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Herman Cain: By the way, a woman’s about to come forward and accuse me of a long affair
Hot Air ^ | 11/24/2011 | Allahpundit

Posted on 11/28/2011 2:55:27 PM PST by TBBT

The story about the accuser just went live at Fox Atlanta. She gave them her name, an interview on camera, and she claims she has records substantiating the relationship. Here’s the curious non-denial denial from Cain’s lawyer. Hmmm:

“Mr. Cain has been informed today that your television station plans to broadcast a story this evening in which a female will make an accusation that she engaged in a 13-year long physical relationship with Mr. Cain. This is not an accusation of harassment in the workplace – this is not an accusation of an assault – which are subject matters of legitimate inquiry to a political candidate.

Rather, this appears to be an accusation of private, alleged consensual conduct between adults – a subject matter which is not a proper subject of inquiry by the media or the public. No individual, whether a private citizen, a candidate for public office or a public official, should be questioned about his or her private sexual life. The public’s right to know and the media’s right to report has boundaries and most certainly those boundaries end outside of one’s bedroom door.

Mr. Cain has alerted his wife to this new accusation and discussed it with her. He has no obligation to discuss these types of accusations publicly with the media and he will not do so even if his principled position is viewed unfavorably by members of the media.”

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He’s not saying it happened but he’s not saying it didn’t; if it didn’t, and they’re planning to roll out a full denial once the report airs, then this is the worst bit of lawyerly media strategy since Jerry Sandusky’s attorney let him phone in to Bob Costas.

Strange response indeed...
1 posted on 11/28/2011 2:55:30 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

Yeah Hot Air has always been on Herman Cain side..... NOT!

CNN already knew...

That announcement was for the public.


2 posted on 11/28/2011 2:58:56 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: TBBT

3 posted on 11/28/2011 2:59:23 PM PST by BarnacleCenturion (Heartless & Inhumane)
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To: TBBT

Pardon, your desperation is showing. No more Rinos is not negotiable. Bring on the Bimbos, still supporting the most conservative candidate who can win.


4 posted on 11/28/2011 2:59:58 PM PST by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: TBBT

That’s one carefully worded response.


5 posted on 11/28/2011 3:00:23 PM PST by mockingbyrd
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To: TBBT

??? Why on earth would his lawyer give that kind of a crazy response?


6 posted on 11/28/2011 3:00:43 PM PST by Ladysforest
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To: TBBT
Katrina Trinko over at the corner notes:

When talking to various social conservatives about Newt Gingrich’s personal baggage, there was a lot of willingness to forgive and forget. But there was no one who suggested that adultery was a personal matter voters shouldn’t be concerned about. It’s easy to see how this statement from Cain’s lawyer could alienate social conservative voters.

Link to The Corner post
7 posted on 11/28/2011 3:01:18 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

From my perspective, one party to an affair does not “accuse” the other party of having an affair unless the affair is with someone else.

If the affair is one that the person reporting the affair was involved in, it’s not an accusation, it’s a confession.

Whether the confession is true or not is another matter; it’s just not an accusation.

And Cain is not exactly denying the truth of it.

In my opinion the cumulative weight of all of this has put the Cain Train off the tracks.


8 posted on 11/28/2011 3:02:41 PM PST by John Valentine
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To: TBBT

Just another sleazy hit piece from the MSM. Who cares if he had an affair? That’s none of my business. That’s between Cain, his wife and God. Nope - for liberals, sex is not a private matter - if you’re Republican! Just disgusting!


9 posted on 11/28/2011 3:03:48 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: None

too many stories; too many stories to discount; all too common problem amongst powerful men in corporate america, they reach high levels and start grabbing for extramarital brass rings;

Add this to the problem that in any interview you have to only ask him 3 foreign policy questions in a row to utterly and devastatingly expose his lack of depth for the office. Its obvious that he hasn’t developed a habit of reading the conservative and/or liberal foreign policy journals that are on the shelf at any well stocked magazine rack. I read them and can answer better than him.


11 posted on 11/28/2011 3:05:55 PM PST by RBIEL2
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To: John Valentine

If he was a Democrat, the media would fall heads over heels to defend him. Did it really happen? And why is this coming out now? We all know why!


12 posted on 11/28/2011 3:06:30 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: TBBT

It’s amazing, they really will not allow a real candidate on the ballot will they! Such a Banana Republic we have become.

It’s Mittens and Shillery or nothing. See. Your free, you can vote for your choice!


13 posted on 11/28/2011 3:07:45 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: TBBT

If an old affair sinks Cain, why shouldn’t an old affair sink Newt? We’ll get Romney before it’s all over.


14 posted on 11/28/2011 3:08:41 PM PST by Huck (LIBERTY is the object.)
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To: goldstategop
Yep if he was a Democrat, then the Media would be doing the Monica Lewenski to him.
15 posted on 11/28/2011 3:08:41 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: TBBT

Obama attack machine maybe offering some of these people some money.


