Skip to comments.Perry Camp Denies Leaking Cain Harassment Story, Fingers Romney Campaign
Posted on 11/02/2011 3:49:03 PM PDT by Perdogg
A spokesman for Texas Gov. Rick Perrys campaign is adamantly denying that members of the GOP presidential candidate's staff leaked a story has swamped Herman Cain's campaign this week. Instead, the Perry camp is pointing a finger at the campaign of another rival Republican, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, as a possible source of the report about the sexual-harassment charges levelled a decade ago against Cain by female subordinates at the National Restaurant Association.
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It took Perry’s people long enough to come up with a story...
Now, I hope the Perrybots who whined about Cain throwing out “accusations” about his campaign, will be consistent when accusing the Perry camp of baseless allegations against Romney. I won’t hold my breath.
“Wilson works for a pro-Perry political action committee, but federal election law requires such groups to remain independent of the candidates they support. “
Looks like we have a SMOKING GUN in the last sentence. Everyone knows that PACs coordinate with their guru, they just do it informally.
Cincinnati will not be happy now...
The headline writer’s entendres are showing.
This is getting comical. Next hour, the Romney people will be blaming the Paul people.
Ugh, this is a bloodbath.
Look for Gingrich to benefit.
Then all of HIS stuff will come out.
In the end, it’s going to be Romney.
How the **** did we get here when we had three years to find a real conservative leader?
Again the point being missed here is why is there even a story at all?
My lowest moment at FR in 11 years was being on Perry’s ping list for a month. I should have known better.
My money is on the Obamalamadingdong people being behind the whole thing!
Just look, now we have three of our candidates tarred with this brush. A curse on both Romney and Perry if they were involved, but I’ll bet neither were.
Wonder who will blame bush.
By the time the smoke clears, we’ll be left with candidate Huntsman. Good grief.
What a freaking mess. So much for the collegiate atmosphere of the early debates.
You hit the nail on the head. This feeding frenzy has destroyed the conservative effort in ‘12. I hope (pray) that DeMint or Palin belatedly joins this race after Romney looks to be a lock (which will be soon).
There are more links to Rove and Romney...so why are they accusing Perry?
Nope. Don’t let the media/liberals/GOPbots fool you. I’m sticking with Cain no matter what, our ground has to be stood. If the conservative vote scatters yet again, I fear Romney or Perry will win. But as long as conservatives stay united, Cain can still easily win this.
Good news is, even polls after the media manufactured “scandal” still show Cain in the lead. Don’t abandon him just yet. :)
Cain will not blame Romney. That would kill his chance for a VP nomination if Romney should be the nominee. And it’s obviously not going to be Perry.
Circular firing squad. This is going to give us another four years of Obama, and thus the death knell of this once great nation :-(
Ths is all just to juicy, this is all working for Cain.
Hail To The Cain!
Memo to Paul Ryan: Will you please reconsider so we can have at least one adult in this race?
Smokin’ Mark Block is clearing the air for the oven mit. Call out the magic bus...
At the end, when every candidate has been implicated by the other, they will all, in unison, blame Bush. In song.
You misunderstand. I’m not saying I or anyone else will or is abandoning him. I’m merely prognosticating. What I WANT and what is RIGHT is not the issue—we’d be in agreement there, I suspect.
"we've come a long way from Reagan's Eleventh Commandment"
I’m just glad Democrats didn’t leak it 11 months from now.
Why wouldn't they simply deny it, and say nothing more than that?
(A) Perry's camp knows it was Romney and they're helping Cain?
(B) Perry's camp did it, and they are shifting blame to Romney to deflect?
(C) Perry's camp has no idea who did it, and they are taking this opportunity to hurt Romney in an attempt for Perry to gain a few points?
The only option which shows any class at all is option A.
Perry has better a opposition research team than Cain, so they probably do know who leaked it.
I know one thing: This is all going to get real old, real fast. A month of this, and none of us will pay attention to ANYTHING negative about ANY candidate except Obama. LOL
Seriously. I’m starting to see that pop up on other sites already.
I’m not sure you can say “bush” - harassment laws, you know.
Might be able to get buy with “Bush”, as long as you don’t use it in a sentence like “I like Bush”, or anything.
Someone might be offended... /sarc
The rats must be laughing their tails off over this.
With the primaries all moved up, I'm afraid it is way too late for Ryan to change his mind now. A real shame as he might have been vastly better than this bunch we have to pick from.
You folks are falling into the idiot trap..Now they were trying to get ride of Cain so you people are going to make sure you send Perry down with him saying lies about him putting this out..Grow up people..
So much of the Reagan commandment
I know what you mean. I’m just hoping that the overwhelming conservative majority is not fooled by this media manufactured smear job. They’re trying to pick our candidate, just like they did in 2008.
Are you kidding? The story just broke 3 hours ago.
I bet Perry also denies he did not leak the George Bush DUI story when he was working with Gore.
Does anyone know how to find and post a photo of a genuine circular firing squad?
True, it might be gruesome, but it still could not convey the horror that the rat media shows the sheeple every day.
If you think this is all working to Cain’s advantage, you’re delusional. He’s made several rookie mistakes, the most blatant of which was to actually talk about an incident which was supposedly settled under a confidentiality agreement. Cain opened a can of worms that didn’t need to be opened.
And why blame Perry? What’s his evidence? Why would he blame a guy who’s at about 6% in the polls?
So far the handling of this scandal on the Cain side is amateurish at best.
Who gives a damn which campaign or group is behind it? It is politics. Cain had every chance to set the record straight and let the air clear. He failed at it pathetically, and now has gone on record being in the gutter accusing rival campaigns.
He is done. Stick a fork.
Not for the accusations, but for his buffoonish handling of the issue.
This is out of control with all of the finger pointing.
Obama must be laughing his narrow *** off.
well I don’t believe Perry himself had anything to do with this nonsense. It’s a fact that Cain himself shot himself in the foot in regard to the rock “issue”. I continue to be a Cain supporter but these anti-Perry zealots are wasting their ammo. Perry is over. You don’t have to atack him any more because he is done.
Herman Cain is our last refuge against Romney. He must do better than the angry response I just saw on Youtube. He doesn’t help himself by losing his cool and getting angry. If he can’t deal with this mini-crisis then he isn’t ready. If that is the case then we have no candidate and Romney wins. So Cain better get his act together fast.
“In the end, it’s going to be Romney”.
I absolutely agree, Dw...and so does Bret B’s panel. As Kraut just said, Mittens is floating above it all as the other candidates make a mess of their campaigns.
If this is true that Mitt will come out on top, it’s going to be a depressing election year. How exciting it would be to work for a real Conservative.
I usually get very involved in the grassroots efforts.
Maybe not this time....
That assumes Perry and Mittens are Republicans. They ain’t.
No, they were probably were saving it!
And why blame Perry? Whats his evidence? Why would he blame a guy whos at about 6% in the polls?
He’s sure not going to blame Romney, for obvious reasons.
Now, if I was thinking outside the box, and I was thinking it was Romney, and I was thinking that Perry’s people knew it was Romney, I MIGHT accuse Perry, knowing that the Perry people would finger Romney for me. Then I issue my heartfelt apologies to Perry, Perry accepts, and Mitt stands there like a deer in the headlights while the MSM jackals pummel him. Cain 1, Perry 1, Romney 0.
Don’t be so negative.
Controversy Punishes Cain All the Way to Frontrunner Status
However this goes from here, the election is a long time away. A week is a year in politics, as they say.