Skip to comments.Cain says he won't answer harassment questions
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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Good for Cain.
I don’t blame him. If the leftist media is going to perpetuate this non-story they can do it w/o him.
“Good for Cain”
I agree. Don’t play their game.
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.”
Good decision. He’s answered it for 5 days. Time to stop. Just move on and it will die off.
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.
How many Bill Ayers/Jeramiah Wright questions did Obama answer? Much, much more serious than harrassment.
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...
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.
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.
Cain says he won’t answer harassment questions
I think that is probably a wise decision.
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.
Anyone have a link to the debate?
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!!!
Cain is finally learning how reporters play their games.
So he’s abandoning his campaign? Because that is the effective outcome if he doesn’t get ahead of this.
Don't miss it. Best discussion/debate EVER. Promise you will get some good laughs as well.
” - - - 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?
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.
How many questions did Obama answer regarding his relationship with Larry Sinclair?
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
Cain accuser attorney: Client sees no value in revisiting issue
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
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.
Newt is losing me with lean six sigma.
It’s a joke.
Dr Demming had better ideas.
This is why attorneys say always use your Miranda rights no matter how innocent you are.
Is there a thread for the debate?
I dont want to muddy up this thread with comments on it.
Like I said, shut up. The media can beat him up but they’ll lose sympathy. There’s nothing to the story.
It’s last weeks non-story. It’s OVER WITH, finally.
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.
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!
Homosexual relationships are ok, since they are an oppressed group.
“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.
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.
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.
All he has to do is smile and wave them off. Ronald Reagan did and he cared little of what the media thought.
I suppose that has some risks ~ but not a lot of risks. Kind of a peaceable sort of law practice.
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.
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.
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.
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.