Skip to comments.Bill O’Reilly On New Allegation: ‘I Don’t Think Herman Cain Can Survive Any More Of This’
Posted on 11/28/2011 8:58:08 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
While Newt Gingrichs unexpected rise to the top of the Republican primary ladder had taken the spotlight off of the numerous sexual allegations against Herman Cain for some time, but that problem came barreling back into headlines today as Cain himself broke the news of a new accusation: a thirteen-year affair.
On tonights Factor, Bill OReilly had some pessimistic remarks on the matter, wondering whether Herman Cain can survive any more of this.
Joined by panelists Leslie Marshall and Janine Turner, OReilly noted that on his program they were not going to get into this, meaning the details of the affair, but did note it is a legitimate question whether Herman Cain can survive any more of this.
The panelists expressed the same concern, as Turner noted that especially in a conservative race, its going to be tough, but that weve had wonderful leaders throughout the course of our history that were great thinkers that had affairs.
Marshall had a more optimistic approach, noting that things look bad but between now and November 2012 is a lifetime in politics.
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Pot, meet kettle.
So they had an affair for 13 years, nobody noticed and she just comes out now and says it? Bull honkey!
I think the subject is a big ‘yawner’. And I think the American people are sick and tired of this sort of gossipy material. The MSM has worn out this tactic.
Well Bill-o seems to have survived well from his scandal, and they’re were tapes!
Does Bill OReilly mean like Palin didn’t survive being governor, because the law suits were driving her to the poor house, plus the law suits took up so much time, she couldn’t do her job?
How much longer are conservatives going to take this without putting up a better fight!
Well, Janine. Did you ever marry the father of your children?
Either Cain is the biggest tramp in the world or the marxists are scared to death of him.
Well. I guess according to BillO, we just need to find 5 women to claim past advances by Obama and he is automatically guilty and cannot be elected next year.
I don’t think I watch Bill O’Reilly anymore.
I don’t. Haven’t for about a year now. He’s boring.
In Cain’s defense to this point there is no evidence. Just her word against his and she has some baggage herself like that bimbo Gloria Allred put forth. Let’s just sit back and see what develops if anything. We all know that there are those on Free Republic who are supporting their own candidate and will jump on the band wagon with some smears of Herman. Screw Bill O’Reilly.
Character Assassination writ large.
The MSM will just move on to the next target
Where was O’Reilly in the nineties???????? Look who survived rape and oval office masturbation and cigar tricks and semen dresses. Sheeesh....and he thinks that the latest “allegations” against Cain mean anything????
MSM needs to realize they have lied so much—nothing they say matters....like they said in the 90’s....it’s PRIVATE BEHAVIOR.
Or 5 Wookies!
Herman Cain can survive any more of this.
Heck, I am not sure he is even going to survive this event, let alone “more”.
Do you think the MSM would report it if they did? Or destroy those ladies reputations?
I never get my political ideas from celebutards; one more example
Well O-REilly managed to survive his TWO MILLION DOLLAR settlement for talking dirty on the phone to an assistant. The bonehead was recorded. So there was a dress.
I think this is about the 20th time OReilly has said this about Cain.
I believe O’Reilly is in fact a democrat.
I could swear I heard him say that on air, about 10 years ago.
Clear as could be. I believe him.
And I think he and Rove should get a “male bonding” room. Leftist Idiots.
“you mean 5 men ??”
...but Zero already had 3 of them killed!
Tell ya what, people are in DEEP DENIAL if they support a candidate beside Herman Cain, but privately or publicly cheer this on (even if they suspect it is a groundless, manufactured, well-timed smear) just so their person can get traction, because BELIEVE ME, they (the professional mudslingers) will then just move on down the line to the NEXT CONSERVATIVE PERSON who threatens their power the most. These are serious people, folks. They control a huge megaphone, and it does not matter if it is true or not, if they are out to destroy someone they will destroy them. To encourage such an attack does not isolate ones’ ownself from also being a victim in the very near future by the LIBDEM/RINO Hit Machine.
Is there any doubt that the lamestream media is the enemy? And is there now any doubt that Fox is part of that vile lamestream bunch? This so-called "investigative report" came via a Fox station in Atlanta.
Let there be no mistake, Fox is in same company as ABC, CBS, MSNBC, NBC and Univison. They are not to be trusted. Until a item is vetted by Free Republic, take anything from the lamestreamers as lies.
As a practical matter I believe we are witnessing the end of the Herman Cain campaign and the question for Mr. Cain personally now becomes how to make a graceful exit. Apparently some remarks he made to the effect that he would stay in the race unless it damaged his family could be the early preparations for such an exit.
For us armchair pundits the question becomes who will get Cain's support? The obvious answer is Gingrich who is now ahead in the last four nationwide polls listed in Real Clear Politics. It does not seem likely that Herman Cain's support would go to Romney for ideological reasons. It is possible that either Santorum or Bachman could get a portion of the Cain people but it is unlikely in view of their inability to gain traction in general. So I think it is a safe bet to say that Gingrich will get a plurality if not the majority of Cain's supporters.
