Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Herman Cain’s Top Iowa Organizers: ‘The Story Has Made Some People Angry’
ABC News ^ | 11.4.2011 | staff

Posted on 11/05/2011 9:19:45 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

URBANDALE, Iowa — Herman Cain’s Iowa state director thumbed through a stack of supporter sign-up forms at the campaign’s headquarters here, telling ABC News that the sexual harassment allegations that have rocked the Cain campaign this week have actually been a “catalyst” in this state.

Larry Tuel, who runs Cain’s campaign in Iowa, said that the endless stream of news stories on Cain’s alleged misbehavior toward women have attracted new supporters and emboldened existing ones.

“The story has made some people angry,” Tuel said in an interview on Thursday. “We think that people want to show their support for Mr. Cain. I think the average Iowan that’s supporting Mr. Cain or any candidate sees through this story, sees that there is nothing to it and that they’re out in droves to support Mr. Cain.”

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 2012; 999; backfire; backlash; cain; frontrunner; hermancain; iowa; juggernaught; karlrove; karlrovefail; karlverysad; politico; rinomiscalculation; rove4romney; smear; steamroller; tokyorove
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-96 next last

1 posted on 11/05/2011 9:19:46 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: BarnacleCenturion

I love it! Go Herman!


2 posted on 11/05/2011 9:21:37 AM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenKenobi; kingattax

Ping


3 posted on 11/05/2011 9:24:13 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: BarnacleCenturion

I hope the backlash from this sends a message to the MSM - “wer’re not gonna take your crap anymore”!


4 posted on 11/05/2011 9:24:18 AM PDT by cblue55 (It's either America, or Obama. It cannot be both!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BarnacleCenturion

I trust my own gut, and don’t believe I’m much different from most other principled Conservatives. This story confirms my own reaction and reasoning.


5 posted on 11/05/2011 9:25:30 AM PDT by Always A Marine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BarnacleCenturion

That would be me that is angry enough to contribute and we never have!


6 posted on 11/05/2011 9:26:41 AM PDT by trustandobey (President Cain for the win!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BarnacleCenturion

GEE, NO SH*T, SHERLOCK!


7 posted on 11/05/2011 9:28:52 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cblue55
I hope the backlash from this sends a message to the MSM - “wer’re not gonna take your crap anymore”!

Fortunately, they will never get that message and will continue to overplay any hand that comes their way.

The real take-away from this is that many peoples' eyes have been opened, and they will no longer fall for breathless headlines without asking, "ok, what's the REAL story?"

8 posted on 11/05/2011 9:29:17 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("Get ready for an aberration of historic proportions" ...H Cain.."to correct the last one" MGM)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: BarnacleCenturion
Liberals hate it when people of color, especially black people leave the ideological plantation. First they are perplexed,then furious at these individuals. In the old days, when the runaway slave was caught and lashed with a cruel whip until their backs were in tatters. In this age, their are whipped with personal accusations, allegations and smears until their reputation is in shreds.

In this case they initially came out with the two women story, and when they saw that was not getting enough traction, they came out with more smears in the subsequent days. They were expecting the runaway ideological slave to cry out in pain, but he did not. The onlookers were not impressed either. Polutico and the other liberal media kept whipping hoping to see some results, but this time no reaction. Hence their complaints that Herman was carrying on like it was business as usual.

9 posted on 11/05/2011 9:30:02 AM PDT by Moorings
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BarnacleCenturion

This actually is putting Cain firmly in the top tier. He was there before, but the political class was still treating him like an ‘unserious candidate’. In the the voter class, this has solidified his position at the top of the race, and Cain has the opportunity now to ride this to wins in Iowa and South Carolina, which would place him in the desired roll as the single’anti-Romney’ in this race that the base has been seeking.


10 posted on 11/05/2011 9:30:18 AM PDT by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BarnacleCenturion

Uh oh. Not what the media wanted. It definetly has pissed me off.


