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Rep. West: Cain ‘should move on’ from the race
The Hill ^ | Nov. 30, 2011 | Alicia M. Cohn

Posted on 11/30/2011 9:49:32 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said Wednesday he would advise Herman Cain to let voters “move on” from the distraction of his campaign.

Cain told his campaign this week it is time to “reassess” in light of the resurfacing of old sexual harassment allegations and new accusations this week that he carried on a 13-year affair.

"Beyond reassessing his campaign, he probably needs to understand that he is a distracter for what's going on right now and we should move on," West told WMAL’s radio show “Morning Majority.”

West, a Tea Party favorite, indicated Cain is already out of the running and the GOP nomination field has come down to “a two-man race.”

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1 posted on 11/30/2011 9:49:35 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope Mr. Cain tells Allen West to “move on” from the openly racialist Congressional Black Caucus.


2 posted on 11/30/2011 9:51:25 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Very sage advice from Allen West.


3 posted on 11/30/2011 9:51:25 AM PST by Palladin (Herman delivered the pepperoni.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I disagree with his assessment. Cains accusers seem to have lets say a lot of personal problems which makes their integrity highly suspect.


4 posted on 11/30/2011 9:51:29 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sound advice.


5 posted on 11/30/2011 9:53:45 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: EyeGuy
hope Mr. Cain tells Allen West to “move on” from the openly racialist Congressional Black Caucus.

And just why do you think that Rep West joined that caucus???

6 posted on 11/30/2011 9:55:15 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The “two men” he speaks of are Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. He calls Newt the conservative favorite, but points out that Newt has a lot of “baggage.”

So, is West working for Mitt? Is he the designated black man with Tea Party creds chosen by GOP insiders to tell Cain to get lost? I find this rather disturbing.


7 posted on 11/30/2011 9:55:59 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rep. Allen West, member of Congressional Black Caucus has already shown what a useful idiot he is. Herman Cain and his supporters would do well to ignore a man like West that says one thing and does another.


8 posted on 11/30/2011 9:56:16 AM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s right, but one thing he doesn’t understand is that the GOP campaign matters nought to Cain or to his followers: Herman Cain loves Herman Cain, as one of the ex-girlfriends said. Cain would be perfectly happy to bog the whole thing down as long as the spotlight is on him.

Granted, a big ego is a necessity if you’re going to run for political office. But there’s big and then there’s swollen, inflated and out of control.

I wish West had run, although I don’t think he had enough national name recognition at that point and not a long enough political career.


9 posted on 11/30/2011 9:56:28 AM PST by livius
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s right, but one thing he doesn’t understand is that the GOP campaign matters nought to Cain or to his followers: Herman Cain loves Herman Cain, as one of the ex-girlfriends said. Cain would be perfectly happy to bog the whole thing down as long as the spotlight is on him.

Granted, a big ego is a necessity if you’re going to run for political office. But there’s big and then there’s swollen, inflated and out of control.

I wish West had run, although I don’t think he had enough national name recognition at that point and not a long enough political career.


10 posted on 11/30/2011 9:56:39 AM PST by livius
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think Cain should stay in. The only way to end the smear jobs and MSM/RINO destruction train is to stick it out and fight on.

It ain’t over till it’s over.


11 posted on 11/30/2011 9:56:42 AM PST by dforest
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What, has West been told Romney already has the nod?

Cain 2012!


12 posted on 11/30/2011 9:57:21 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Palladin

I feel the same way about Romney. It looks like Allen and I both have opinions. Whadayaknow?


13 posted on 11/30/2011 9:57:38 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Will he give the same advice to each of the candidates as they are lied about? Will he tell each one to step aside until the most eligible RINO is selected by the Dems to oppose Obama?

Very dangerous path to go down if you surrender when the shooting starts. This is very much out of character for the brave man I believe Mr. West to be.

14 posted on 11/30/2011 9:57:54 AM PST by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Disappointed.


15 posted on 11/30/2011 9:57:57 AM PST by greatvikingone
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To: pgkdan

He did join, but I think recently left the Caucus


16 posted on 11/30/2011 9:58:34 AM PST by goat granny
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To: Free ThinkerNY

—...Cain is already out of the running and the GOP nomination field has come down to “a two-man race.”—

BS, as in bullshit.


17 posted on 11/30/2011 9:58:40 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Palladin
I like Lt. Col. West but disagree with him here. Unless there is something to the BS charges thrown at Cain, leaving the race is only another victory for Libtardism and RINOism.

Anybody can pick up sh*t and throw it at their intended target.

Suppose I was rich enough to pay some bimbo to come forward and claim Newt Gingrich (or any other candidate) boinked her on a picnic table in 2005 (or whatever).

In Newt's case, the charge would be a lot more credible simply because he has a history of this sort of thing. But that doesn't mean it isn't total BS.

18 posted on 11/30/2011 9:59:33 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All
I'm sorry West said this.

The least he could have done was to wait for some actual proof, rather than let innuendo and accusation form his opinion.

