Skip to comments.Cain Vows to 'Set the Record Straight' at News Conference (Fox News/AP disinformation)
Posted on 11/08/2011 5:07:33 AM PST by mazda77
In his only public appearance of the day, Cain told Kimmel during the late-night interview that he got angry and disgusted as he watched Bialek and Allred. He said his wife didn't watch it but that he called her immediately afterward.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
CAIN: My wife is in Atlanta. We were in San Francisco because I had a speech at noon. This press conference came on at 10:30 and my wife did watch it and I called her immediately afterwards. As I was sitting there, I had a few of my staff members there with me, and I'm sitting here and they're watching me and they could see the steam coming out of my ears. And the feelings that you have when you know that all of this is totally fabricated and you go from anger then you go you get disgusted, you try to control yourself to make sure you watch this thing all the way through it. Amazingly, Polutico gets it right.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/67822.html#ixzz1d7OVxxpE
The Polutico got it right comment is mine and should have been up with the first part on my comment before the Polutico snip.
She could have sexually harassed him. She was looking for a job and could have grabbed his crotch, and he said no. It has happened a kazillion times. But the story would be at least as credible as hers. Undocumented accusations are impossible to disprove.
WHY the HECK would they claim that Mrs Cain did not watch it?
I saw his interview last night— LOVED IT!
Kimmel, I thought, did a great job...and the crowd seemed to LOVE HERMAN!
It may not matter.
Cain is listing with women voters and if 10% defect, he can’t win.
It doesn’t matter how well he does today if there is the perception he is anti-woman.
With female voters making up 53% of the population, that makes a general election campaign very difficult and most women are more liberal than men.
They are trend thinkers, sheeple if you will.
They are terribly easy to manipulate and lead.
Sadly, they fit right in with most of the men in this country.
Critical thinking is gone, we have been made into cattle.
The future of America is in the crapper.
Mounting evidence that the camel jockeys at Fox News have an agenda against him as well, as many here are also noticing. No serious editor misses that, especially since it was one of the key questions asked by Kimmel.
In 1995 or 96, we went to DirecTV just because our cable provider was not carrying Fox News. I suppose we were all to thrilled to have a national news service that was heads above the MSM that at the time it was OK. Is it we who are becoming so very much aware or is it that Fox News is sliding off the edge?
Whenever there is a crisis, outside observers can always note that if it’s a Democrat, they circle the wagons for their fellow accused. If it’s a Republican, they head for the hills. Republicans know nothing of loyalty.
The issue is idiotic. It is not sexual harassment even if the act did occur. Cain was not her superior, they were just two people in a car.
Cain should take a page from Obama’s book. When the Rev. Wright stuff began to stick, Obama took some time off and wrote a sanctimonious speech about race in America which he gave on national tv. That will also give Cain the opportunity to throw any white family members/friends and other inconvenient types under the bus. </sarc>
Déjà vu--encore et encore et encore!
I’m still sort of mad at Cain. He’s playing catch-up, they’ve put him on the defensive and he could have avoided all this by early on in his campaign disclosing that this would probably be brought up. Instead he claims “no skeletons” in his closet.
I like Cain better than any of the others, but there’s a naivete in not thinking this would be brought up. Early on in the 2008 campaign I felt like Palin exhibited the same sort of naivete...but she learned her lesson (it’s all gotcha politics), just a little too late.
and a poll number has never changed in history?
and by the way, who cares? Every winning Republican president still has a deficit among women and lead among men. It is designed that way, as the left always goes after abortion and a number of other issues to swing women back to the Democrats.
“The issue is idiotic. It is not sexual harassment even if the act did occur. Cain was not her superior, they were just two people in a car.”
Yea, exactly. Anyway he may be guilty of cheating on his wife at the most, and that is not proven.
But why all the attention to his dating techniques?/S
Particularly an accuser that looks like a cheap whore.
Their intentions were good, but they were woefully misguided.
In 2012 they will elect Herman Cain to the Presidency because they are sick and tired of decadence, corruption, indecency, the destruction of America and its economy, and the thugs who exploit America from their gang headquarters in Washington.
This time their intentions are good, and their behavior is wise.
He addressed the issue head on. He addressed it strongly. He didn’t back off one bit. I am a service man who meets many people. I am outspoken and I joke. If I ran for office many women (and possibly men ) could accuse me of sexually harassment because not all jokes work and sometimes they aren’t perceived as funny.
