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Posted on 12/03/2011 8:18:19 AM PST by montag813
Herman Cain is expected to make a "major announcement" today, anytime between 11am and 1pm EST in Atlanta. The media is assuming he will quit the race. Politico is positively glowing with anticipation of this. Will he fold, or FIGHT? He is also opening a new Atlanta HQ. Twitter reports that people are jamming in early to show their support.
We simply don't know what will happen, or when it will happen. What are your thoughts? Do you think he should quit? Or do you think Cain should stay in the race and deny the State-Run Media yet another GOP scalp on a platter - for unproven allegations -while they allow a vile rapist like Clinton, or commie cokehead like Obama breeze through unscathed?
HERE IS THE LIVE VIDEO FEED LINK: http://hermancain.com/livestream
I've been wondering about that same thing. It isn't the kind of thing most guys would talk about, he may be forced to talk about it today.
Well said but I don’t think Cain is getting out.It infuriates me what the media are doing and they let Obama skate.IT will turn out that WOMEN FOR CAIN will help him and he is only organizing to beat the Axie machine.I hope his wife gets on stage and proves Cain was not having an affair but he helped a woman;which is not anything wrong..Some one should break in the news the book just written about Obama that he is a fraud and had a tryst with Larry Sinclair.
Let me get this straight. You are saying I support Obama if I don't support Herman Cain?
The blonde bimbo they paraded out lives in Axelrod’s apartment building in Chicago for heaven’s sake. TheO’s fingerprints are all over this. Let there be no deviation from the liberal dem viewpoint for blacks. Stay on that plantation or we will destroy you.
I’m watching it on CNN live feed on their website.
It’s obvious to me he is NOT resigning. The guys who keep talking sound like they are running a pep-rally.
LOL! I loved Ann Coulter’s comment, “where there’s smoke, look for journalists furiously rubbing two sticks together.”
I hear you on your irritation with Bachmann, but Cain has gushed more praise at Romney than she has, and Cain has been more sneeringly dismissive of Perry than she has.
So, I guess from your reasoning, Axelrod can go trot out some two-bit gold digger to make up stories about your preferred candidate, and you'll abandon him as well?
I'd rather have First Lady Gloria Cain then a staffer who Lewinskied a married man who was also the Speaker of the House in the Congressional Parking Lot.
I pray you are right. When I see how some here on FreeRepublic gleefully slurp up the propaganda dished out by Axelrod, it drives me to despair.
Announcement in about 15 minutes according to MarketWatch.
Adultery is an issue "about right and wrong, truth and lies." That is why no candidate deserves blind, unquestioning obedience. If the allegations are true (and that is a big IF) then Herman Cain has betrayed the fundamental values - including "family" values - of the Republican Party - and, as you say, the "American Way."
I for one will wait and see if the allegations are proven or, hopefully, disproven.
Agreed, he has not handled the bimbo erruptions very well, made a fool out of himself on the ubekistan comment and stumbled poorly on the Libya question, not good, not ready for prime time. Couple all of that with the fact that he had a "friendship" for 13 years with a woman, was helping her out financially for 13 years and never told his wife. If nothing was going on and it was all above board his wife should have known about it. Doesn't speak well of his character. Whether there was something going on or not, he humiliated her. If this was a dem - everyone would be screaming for him to drop out, they would be calling him a liar and a womanizer, the hypocrisy is stunning.
It would also be nice if he would mention how diligently the press has gone after him and how studiously they have avoided doing the same to Obama!
As to the rush by the media to condemn him: It is not just the liberal media, it is also the Carl Rove; the good old boys club of the GOP; and scared Dems who do not want Cain in the race. And, probably many CPA's and accountants have a huge concern...because with the 999 plan, they will lose a lot of business. Think about that and who else might be behind this smear campaign that is most likely has been plotted and spearheaded by entities connected to powers in Chicago because I believe Obama is the most frightened by Cain. However, that said:
There are a couple of things about this recent woman's story of a 13 year affair that have not been discussed and just do not make sense or add up. Yet, no one is asking these questions and, instead people like Rove and many in the media are assuming all the allegations have some truth. But.... (1) IF, and that is a big IF Cain helped her AND had an affair with her, just why would any sensible person expose that relationship when there was a chance that the man could become President and help her even more? It makes no sense if a person is needy and thankful for any previous help that she received. Obviously she is neither, and her statement that she was concerned about the other women who accused Cain of some sexual harassment, makes no sense either. Why would a person, who is getting money from someone, cut of their own access to funds in order to help women who have already been shown to have lied and who certainly cannot help her? The only answer..ONLY.. is that she is lying also, and someone else promised her money if she said that Cain's help was more than just monetary and that she had an on-going affair. (yeah, right, like through the time that he was fighting and recovering from cancer???)