11 posted on 11/05/2011 9:30:18 AM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

We've Watched The Spinning Act In The Press And DC Long Enough


Click The Pic

Join Other Conservative Voices And Support FR

12 posted on 11/05/2011 9:30:44 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Always A Marine

I learned all I need to know about this Cain story from James Carville back in 1996: “Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you’ll find.”


13 posted on 11/05/2011 9:30:44 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: BarnacleCenturion

Exactly! We have an evil, America hating bastard in our White House and people want him gone. They see through the B S.


14 posted on 11/05/2011 9:31:29 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BarnacleCenturion

We win another battle in the never-ending war of politics.


15 posted on 11/05/2011 9:32:01 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Cain for President - Because I like the content of his character)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BarnacleCenturion

Yes.

One of the big liberal fishwraps—I think the NYTimes—ran a story yesterday admitting that they were WRONG to run all those Cain sexual harrassment stories.

They did not actually admit that they were factually wrong or unprofessional. Rather, they admitted that they had handled the propaganda attempt badly. They didn’t give a damn about it being misleading or contrary to fact, but they did finally admit that it wasn’t working.


16 posted on 11/05/2011 9:32:09 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GoCards

A week’s worth of free advertising.

Liberals can be stupid.


17 posted on 11/05/2011 9:32:23 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Cicero

That was the Washington Post


18 posted on 11/05/2011 9:33:34 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: cblue55
Youtube we're not going to take it anymore
19 posted on 11/05/2011 9:34:21 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Just say #So? to the mainstream media smears)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: trustandobey
That would be me that is angry enough to contribute and we never have!

Let me suggest that if you have never donated, start with Herman and send just $9.99 and you will have a sense with just a little ten dollar donation, that you are part of something much bigger.

I urge you to just try it and experience what a wonderful feeling you will get.

If I'm wrong, you're only out ten bucks, but if I'm right, you'll have to get another job to keep up with your donations.

20 posted on 11/05/2011 9:34:43 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the Terrorists Savages)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: BarnacleCenturion
Could it be that the MSM Ruling Elite have lost their mojo?

Could it be the constant False Witness has become unconcealably obvious and ordinary Americans are simply seeing the MSM talking heads as unethical immoral evil liars whenever they appear on the screen?

Probably so, to the point they will never recover their credibility.

21 posted on 11/05/2011 9:35:48 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BarnacleCenturion

I think people feel that Herman is sincere and trustworthy. Something that has been lost in politics for a long, long time.

Personally I feel the best combination is Newt/Herman. Sure Newt has baggage but don’t they all? Newt’s been around long enough to handle the politics and Herman would be a whiz at economics.


22 posted on 11/05/2011 9:37:36 AM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All
The most ironclad case against Mitt Romney Its damning.
23 posted on 11/05/2011 9:37:36 AM PDT by 506Lake (I'll say it again... no more compromise.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: All
Meanwhile... Huntsman's ad team smacks Romney The Pretzel Candidate
24 posted on 11/05/2011 9:38:21 AM PDT by 506Lake (I'll say it again... no more compromise.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: BarnacleCenturion
If Cain would have apologized he would have been done.

The fact that he got back in their faces and actually defended himself is what saved him.

I am so tired of spineless "conservatives" who "compromise" everything away at the first hint of trouble.

I want somebody who will get up on his hind legs and fight the Left back on their own terms.

25 posted on 11/05/2011 9:39:01 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ilgipper
and Cain has the opportunity now to ride this to wins in Iowa and South Carolina

Maybe not likely to happen but I would love to see Cain kick Romney's butt in New Hampshire. That would very quickly end Romney in the primaries.

26 posted on 11/05/2011 9:39:52 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country but Herman Cain loves mine.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: BarnacleCenturion; SunkenCiv; justsaynomore; FreeKeys

Luke23 talks about how how Pontius Pilate handed Jesus over to Herod. The crowds rumbled for His life as they accused Him of blasphemy. Jesus was innocent but they wanted His blood. They delighted in His stripes! After He breathed His last, His betrayer could no longer live with himself.

I am not saying that Herman Cain compares with the Lord. But I am saying that what is being done to him today is very similar to what mob mentality did to Jesus.