There is no candidate that cannot be taken down by the innuendo and false information given by our radical leftist MSM if we let them continue to do this.

The circular firing squad needs to stop. Those of you who think this is a good idea need to know that not sticking up for another conservative simply leaves your own candidate friendless and impotent as well.

19 posted on 11/30/2011 9:59:44 AM PST by Lakeshark
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Okay, does this mean West is a liberal RINO now? I’m having a hard time keeping track.


20 posted on 11/30/2011 9:59:54 AM PST by magritte
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Uh oh, Allen West going under the bus in 3.2.1..


21 posted on 11/30/2011 10:00:17 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: livius
Herman Cain loves Herman Cain, as one of the ex-girlfriends said.

Oh now a quote from a proven libeler/stalker/slanderer is gold? She said a lot of things about her former business partner too that turned out to be vicious lies by her own court ordered admission later on. But I totally get that someone like you would find her a trusted source. Birds of a feather and all...
22 posted on 11/30/2011 10:01:11 AM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: indylindy

Agreed.


23 posted on 11/30/2011 10:01:39 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

West is disappointing.


24 posted on 11/30/2011 10:03:00 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: pgkdan

“And just why do you think that Rep West joined that caucus???”

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I have no idea.

But rather than JOIN, he should have said, we are ALL Americans. There is no room for the destructive idea of elected representatives aligning themselves with a particular group based on race.


25 posted on 11/30/2011 10:03:17 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just watched Cain speaking live. It’s easy to get re-energized just hearing him. I’m still voting for CAIN!


26 posted on 11/30/2011 10:03:53 AM PST by MiddleEarth (With hope or without hope we'll follow the trail of our enemies. Woe to them, if we prove the faster)
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To: indylindy
The only way to end the smear jobs and MSM/RINO destruction train is to stick it out and fight on.

Exactly. Somebody has to stand up or sleazy character assassination is going to be our number one method of choosing a candidate.

By the way, I would add the Obama campaign to the "MSM/RINO destruction train." They'll do ANYTHING to win.

27 posted on 11/30/2011 10:04:09 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Lakeshark
The least he could have done was to wait for some actual proof, rather than let innuendo and accusation form his opinion.

A lot of people should do this.

Even if Mr. Cain were to step down "for the team" he is an American being slandered and so many here have piled on.

If there is proof, show it.

Otherwise, a man, his family, career, and life are being destroyed by hearsay.

28 posted on 11/30/2011 10:05:43 AM PST by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: magritte

Couple things to help;

if it has to do with someone that is a Mormon or supports Romney - RINO

Newt, unless he’s the only one left - RINO

non-Christian - RINO

does not want to move all Mexicans back across the border - RINO


29 posted on 11/30/2011 10:05:53 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Alan West! The heck he should! who are youl, you freshman congresscritter, (General or not!) to say what Herman Cain should do!? Masses of people think Herman Cain is the man for 2012! Are you taken in by the filthy lies put out there by unscrupulous leftists? I thought you were supposed o be a wise conservative!


30 posted on 11/30/2011 10:06:04 AM PST by Paperdoll (on the cutting edge)
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To: livius

“Herman Cain loves Herman Cain, as one of the ex-girlfriends said. Cain would be perfectly happy to bog the whole thing down as long as the spotlight is on him.”


Sadly he has likely hurt his family in his illusion that he is infallible and irresistible.


31 posted on 11/30/2011 10:06:52 AM PST by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What happened to West?


32 posted on 11/30/2011 10:07:59 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: Cicero

As your name tag indicates, eloquence.

Allen West is precisely the GOP’s “ok” Tea Party black man, and because of his Army service fits the motif.

So, here’s another question of these GOP jackasses- can we count on Allen West being the NEXT Colin Powell-— you know, the inside beltway lying sleazeball who was also, incidentally the Secretary of State, and STILL SUPPORTS OBAMA?

Is this something the establishment GOP finds attractive, yet another “yard jockey” for the elitists left or right?
Where are the true conservatives, please?


33 posted on 11/30/2011 10:09:23 AM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Vigilanteman

Cain admits that he has regularly sent money to this woman. Supposedly he felt sorry for her.

Even if there was no sexual contact, it was still an affair...”an affair of the heart.” No married man should be giving to another woman what his wife exclusively deserves. That includes airline tickets to fly to sporting events; acting as his partner at social gatherings; lavish dinners at 4 star restaurants; expensive gifts, and 4:30 am phone calls that last an hour.

I think Ms. White has more to show than telephone records: rent receipts; a couple of mink coats; some diamond bracelets, etc. This has all the earmarks of a longtime extramarital affair.

Maybe like Jimmy Carter, Cain only committed adultery in his heart.

Nevertheless, female voters will not take this lightly.


34 posted on 11/30/2011 10:09:23 AM PST by Palladin (Herman delivered the pepperoni.)
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To: Cicero

Sorry, I won’t vote for either of them. I had to hold my nose to vote fo9r 43 and for JMcCain, and I will never do that again.