(2) How did this woman suddenly have a list of text messages ready and waiting to expose unless she had help from others to get this together and had been planning something so she could be paid by one of/some of Cain's enemies? And, how many other people has this woman hit up for money over the years? I am sure Cain is not the only one. Where is that list of those text messages, or the names of Other people that she turned to for money? With her record it is most likely that Cain is not the only one she tapped for funds. Is she going to claim affairs with all of them?
(3) And it is not important if he ever told his wife about helping this woman. I know plenty of business men and women who help others and do not discuss it with their spouses. Do you think Donald Trump tells his wife who he sends money to help? I doubt Cain felt it was anything but an act of kindness that he was doing and not some secret that he had to hide.
(4) If Cain, as he admitted, has been giving her money, (as I am sure others have)...how about someone getting the IRS to investigate her and her bank account. I expect this woman never reported any financial "gifts" as income. And I am sure the money given to here were not considered "loans." Wonder how much money she has begged for and received for which she never paid taxes? She has probably received money from the government, and if she has been getting any welfare or food stamps she must report any and all monetary gifts. This is a woman who should be investigated and made to pay back the government.
(6) Obviously she has not been too strapped for cash if she can afford a cell phone and send thousands of text messages. It is apparent this woman is a blood-sucking leech and a slanderer. Her ex-partner took her to court for slander, and won, proving that even the courts (and her family, by the way) have all declared that she is a liar.
I feel so sorry for Cain. He has been hurt by all these allegations and I do not believe he is an unfaithful husband or a man who has done anything these women claim. He might not have become the final candidate, but this campaign against him was engineered to ruin his life, not just his chance at the White House. There are far more people who know him who can attest to his morality, sincerity, kind heart, and decency. Only a few greedy, low-life women have tried to discredit him in a way that is de plorable and slanderous. But the media wants to control the outcome of all elections and so journalists tempt and encourage people to believe the liars rather than the true friends and co-workers and associates who know Cain's real character and qualities and who have defended him throughout all of these untrue stories.
Want to try that one again?
We have a local “progressive” paper controlled by the New York Times. Most folks outside of the city look at the paper endorsements and voted the opposite. We have seen enough of this slime in the past to recognize the source.
It’s similiar logic to “if you don’t vote for Romney you are voting for 0bummer.” Come on, man. Get with the program. 8^)
Speaker after speaker being marched out to announce they are “standing with Cain”.
No way this guy is getting out of the race.
Exactly right. The DemocRATs wrapped a chain around Cain, tied him to the back of the truck, and dragged him around the plantation to send a message to any other blacks who might dare to challenge the regime. And the bread-and-circuses crowd whooped and hollered at the entertainment.
Just woke up. Does this live stream work on iPad?
Give me an alpha male over a beta any day.
Well, to date, Gov. Perry has not been inundated with the type of allegations made against Herman Cain. So yes, I still support him.
I was wondering that, too, about his new campaign headquarters in Atlanta.
If Mr. Cain is quitting the race, why would he open a new campaign headquarters the same day?
It seems like the Herminator is in it to win it.
I agree. He’s not dropping out, and I am glad. He needs to stay in the race and defend his honor. I also don’t think he will be the nominee.
All of them *skanks*? Really?
Even though I don’t really care for him, I think they should all be following Newt’s direction and trying to sell themselves rather than drag down other Republican candidates. These attacks don’t work - just ask Romney and Perry when they had their little playground fight over illegals. Both clearly did not benefit, and arguably were harmed a bit. Newt comes away the winner every time he takes the media to the woodshed over them playing “gotcha” politics.
That's obviously ridiculous. Our commitment should be to Truth first - above any candidate. False allegations are just as reprehensible as attempts to excuse or cover-up wrongdoing.
