Skip to comments.Charles Krauthammer Sternly Advises Herman Cain To Stop Accusing People Of Setting Him Up
Posted on 11/09/2011 7:59:38 AM PST by SeekAndFind
With the possibility of making it to a primary increasingly slim for Herman Cain as he faces a number of sexual harassment accusations, Charles Krauthammer visited Bill OReilly tonight to give a review of his press conference.
Krauthammer was impressed with Cains high wire act but warned him that he had made one mistake that had surfaced before accusing the Democrats of having something to do with the story surfacing, after his chief of staff previously accused the Perry campaign of the same. Krauthammer noted that he did believe Cain could survive, but it wont be easy. In todays high wire act, Krauthammer argued Cain crossed a wire just about intact, but for him to blindly blame it on the Democratic machine did him no good: you cant go around making charges if you dont know theyre true or not.
OReilly agreed, noting there was a lot against Cain, including CNN (which he called the Cain Network now over there) and the establishment Republicans, who werent on his side to begin with. Despite that, Krauthammer argued, the establishment Republicans arent behind this, and warned Cain should stop throwing out accusations. He also advised voters to keep the presumption of innocence, though OReilly didnt believe this was possible: we live in a country where judgments are based on nothing and people are destroyed, he concluded.
shut up charles, you are not in charge
Color me quite cynical for a moment — it could have well been both — but how did it eventually get clarified that just one of the parties was to blame for the leak from a hustler of dubious credentials? Cain may simply have been going after the biggest target he saw at the moment.
Can we find out if he did? Then he is RUINT!
I tend to agree with the admonition to cease laying blame. His campaign directed initially poisoned those waters by blaming Perry’s campaign without substantiation. Now, to blame the Dems (though I personally think they’re behind it), rings a bit hollow. Better that he stays on the message defending his innocence in the matter.
One thing that might’ve been a good tactic very early on, would be to regret coming off as clumsy in his initial response, because getting hit with baseless, public accusations isn’t something to which he’s accustomed.
Go hammer some sauerkraut chuckie!
It seems that Cain has identified the Republican pundits that everyone hates and gotten them to say nasty things about Cain. Smart move.
directed = director
Charles.....can’t you see that when Glory-a Allred enters from stage left that something’s cooking?
I agree that the allegation against Perry was at best irresponsible. Nevertheless, I think it is very likely he is being “set up”. The left learned its lesson with Clarence Thomas - they need more than one psycho liar to make a smear effective.
Cain isn’t my first choice, but I hate to see what is being done to him.
It is a setup and who does anyone with average intelligence think did it? Communists Democratic Party.
It used to be that the media was the only one on the block for news and commentary.
Now the average Joe can search out the facts on the internet, and they don't like it.
They don't like the fact that their dirty deeds are becoming exposed.
A comment like that just doesn't fly anymore.
It does tend to set up a moral equivalency argument (even if bogus) in the minds of the audience. Cain’s nose may well be accurate about this and both Perry, Romney, AND the Rats may all be ballyhooing this smear campaign, but proving it is harder, and Cain is concurrently arguing that nobody has proved any of the smear on him. He could still back away from that trap, and in the long run he will have to if he doesn’t want to look like he has stooped as low as his accusers.
In a more honorable age, presidential candidates wouldn’t have to worry about this. But that’s then and this is now.
One of the Perry freepers - when this first broke - said there was “more to come.” I asked her how she knew and she never answered me. I asked once again and never got an answer. She hasn’t been posting recently.
So I can very well understand why Cain first thought it was Perry. I still believe that. But then I think the RINOs and DIMs are sharing opposition research with each other—
O'Reilly: stop throwing out accusations.
Yah, Herman, in order to defend yourself against against unproven and unsubstantiated allegations, you're not allowed to express opinions you can't prove.
Charles Krauthammer is the living embodiment of the hazard of being the smartest person in the room: assuming that makes you right.
Methinks he doth protest too much.
He also said, last night, on Bret Baier’s Election Coverage Special, that if Cain drops out, his support will initially go to Gingrich but will ultimately end up “with Romney”. Charles is an establishment, country club, Rockefeller Republican.
Uh Mark Block could accuse Politico for having ties to Adolf Hitler for all I care. They deserve it. They are scumbags.
And as for the “Democrat Machine”? So what. Even if they weren’t behind this— they have smeared enough conservatives let’s just call it even.
Now, an invisible connection. Edward Bennett Williams used to employee Greg Craig, the lawyer for the Cuban diplomat in the UnitedStates.
So, I asked the other day if this Bennett guy who succors poor widdle miss victim #2 is a relative of Williams ~ hunh? Anyone know, nephew, grand nephew maybe? Is this guy a buddy of Greg Craig and his Cuban Commie buddies?
