain!
Here is a recent picture of me and Mr. Cain. I did not at all feel intimidated.
How ironic you who never has anything positive to ad to the discussion would be giving such advice.
The National Restaurant Association is in CHICAGO AND has been there since about 1930.
Congrats! Great picture!
US gnues and retards?
Like anyone actually reads them anymore.
I'm positive both that I can spell "add" and that you should go take a bite out of crime.
Have a fine day and don't bite anything that has mold on it.
That does not justify anything yet...
Why are all the complainants from Chicago? Why do at least two of them know those associated with Obama? Others seems to be reticent to come forward... Why?
If this is as easy as it gets to get rid of a Conservative, we have real trouble.