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Cain responds to sex harassment allegation
Washington Examiner ^ | October 30, 2011 | Byron York

Posted on 10/30/2011 7:06:28 PM PDT by markomalley

Herman Cain's campaign headquarters has released a response to a story, broken this evening on Politico, that in the 1990s two female employees of the National Restaurant Association "complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain," who at the time was head of the trade group.

Calling the story "thinly source allegations," Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon said: "Since Washington establishment critics haven't had much luck in attacking Mr. Cain's ideas to fix a bad economy and create jobs, they are trying to attack him in any way they can."  Gordon did not address any of the specific allegations in the report.  Asked for a more specific answer, the campaign did not provide details.

Here is Gordon's complete response:

Inside the Beltway media attacks Cain

Fearing the message of Herman Cain who is shaking up the political landscape in Washington, Inside the Beltway media have begun to launch unsubstantiated personal attacks on Cain.

Dredging up thinly sourced allegations stemming from Mr. Cain’s tenure as the Chief Executive Officer at the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, political trade press are now casting aspersions on his character and spreading rumors that never stood up to the facts.

Since Washington establishment critics haven't had much luck in attacking Mr. Cain's ideas to fix a bad economy and create jobs, they are trying to attack him in any way they can.

Sadly, we’ve seen this movie played out before – a prominent Conservative targeted by liberals simply because they disagree with his politics.

Mr. Cain -- and all Americans, deserve better.

Cain is likely to face questions about the matter on Monday.  He is scheduled to appear at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington in the morning to discuss his 9-9-9 tax plan, and then speak -- and take questions -- at the National Press Club at lunch.

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To: markomalley

Too bad he isn’t being accused of snorting cocaine. Then he’d be “cool”.

41 posted on 10/30/2011 7:38:03 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Madoff screwed the rich. Bernanke screwed us all.)
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To: marty60

” uh huh a man forgets about something like this? RIIGHT! “

Cain has to know that he was accused and that the Board of the Restaurant Association settled the complaints.
But, he said he “ could not comment “until I see some facts
or some concrete evidence.”

The Politico article multiple sources ,
it’s a lot more than Anita Hill’s solo and unwitnessed silliness
against Justice Thomas.
Cain obfuscated , but , refused to deny that he had
ever been accused of sexual harassment
when confronted this morning by the media after
appearing on Face The Nation.
Politico has seen the settlement papers and knows the names of the women who accused Cain
and how much they were paid by the board .
This was barely 10 years ago and the legal counsel
for the Restaurant Association would have interviewed
Cain to get his side.
A Cain aide seems to describe the case of a third woman .

” ( Cain ) did tell at least one campaign staffer this year
about the possibility that claims of sexual harassment could surface,
according to the aide.
Cain, this person said, described a case in which he fired an employee in 1990s and the woman alleged sexual misconduct or harassment.
Cain told the campaign staffer he had beaten the case
and that the woman had paid for his legal fees.
The aide had no further details.”

42 posted on 10/30/2011 7:42:43 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: markomalley

I was thinking the same thing. Judge Thomas Redux.

Toyko Rove propably had a hand in it

43 posted on 10/30/2011 7:43:48 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Carbonsteel

It was more than just media pressure on Palin. There was an all-out conspiracy to bankrupt her and her family.

The GOP didn’t lift a finger to help her, and neither do I expect them to lift a finger to help Cain.

44 posted on 10/30/2011 7:44:26 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Wild Irish Rogue

So he lied to his staff.

I have no doubt Anita Hill was a desperate attemot by the Baortion lobby to get Thomas. And ofcourse he was married to a White (the horror) woman.

I guess Cain thought if Clinton could get by with this C***, he could. Clinton was said to be a cool guy to hang out with, unless you were a woman.

45 posted on 10/30/2011 7:46:42 PM PDT by marty60
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To: Balding_Eagle
I’m actually kind of excited to see how Cain responds

He hasn't denied it, so maybe he can explain it. BTW I've been accused of saying something in front of a woman that a friend actually said. I wasn't allowed to defend myself. This crap happens every day.

46 posted on 10/30/2011 7:47:08 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: markomalley; All
Chief Spokesman for Herman Cain Campaign, live via phone on Geraldo (FOX News) just now (9:35 p.m. CDT), refused about six (6) times, when asked, to deny that Herman Cain did pay money for a Sexual Harassment Suit. He did not help Herman's case here. I'm sick over this. I hope Herman hangs in there and rides this thing out.
47 posted on 10/30/2011 7:49:57 PM PDT by no dems (Gingrich/Cain: The Dream Ticket in 2012 !)
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To: markomalley

This is infuriating. Same old same old crap! I think this will backfire on those who dug up this trash. People are fed up with politics as usual.