35 posted on 11/30/2011 10:10:11 AM PST by Paperdoll (on the cutting edge)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; pgkdan; Palladin

This is not sage, sound, wise or competent political advice. In this election cycle, one does not set a precedent that says infidelity, alleged or real, is a disqualifer.

The Pubs will end up with a man who purports to have been faithful to his wife for 25 years— and the left will laugh all the way to the White House.

Mr. Cain will rise or fall. Let’s not force him to leave based on the left/media standard...an ever-changing standard that is always situationally adjusted to serve their ends.


36 posted on 11/30/2011 10:10:11 AM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Palladin

Stand down Mr. West!!


37 posted on 11/30/2011 10:10:42 AM PST by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It is a two man race, but Gingrich is going to have to move Heaven and Earth from now on to overtake the GOP Big Money Favorite Romney.
38 posted on 11/30/2011 10:11:13 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Palladin
"Cain admits that he has regularly sent money to this woman. Supposedly he felt sorry for her."

Cain has also said he has helped many friends in financial trouble. Isn't that what Christians are supposed to do?

39 posted on 11/30/2011 10:12:07 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: livius

I see you like to make stuff up. Which ex-girlfriend would you be talking about?


40 posted on 11/30/2011 10:12:07 AM PST by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Disagree completely. To be saddled with an establishment candidate becuase we were made to cringe in fear about what the MSM is going to lie about next is a serious mistake. There has not been even a whiff of proof in any of the accusations against Cain. He needs to fight back and it would help us all if so called conservatives did not aide the MSM slime simply because he is not their candidate. What is happening to Cain now is what will happen to whomever the GOP selects to run against Obama. Whomever your candidate is you should be shouting to the rooftops that this is a leftist hit job and we cannot allow it to happen. If Cain loses on policy that is one thing but to be drummed out with lies is unacceptable.


41 posted on 11/30/2011 10:12:59 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Palladin

He also stated this woman abused this. Unless she can provide proof of this alleged affair she is untrustworthy.


42 posted on 11/30/2011 10:13:53 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: VinL
This is not sage, sound, wise or competent political advice. In this election cycle, one does not set a precedent that says infidelity, alleged or real, is a disqualifer.

That's true if you're a democrat. I hold my candidates to a higher standard.

43 posted on 11/30/2011 10:14:10 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: pgkdan; Palladin

OK, sage and sound— WHY?

And for whom does this— “it’s really a distraction, despite the fact it is wholly created by sleazy guttersnipes looking to make a buck, and introduced to the world by political operatives of who knows whose campaign or interests”— serve a positive purpose.

Respectfully, y’all do understand that Leon Panetta and pals could be behind this, using Soros money. I mean this is Valerie Plame all over again. And now we have the “new” Colin Powell to carry water for them. Much as I like Allen West— is it not entirely possible he is “owned” by certain elements?

Where are the true conservatives— or are they under the bus for the “realpolitik” operatives of the parliament of whores?

My tagline is my politics. We should not enable tyrants of the left or right. Deo Vindice.


44 posted on 11/30/2011 10:14:35 AM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: livius

You’d vote for another useful idiot? You just flunked Conservatism! You are a closet leftie after all.


45 posted on 11/30/2011 10:14:57 AM PST by Paperdoll (on the cutting edge)
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To: Parley Baer
Right, they are now up to 5 and counting, there is no possible way Cain had anything to do with it. It's all an evil plot against the purest, most righteous politician in history.

(Since Palin quit of course.)

46 posted on 11/30/2011 10:15:13 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: antceecee
Rep. Allen West, member of Congressional Black Caucus has already shown what a useful idiot he is. Herman Cain and his supporters would do well to ignore a man like West that says one thing and does another.

And judging from this comment one could conclude that you're a useless idiot.

47 posted on 11/30/2011 10:15:43 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: livius

I love Allen West!!! would like to see Newt as president, Cain as chairman of the Federal Reserve; Bolton as Sec of Defense; Perry be given a cabinet position and OBAMA appointed as Ambassador to Central Africa:)) would not mind a Newt/West ticket.


48 posted on 11/30/2011 10:15:52 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: over3Owithabrain

We should be asking why Herman Cain is attracted to this type of woman. Often men who are overly controlled at home by a domineering partner are drawn into these situations so they can be “knights in shining armor” for “damsels in distress.”

Sort of like Herman’s illusions that with his meager intellectual equipment and lack of governing experience, he can rush in as America’s Saviour at the Eleventh Hour.

The guy is as kooky as they come.


49 posted on 11/30/2011 10:15:52 AM PST by Palladin (Herman delivered the pepperoni.)
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To: RightOnTheBorder
Whomever your candidate is you should be shouting to the rooftops that this is a leftist hit job and we cannot allow it to happen. If Cain loses on policy that is one thing but to be drummed out with lies is unacceptable.

Well said.

Note to those wishing Cain to drop out... Your candidate is next.

Obama wins by clearing the field.

50 posted on 11/30/2011 10:16:55 AM PST by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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