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Cain's Cigarette-Puffing Aide Has Checkered Past("FOX News/AP drivel)
Fox News ^ | October 28, 2011 | AP via Fox News

Posted on 10/28/2011 7:12:32 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

He is the man with the mustache who takes a rebellious drag on a cigarette in the Herman Cain Internet ad gone viral.

"We've run a campaign like nobody's ever seen," he says before taking a puff. "But then America's never seen a candidate like Herman Cain."

Meet Mark Block, Cain's unorthodox campaign manager. Perhaps no one is more responsible for the Georgia businessman's meteoric rise in the presidential polls than Block, a Republican strategist and tea party

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ap; foxnews; hermancain; markblock
SHAME on Fox News for re-publishing this AP BS DRIVEL!
1 posted on 10/28/2011 7:12:35 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

We need a real alternative to Fox News.


2 posted on 10/28/2011 7:17:32 AM PDT by o2bfree
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To: US Navy Vet
Yeh...but if Perry ran an ad like that, they'd be all over him. And if Perry proposed electocuting Mexicans, they'd be all over him. And if Perry proposed 999, they'd be all over him.

Cain is getting a free ride....for now.

3 posted on 10/28/2011 7:18:01 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: US Navy Vet
Herman Cain

born December 13, 1945 in Memphis, TN (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Luther Cain Jr., born March 16, 1925 in TN, died March 29, 1982 in Atlanta, GA
Lenora Davis, born July 27, 1925 in GA, died August 20, 2005 in Atlanta, GA

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Herman Cain is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN

”Herman

Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!

Click on the cane.

4 posted on 10/28/2011 7:19:03 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Sacajaweau

Not from Santorum..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM9IKOWI-vc&feature=player_embedded


5 posted on 10/28/2011 7:19:39 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: US Navy Vet

Give me a call when he claimed and still claims to be a communust terrorist,,, standing on an American flag.


6 posted on 10/28/2011 7:23:25 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Sacajaweau

The two DWI beefs with all the other allegations make me wonder what the heck Cain is thinking having anything to do with this guy.


7 posted on 10/28/2011 7:28:43 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Thanks for posting.

There is absolutely no doubt...he is pro choice.

Let's remember....He's a man to start with and will never have to worry about making such a decision so he can swear up and down until the cows come home that he is pro-life.

As far as the $1 million he spent on promoting pro life...First, it was PAC money. Second...Donna Brazille said it was an effective maneuver in getting votes.

8 posted on 10/28/2011 7:30:29 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: US Navy Vet

I’m outraged at Block that he didn’t think outside the box and give out free cigarettes to voters in Milwaukee.


9 posted on 10/28/2011 7:35:54 AM PDT by Kahuna
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To: US Navy Vet

Looks like the same crap the Cuomo camp did to me during the governors race a couple years ago. Statewide ads, wall street journal, NY Post, NY Times etc wrote hit pieces on me. Same BS, different day. Do what ever it takes to make a good candidate look bad.


10 posted on 10/28/2011 7:40:04 AM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: mewzilla

Read the article. The guy says he has stopped drinking. Just like George W. Bush.

Let’s face it, campaign directors are just a different breed - all knuckles and elbows - and all campaigns have guys like him. If Cain connected with Block, then that’s all I need to know. He probably liked his survival instincts.


11 posted on 10/28/2011 7:40:33 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: US Navy Vet
Block has been accused of voter suppression and was banned from running Wisconsin political campaigns for three years to settle accusations he coordinated a judge's re-election campaign with a special interest group.

Records show Block has faced foreclosure on his home, a tax warrant by the Internal Revenue Service and a lawsuit for an unpaid bill. He also acknowledges he was arrested twice for drunken driving.

On the presidential trail, some former Cain staffers say Block broke promises. Traditional GOP strategists have been scratching their heads at his renegade tactics to win the White House, all but ignoring some early states in favor of a book tour and swings through states without early primaries.

Those who know Block say he's long been a maverick who isn't afraid to reset boundaries.

"Mark doesn't go to the how-to-run a campaign guidebook when deciding how to do things," said Jared Thomas, who was a state director for the anti-tax group Americans for Prosperity Georgia when Block led the Wisconsin chapter. "He's all about advancing conservative ideals and conservative goals, and he really doesn't mind stepping on toes in the process."

Love this guy already! He has a well lived life.
We need this "take no prisoners" attitude; you can't win the battle with half measures. Anybody who tries to impose restrictions on our side that the enemy is free to disregard (ala "civility" and the like) should be treated as an agent provocateur angling for failure.

12 posted on 10/28/2011 7:46:19 AM PDT by stormhill
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To: US Navy Vet
I am 100% voting for Rick Perry but I actually like the ad and I like the fact that this guy is willing to get dirty for the cause. I don't care about past transgressions. I think Cain is a great asset to the Conservative cause and will be for years to come.

That said, Rick Perry is the best candidate but the conservative movement and the liberty movement needs the Samuel Adams kinda guys too, and that's how I see Cain and his boys.

13 posted on 10/28/2011 7:46:37 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: US Navy Vet
SHAME on Fox News for re-publishing this AP BS DRIVEL!

Why exactly is it drivel? Does the public not have a right to know the following details about Cain's campaign manager:

Block has been accused of voter suppression and was banned from running Wisconsin political campaigns for three years to settle accusations he coordinated a judge's re-election campaign with a special interest group.

