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Herman Cain receives Secret Service protection
Politico ^ | Nov.17, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN

Posted on 11/17/2011 4:23:40 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Herman Cain has gotten the protection of Secret Service agents, apparently effective today, sources told POLITICO earlier today.

A Cain spokesman didn't respond to repeated requests for comment. But ABC News has also apparently confirmed that Cain is getting federal protection. Continue Reading

It's unusual for candidates to get such protection prior to receiving the nomination, unless there is a credible threat of some kind.

UPDATE: “We are protecting Herman Cain,” Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said Thursday night. He said the decision was made by Homeland Security “Secretary Napolitano, at the request of the Cain campaign and in consultation with the Congressional advisory committee.”

“The authority was given to the Service to protect Herman Cain [beginning] today,” Donovan said.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


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KEYWORDS: 2012; bigleagues; cain; cainisable; conservative; frontrunner; goodconservative; hermancain; majorthreat; pray; praypraypray; presidential; primaries; secretservice; whitehousenervous
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1 posted on 11/17/2011 4:23:41 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How interesting. Obviously a credible threat of some sort.


2 posted on 11/17/2011 4:28:27 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A Prayer for Herman Cain

www.coachisright.com

3 posted on 11/17/2011 4:28:35 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Given the controversy surrounding Cain, I’m not surprised Secret Service protection was granted.

There are a lot of nuts out there. Regardless of how he fares politically, pray for him!


4 posted on 11/17/2011 4:28:58 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: CynicalBear

That’s what I was thinking.


5 posted on 11/17/2011 4:30:01 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: CynicalBear

Threats from DU and the NAACP no doubt.


7 posted on 11/17/2011 4:30:33 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Where is Axelrod ?


8 posted on 11/17/2011 4:31:29 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The regime keeping it’s enemies close.


9 posted on 11/17/2011 4:33:49 PM PST by Boiling point (Cain / Palin 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rev, Cain probably needs protection from Politico.


10 posted on 11/17/2011 4:34:19 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s a lot of nonsense. If anyone should have it (and I don’t think anyone should unless they have been nominated), it should be Sarah Palin.


11 posted on 11/17/2011 4:35:57 PM PST by varina davis (We grow too soon old and too late smart -- Pennsylvania Dutch adage)
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12 posted on 11/17/2011 4:37:22 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: varina davis

Death threats are nonsense?


13 posted on 11/17/2011 4:37:35 PM PST by CainConservative
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Til the day I die,, I have came to believe and always will believe that this is why Sarah Palin is not in the race.


14 posted on 11/17/2011 4:38:31 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: CainConservative

I’ve heard no reports of death threats. Only sexual misconduct allegations. Another huge waste of taxpayer dollars.


15 posted on 11/17/2011 4:40:09 PM PST by varina davis (We grow too soon old and too late smart -- Pennsylvania Dutch adage)
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To: varina davis
I’ve heard no reports of death threats.

Oh, so you're privy to secure police communications? Do tell!

16 posted on 11/17/2011 4:43:31 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: varina davis
Death threats to a top tier Republican conservative front runner are not nonsense.

That's why the Secret Service was called in.

You are obviously not a Cain supporter and couldn't care less.

17 posted on 11/17/2011 4:45:03 PM PST by CainConservative
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Funny, they never gave Sarah protection even though she got a lot more threats and a ton more nuts were out to get her.

If they had she wouldn’t have had to fear for the safety of her family and she still be in the race (and beating Obummer - which is why they didn’t give her protection). Obviously Holder only cares about his people.


18 posted on 11/17/2011 4:45:26 PM PST by PalinPlease
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To: varina davis

It doesn’t matter. If a major party candidate requests protection, its granted.

The inadequacy of federal protection became clear when Democratic presidential candidate Robert Kennedy was assassinated in 1968.


19 posted on 11/17/2011 4:45:28 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Probably Perry threatening him for taking the nomination that he thought he would two-step away with.


20 posted on 11/17/2011 4:45:29 PM PST by Taking Congress back in 2010
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The only threat is from the media asking him questions.

Taxpayers providing protection from the media.
Next thing you know NO cameras will be allowed at his campaign events.

“Cain’s meeting with the editorial board was scrapped about an hour before it was to begin amid disagreements over timing and whether the meeting would be videotaped.

The Union Leader typically allows its meetings with presidential candidates to be filmed; Cain’s campaign wouldn’t allow it.”
http://www.wfmj.com/story/16065973/cain-meeting-with-union-leader-newspaper-canceled

Apparently cain would sit for 20 minutes, while normal mtgs with Union Leader Edits. is an hour.

WHY would anyone threaten Cain..doesn’t seem realistic. Unless one of the OWS crazies got a dumb idea.


21 posted on 11/17/2011 4:45:42 PM PST by marty60
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To: varina davis

There are people who are hell bent on stopping Rev, Cain at all costs. Some of them are members of his own party.


22 posted on 11/17/2011 4:46:20 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’ll be good training for them.


23 posted on 11/17/2011 4:46:44 PM PST by bigbob
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To: varina davis

Who is your candidate, btw?


24 posted on 11/17/2011 4:46:50 PM PST by CainConservative
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To: COBOL2Java

No I’m not. Are you? I thought not.


