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Gingrich Faults Media on Cain Harassment Claims (Newt Goes to Bat for Herman)
My Way News / AP ^ | 11-3-2011 | Staff - AP

Posted on 11/03/2011 7:44:07 PM PDT by TitansAFC

ATLANTA (AP) - Republican candidate Newt Gingrich is decrying media coverage of the sexual harassment claims against rival Herman Cain and says that Cain's tax plans deserve more attention.

Gingrich has told WSB radio in Atlanta on Wednesday that he thinks it's "disgusting" that the news media has started what Gingrich described as a "witch hunt" against Cain. It was revealed this week that Cain's former employer, the National Restaurant Association, settled in the 1990s with two women who claimed that Cain had sexually harassed them.

A third woman has told The Associated Press that she considered filing a sexual harassment complaint but never did.

Gingrich says Cain is trying to help a country that's in trouble and has gotten more coverage for what Gingrich termed gossip than for Cain's tax policies.

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.myway.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; backfire; cain; gingrich; herbcain; hermancain; newt; politico; smear
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1 posted on 11/03/2011 7:44:12 PM PDT by TitansAFC
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To: TitansAFC
Ping!



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---Newt Gingrich 2012.

If you want on or off of the "Newt Gingrich for President" ping list, let me know!
2 posted on 11/03/2011 7:45:54 PM PDT by TitansAFC (Stop the caINSANITY, The Pizza guy is less qualified than Obama!!! No New taxes!!)
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To: TitansAFC

It could end up a Cain/Gingrich ticket.


3 posted on 11/03/2011 7:46:04 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

Good for Gingrich.

Speaker Gingrich was the person the left perfected this tactic on.

I’d vote for a Cain / Gingrich ticket in a second.


4 posted on 11/03/2011 7:47:43 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: TitansAFC

Next Saturday, 5 p.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Eastern - C-Span. Newt and Cain are having a two man debate. Sounds fantastic.


5 posted on 11/03/2011 7:50:42 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I’d vote for a Cain / Gingrich ticket in a second.


Same here.


6 posted on 11/03/2011 7:53:16 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

>>It could end up a Cain/Gingrich ticket.<<

Heaven!


7 posted on 11/03/2011 7:53:22 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: TitansAFC

Good on Newt.


8 posted on 11/03/2011 7:55:07 PM PDT by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: netmilsmom

Exactly!


9 posted on 11/03/2011 7:55:56 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: TitansAFC

I am soooo sick of the GD Marxist media in this country blowing up this who gives a damn story in their attempt to destroy this good and decent man, while totally ignoring the blatant theft of a billion dollars (or more) by Jon Corzine, who should be in a prison cell by now.


10 posted on 11/03/2011 7:56:28 PM PDT by Marathoner (Occupy Wall Street = Parasites on Parade)
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To: TitansAFC

Looks like Newt is gunning for Cain’s VP slot...which is fine.


11 posted on 11/03/2011 7:56:28 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Gingrich is a vote for Romney)
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To: unkus

The VP debate alone is worth that.


12 posted on 11/03/2011 7:56:39 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: unkus

That’s what I’m thinking too. It sure does seem to be heading that way.


13 posted on 11/03/2011 7:56:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: TitansAFC

He has baggage, but God Bless him. Gingrich did the right thing in this case, and it will not be forgotten by Cain supporters, everyone has my word. (I also think he is savvy and sees the tide turning and knows that if you don’t get on board and help a guy that is savaged like this, then it will speak ill of your own Presidential campaign...I wonder who will be next to show up at the party).


14 posted on 11/03/2011 7:58:12 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Mr. Cain: Back on message now; let the rest of us ferret out the gutter crap who planted that smear)
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To: TitansAFC

Contrast Newt supporting Cain on this with MittsyFlippsy’s comments, which were along the lines, well questions about Herman Cain’s sexual harrassment issues should be directed to Herman Cain, not to me. What a friggin a%$. Kudos to Newt.