16 posted on 11/28/2011 3:08:52 PM PST by FreedBird (p)
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To: Sprite518

17 posted on 11/28/2011 3:12:00 PM PST by Signalman
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To: American in Israel

Yup. They’re trying to make Cain roadkill with social conservative voters and clear the decks for the nomination of a RINO. Whether its Gingrich or Mittens, the MSM is ensuring Obama faces a weak re-election opponent. This is the heavy tank fire designed to ensure he will quit the race. Lock and load boys and take out that n****r! Mission accomplished!


18 posted on 11/28/2011 3:12:49 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: FreedBird

I don’t know if Cain cheated on his wife.

I do know that the Neo-Marxist Democrats are racists who believe white males will never vote for a Black man who sleeps with white women. So low and behold one white woman after another gets trotted out without one single shred of hard evidence.

I will disbelieve any of these accusations until some hard evidence is provided. Until then Mr. Cain, as a God Fearing Christian Man, gets the benefit of the doubt.


19 posted on 11/28/2011 3:15:36 PM PST by JohnKinAK
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To: Huck
If an old affair sinks Cain, why shouldn’t an old affair sink Newt? We’ll get Romney before it’s all over.

Well for one... Gingrich doesn't deny it. He's acknowledged it and says he reconciled with his god (forgiveness is a big tenant with Christians). Cain denies it today. If the story is true and he's lying about - on air today - then that's going to hurt.
20 posted on 11/28/2011 3:15:49 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

good freaking grief.

They have destroyed all the conservative, nothing left untouched except RINO’s

I am about ready to dial out for this entire election.


21 posted on 11/28/2011 3:16:55 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain or Gingrich)
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To: Mechanicos

Bring on the Bimbos, still supporting the most conservative candidate who can win.

It aint gonna be Herman Cain, Tonto.

22 posted on 11/28/2011 3:17:09 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Sprite518

They would be having orgasms he was so sexy and virile! But he ain’t Bubba and true or not, he has no chance to be nominated now. There is no way the liberal media will let Republican voters pick their candidate! If you don’t understand that, you understand nothing!


23 posted on 11/28/2011 3:17:24 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ladysforest

What can the guy say at this point? Even if his life was filmed from start to finish the nuts would say it’s all fake footage.

The MSM and Socialist(D) politicians know that Obama cannot win again without an extremely weak candidate like Mitt. Give them a successful Black Man who’s Conservative? They are horrified.


24 posted on 11/28/2011 3:17:51 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: John Valentine

Actually, he did deny it.


25 posted on 11/28/2011 3:18:49 PM PST by Apollo5600 (Cain 2012)
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To: goldstategop

If there was any question as to why we never get a conservative president, this is why. All they have to do is hint of impropriety and let the circular firing squad do the rest.

They won’t stop until every conservative is eliminated from this race.


26 posted on 11/28/2011 3:19:07 PM PST by justsaynomore (http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I agree with you. It will be Romney. The deck was stacked right from the start.

Oh they’ll come out with damaging hit pieces on him but not til next summer.


27 posted on 11/28/2011 3:20:11 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
B.S.

So you think media has less on Newt or Mitt?

Independents don't like Newt. It does not matter if Newt can win a debate he can't get elected.

Congratulations on destroying the Republican ticket all together.

The Republicans are so stupid I'm calling it now. Obama will get another 4 years!

28 posted on 11/28/2011 3:21:03 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: TBBT

13 years is a long time. When she describes the birthmark on the inside of his thigh, we know he’s in trouble.

Herman certainly wouldn’t be the first “playa” in the oval office.


29 posted on 11/28/2011 3:21:22 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Signalman
by the way anyone know what ever happened to that Gennifer Flowers dame Bill Clinton carried on with???oh right he is DemcoRAT..mustn't mix up the Parties.....
30 posted on 11/28/2011 3:21:52 PM PST by haircutter
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To: justsaynomore

Exactly. They’re not going after Bachmann and Santorum because you don’t bring out a hammer to kill a fly. And flies pose no threat to the MSM’s plans to ensure Obama has a smooth path to re-election.


31 posted on 11/28/2011 3:22:29 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

According to Cain’s lawyer, we aren’t supposed to ask about Newt’s private sex life, so I guess it’s all good now.


32 posted on 11/28/2011 3:22:32 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Nonstatist

Support another Rino and you’re supporting Obama. 08 was a lesson for the GOP, seems like they are trying to be stupid again.


33 posted on 11/28/2011 3:22:38 PM PST by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: Vermont Lt

Do you know for a fact what his private parts are? And why should you care? I don’t expect politicians to be saints.


34 posted on 11/28/2011 3:24:45 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
According to Cain’s lawyer, we aren’t supposed to ask about Newt’s private sex life, so I guess it’s all good now.

Well, that's a relief.
35 posted on 11/28/2011 3:25:39 PM PST by novemberslady
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To: Vermont Lt

Lets see...FDR, JFK, Bubba...

Truman, LBJ and Carter were to GD stupid and the one we have in now is a drag queen.