Jesus came to earth to save sinners.And they crucified Him.

Herman Cain, a fine Christian man, entered the fray to the presidency because he wants to save the country. And they are trying to crucify him.

Go Herman Cain!


27 posted on 11/05/2011 9:42:17 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( I like Herman Cain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BarnacleCenturion; SunkenCiv; justsaynomore; FreeKeys

Luke23 talks about how how Pontius Pilate handed Jesus over to Herod. The crowds rumbled for His life as they accused Him of blasphemy. Jesus was innocent but they wanted His blood. They delighted in His stripes! After He breathed His last, His betrayer could no longer live with himself.

I am not saying that Herman Cain compares with the Lord. But I am saying that what is being done to him today is very similar to what mob mentality did to Jesus.

Jesus came to earth to save sinners.And they crucified Him.

Herman Cain, a fine Christian man, entered the fray to the presidency because he wants to save the country. And they are trying to crucify him.

Go Herman Cain!


28 posted on 11/05/2011 9:42:22 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( I like Herman Cain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BarnacleCenturion

Most sexual harassment charges have become akin to the little boy who cried wolf and the public is getting tired of the bullshit.


29 posted on 11/05/2011 9:44:16 AM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Brookhaven

Great video!


30 posted on 11/05/2011 9:44:49 AM PDT by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: donhunt
I would swap the two (Cain/Newt). The top of the ticket should be the one who can relate the biggest, brightest vision for America directly to the people, and that is Cain.

Newt definitely brings the necessary "gravitas" (forgive my use of an overused word) in the political arena, but I don't believe he has the personality to capture the attention of the nation. As we saw in '08, if the top of the ticket does not have appeal, having that appeal in the VP slot is just not enough for a win.

31 posted on 11/05/2011 9:45:43 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("Get ready for an aberration of historic proportions" ...H Cain.."to correct the last one" MGM)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Navy Patriot
"Could it be that the MSM Ruling Elite have lost their mojo?"

IMHO - CNN last night was backing away from the Cain hit as quickly as they could. So quickly and openly that I got the impression the MSM knows something pro-Cain that could come out of all this. Could it be a part of Cain's wife's upcoming interview?

32 posted on 11/05/2011 9:46:40 AM PDT by LZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: donhunt
Newt/Herman should be CAIN/NEWT

Gingrich inspired people in his day; but America needs a new voice, a new vision to rally the troops.

CAIN IS FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.

33 posted on 11/05/2011 9:48:49 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: BarnacleCenturion
This did not go according to plan. Lib heads must be exploding. Will libs reassess their assumptions about conservatives or white people in general?

The lib media floated a rumor that played into the ancient stereotype of the "libidinous negro" and it was rejected utterly! Not by libs but by those neanderthals the conservatives. Who are the racists?

Liberalism (marxist progressives, really) is a symptom of a mental disorder. There's a real inability to take in new information and come to a different conclusion based on these new facts. In common parlance they are "stuck on stupid."

34 posted on 11/05/2011 9:55:09 AM PDT by Oratam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cblue55


Karl Rove's hit has backfired. Will he give a refund to Mitt Romney?
35 posted on 11/05/2011 9:56:59 AM PDT by jimbo123
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: BarnacleCenturion

One of the things I hope his campaign goes after is tort reform...Who pushed this story in the GOP camp here is one who may be a Romney supporter
http://www.freerepublic.com./focus/f-news/2802864/posts
check out the last post in the string post 50


36 posted on 11/05/2011 10:04:20 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (To punish a province let it be ruled by a professor Fredrick The Great paraphrased)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum

Absolutely! This is why I am continuing to back Mr. Cain.


37 posted on 11/05/2011 10:11:05 AM PDT by gibsosa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum
I want somebody who will get up on his hind legs and fight the Left back on their own terms.

Isn't that what Kathy Bates advised a few weeks ago? It seems that the wrong black man was listening!

-PJ

38 posted on 11/05/2011 10:11:09 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: BarnacleCenturion
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, (Yellow Flowers.)