15 posted on 11/03/2011 7:59:30 PM PDT by vekzen
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To: vekzen

Someone had done a pretty good job connecting the dots on the leak to the Romney camp.

For example:

The Northern Virginia Lawyer blog says Steven C. Anderson, who donated $1,000 to Mitt Romney in July is the same person who took over as head of the National Restaurant Association following Cain’s departure. As such, Anderson would have knowledge of Cain’s case.

Read more: Utah Pulse - Romney Behind Cain Leak

Mark my words, this wasn’t Perry; it was Mitt’s camp.


16 posted on 11/03/2011 8:03:26 PM PDT by TitansAFC (Stop the caINSANITY, The Pizza guy is less qualified than Obama!!! No New taxes!!)
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To: DManA
Next Saturday, 5 p.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Eastern - C-Span. Newt and Cain are having a two man debate. Sounds fantastic.

Will be watching! Should be great.

Shame that Perry and Romney turned down a similar debate, would be entertaining to watch those two.
17 posted on 11/03/2011 8:03:44 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: vekzen

Yep. He and Ron Paul are the only two who didn’t jump on that bandwagon.


18 posted on 11/03/2011 8:03:54 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Pray for Herman Cain)
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To: unkus

It could end up a Cain/Gingrich ticket.
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I could live with that; or vice versa.


19 posted on 11/03/2011 8:04:19 PM PDT by no dems (Gingrich/Cain: The Dream Ticket in 2012 !)
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To: TitansAFC
Newt's angling for the veep spot. That's what I call the DREAM TEAM!
20 posted on 11/03/2011 8:04:26 PM PDT by ExSoldier ("Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.")
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To: TitansAFC

Newt’s not stupid, and he’s got to know the quickest way to blow any chances he has to get anywhere in this race would be to pile on.

Defending Cain raises his profile among the field, and it’s a win/win proposition.

If Cain fades (the way all the other alternatives to Romney have), Newt’s the last viable conservative standing. If Cain hangs on and wins, Newt looks good for VP.

But all that aside, as cynical as I usually am, while I’m sure Newt wants to do what’s best for Newt, I still think he knows slamming BO and the press is a whole lot better than getting in p*ssing contest with the rest of the GOP field. And I wouldn’t be surprised if he really is honked off the way the press has beat up on Cain.


21 posted on 11/03/2011 8:04:32 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: af_vet_rr

It might look like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpGAng0EDhE


22 posted on 11/03/2011 8:05:11 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Pray for Herman Cain)
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To: vekzen

Bachmann, yesterday, said something along the lines, that’s why people need to know their candidates, so they can know what to expect of them..

And then today, she refused to answer questions and said she was staying above the fray... So she hasn’t said one positive word about Cain or in his defense. She can go home right now as far as I am concerned...she wants it too bad.


23 posted on 11/03/2011 8:06:13 PM PDT by true believer forever (First, they came for the rich.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I’ve said for sometime I can go with Newt or Herman or both in either order on the Ticket. They would destroy Obama and Biden in the Debates.


24 posted on 11/03/2011 8:08:39 PM PDT by no dems (Gingrich/Cain: The Dream Ticket in 2012 !)
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To: TitansAFC
That is exactly the door this should be nailed to, Mitt Romneys camp. He has more to gain, (he thinks, but he is delusional), anyway it's his spit ball. Romneys religion allows him to lie. Romney is a Clinton redo, he thinks he is entitled and he will stop at nothing to get his way.

Perhaps Anderson went into the Perry camp, with orders to destroy from within, Romney wants Perry out. Pick them off one at a time, no make that two at a time.

This whole thing has the smell of Romney or Obama

25 posted on 11/03/2011 8:17:39 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: TitansAFC

In about 2 weeks after Bachman, Sanctorum, even Paul have all spoken up for Herman cain and got praised by the Conservative based for their compassion

FINALLY Romney will put his well manacured finger in the political air and say something as though he is the only one backing Herman Cain...

