Skip to comments.Politico's Martin Dodges Question On Cain Details
Posted on 10/31/2011 5:31:12 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
Herman Cain has been taking heat for his response to questions about Politico's story on alleged sexual harassment. But today on Morning Joe, it was Politico's own Jonathan Martin, lead author of the story, who was being evasive about the details of the allegations against Cain.
Incredibly, when Willie Geist asked him to describe specifically what Politico is accusing Cain of having done, Martin hemmed, hawed then ultimately said "we're just not going to get into the details of exactly what happened with these women," beyond the sketchy generalities in the Politico story.
View the video here.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
Politico author of ‘sexual harassment’ article on Cain refuses to answer question about what allegations are. Ping to Today show list.
born December 13, 1945 in Memphis, TN (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
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
Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!
Click on the cane, (You're Fired.)
I thought Bill Clinton made these kinds of things a non-issue. /s
It looks like time for Herman to file the old libel lawsuit against these bums.
Just look at him. His facial expressions look like those of a liar and a smear merchant.
People like this have no shame.
Despoil a man’s reputation with BS, and then get on a morning talk show with nothing.
He looks like a good candidate for a Romney White House Press Secretary. I wonder if he was already promised the job? Na, knowing Romney the job was only implied and the little weasel jumped on board the Weasel Express without reading the fine print.
But for WHAT REASON?
To give her a memo, or for privacy to discuss business..?
Sarah is right, He’s a PUNK
Martin doesn’t HAVE any “details”, but would be happy for you to assume the worst.
He’s in the smear and headline business.
Facts and details aren’t necessary.
That's the way you talk when you're acting as a spokeman for someone, a third party.
I think we’ve seen this crap before with another prominent conservative black man...
The left and their ideological “father” really aren’t very creative, are they?
True, False or Hit Piece .... it will play out and Cain will
have to address the issue personally, not his spokesperson.
Cain will probably be given that opportunity today.
.....Cain himself will have a chance to respond to the allegations today, as he is set to
appear live on Fox News at 11:15 a.m. The presidential candidate is also scheduled to
deliver remarks at the American Enterprise Institute and at the National Press Club in
Washington, DC on Monday.....
Especially see paragraph 3 below:
MAY 15, 2011
Herman Cain sounds off on race, a debate win, and the need to simplify government
By:Byron York | 05/15/11 7:35 PM
[snip] .... “Here’s my theory,” said Cain, leaning forward in his chair. “Let’s talk about the current field of Republican candidates. They can’t go after Obama as hard as I can because they’re not black. I think that, either subconsciously or deliberately, they are being coached to not say it a certain way, that you’re going to be labeled a racist and the liberal media is going to try to bring you down, because they still want to protect their precious Obama.”
Cain believes his audiences are a different story. “The voters, they hear my message first, not ‘He could take it to Obama,’ because they are more concerned about stopping Obama than taking it to Obama,” he explained. “This is what I’m hearing and this is what I’m feeling. And the race card is going to be short-lived if Herman Cain gets the nomination.”
“They’re going to come after me more viciously than they would a white candidate,” Cain responded. “You’re right. Clarence Thomas. And so, to use Clarence Thomas as an example, I’m ready for the same high-tech lynching that he went through — for the good of this country.” Cain smiled broadly. “I’m ready for the same high-tech lynching.” .........” [snip]
I saw it at breakfast.
Politico's Jonathan Martin declared Cain guilty for refusing to answer his yes/no question :” Have you ever been accused ...?”
Scarbouro who has been campaigning for Romney on his show for months declared the Cain candidacy dead (for the non-answer) and Romney the obvious winner, just like he told us it would be...
The CSPAN NOW callers flooding the lines with calls like “Politico wouldn't make this up” and “I know this is true it happens all the time”
The liberal Clinton defenders claiming :”This is a private matter none of our business” are no-where to be found.
I don't immediately see how this hurts Cain, except with those RINOs ("only Romney can beat Obama' gang) already in the Romney tank.
I do not think there is anyone paying attention to Herman Cain that did not know this was a possibility. Watching Ted Kennedy and other “moral police” go after Clarence Thomas was disgusting. The claims made by employees can be real or bogus. Either way there is a payout. One famous company had a severly impaired alcoholic female working in a highly paid sensitive position. There was no chance of rehab or intervention and she was screwing up big time.
They had no choice but to terminate.......but wait..she was also a lesbian. You guessed it. A deal was worked out for an enormous severence package and a letter of recommendation for her
next position ( which she had already aquired). You cannot just release someone these days. It is a lawyer game with back room deals struck betweeen parties. The hint of Mr Cain being a bad boy is damaging. Unless the reporter can bring forth proof, he is nothing but a man doing a hatchet job for another political figure. Who?