25 posted on 11/17/2011 4:46:50 PM PST by varina davis (We grow too soon old and too late smart -- Pennsylvania Dutch adage)
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To: CainConservative

Same as it’s always been, Gov. Rick Perry.


26 posted on 11/17/2011 4:47:35 PM PST by varina davis (We grow too soon old and too late smart -- Pennsylvania Dutch adage)
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To: fatnotlazy

Exactly.


27 posted on 11/17/2011 4:48:04 PM PST by CainConservative
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To: fatnotlazy

Sadly I believe you’re correct. If Michele Bachmann were doing better I fear she would face the same threats.


29 posted on 11/17/2011 4:50:35 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: varina davis

5% Perry needs secret tutors not Secret Service.


30 posted on 11/17/2011 4:50:45 PM PST by CainConservative
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To: varina davis
Sarah Palin is not running for President. You don't get Secret Service Protection unless you are President or running for President.

I don't think you have an inside track on what threats Herman Cain has received.

31 posted on 11/17/2011 4:52:06 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: varina davis

And the MSM wants to destroy him with no evidence.So your point is?


32 posted on 11/17/2011 4:52:56 PM PST by 22cal (Forgiven, not perfected)
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33 posted on 11/17/2011 4:53:02 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: varina davis

You got that right! but dont forget she knows how to use a gun and hit her target. Unbelievable...the woman’s email was hacked, wacko moved in next door to her to spy on her..her children viciously attacked. So who is after Cain? I hope its not a scorned woman...lol


34 posted on 11/17/2011 4:53:43 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: varina davis

You got that right! but dont forget she knows how to use a gun and hit her target. Unbelievable...the woman’s email was hacked, wacko moved in next door to her to spy on her..her children viciously attacked. So who is after Cain? I hope its not a scorned woman...lol


35 posted on 11/17/2011 4:54:09 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: varina davis
No I’m not. Are you? I thought not.

So neither of us know. Yet, you blithely assume there is no threat. Curious.

36 posted on 11/17/2011 4:54:32 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I wonder if his latest tongue tied incidents were because heavy on his mind were these threats....
37 posted on 11/17/2011 4:54:55 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: varina davis
Do you honestly think someone would make public threats against Cain? The last thing we need is for Cain to end up like Wallace. Cain is a threat to the current paradigm shared by the two parties. He is a complete outsider and beholden to no one unlike the rest of the candidates.
38 posted on 11/17/2011 4:55:51 PM PST by meatloaf (It's time to push back against out of control government.)
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To: taildragger

correction, speculation of threats (or why else would he ask )...


39 posted on 11/17/2011 4:56:11 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good idea...Cain’s been in New Hampshire; which has been ‘crime central’ lately...women murdered, banks robbed, home invasions...yikes!


40 posted on 11/17/2011 4:57:52 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: varina davis
Another huge waste of taxpayer dollars.

Better spent bucks than a dead candidate. Requests like this aren't granted without due consideration and evidence that it's needed.

41 posted on 11/17/2011 4:58:33 PM PST by SoJoCo
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To: varina davis
If anyone should have it (and I don’t think anyone should unless they have been nominated), it should be Sarah Palin.

So for Cain it's a waste of money while for Palin it'd be a prudent use of government funds?

42 posted on 11/17/2011 5:00:07 PM PST by SoJoCo
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To: PalinPlease
Funny, they never gave Sarah protection even though she got a lot more threats and a ton more nuts were out to get her.

She was never a declared candidate. Under those circumstances, Palin is no more entitled to Secret Service protection than any other private citizen.

43 posted on 11/17/2011 5:01:51 PM PST by SoJoCo
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To: SoJoCo

Reread what I just wrote and try to comprehend it. Thank you.


44 posted on 11/17/2011 5:05:22 PM PST by varina davis (We grow too soon old and too late smart -- Pennsylvania Dutch adage)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A Black Conservative practicing and advocating constitutional conservatism for 8 years would wholly undercut the race industry, disable the racism/sexism propaganda machine, and thus, deprive the left/MSM of the “Big Lie”.

Now, who does one surmise might mean Mr. Cain physical harm?


45 posted on 11/17/2011 5:06:01 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The loony left can not afford to let a black conservative show others the benefits of leaving the Democratic plantation.

The loony left does not hesitate to use violence when they want to, so it is probably a good idea for Cain to receive this protection.


46 posted on 11/17/2011 5:07:29 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: varina davis
Reread what I just wrote and try to comprehend it. Thank you.

OK, I'll do that. Hmmmm. Nope, it's just as asinine the second time around as it was the first time.

47 posted on 11/17/2011 5:10:14 PM PST by SoJoCo
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To: katiedidit1
So who is after Cain? I hope its not a scorned woman...lol

My money says those a reserved for your Candidate, you should be wary of throwing liberal style stones when you live in a econo class house ;-)

48 posted on 11/17/2011 5:10:56 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why can’t he pay for his own security like the rest?

If there is a credible threat I would certainly want him protected, but I thought being nominated triggered SS protection. He has not been nominated.


49 posted on 11/17/2011 5:11:12 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/West 2012.“I’ve got a lot swirling around in my head.”)
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To: Gator113

He has been paying for his own security until now.

My guess is there was a credible threat.


50 posted on 11/17/2011 5:17:31 PM PST by justsaynomore (http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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