48 posted on 10/30/2011 7:50:40 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: tennmountainman

Someone just emailed me that they heard the Rick Perry camp let this one
loose. Has anyone seen anything on this?

49 posted on 10/30/2011 7:50:57 PM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: no dems

yeah, just saw that also....pathetic.

Romney or Perry behind this? Take your pick.

50 posted on 10/30/2011 7:53:00 PM PDT by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: SteveAustin


nice try

This is Romney’s doings.

51 posted on 10/30/2011 7:53:01 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: independent in tx; All
If this does drive Herman from the race, I hope all of his support goes to Newt Gingrich. I truly feel that Romney and/or Perry are behind this.
52 posted on 10/30/2011 7:53:56 PM PDT by no dems (Gingrich/Cain: The Dream Ticket in 2012 !)
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To: stars & stripes forever

I KNEW they would do this, desperate as they are. But, Herman Cain will prevail and it will all come full circle on whomever instigated it, and really ruin THEIR picnic. Guaranteed.

53 posted on 10/30/2011 7:56:36 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Spam (in a friendly way of course) Sarah Palin's Facebook Wall that she endorse Herman Cain ASAP.)
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To: ozarkgirl

Shame on all you FReepers who are complicit.

I’m mad as hell over this. But, what can I do, for now, except watch it play out.

54 posted on 10/30/2011 7:56:56 PM PDT by no dems (Gingrich/Cain: The Dream Ticket in 2012 !)
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To: markomalley


MAY 15, 2011
Herman Cain sounds off on race, a debate win, and the need to simplify government
By:Byron York | 05/15/11 7:35 PM

[snip] .... “Here’s my theory,” said Cain, leaning forward in his chair. “Let’s talk about the current field of Republican candidates. They can’t go after Obama as hard as I can because they’re not black. I think that, either subconsciously or deliberately, they are being coached to not say it a certain way, that you’re going to be labeled a racist and the liberal media is going to try to bring you down, because they still want to protect their precious Obama.”

Cain believes his audiences are a different story. “The voters, they hear my message first, not ‘He could take it to Obama,’ because they are more concerned about stopping Obama than taking it to Obama,” he explained. “This is what I’m hearing and this is what I’m feeling. And the race card is going to be short-lived if Herman Cain gets the nomination.”

“They’re going to come after me more viciously than they would a white candidate,” Cain responded. “You’re right. Clarence Thomas. And so, to use Clarence Thomas as an example, I’m ready for the same high-tech lynching that he went through — for the good of this country.” Cain smiled broadly. “I’m ready for the same high-tech lynching.” .........” [snip]


OCTOBER 28, 2011
Cain smoking ad brings flood of donations
The Hill ^ | 10/28/11 | Justin Sink

Karl Rove Says Cain’s Finished, Zogby Says He ‘Trounces’ Romney Head-to-Head
Posted By AWR Hawkins On October 28, 2011


George Will on Romney: ‘Has conservatism come so far ... for THIS?’
By: Alexander Burns
October 28, 2011 09:19 AM EDT


Herman Cain’s the man:

The latest from the Boyz at HillBuzz

What’s most important to you in deciding whom you can support as a presidential candidate?
Posted on October 27, 2011 by Kevin DuJan // Cocktail Party, The Soggy Sandwich Society

12posted on Friday, October 28, 2011 3:22:38 PMby Matchett-PI(


October 22, 2011
No Mitt, No Más
By Chet Arthur

Sometimes it seems as if the GOP Establishment is sleepwalking off a cliff. In 1996, having scored the stunning victories of the off-year congressional elections, the GOP suits dutifully lined up behind the impossible Bob Dole. From the moment Americans realized their choices would be Clinton or Dole, “Bubba” was never behind one day in the polls.

It’s looking like déjà Dole all over again. Mitt Romney is the proverbial GOP next-in-liner. After the Tea Party helped Republicans score major victories in ‘10, the GOP Establishment is hunting desperately for a way to lose the very next election.

Mitt Romney is a wonderful husband and father. He is intelligent and articulate. He rightly rejected religious bigotry, delivering a splendid speech on the topic at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library the last time around.

But he is a terrible candidate. At a time when Americans are hungering for a conviction politician, Mitt Romney is the picture of inconstancy. He will say what he needs to say to get elected. In Massachusetts, he’ll campaign as more liberal than Ted Kennedy, a moderate in the mold of Edward Brooke, or a conservative on the make.