Records show Block has faced foreclosure on his home, a tax warrant by the Internal Revenue Service and a lawsuit for an unpaid bill. He also acknowledges he was arrested twice for drunken driving.

If this were Romney or Obama's campaign manager, would you be saying the same thing?

The guy has a pretty disturbing past. 2 arrests for drunk driving, tax warrant against him for unpaid bills, home foreclosed on, etc.

Why is it drivel that the media make this information available? Or are you just mad because you support Cain and don't like to see any stories that paint him or his campaign in a negative light?

14 posted on 10/28/2011 7:46:38 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Sacajaweau

There’s absolutely no doubt that Rick Perry is an pandering, phony, corrupt, imbecile who is polling less than 10% nationally these days. So why don’t you 3rd tier candidate supporters take your obvious lies and smears and stuff them.


15 posted on 10/28/2011 7:47:21 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Perry's idea of border control: Use both hands to welcome the illegals right in)
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To: US Navy Vet

But let’s not pay attention to the “checkered past” of Barack Obama. Furthermore, Herman Cain’s aid isn’t running for president.


16 posted on 10/28/2011 7:48:01 AM PDT by windsorknot
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17 posted on 10/28/2011 8:01:01 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Longbow1969

I don’t know the particulars of his situation but if this all happened to him in Wisconsin, which was a ‘Rat majority state until recently, it fits the standard ‘Rat MO of personally destroying political opponents by forcing them out of politics and into things like stocking shelves at Target. I like the idea of a campaign manager who not only can recover from that but also has a personal reason the despise ‘Rats.


18 posted on 10/28/2011 8:07:31 AM PDT by jospehm20
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I don’t know the particulars of his situation but if this all happened to him in Wisconsin, which was a ‘Rat majority state until recently, it fits the standard ‘Rat MO of personally destroying political opponents by forcing them out of politics and into things like stocking shelves at Target..

I doubt his 2 drunk driving arrests, foreclosure and IRS problems have anything to do with Democrats in Wisconsin trying to destroy him. It just sounds like the guy has a checkered past and there isn't a thing in the world wrong with the media digging up the information and putting it out there. If this was Romney or Obama's campaign manager I don't believe you or anyone else here would be saying the same thing.

I like the idea of a campaign manager who not only can recover from that but also has a personal reason the despise ‘Rats.

Again, if the campaign manager of someone you didn't like had this sort of past, I seriously doubt you'd be so willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. More likely, people would be saying "how could a serious candidate hire a guy like this!".

There is nothing wrong with Fox distributing this story. Cain's campaign manager seems to have a pile of skeletons in his closet - better to get it out now than have it hurt him later. With this kind of past, I am betting there is more to come.

19 posted on 10/28/2011 8:16:54 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Sacajaweau
And if Perry proposed electocuting Mexicans...

Here's a clue for you. An electric fence isn't intended to electrocute anyone or anything, nor is one capable of delivering a lethal shock.

It's intended to create respect for the fence and the border that it protects. As it stands, Mexicans have absolutely no respect for the border. Too many years of Democrat and RINO rule has done that for us.

20 posted on 10/28/2011 8:16:55 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Longbow1969
From the article: In 2010, a liberal group, One Wisconsin Now, said it had obtained an audio recording of a tea party meeting that indicated Block was involved in an effort to try to prevent legal voters from casting ballots in Democratic-leaning neighborhoods. A tea party organizer says on the audio that Americans for Prosperity had agreed to pay for sending a mailer to mostly Democratic-leaning minority and student voters and then use any of them returned as undeliverable to support their challenges at the polls on Election Day. One Wisconsin Now called it a notorious voter suppression scheme known as "caging," but law enforcement officials did not investigate.

Come on, Longbow, you've been around here for a while. Do you not recognize typical (and extremely dishonest) libtard attacks? The very words "voter suppression" should start your Spidey senses tingling.

Here he's accused of preventing LEGAL voters from voting. Right there in their own words they show it was for returned mailers indicating that those "legal" voters didn't live where they said they lived, indicating to me that they weren't legal voters at all.

The article also says he has never been prosecuted for this "illegal" stuff he's done. Think about it. Wisconsin BEFORE Scott Walker et al... You think 'Rat run Wisconsin wouldn't have prosecuted him if they actually had anything on him? Hell, they often prosecute knowing they've got nothing and then drop the charges before trial. We've all seen it.

As far as the DUIs, that was bad and he no longer drinks because of it. Also, he's an aid, he's not Cain.

21 posted on 10/28/2011 8:39:34 AM PDT by Sal (We want to run against Obama because he's the weakest boob since Carter. Worse.)
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To: Longbow1969
The article makes it sound like a lot of the other stuff happened to him because he was banned from running Wisconsin political campaigns for three years, i.e., his livelihood. Doubt all you like, but that is exactly how the 'Rats play hardball. They identify a threat and they destroy them personally. I think he recovered pretty well. How would you react if you had your life destroyed? Your hypothetical could never happen to an Obama or Romney campaign manager because the Ivy League types take care of each other. I like Perry but I can recognize somebody the 'Rats fear and tried to destroy when I read about them.
22 posted on 10/28/2011 8:55:53 AM PDT by jospehm20
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