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Perry Camp Denies Leaking Cain Harassment Story, Fingers Romney Campaign
National Journal ^ | Updated: November 2, 2011 | 6:13 p.m.

Posted on 11/02/2011 3:49:03 PM PDT by Perdogg

A spokesman for Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s 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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TOPICS: Breaking News
KEYWORDS: caindidit; cainscandals; cainsexualharrass; cainvoted4clinton; cainwhome; exdemcain; nononoobamadidit; noromneydidit; perrydidit; sexualharassment
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To: lonestar

Because both Cain and Bachmann are hoping that at least they can be Romney’s running mate if they don’t get the nomination. When was the last time Bachmann said anything bad, to any consequence, about Romney? Cain said that he would consider being Romney’s running mate.


51 posted on 11/02/2011 4:10:51 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

I do no, but I would be looking into the background of the lawyer for $35,000 gal. It seem to me he the one that has the most to gain.


52 posted on 11/02/2011 4:11:09 PM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: Mountain Mary

Quit whining.
Cain is still the man in all this.


53 posted on 11/02/2011 4:11:20 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (“Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.")
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To: Mountain Mary

I’ve spent this campaign season thinking, “How did we get here?”


54 posted on 11/02/2011 4:11:38 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: Mountain Mary

>As Kraut just said, Mittens is floating above it all as the other candidates make a mess of their campaigns

That is true.


55 posted on 11/02/2011 4:11:52 PM PDT by CitizenReporter
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To: Perdogg

This frenzy will only help Herman Cain. Whoever the culprit is, Perry or Romney, he better be squeaky clean, and that isn’t the case.


56 posted on 11/02/2011 4:12:51 PM PDT by pallis
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To: plain talk

and having Mark Bloch accuse the Perry campaign of doing this on FNC an hour ago...isn’t such great strategy either.

How long does it take to meet with advisors, develop a competent rapid response team and “get your act together” by having clear and concise answers. Come on Herman. This isn’t rocket science.


57 posted on 11/02/2011 4:12:55 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Conservative SOS!)
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To: Darkwolf377

So, in your world, the left-wing media and Leftists go on smear campaign, and you buy it hook line and sinker? You’re the exact type wimp the MSM and Leftists hope will buy this type of crap.

You make their work far too easy. Thank G-d there are more of us than you. Pathetic!


58 posted on 11/02/2011 4:12:55 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: mylife

“Are you kidding? The story just broke 3 hours ago.”

In this news cycle, that’s an eternity. I have NO DOUBT that they thought they had pulled it off.


59 posted on 11/02/2011 4:13:22 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Gingrich is a vote for Romney)
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To: Darkwolf377

Ryan said no
Palin said no
Christie said no
DeMint never was


60 posted on 11/02/2011 4:14:02 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: chilepup

Well, is there any evidence Perry had anything to do with it? If so, where?


61 posted on 11/02/2011 4:14:55 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: pallis

What if Cain is wrong about Perry?


62 posted on 11/02/2011 4:14:59 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Mountain Mary
As Kraut just said, Mittens is floating above it all as the other candidates make a mess of their campaigns.

Gingrich has steered clear of this mess as well. And he's been rising steadily in the polls with every debate performance.

If Cain loses support, most of it will shift to Newt, not Mittens.

63 posted on 11/02/2011 4:16:39 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: PoloSec

I beg to differ. Cain changed his story again today and claimed there was only ONE harassment case.

He had previously acknowledged TWO and today we have a Third party as well as a witness.

So then Cain gets slimey and accuses Perry.
I am disappointed that Perry’s spokesman even suggested Romney could be responsible, but at least they only “suggested” it.


64 posted on 11/02/2011 4:17:01 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Perdogg

Here is what it is. The establishment simply need to crap all over the uppity outsider that is Herman Cain.

So they release this BS.

If I were Cain, I would let it out that he would consider running as a “I” if this continues.

Let the whole dam thing come crashing down. He’d take just enough votes for another Obama term. You can bet that the establishment wouldnt give a rats ass about that. All they care is that socialists stay in the White House.