36 posted on 11/28/2011 3:25:46 PM PST by crz
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To: goldstategop
If Romney gets the nomination....

Good bye Republican Party (waving my middle finger at them)...

For the record I will NEVER VOTE FOR ROMNEY! He's a Liberal at best Socialist at worst.

Newt Gingrich is unelectable. Independents hate Newt Gingrich and the Media and Press will destroy him. You are kidding yourself if you do not believe that for one second.

The Left along with the media and press know this already. It's why they are targeting Cain. Cain would be the hardest for Obama to defeat.

37 posted on 11/28/2011 3:26:05 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: TBBT

Newt found God just in time for the primaries? When he stopped treehugging w Pelosi and cracking on right wing social engineering? Great! And if you think there isn’t a ton of private shenanigans with Newt that is just waiting to come out...can’t wait to see you spin it with the exact opposite arguments you use to bash Cain.


38 posted on 11/28/2011 3:26:14 PM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: CharlesWayneCT

His sex life is none of my damn f*ckin’ business. That’s why I have zero interest in these prurient allegations!


39 posted on 11/28/2011 3:27:25 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: TBBT

And yet we hear nothing from the media about Bambi’s homosexual affair with his Paki college student friend and Larry Sinclair and the other gays in Rev. Wright’s racist Chicago church, the Man’s Country Fag Club/Bath house on the North Side.... etc. What about the murder/execution of the choir members that were also on the down-low with Bambi?

Circular firing squad for social conservatives. Set up by liberal conspirators.

Social Conservatives: the RATs are playing you like a violin.


40 posted on 11/28/2011 3:30:05 PM PST by Blado (2008: Year Zero of the Zombie Apocalypse.)
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To: Sprite518
Newt has zero chance in the general. Last time he was on the national stage he slithered away as one of the most unpopular politicians ever. His own party tried to drum him out andhe was reduced to whining like a little girl on the back of Air Force One.


41 posted on 11/28/2011 3:30:20 PM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: over3Owithabrain

You know... its the timing of this story that interests me - and this woman’s motives. What does she want? Money, fame or notoriety? It doesn’t sound like Cain. But then again, he has allegedly been reckless with his marriage for 13 years. And yeah, I think his wife would know if this was true!


42 posted on 11/28/2011 3:31:13 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Timing shows to me he is still polling well enough that he is still a serious threat. We gotta be force fed Newt or Romney and this brutha is messing it up


43 posted on 11/28/2011 3:33:30 PM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: Blado
And yet we hear nothing from the media about Bambi’s homosexual affair with his Paki college student friend and Larry Sinclair and the other gays in Rev. Wright’s racist Chicago church, the Man’s Country Fag Club/Bath house on the North Side.... etc. What about the murder/execution of the choir members that were also on the down-low with Bambi?

Sounds like you've heard more than enough about that.

Maybe what you've heard is all there is.

44 posted on 11/28/2011 3:34:41 PM PST by x
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To: over3Owithabrain

Agree but for some reason Republicans actually believe he appeals to independents.

Republicans need to understand why the Media and Press are attacking Cain when they say Newt is on top? They need to understand the Media and Press are NOT their friends. SO they need to quit listening to them and believing their lies.


45 posted on 11/28/2011 3:35:18 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: Apollo5600

You are right, but the denial was not in the statement I read and was referring to.


46 posted on 11/28/2011 3:42:05 PM PST by John Valentine
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To: TBBT
But there was no one who suggested that adultery was a personal matter voters shouldn’t be concerned about.

Personally I couldn't care less. So now we've moved beyond charges of sexual harassment that weren't substantiated and we've arrived at adultery charges. I don't care. We're dangerously close to the point of no return in economic terms after four years of Obama and I'm not going to be distracted by personal BS surrounding possible opponents. I'm looking at Cain as a potential employee to take Obama's place in the White House - his marital issues are a matter for him and his wife.
47 posted on 11/28/2011 3:46:20 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: TBBT
How long was the newt affair on his first wife, how long was the newt affair on his second wife. How many more government workers that we do not know about yet. On one hand you have a man that loves his only wife of 43 years, on the other hand you have a fat slug with a track record and a trophy wife. Who are you gong to believe me are your own lying eyes.
48 posted on 11/28/2011 3:47:45 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters.)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

having seen many of the lawyers and cases in the real world courts, it would seem more are about an excuse for a payday jackpot from a fired employee than about actual harassment anymore.

lawyers are just trying to make everything into a harassing statement. (ie may I borrow a pencil, have a nice day, etc.)


49 posted on 11/28/2011 3:49:22 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I am about ready to dial out for this entire election.

I write in Palin or Cain no way in H@!! am I voting for Romney.

For all those out their bla bla bla you give us Obama again, I am sorry, in the words of Fonzie sit on it.... I have had enough of the RNC / GOP feeding me a Merde' sandwich and telling me it is Nutella...

50 posted on 11/28/2011 4:13:46 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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