In ‘08, this man who managed to sit out the Reagan revolution spent millions on attack ads lambasting his foes for being insufficiently conservative.

The Republicans in 2004 let Democrat Matthew Dowd run their re-election campaign for George W. Bush. Instead of going after Massachusetts über-liberal John Kerry for his 30-year career of far-left votes, the Bush campaign decided to showcase Kerry’s vote on an $87-billion appropriations bill for the war in Iraq. “I voted for the bill before I voted against it,” said the hapless Kerry. There, that’s it. The re-elect team bored the country for months with cries of “Massachusetts Flip-Flopper!”

They didn’t highlight any of the far-left positions Kerry had taken over decades. He had voted liberal with metronomic consistency throughout his career. But that would have called for a campaign based on principled conservatism. That would have required highlighting the differences on issues like the sanctity of human life and the defense of marriage. Better not risk it. Stick with “Massachusetts Flip-Flopper.”

How good does that $87-billion investment in “Operation Iraqi Freedom” look today? Maybe we should ask the hundreds of thousands of Assyrian Christians who have had to flee Iraq, where their ancestors lived since the Apostle Mark brought the Gospel to them.

Or maybe we should ask ourselves what kind of “Enduring Freedom” there is in Afghanistan, now that the last Christian church has been closed and there is but one Jew left in the country.

To appease our Afghan friends, our commanding general felt it necessary to burn Pashto-language Bibles. Ten years in, the U.S. command still provides security for Hamid Karzai, a man who admits that he is on the take from the mullahs in Tehran. For this, we have paid $457,000 per hour since 2001.

Mitt Romney wants to send another 100,000 troops to Afghanistan. This most pliable of candidates seems not to have polled that one. Americans have long since concluded that Afghanistan is not going to be a functional liberal democracy any time soon. Purple fingers as proof of having voted are meaningless if 99% of Afghan women and 99% of Afghan men join to vote in a government that wants to kill Abdul Rahman. That young man converted to Christianity and was sentenced to die by a government we had installed.

“Men of intemperate minds cannot be free,” said Edmund Burke, the father of conservatism; “their passions forge their fetters.” And Burke had never been to Kabul.

Mitt Romney is basing his campaign on his superior business savvy. Good thing, since we would not want to look too closely at RomneyCare in Massachusetts. It not only embraced the unconstitutional individual mandate, but it extended coverage for abortion in the Bay State.

Romney says he does not want to sign the Susan B. Anthony pledge to defund all outfits that kill the unborn. Why? Because that would cut off federal funds to hospitals that do abortions. Yet, he doubtless believes he can sell us on “building a culture of life.”

That lovely phrase from the late Pope John Paul II is a lifesaver for politicians who can talk “culture of life” while shoveling money to the engines of death.

Romney is more than willing to tax us for the killing of embryonic humans while he claims the pro-life mantle. How does that work? He might have pursued instead the most promising treatments that are found in ethical stem cell research — from adult stem cells and other morally uncompromised sources.

Again, he’s shovel-ready.

By saying he believes in anthropogenic global warming, Romney will try to become the first politician ever to accept Al Gore’s premises without the policies that go with his ideology. These policies invariably include more government micro-management of the economy and population control.

And then there’s Mitt’s plastic persona. He is not liked and unlikely to become liked. It was T.R.’s indomitable daughter, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, who summed up Thomas Dewey’s “can’t lose” campaign in 1948. “He’s the little man on the wedding cake,” she said acidly.

Mitt Romney is Thomas Dewey, only taller.

55 posted on 10/30/2011 7:58:45 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (Obamageddon, Barackalypse Now! Bam is "Debt Man Walking" in 2012 - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: SkyDancer
now why would you say a thing like that???

56 posted on 10/30/2011 7:58:47 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
Cain told the campaign staffer he had beaten the case and that the woman had paid for his legal fees.

When the complainer pays the legal fees of their target, you know it was bogus.

57 posted on 10/30/2011 7:58:59 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SteveAustin

So I wonder what Herman did, exactly, to these women hold the door open for them or something??

58 posted on 10/30/2011 7:59:35 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Carbonsteel
It's plausible that the media could force Cain out with this kind of stuff. Wouldn't be the first time. ____________________________________________________________ If so, I hope all of Herman's supporters throw their support to Newt. Screw Romney and Perry. One of them is behind this.
59 posted on 10/30/2011 7:59:40 PM PDT by no dems (Gingrich/Cain: The Dream Ticket in 2012 !)
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To: no dems

You don’t think they would do the same to Gingrich? And WORSE?

60 posted on 10/30/2011 8:01:11 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 -
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