65 posted on 11/02/2011 4:17:26 PM PDT by crz
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To: Perdogg

I still support Cain. These hypocritical political attacks on him only made me more eager to donate money to him. There is a war going on in America between the Obamanation/RINOS and the Tea Party. And I aim on defending the Tea Party with every vote left in my body.


66 posted on 11/02/2011 4:17:41 PM PDT by JohnBrownUSA (Don't Tread On America!)
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To: Artcore
So, in your world, the left-wing media and Leftists go on smear campaign, and you buy it hook line and sinker? You’re the exact type wimp the MSM and Leftists hope will buy this type of crap. You make their work far too easy. Thank G-d there are more of us than you. Pathetic!

If you weren't so busy being Internet tough guy, you might have actually read what I wrote. But obviously you're incapable of that--what did I "buy" exactly? I merely observed the response.

In simple words you might be able to grasp: Stop posting when you don't know what you're talking about.

67 posted on 11/02/2011 4:17:54 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
If Cain loses support, most of it will shift to Newt, not Mittens.

So Newt was behind the leak? ;)

68 posted on 11/02/2011 4:18:17 PM PDT by kevao
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To: SueRae

I would vote for Huntsman just because of his daughters.

:)


69 posted on 11/02/2011 4:18:47 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

"I love this Republican primary!"


70 posted on 11/02/2011 4:19:14 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: org.whodat
Both people work for perry, that is a direct link, not may are could. And people hope posted direct links proving same. End of story, this is all the perry and his peoples doing.

Huh? Could you repeat that, one more time, real slow? :)

71 posted on 11/02/2011 4:19:39 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Perdogg

Oh brother...here we go again. Everything is speculation..lets get NAMES, sources and more out there...it would be a big hoax if the democrats were behind this as republicans devour their own.


72 posted on 11/02/2011 4:19:39 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: Perdogg
What if Cain is wrong about Perry?

And what if Perry is wrong about Romney?

73 posted on 11/02/2011 4:20:14 PM PDT by kevao
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To: Hugin

I have asked that and all of the perryhaters just deflect.


74 posted on 11/02/2011 4:20:47 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Mountain Mary
and having Mark Bloch accuse the Perry campaign of doing this on FNC an hour ago...isn’t such great strategy either.

No, but wouldn't it have been brilliant if Bloch released it himself to Politico?! Get it out now and get it over with. Then, hey, let's drag Perry into it.

75 posted on 11/02/2011 4:21:04 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (Just because you say it doesn't make it true. By repeating it, just makes it propaganda.)
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To: Earthdweller

I’m afraid you’re right.


76 posted on 11/02/2011 4:22:17 PM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Using your logic, our guys shouldn’t even run against Obama. I mean after-all, the Democrats or media may level a charge against one of the GOP candidates, and this could cause a “bloodbath.”

My guess is, you’d have the same reaction no matter what charge was leveled against one of our guys. It doesn’t matter what the facts are in your world, it’s the “seriousness of the charge.”


77 posted on 11/02/2011 4:22:27 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: pallis

Would like to know who the woman is that made the accusation, why she was given a severence pay...who the other women are and why they are not waiving the confidentiality law to get the facts in front of the American voter. NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! what IF it is a democrat behind the leak? that would be the biggest joke on the republican party ever...I don’t rule it out.


78 posted on 11/02/2011 4:22:45 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: VRWC For Truth

Perry has a solid conservative record.
Mitt does not.


79 posted on 11/02/2011 4:24:02 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: org.whodat
Rove and Romney have more ties to the aid and/or the NRA than Perry.

If I heard right, Cain now claims he briefed one of the Perry aids about the harrassment accusations when the guy worked for Cain's senate run in 2003. The aid said that Cain hadn't told him anything and he knew nothing until he read it on Politico. BUT...

Yesterday Cain in a TV interview said that he didn't know the details that he is now claiming he told this Perry aid in 2003.

Either he knew it or didn't but wants it both ways!~

80 posted on 11/02/2011 4:26:12 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Perdogg

I’d suspect Romney well before Perry (Romney’s people have been doing this sliming in ‘08, and vs. Palin).