It was written by AP. Fox just posts the AP article as is.
Maybe today, after they get a few hundred emails & Tweets, they’ll correct it themselves.
Sickening isn't it. I was not a Gingrich supporter for a number of substantive reasons, but he is standing by his friend. That counts a lot in my book. I am not going to go on endorsing Gingrich further, but I am closely watching how he supports MY candidate, and he can earn the respect I lost for him in the past.
I was worried about this news conference today, because we have see our candidates bail out before or outright cry and confess the allegations were true. But after seeing Herman last night on Kimmel, I can't wait to see him "take this head on."
IF this is totally fabricated, then it is a story as old and as vile as racism and racial discrimination itself! And it will not play well in an America that is sick to death of racism, injustice, and racial discrimination.
Fox loves romney
—We have a conservative actually fighting back.—
That is key. Women respect a “real” man. If Cain fights back, he will win those very women, and more, that may be waning in support right now.
It’s like a baseball game. We are in the second half of the second inning today. And the winner is clear only when we’ve gone through all nine innings (sometimes 11), as the Texas rangers learned in game six of this year’s world series.
Now, we didn’t have to go there...
I would say, however, that she was chosen because of her blond hair,etc, to maximize the effect that the left was trying to achieve based on their own misunderstanding of how we on the right think.
Agreed. Yet some conservatives want Cain to just quit.
Usually ones who are actively promoting other candidates.
Thanks for the link - everyone should watch this. It is one of Cain’s best interviews.
A false allegation that was investigated and found to have no merit is not exactly a “skeleton”.
I don’t see the other candidates going around pointing incidents where they offended someone or people who may have had a bone to pick with them.
The only way this would have been handled poorly, is if he were guilty. And I think some folks on FR are just convinced that he is. There are some pretty deep seated issues with some folks on FR - I can’t figure out if it’s a problem with men or if it’s a problem with race.
In any case, this white, evangelical, homeschool mom takes Cain at his word, as a brother in Christ, and can’t wait to vote for him!
If this brings Cain down, it’s game, set, match. The GOP will have proven they’re all in the same bed if they don’t stand up, especially the candidates, and condemn this smear campaign. They should demand proof. Actually, I think they should announce they won’t run unless there is absolute proof.
The Democrats? While this is their m.o., they would have waited untilhe was nominated to spring it, probably in September, October, and early November 2012 to spring it. This has Rove and Rommney written all over it.
What struck me is that she hardly seemed upset; she was smiling a lot.
YOu need to stop spreading this liberal LIE.
Cain has responded to this over and over, there was absolutely no detail in Politico’s article.
How do you respond to something as vague as this? How do you go on the record when you have no idea who is accusing you and what they are accusing you of? So his team answered as vaguely as possible.
He did not know if he were under a confidentiality agreement or anything. And, in fact it was proven Friday he was never a party to this agreement with this accuser, whatever it was.
We all know Cain is not your guy but stop lying about him in attempts to boost your own candidate.
NO, they didn't. BHO was elected because the other guy was McCain and BHO LIED to the populace about his agenda.
Even if its true, it is NOT sexual harassment. Cain was not this woman’s superior, they were just two people in a car.
Do you recall..was the car a cab, limo,with a driver...or was Cain driving?
“He deserves a fair chance. But that doesn't mean he gets a pass. These are not anonymous allegations anymore unfortunately,” said New Hampshire conservative activist Jennifer Horn, who last week had condemned media coverage of the allegations against Cain. “He does need to take another step and answer a few more questions.”
“Oh,” exclaimed South Carolina GOP Chairman Chad Connelly said when told details from Bialek’s news conference. He said character issues matter in a state where the last governor tearfully confessed an affair and the current governor faced unproven allegations from two men that she had affairs. “Our voters care about moral attitude,” Connelly said. “Character does matter.”
Not conservatives - rinos do however because Romeny is their guy.
Cain should say she came on to him. Believable? Yes.
You are quoting politico - why?
I heard the woman describe the assault... it cannot physically happen the way that she described... especially if sitting in a car... think about it, not pornographically, but mechanically, one move would prohibit. Also, I believe that if a man were to assault a woman, he would do one or the other but not both actions; grabbing her genitals while pushing her head down his crotch. Just doesn’t add up...