I for one will withhold judgment until the truth comes out. If there is no confirmation of the allegations, then they must not be accepted. But, heaven forbid, they are confirmed, then we must not keep our heads in the sand.
and if Perry were way ahead, HE’D be the target whether or not the allegations, of whatever offense they say he’s guilty of, were true.
The media will destroy WHOEVER is leading the Republican pack, regardless of race or gender (Not including Mittens. They LOVE him, at least until he gets the nomination. THEN their fangs will come out).
I think he will stay in—but another revelation, or hit will sink him. It just smells bad that he paid the Bimbo—He looks guilty. If there is anything to these charges—he should fold his tent but Ego will keep him running—for now.
Or do you think Cain should stay in the race and deny the State-Run Media yet another GOP scalp on a platter - for unproven allegations -while they allow a vile rapist like Clinton, or commie cokehead like Obama to breeze through unscathed?
If he leaves, we will still have a president who has had multiple affairs, or maybe Romney. Herman Cain is our only hope for a conservative President!
Again I say:
Im a Cain supporter. I cannot understand how people can buy the rumor/inuendo and condemn him. I just dont understand that.
As far as how he handled it: First you guys want an outsider, a non politician, you get one and than you are down on him because he doesnt respond like a politician, he responds like a regular non political type would. Some of you never wanted Cain but didnt want to be dubbed as racists. Some of you were fair weather supporters in lip service only. As soon as the road got bumpy..yall caved like a cheap tent.
You say you want a conservative, a christian, a business savvy guy, a smart guy and you let the stupid media and same old gray haired GOP rhinos make you a laughing stock. Rove actually chuckled about the Cain demise on Fox the other night. Come on...are ya all as dumb as Rove thinks you are? Yeah..I guess its either that or you dont believe in the principles that you have claimed day in and day out on this wonderful sight.
Herman Cain hasnt changed! YOU have. You got jello-legged and Axelrod and Rove knew ya would..WHY? Because you fell for the same danged knee-jerk crapola and ended up with McCain LAST time.
Instead of kicking a good man while hes down. Maybe..just maybe so called tea party people and the infamous conservatives should do some soul searching of their own. Which one of you are going to stand up, try your hardest and get attacked like this? Palin and Cain tried..heck you fair weather so-called christians are as luke warm as you can be.
Come to think of it..this country deserves just what its going to get. With obama..it will come fast..with newt and mitt..it will be a hair slower..but MUCH more painful. Why? Because Herman Cain did not change..YOU did.
What turned me off was his nonchalant attitude towards policy detail and foreign affairs. He's a very smart man with an impressive business mind but you can't solve problems unless you have some grasp of them. It's inexplicable to me how someone with his education and experience could be so casual about getting up to speed on nation and international affairs.
Newt has plenty of ideas for rolling back the federal gov't. Replacing the EPA. Block granting more to the states. A flat tax that isn't revenue neutral which means spending will have to be cut. Newt has his own issues when it comes to sealing the deal and none of it has to do with his "baggage."
ITS ON FOLKS. Nice cheesy “Rock you like Herman Cain” in the background.
Do not dispair. Have faith. He is not submitted to Obama/Axelrod/RINOdom.
I don’t know how I will vote in the end, but Herman Cain has been slaughtered at the altar of dem politics. They see him as a serious threat to theO and a threat to keeping the blacks in line on the dem plantation.
Go Herman! Shove it right back to them. Blacks ARE paying attention. Whatever the outcome, conservatives need to stand by him or it will destroy all the progress we have made with blacks in promoting Herman to begin with. I for one, am sick of the politics of personal destruction.
Link please? I must be an idiot (no comment), because I can’t find it.
Exactly...Cain will stay in the race for a while longer.
The other thing to remember is, once you are elected President, there’s no way to screw while living in the White Hou...
I keed, I keed.
Stay in, Herman, let the voters decide, for once.
Opinions are like you know what, and yours is wrong.
Well, maybe not all, just some. The rest are two-bit harlots.
———I cannot understand how people can buy the rumor/inuendo -—
It is simple, very simple. They are holier than thou
Yes, until proof is shown otherwise.
Here is the link....
Nevermind — I found it. :-)
Might as well re-elect Obama.
If he leaves, we do re-elect Obama. A lot of apoliticals (the correct name for most busy “independents”) do not like Newt. And conservatives do not care for Mitt.