81 posted on 11/02/2011 4:27:03 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: BobL

Well it took Herman 24 hours to even deny the harassment cases.
What’s up with THAT?
And why does he keep changing his story?


82 posted on 11/02/2011 4:27:34 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

While Romney may not have a conservative record, subsidizing illegals is not conservative either.


83 posted on 11/02/2011 4:27:47 PM PDT by John D
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To: Perdogg

To all the Cain supporters there is no reason to abandon him. So far there is “not much” to the story. Just the msm doing there usual hit job and stirring the pot.


84 posted on 11/02/2011 4:28:47 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Mountain Mary

Right. If Cain is telling the truth and this is much ado about nothing then Cain should loosen up, smile, take questions and laugh it off. There are two possible reasons for the way they are poorly handling this - Cain is a non-politician or the accusations are more serious than Cain admits. I happen to believe the former. We didn’t want a politician and the flip side is inexperience in dealing with crap like this. I haven’t given up. Cain is basically a good man and he will continue to learn and grow


85 posted on 11/02/2011 4:28:58 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: org.whodat; BobL
Both people involved worked for perry.

Yep, seems so...Who else had big motives?

Follow the motives....Whoever leaked, knew the damage would be done by the allegations themselves, regardless if they were credible or not.

86 posted on 11/02/2011 4:29:46 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Jane Long
I was in a hurry, links have been posted here several times today showing the links between perry and this story. He and his people did it and now they are running for the tall grass pointing fingers at everybody else.
87 posted on 11/02/2011 4:30:18 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Jane Long

He could but it would be a lie.
Wilson did not work for Perry, he worked for Rove.


88 posted on 11/02/2011 4:30:35 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: COBOL2Java
I doubt the DNC is smiling. They probably had this story in their bag of tricks and it's gone now. That's why I believe in vetting all our candidates now. Not later.
89 posted on 11/02/2011 4:30:51 PM PDT by McGruff (Hold the House, take the Senate.)
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To: Perdogg

Perry must have about 100 figers with all the finger pointing he does. Can’t do a thing about immigration like Alabama and Arizona because the federal government won’t let me. Signed on to illegal alien freebies because the Republicans in Texas wouldn’t let me say no. Can’t refuse little girls getting a shot because Merk told me I had too. Can’t do well on debates because the moderators are so mean. Can’t be me who screwed Cain because it has to be Romney. Obama and Perry are so much alike I bet a million that they are related.


91 posted on 11/02/2011 4:31:19 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: lonestar

The usual, everybody is jumping to conclusions with no facts to back up their opinions. I’m waiting for it all to sort itself out and that won’t happen tonight!


92 posted on 11/02/2011 4:31:54 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: catfish1957
My lowest moment at FR in 11 years was being on Perry’s ping list for a month. I should have known better.

Me too. You get dumber every day on that list.

93 posted on 11/02/2011 4:32:01 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Perdogg

AND IF CAIN IS CORRECT ABOUT GOVERNOR PERRY’S CAMPAIGN?


94 posted on 11/02/2011 4:32:32 PM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: dragnet2

This is rapidly turning into a made for TV Lifetime movie.


95 posted on 11/02/2011 4:32:48 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: kevao

Cain personally “accused” the Perry camp.(with no proof)
Perrys spokesman merely “suggested” that it could be Romney.


96 posted on 11/02/2011 4:33:15 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

WHAT HARRASSMENT?

The one is a firing. SEVERENCE PAY = $35k


97 posted on 11/02/2011 4:34:50 PM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: mylife
Perrys spokesman merely “suggested” that it could be Romney.

With no proof.

98 posted on 11/02/2011 4:35:18 PM PDT by kevao
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To: onyx

it would be bad if Perry had knowledge or if Perry did not dismiss the person.


99 posted on 11/02/2011 4:35:26 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg
Perry Campaign acting like a child caught stealing on the Little Rascals: "I didn't do it...uh....HE DID IT!"

Acting rather guilty, I would say. Hmm.

Perhaps Mark Block is a genius after all.

100 posted on 11/02/2011 4:36:06 PM PDT by montag813
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