How does this affect the races on the ground? Romney is ahead in New Hampshire when he has two very difficult problems to contend with. First, he is on the wrong side of the expectations game and if the does not win decisively in New Hampshire he loses. So even a win for Romney by a plurality or a slim majority is a loss.
Second, Gingrich has momentum and he has increased that momentum through the endorsement of the New Hampshire Guardian newspaper which is a very significant endorsement because of the peculiarities of that newspaper in Hampshire. It is a statewide organ and it will repeat its endorsement on the front page from now until the primary vote, often attacking Romney. Eight Republican state legislators have just come out and endorsed Gingrich which further adds to his momentum.
After New Hampshire Romney faces a daunting challenge in South Carolina where he is behind Gingrich. I suppose his battle plan had been to take momentum which he expected to generate in New Hampshire into South Carolina. The problem for Romney is that you must maintain the aura of inevitability which is closely connected to an image of electability in order to prevail. He is not a favored choice of the conservative wing of the Republican Party who will consent to him as the nominee only reluctantly. They will do so only if they believe it is a question of electability and they will do so only if they think they have no other viable alternative. If Romney betrays vulnerability, he is finished. If he betrays questionable electability, he is finished.
The way it is now clear for Gingrich to perform at least credibly in New Hampshire and prevail in South Carolina. I believe by the time he has to go to Florida he will have enough money to engage in the air war necessary in that big state. He is apparently raising a lot of money now. If Newt can continue to put together a ground game in the important primary states he has a clear path to the nomination.
FOX has officially gone over the fence in my book. I am just sticking to online media sources at this point, and taking whatever they say, along with CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, ABC, etc. with a grain of salt. Part of the whole corrupt political machine. Devoid of true journalism and search for the truth.
I was too busy watching my Saints beat up on the Giants.
Cain do all this with Stage 4 colon cancer, bowel resection, chimo, etc.
The woman is a liar.
I was on the Cain train when most here were waiting for Palin to announce. But I’m off now. Too much smoke here, among other things.
Well, glass houses and rocks and all that...
I also am tired of the celebutards opining on issues of the day. Alec Baldwin doesnt have 2 braincells to rub together and I don’t give any more care as to what Janine Turner has to say. (as cute as she was on “Northern Exposure” her time was up LONG ago)
Why did she have his cell number?
I’m glad I don’t recognize what you’re referring to.
She was great. One of the best. Maybe because she acted the opposite of a Hollywood fruitball.
Sad to hear she are one.
I think voters MAY stick by Herman. I will vote for the most conservative candidate with the best chance of winning. That could be Herman, it could be Perry. I do NOT trust this Gngrich surge, I smell a McCain/media foisting.
” Well Bill-o seems to have survived well from his scandal, and theyre were tapes! “ <<<
What? I missed this! With all O’reilly’s enemies in the Lefty press and I haven’t heard a thing. Pardon, while I go google up. Backatcha later. My word!
Same here and as a Cowboy fan, I was glad to see the Saint dispatch the Giants with such ease.
Drew Brees is remarkable. He looks like he could be a clerk in the appliance department of Sears but when he takes to the field, he morphs into a magician. His escapability and skills as seeing the whole field are awesome to behold.
All I can say is don’t be so hasty to call people liars.
If she really had an affair with him for 13 years she’ll be able to prove it pretty easily. She’ll have cards, notes, messages and endless dates where they were together. If Cain challenges her she’ll put up the proof - if true.
You won’t hear from her again, it’s “Mission Accomplished” as far as they’re concerned.
I’m sorry, but I have to sink his bid for the GOP.
I know a friend who has a second cousin that will testify that she saw Herman Cain pick his nose when he was 4 years old!
I agree with one of your points...the MSM will just move down the line in assasination of the Repubs.
(And will protect their own).
Don’t you have your own candidate?
The question is how to begin? The answer is to deny the allegations and offer proof either way.
I'll wait for the proof. Allegations only play to agendas.
Thank God I never had to serve with you in a foxhole, then, in the midst of a s-storm of a field battle.
Which is why it is important they be energetically challenged and called on it.
The best answer to hate speech, is more speech.
Seems it was an August, 2011 Gawker originated story with anonymous sources from top to bottom. Even the reference to Bill’s “failed marriage” was said to be a term that was anonymously sourced. Guess it was a fire starter against FOX, because they had dissed Gawker as being down 75% in readership. Apparently nothing to it.
She coulda put up some proof in the interview.
Why talk about the number of texts and calls without specifying one single one that would make clear Cain’s view of her and their relationship?
Why just an ambiguous “there were 61 texts or calls to or from” when it would only take one text with damning evidence?
You say if challenged she’d put up proof. Why not sooner? She went on TV with a story she knew would be national and couldn’t furnish one physical shred of proof just her words?
Why with every one of these accusations against Cain there is not one single smoking gun?
Turner’s quote is pretty heartburn-inducing, but I’ll give her a little pass this time, since she is virtually one of the ONLY celebs around who ever spoke nicely of Sarah Palin. Unlike most other Hollywood celebs, whose expressions tended to range from refering to her as an “evil bitch” to calling for her death!