And she ought to know! bttt
No matter what Cain says. The damage - which was expected, is done. No matter what, he says now, I believe that Cain is toast. I would not be surprised if this hit came from Republican operatives.
Whenever Team Romney had rumors they wanted to start about other candidates, Jonathan Martin has been their go-to guy to get those rumors in writing in front of a national audience. ... FReeper Diogenesis is spot on.
Irrelevant as to whether he is a natural born citizen.
Now, the bandwagon is filled with eager presstitutes who demand replies to charges made by unknown complainants alleging unknown acts.
Yeah, it's more situation normal for so-called journalists.
Donald Trump made the same sort of points on Fox & Friends this morning at 7:30 AM. The was GOOD on the subject and said how he thought Cain should handle this accusation.
We need to make these Democrats start living by their own rules. We can do that if we start raising a stink when they take cheap shots like this at Herman Cain.
The Democrats are adept at using the "Race Card" for their benefit. This is one time it should be used to burn them instead of benefiting them.
Sarah would whup his butt too.
What damage? Just a vague accusation. No accuser stepping forward. No details about what was done.
Sexual harassment these days? “Nice dress.”
This is playing into racist scare tactics and I agree with you it was likely a fellow Republican that generated the non story.
Anyone can accuse anyone of doing anything. Buddy of mine had some ugly woman at work in the company copy room which is a small space. He briefly brushed against her grabbing a copy. She filed a complaint.
People set themselves up legally. Tougher to fire someone if they files a complaint. Then they have a retaliatory discharge suit.
The whole thing is fishy. Cain needs to come up with a more forthright statement than 'the liberal media is out to lynch me' line. If the allegations are false then say so unequivocally. Force Politico to put up or shut up.
If they can get hit hard on this one Politico can be taken out for this election cycle.
He would not deny any settlement payments were ever made.
Heard that this morning on Fox & Friends.
Jus Sanguinis only applies when a baby is born to U.S. citizens in a foreign country. Then they are considered to be natural born. Such was the case with John McCain. Also would have applied to George Romney who was born in Mexico to U.S. citizens. Irrelevant when born on American soil.
Yp..When Cain’s the nominee, I wonder how much access Politico will ahve to the campaign?
And isn't a freeking coincidence that this garbage comes out when he goes to Washington DC!
If the Cain camp is smart, none.
Just whistling in the dark as far as I am concerned.
The media will ensure that Cain is not a threat to their rino candidate - Romney.
The majority of the public are concerned with Dancing with the stars and sports.
When it comes time to vote all that the sheeple will remember and know is - “Oh yeah, that Cain guy was involved in some sort of sex scandal.”
You can say that it is a double standard all that you want, and man do I agree, but that has been the Democrat play book for years.
And the GOP did a debate hosted by MSNBC and Politico..when will we ever learn?
The MSM doesn’t need details, they just need headlines to repeat until election day as they report the scandal-plagued Republican against scandal-free Obama.
I’m kind of shooting from the hip here, bear with me. But the allegations I heard was that, as I paraphrase....”Cain didn’t use profane or obscene language but what he verbalized made the woman feel uncomfortable.”....as I read somewhere, supposedly he asked a female to join him in his suite.
Second, “Cain did not give an offensive gesture but how he was using his hands made the woman uncomfortable”....again....very vague. Somewhere I read he supposedly pointed to her boobs or some such.
Lookit, this has all the earmarks of a totally bogus story. The big proof would come with some kind of definitive verification of a payoff to these women and this info, if it exists and it is so cool that the details can’t be revealed so it seems, can’t be revealed as it was part of the settlement.
The media’s going to have to come up with better than this, shame on them.
you are right...if his story holds, and hopefully it will, he will come out of this stronger. IF the story is something like, “two disgruntled, terminated employees made wild allegations which were rapidly settled so as to avoid the cost of litigation” then I think this will go away quickly.
To give Rush credit: if this were a democrat, it would be a resume enhancer.
He’s done? Because of a vague accusation? Wow.
No matter what the truth is, Cain is done. WOW.
And can we surmise that until this story by the Politico you were 100% behind Herman?
You were so insistent that "NO MATTER WHAT CAIN SAYS" that you repeated it twice, that it will have no influence on you.
Bogart is rolling over in his grave because of your screen name.
Usual smear on a popular conservative/
Wonder if Anita Hill is behind this one too ?
This is how the Demonrats discuss issues of political interest. They lie. They change the subject. They make personal attacks. They did all three at once here.
Cain must be a real threat to their criminal empire.
Please let me know your candidate so I know not to vote for them.
it cant, *IF* Mr Cain plays the cards to his advantage...flip this bag of flaming sh!t back at em, and he scores big ...
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All he can do is trash any and all opponents. The LSM is in full trash mode, proving that the smallest book in history is the Compendium of Journalistic Ethics.
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