Until then Willie Mitty will remain silent and snicker to himself...


26 posted on 11/03/2011 8:18:03 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Gingrich has earned a ton of respect in the last few months. You are right. It won’t be forgotten. If this country is going to bounce back, it will be people like Gingrich and Cain leading the way. Maybe he is just recognizing that the tide is turning, but that puts him far ahead of most Republican politicians.


27 posted on 11/03/2011 8:20:48 PM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Ever notice that when slick willie was accused of sexual harrassment and then lied under oath that the left and kept on saying that he never should have been asked about it? Now that its a baseless claim against a Republican, it requires a further look & he should have to address it.


28 posted on 11/03/2011 8:26:34 PM PDT by BOBWADE
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To: no dems

Cain/Gingrich is best.

One big reason 0bama could drop out.


29 posted on 11/03/2011 8:30:39 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It sure does seem to be heading that way.


Momentum!


30 posted on 11/03/2011 8:33:26 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: TitansAFC

Newt, yes.


31 posted on 11/03/2011 8:33:36 PM PDT by Marcella (Newt will smash Obama in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: eyedigress

The VP debate alone is worth that.


Newt would neuter Biden.


32 posted on 11/03/2011 8:36:46 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

Yup! I’m starting to think that the complaints from the three “ladies” might turn out to be an exploding cigar for the ‘RATS. Americans have had it with, “he said, she said”. The “ladies” better have some good evidence.


33 posted on 11/03/2011 8:37:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: unkus

I doubt that moron would do it unless it was moderated by MSNBC and completely attacked Gingrich.


34 posted on 11/03/2011 8:39:02 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: unkus

And no one sees the media claiming this isn’t ticket of women haters. Tailor made for the MSM.


35 posted on 11/03/2011 8:40:40 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (To fix government, we need a rocket scientist. Oh, wait we have one!)
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To: TitansAFC

Politico ran a hit piece, plain and simple. Just as Newt says, what amounts to gossip.

They can’t and wont answer the two questions...exactly what did Herman Cain do? GIve us details. They avoid that question, will not answer it, and give vague language in reply.

And, who are the accusers? Annonymous.

Politico should be skewered and decried by all of the candidates and other media. Instead, the MSM picks it up and runs with it, piling on even more annonymity and vague accusations.

It’s sickeneing.

I believe Cain will come through this...stronger, as his poll numbers continue to climb and people donate more money. Good American people are tired of the PC BS and are tired of good people being brought down by these vile leftists and politiciaans out for their own gain.

I believe he should amke one final statement about this and tell people he done answering inuendo because it is never ending, refuse to take any more questions about it, and move on with his campaign talking about the issues.

I know that unless something a LOT more incriminating comes out instead of she said he said, instead of vague accusations, and annonymity...but even then, it will have to be rock solid testimony backed up by credible witnesses with detailed, incriminating facts...I am going to continue to increase my support for Herman Cain.

They are attacking him because they are scared to death of him...and that’s a good thing and exactly what they need to be.

Herman Cain vs Barack Obama in 2012
http://www.jeffhead.com/cainvsobama.htm


36 posted on 11/03/2011 8:41:04 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: TitansAFC

good.


37 posted on 11/03/2011 8:45:10 PM PDT by ken21
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Americans have had it with, “he said, she said”. The “ladies” better have some good evidence.


Exactly. Most Americans see through the crap. Time to tell them all to kizz our azzes and they can go to hell if they don’t like it. America is at stake!


38 posted on 11/03/2011 8:49:52 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: TitansAFC

Newt fall out of favor with me some time ago. But I am gaining a lot of respect for his intelligence in this campaign. He hasn’t been afraid to call out the media, he’s made great points in the debates and in his thought provoking television appearances. But.....all his baggage and that global warming stunt with Nancy Pelosi still hangs heavy on my mind.

But for sure in the last couple debates Newt and Herman have been the men amongst the boys. I am looking forward to their debate Saturday. It should be incredibly informative and will hopefully serve to get this campaign back on the issues instead of all this Politico nonsense!


39 posted on 11/03/2011 8:54:37 PM PDT by GR_Jr.
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To: unkus

Newt would certainly serve Cain well on the ticket and VP. Cains weak point, as we are seeing, is he doesn’t know how to handle the political end of the job. Newt would solve that problem!


40 posted on 11/03/2011 8:56:28 PM PDT by GR_Jr.
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To: af_vet_rr
“Shame that Perry and Romney turned down a similar debate, would be entertaining to watch those two.”

No, it's not a shame. I've had enough of those two clowns. Willard and Not-So-Slick Rick (along with Santorum at times) have been a flat out embarrassment to this campaign and the debates.

The Cain-Gingrich debate will for sure be the best, most intelligent and informative debate of the campaign.

I swear, if Romney or Perry gets the nomination, I will have to stay home election day. They will only continue the damage 0bama has caused. I'm done voting for “the lesser of two evils”. The lesser of two evils is still EVIL!

41 posted on 11/03/2011 9:04:50 PM PDT by GR_Jr.
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I’d vote for a Cain / Gingrich ticket in a second.

Ditto that.
42 posted on 11/03/2011 9:09:38 PM PDT by Antoninus (Take the pledge: I will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. EVER.)
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To: GR_Jr.

Exactly right on all counts.

If only most of the idiots wake up and see 0bama for what he is, what he’d done and it’s time for a drastic rescue.

God help America.


43 posted on 11/03/2011 9:12:41 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: GR_Jr.

Well said and a good analysis.


44 posted on 11/03/2011 9:15:39 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: TitansAFC

Newt continues to show he’s an adult in the room. We need more of that in this campaign cycle.


45 posted on 11/03/2011 9:22:31 PM PDT by newzjunkey (TeaParty & establishment GOP conspire to reelect Obama.)
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To: TitansAFC

Thank you Newt. Well done.


46 posted on 11/03/2011 9:41:44 PM PDT by sand88
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To: Marathoner
I am soooo sick of the GD Marxist media in this country blowing up this who gives a damn story in their attempt to destroy this good and decent man, while totally ignoring the blatant theft of a billion dollars (or more) by Jon Corzine, who should be in a prison cell by now.

It is truly mind boggling that Corzine openly and arrogantly steals taxpayer money. It's theft on a grand scale. He knows the MSM will totally ignore this story.

Our Republic is being raped daily by the evil left and little is done. I pray that 1800's justice can be handed out to Corzine. He is as slimy as they come.

47 posted on 11/03/2011 9:46:30 PM PDT by sand88
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To: TitansAFC

Newt’s “nobility” on this point will actually win him support. Right now, he comes across in Republican circles as the only “adult” on the stage (how scary is that?!). Oh, I still don’t trust Newt as far as I can throw him, but he’s starting to hit his stride, and when he does, he’s one of the BEST politically.


48 posted on 11/03/2011 10:18:31 PM PDT by patriot preacher
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To: FlingWingFlyer

it’s from over a decade ago. the ladies can plead that they forgot some details. Also, quite frankly sexual harassment can be anything — there is another post about how Cain asked someone “Darling, more tea please” or something.


49 posted on 11/03/2011 10:56:40 PM PDT by Cronos (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2787101/posts?page=58#58)
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To: unkus

That can work. Far better than anything with Perry (RINO with small horn) or Romney (RINO with big horn) in it. If Cain implodes it is possible that voters will move to Gingrich. That’s fine with me, as long as it is not a move to (Obama prototype/Liberal lite) Romney or (rocks for brains) Perry.


50 posted on 11/03/2011 11:17:14 PM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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