That'd drag this particular scandal right into the lap of the Cuban Commie attack on Senator Rubio!!!!!
Sour Kraut always looks like he’s sucking a lemon. What an insufferable bore!
Actually, I agree with Charles on this one. I think Herman needs to just stick to his firm denials and make statements like the Home Run Press Conf yesterday.
Let underlings make other statements and release information. But, VET the information first so Block doesn’t continue making erroneous accusations — find out for sure what is what, dot the I’s and cross the T’s and THEN let loose with both barrels.
Charles is right. I do believe he is being falsely accused, but now Cain may very well be falsely accusing others as the source of the attacks. He started by blaming Perry, then maybe Romney, now Democrats. Get the proof, THEN lay the blame!
Didn’t Rush Limbaugh say last week that it didn’t matter who started the story about Cain? Its politics and something to be expected. If you can’t respond properly to this what will happen to Cain when the Obama machine attacks him?
The upside of this is that Herman Cain may mount a successful reductio ad absurdam defense. He might be the one springing the trap. If he keeps his wits about him and doesn’t let his anger overwhelm his reason.
Kraphammer has lost ALL credibility as a Conservative Spokesperson. Like many on FOX, he’s shilling for Romney.
If you want to tell Kraphammer, how full of crap he is, his e-mail at the Washington ComPost is:
Sorry, folks!!! POTUS Barack Hussein Obama is behind the Cain attack 100%!!! The truth will opt as these accusers of Herman Cain have the light of sunshine truth illuminating their many shortcomings and failings. These women are the agents of Obama, and...are quite incompetent and sleazy to boot!!! Watch out for Sharon Bialek. Methinks, this Bialek woman is truly female sleaze and low life at its finest hour!!! Her only quest in life, IMHO, is cash, cash, someone else’s cash!!! Rush, Sean, Bill, Mark.....best you guys due some serious digging on Ms. Bialek and her questionable past and actions!!! Rove & Krauthammer are dead wrong!!!
There’s less to work with when he’s fighting the GOP.
Fighting the Democrats will be like high schoolers dissecting a formaldehyded frog pinned to black wax. With such a rich lode of scandal, one will hardly know where to begin.
In some places I believe you'll find Young Republicans doing a bit of that.
Charles cannot possibly do that kind of work from a wheelchair ~ and besides he's a Democrat.
If you are a Republican, Charles is right. Will it happen with Cain? I don't know yet.
Clinton, Obama are examples that if you are the right party, you can get away with almost anything and pay no price.
Except for the fact I think Rove does a bit of stepping on the wild side I’d think he’d been tapping the Blond Lady (or wishing he could).
Stuff it, beltway elitist
Now we have the Clintonista INS spokes lady involved (and identified), and she's a serial complainer, we also have David Axelrod implicated as being involved.
This is Democrat top to bottom and barely conceals a second conspiracy by these guys to EASE Obama out of the Presidency, and wire Hillary in!
Perry Operative Chris Wilson Accuses Cain Of Sexual Harassment
To Politico, Of Course
I love Cain, but Krauthammer has a point.
Cain needs to avoid traps.
Even if Cain is right, the evidence of any connection to the DNC has certainly been swept clean. Take, for example, the birth certificate issue.
However, in opposition to Krauthammer, I don’t view the accusation that Cain has made as a serious blunder, provided that Cain doesn’t mention it further (unless he has solid proof).
I think Cain needs to stop accusing without proof, too. It is interesting the one person he gives a pass is Romney.
Krauthammer will find out when he gets
a note from L. Lin Wood.
So is Krauthammer saying that nobody is behind this campaign? My bet is on stuffy, imperious RINO’s.
I do find it bizarre the the media comes out and runs with unconfirmed reports and accusations all the time.
The double standard at work again. When they screw up, they rarely retract where it is firm and noticable. They bury it on page 20 or make a brief statement. A lot of the times the “news” they spew is an outright lie or disinformation.
Do they care or apologize for anything? Nope, they just forget about it. They claim the high road for themselves.
Then they move on down the road.
The average person knows the media is always working against them, so, they try to find out for themselves. Sometimes it works out great, other times they may make a mistake.
And when they do...wow...they are considered reckless and incompetent and not too bright.
Another what a joke moment.
Hey, Cain was given the perfect opportunity to go after (and perhaps blame) Romney yesterday and he didn’t... things that make you go hmmmmmm
Chuck...I don’t believe Herman needs to be taking any advice from a Democrat.
So now the Kraut is trying to set him up too?
Krauthammer has been irritable ever since his boss Walter Mondale failed to defeat Ronald Reagan in 1984.