39 posted on 11/05/2011 10:14:02 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Political Junkie Too

I was referencing Kathy, yes.


40 posted on 11/05/2011 10:14:37 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: donhunt

Cain has a very strong Independent and Conservative following. He is even snagging some moderate Democrats (if such a thing exists - I guess they used to be called blue dog).

I don’t see Newt being able to pull in votes from all those groups, we need the independent vote.


41 posted on 11/05/2011 10:18:21 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Pray for Herman Cain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: LZ_Bayonet
Don't know, but I think that Republicans should keep the MSM on the run.

Whenever a reporter asks a question on live TV the Pubbie should not answer the question, but respond with: Why, Tom, have you and {news organization} not aired the scandal of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms supplying thousands of assault weapons to Mexican narcotics gangs? Or some similar question about a critical DemoRat scandal.

Republicans and Conservatives must use every opportunity to brand the MSM as liars by omission AND commission, it won't take much public pressure to push the Socialist Rat/MSM over the edge of the cliff.

42 posted on 11/05/2011 10:31:22 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: onyx; TheConservativeParty; NoGrayZone; BenKenobi; Kartographer; justsaynomore; MNJohnnie; ...
Herman Cain Ping!
~~~~~~FReepmail me if you want to be on this list!~~~~~~ Learn More: Biography Youtube Channel Commentary Podcast Connect and Get Involved! Join the campaign Donate Twitter Facebook
43 posted on 11/05/2011 10:38:27 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: Mygirlsmom

The real take-away from this is that many peoples’ eyes have been opened, and they will no longer fall for breathless headlines without asking, “ok, what’s the REAL story?”


This is the 100% truth. Well said.


44 posted on 11/05/2011 11:18:03 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Get ready for an aberration of epic proportions! - Herman Cain 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Graybeard58

Romney’s expected to win NH by 20+. It’d be a complete disaster for Romney if Cain gets within single digits of him in NH. Maybe even low double digits. Maybe even the end.


45 posted on 11/05/2011 11:21:46 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Get ready for an aberration of epic proportions! - Herman Cain 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: donhunt
" I think people feel that Herman is sincere and trustworthy. Something that has been lost in politics for a long, long time. " ....

but, but, but, we are told he's not experienced... sarcasm....

The last time I looked, the US Constitution only requirements are, he must be of 35 years of age, and a Natural born citizen.
Many people are tired of this crap, and tired of crusty old politicians like Mitt Romney and Rickey Ricardo Perry.
46 posted on 11/05/2011 11:22:48 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum; Paperdoll

HERMAN CAIN VS. BARACK OBAMA - COMPARE THE TWO

47 posted on 11/05/2011 11:26:22 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum
" I want somebody who will get up on his hind legs and fight the Left back on their own terms. "
<



48 posted on 11/05/2011 11:35:33 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum

‘If Cain would have apologized he would have been done.

The fact that he got back in their faces and actually defended himself is what saved him.’

I wish this could be posted several million times all over the Net. It’s so simple and true, yet so few GOPers get it. It was George Allen’s neverending, increasingly abject apologies for ‘macaca’ that sank him. If he had come out of the gate swinging, w something like, ‘It is not, and has never been, a racist slur. You reporters need to stop being so racist yourself, that you see racism where none exists. Grow up and start reporting real news, instead of trying to manufacture racial divisiveness’, the creepy perv Webb would never have been a senator.

Likewise, one of the few things McCain did right was ridicule the press. He sang a few bars of ‘Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran’, and the MSM started into their typical apoplectic, hysterical overkill mode. He told them it was a ‘joke’, and where was their sense of humor, get over themselves already and act like grownups, and they slunk off like whipped puppies.

Thank goodness at least Cain gets it. If only more Republicans did.


49 posted on 11/05/2011 11:38:06 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: BarnacleCenturion
After looking carefully at his record, I have decided that Herman Cain got where he is today thru affirmative action.

He has no real experience in foreign relations or decision making policies at all.

50 posted on 11/05/2011 11:39:13 AM PDT by mickie (my grandson is in Marine boot camp)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-96 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson