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Cain says he won't answer harassment questions
Associated Press ^ | Nov.5, 2011 | PHILIP ELLIOTT

Posted on 11/05/2011 7:50:32 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) -- Republican presidential contender Herman Cain grew agitated with reporters after a debate with Newt Gingrich and is vowing to never answer questions about allegations of sexual harassment a decade ago.

Speaking after a one-on-one debate with rival Gingrich on Saturday, Cain cut off reporters who asked about allegations of sexual harassment and suggested journalists who wanted answers were behaving unethically.

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1 posted on 11/05/2011 7:50:32 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good for Cain.


2 posted on 11/05/2011 7:52:36 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t blame him. If the leftist media is going to perpetuate this non-story they can do it w/o him.


3 posted on 11/05/2011 7:52:57 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: stars & stripes forever

“Good for Cain”

I agree. Don’t play their game.


4 posted on 11/05/2011 7:54:46 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Cain cut off reporters who asked about allegations of sexual harassment and suggested..............I wish he said; “Go talk to Clinton or Edwards, they have far racier things to tell you than I do.”


5 posted on 11/05/2011 7:54:58 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (CAIN 2012, AMERICA ,LETS GET BACK TO "BUSINESS"! ( w/ Alan West as SOD too))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good decision. He’s answered it for 5 days. Time to stop. Just move on and it will die off.


6 posted on 11/05/2011 7:55:07 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s answered them. He said he didn’t do anything. The restaurant association confirmed he wasn’t found guilty of anything. He didn’t even sign the agreement based on what we know. Enough is enough until something solid and verifiable surfaces where there is some sexual component then there is nothing left to say.


7 posted on 11/05/2011 7:55:21 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: South40

How many Bill Ayers/Jeramiah Wright questions did Obama answer? Much, much more serious than harrassment.


8 posted on 11/05/2011 7:55:27 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s answered...now its time for the media to get thier heads out of their proverbial patoots and move on to real issues like, fiscal policy,foriegn policy,monetary policy..whatever...
Freegards
Lex


9 posted on 11/05/2011 7:55:29 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good for Cain. Wasting time treating these scum seriously is how GOP politicans get in trouble. Spends 90 mins on the best debate of the year and rather then talk about that they pimp the smear.


10 posted on 11/05/2011 7:55:29 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good for Mr. Cain. If I were him I would have called a presser, said what he said ONE time, i.e. have not harrassed anyone and the old charges were found to be baseless, and that anything else would be repetitive, so this will be his last word on the subject. You know a conservative can never win with those guys, so why play their game? Just say it once and screw the AP if they don’t like it.


11 posted on 11/05/2011 7:56:21 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Cain says he won’t answer harassment questions
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I think that is probably a wise decision.


13 posted on 11/05/2011 7:57:13 PM PDT by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Suppose they gave a "scandal" and nobody came.

The shyster lawyer is pushing this. It might be worth a few bucks for Herman to pay an investigator to see what he can dig up on the shyster. Everybody has a few skeletons.

14 posted on 11/05/2011 7:57:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Anyone have a link to the debate?


15 posted on 11/05/2011 7:58:28 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Well sure. Obama is a polished politico not a successful businessman. :-P
16 posted on 11/05/2011 7:59:53 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: MNJohnnie

It’s too bad the folk there didn’t clubber the damn reporter over the head! Next time FOLK there need to make a human chain around Cain and tell the freakin media to STUFF IT!! Don’t let them get near Mr. Cain! We need our own OWS circle!!!


17 posted on 11/05/2011 8:00:14 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Cain is finally learning how reporters play their games.


18 posted on 11/05/2011 8:00:59 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So he’s abandoning his campaign? Because that is the effective outcome if he doesn’t get ahead of this.


19 posted on 11/05/2011 8:02:49 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: mylife
http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/
20 posted on 11/05/2011 8:02:51 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: mylife
Maybe at CSpan, but it will re-run tonight at 10pm central.,

Don't miss it. Best discussion/debate EVER. Promise you will get some good laughs as well.

21 posted on 11/05/2011 8:03:03 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

” - - - suggested journalists who wanted answers were behaving unethically.”

FINALLY! Cain showed some backbone against our sorry Media.

BTW, doesn’t the burden of proof rest entirely upon the accuser?


22 posted on 11/05/2011 8:03:11 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: mylife

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Cain-Gingrich-Debate-Lincoln-Douglas-Style/10737425199/


23 posted on 11/05/2011 8:03:11 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: South40

Watching now.


24 posted on 11/05/2011 8:03:36 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Cain should refer them to the slugs at Politico...
they're the ones that should have the answers.
25 posted on 11/05/2011 8:03:59 PM PDT by n230099 ("When no one knows who is armed...everyone is.")
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To: South40

How many questions did Obama answer about his ‘vacation’ trip to Pakistqn with his sugar daddy? Not many people vacation in Pakistan. Very, very curious.........

The Media, apparently, has no curiousity.


26 posted on 11/05/2011 8:04:23 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Graewoulf

Watching now.


27 posted on 11/05/2011 8:05:03 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

How many questions did Obama answer regarding his relationship with Larry Sinclair?


28 posted on 11/05/2011 8:06:47 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: rockrr
Complete nonsense. Check the fund raising and polling data.

Cain has WON this. This does far more damage to the credibility of the media then it does to Cain. There is nothing left to talk about after Friday's events. By refusing to let the smear go the Junk Media helps Cain.

Statement from the National Restaurant Association

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2802677/posts

Cain accuser attorney: Client sees ‘no value’ in revisiting issue

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2802657/posts

This is Cain winning. Complete abject surrender to Cain by the smear bots. They were offered the chance to defend their accusations in the open and the smearbots ran.

Now the question remains, who shopped the smear around to Politico? I suspect Romney and Rove are the authors. Both of the them have a history of these sort of sleazy political tactics

29 posted on 11/05/2011 8:07:56 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Graewoulf

Of course. Cain doesn’t know the specifics and any good lawyer can tell you to never answer a question you don’t know the answer to.

That’s the advice I would give him. Silence is not an admission of guilt. If anything else doesn’t come forward, this story will die.

Just give it time.


30 posted on 11/05/2011 8:08:15 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Newt is losing me with lean six sigma.

It’s a joke.

Dr Demming had better ideas.


31 posted on 11/05/2011 8:08:28 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Right from the beginning he should of said “I have no comment on that case that was closed 18 years ago. If you have questions contact my attorney.” And left it at that. Instead he went on every talk show he could thinking he could convince the media that way, that he was innocent. That only caused more damage.

This is why attorneys say always use your Miranda rights no matter how innocent you are.

32 posted on 11/05/2011 8:08:39 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: annieokie

Is there a thread for the debate?

I dont want to muddy up this thread with comments on it.


33 posted on 11/05/2011 8:10:09 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NavyCanDo

Like I said, shut up. The media can beat him up but they’ll lose sympathy. There’s nothing to the story.

Enough already!


34 posted on 11/05/2011 8:11:51 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: mylife

Debate thread

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2803089/posts


35 posted on 11/05/2011 8:13:57 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s last weeks non-story. It’s OVER WITH, finally.


36 posted on 11/05/2011 8:14:04 PM PDT by BobL ( A vote for Newt is a vote for Romney)
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To: MNJohnnie

thanks.


37 posted on 11/05/2011 8:14:44 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NavyCanDo

Well given the fund raising and polling data from this week, fighting back rather then attempt to dodge seems to have worked just find for Mr Cain.


38 posted on 11/05/2011 8:15:28 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: BobL

Yup. And the state-controlled media is making itself look ridiculous. Nothing has been alleged other vague innuendos of sexual harrassment. Nothing any one can stick on a dart board. Journalists are bottom-feeding scum!


39 posted on 11/05/2011 8:16:54 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: South40

Homosexual relationships are ok, since they are an oppressed group.

/sarc>


40 posted on 11/05/2011 8:16:57 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: NavyCanDo

“Instead he went on every talk show he could thinking he could convince the media that way, that he was innocent. That only caused more damage.”

It caused him so much damage that he’s the front runner now, and his campaign funds are bursting at the seams.


41 posted on 11/05/2011 8:17:30 PM PDT by BobL ( A vote for Newt is a vote for Romney)
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To: MNJohnnie

And keep sticking to discussing the issues that interest Americans.

All he has to do is bear the media fishbowl with good grace, humor and dignity.


42 posted on 11/05/2011 8:19:30 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s a damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. Might as well just not comment. Glad he called the msm out tonight at the debate. Ha, that’ll set them off.


43 posted on 11/05/2011 8:19:34 PM PDT by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: bgill

All he has to do is smile and wave them off. Ronald Reagan did and he cared little of what the media thought.


44 posted on 11/05/2011 8:22:23 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The Shyster lawyer specializes in federal employee cases.

I suppose that has some risks ~ but not a lot of risks. Kind of a peaceable sort of law practice.

45 posted on 11/05/2011 8:22:44 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: MNJohnnie
This does far more damage to the credibility of the media then it does to Cain.

So true. We aren't going to win our country back until the credibility of the enemedia is thrown into the toilet where it belongs and flushed multiple times.

Even ObaMao is not the problem; he is merely a very visible symptom of the problem of the American sheeple allowing the enemedia to sway elections.

When that stops happening, we'll have our country back.

46 posted on 11/05/2011 8:25:34 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: muawiyah

The water is full of sharks. When you throw in enough chum, there’s a feeding frenzy. Its not pretty.

For someone in the media’s cross-hairs.


48 posted on 11/05/2011 8:26:44 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: BobL

Cain detractors keep saying he handled it poorly, but most people I know felt that his taking it head on, being very visible and not hiding, showed he was trustworthy.


49 posted on 11/05/2011 8:28:29 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Pray for Herman Cain)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Every time he comments the story is back in the news so I think not commenting is the thing to do. He will have bad press for a few weeks, no big deal.


50 posted on 11/05/2011 8:28:44 PM PDT by jpsb
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