What if she went there in an attempt to meet up with Cain and “ask for help” with her career? And he rebuffed her? Or she went there to meet up with Cain to try to shake him down for something she’d tried to set him up with decades ago?
Attendance at one Tea Party convention doesn’t necessarily say much about one’s intentions or worldview. Especially when she knew Cain would be there and she made an effort and succeeded in approaching Cain personally there.
Tea Party event was in October 2011; very recent. I can almost guarantee that she was already working with Allred or some other polical operatives at the time. That event was a planned event/set up to lend credence to her story.