Skip to comments.[Live Thread] Herman Cain to respond to sex allegations at Scottsdale press conference (Tue 11-8-11)
Posted on 11/07/2011 8:42:40 PM PST by STARWISE
Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain will hold a press conference in Scottsdale Tuesday in response to recent allegations of harassment.
According to a statement from the Cain campaign, Cain will hold to the conference at the Scottsdale Plaza at 3 pm.
I know what happened, and he knows what happened, Bialek said on CNNs Piers Morgan Tonight. One of my whole objectives was to give him the opportunity to come forward, to redeem himself, say, Hey, Im sorry. I did this. It happened. And lets move forward. And it is unfortunate. Im very disappointed that he didnt take the lead in this.
She said in the interview that she was prepared for an expected media onslaught, but was more concerned about how it would affect her teenage son
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Thanks will try to watch it I saw Fox a half hour ago saying soon.
Agree, he could not have handled this any better, IMO.
I have been watching this on Fox.
I can just see President Cain reading the riot act against an aggressive coalition or country.
He has the most “Presidential” attitude I have seen in at least two decades, Bush Sr. was a bit better though, but look out if Cain was to get REALLY pissed off!
Support Cain, he is the best America will see.
What I have learned:
Herman thinks all white women look alike and Bailik thinks all black men look alike.
Who yah gonna believe?
Herman Cain backstage at the recent TeaCon with Amy Jacobson shortly after Cains alleged encounter with accuser Sharon Bialek.
I recall Sharon was hell bent on going backstage at the TeaCon convention where she cornered him, said Jacobson.
I was surprised to hear she claims she did not know Cain was going to be there. Cain was expected and was late.
So the friend of the, ahem, accuser, states that the accuser is a liar?!
With Clinton, we had a president who was sued for sexual harassment, with a 6-figure settlement, and who also had an accusation of forcible rape by a named woman who endured interviews directly from the press.
So far, with Cain we have numerous unnamed sources with vague accusations, one instance of a southern-style gentility that was conflated into harassment, one instance of a non-anonymous corroboration that is contradicted by several other (anonymous, to my knowledge) witnesses by a person with probable ties to other GOP campaigns, and now a named accuser who stands behind her high-profile lawyer and reads her account from a script.
There appears to be no corroborating evidence for any of the accounts, except for the ambivalent photo of Bialek with Cain, for which there is scant evidence that their recent encounter at TEACon went down in the manner she recounts.
I have no use for the “nuts and sluts” defense/offense that Clinton’s team used, but I have to admit I do not yet see much credibility in any of the accusations, including this one from Bialek.
The media has wagged the dog so many times in the past that many conservatives are very wary of their motives and highly suspicious of their methods. The fact that the GOP elite and the democrats appear to have agreed it’s Romney’s turn in the GOP nominee slot adds a sour flavor to the mix that also is hard to ignore.
Some believe that holding themselves to a higher standard has become a garrote around the conservative throat, I think. I can’t say I disagree, truth be told.
But, I also agree that we need to attack the narrative, undermine the accusations as innuendo and counter them with facts, rather than resort to political name calling. The anger many of us feel at the media, at the GOP elite, and at the democrats (did I already mention the media?) will make being the grown up in the room difficult, but we still need to make the effort, IMO.
I am still a Cain supporter, although I will still evaluate each new attempt to derail him in light of the actual evidence. The seriousness of the charge should not be enough, IMO, to derail his candidacy, unless the serious charge is accompanied by serious evidence. He said/she said is a poor substitute for evidence.
I knew right away when Allred is involved it’s nothing but a scam
Anyone have video I missed it.
I didn’t have a presser with Allred...sniff sniff
I wrote about it here on FR....
I must say I did get a chill. He is very Presidential.
Sorry, I don’t follow. I did miss the very beginning of the press conference. Please explain. Thanks.
I do see the similarities to Thomas (I was in DC visiting when his hearings were going on - nothing else on local TV 24/7) but I didn’t say I believed any of this.
I said, if true, it’s bad.
Frankly, I don’t think a woman who wanted a job would spend money on a hotel and go out for drinks and dinner when a phone call would have sufficed. And I don’t know why any CEO would meet with her in this fashion.
He got an A. He didn’t add kindle to the media fire, he didn’t fall for the media traps, and he was honest and forthright in what was a clear, powerful response.
“If Gloria Allred was a native american, her name would be Fingernails on a Chalkboard”.
Love the 5 t 5.
As stated in posts 261 and 320, the lady in the photo you refer to is Amy Jacobson not Sharon Bialek.
Guess I failed the humor test.
Maybe Bialek thought she was with Herman when it could have been someone else! Maybe the limo driver?
Herman really insulted Bialek by saying he didn’t even remember her!
That’s gonna hurt.
Frankly, I dont think a woman who wanted a job would spend money on a hotel and go out for drinks and dinner when a phone call would have sufficed. And I dont know why any CEO would meet with her in this fashion.
Right. IMO, the only way her story makes any sense is if SHE went there hoping to schmooze him and perhaps was the agressor - not him.
And that’s IF any of her story is even true, which I highly doubt.
I’ve held off commenting on this issue until the last day or so in order to see what comes out. Maybe more will, but as of right now he appears VERY credible, quick on his feet, and genuine to me.
That’s kind of what I guessed but just wanted to be sure. Thanks for the clarification!
I hate to endorse any candidate this early, but I may just donate to Cain’s fund tonight.
Cain denies allegations, says he won’t quit race
Herman Cain Press Conference Live Blog: ‘I Absolutely Reject’ Sexual Harassment Charges
Slimes will not let go .. Krashaur women saying she’d
be willing to have a presser with the other accusers.
Where’s Anita Hill??
Hahaha .. aDORable! What a nice memory, huh?
He did SUPER !!
The woman in that photo is not Sharon.
“There will PROBABLY be others”...huh?
It’s both RINOs and Dems. Both are equally condemning him in the media. I hope Cain can pull through this and go on to win.
There was no sexual harassment settlement. Get your facts straight. There was a separation / termination agreement between the National Restaurant Association and the accuser.
Welcome to FR.
So no objective evidence supporting her position at all...
Since we here at FR understand that these are tough economic times, we fully understand and support members of the Romney and Perry campaigns taking a job posting FUD to various conservative message boards and forums. Hey, RINOs gotta' eat, too...
Next, the Slimes has gotten to the Krashaur woman who
works for USTreasury, and if Holder agrees to it, she’ll
go public and have a joint presser with the other accusers.
Sheesh .. take a #, indeed. They aren’t going down until
everyone’s bloodied and in the virtual ICU.
Welcome to FR...you have been here all of what 28 hours or so?
You will find that here at FR you are entitled to your opinions....we like to debate and challenge each other.
But you may want to be sure that when you repeat things said, you want to include the entire context. The reference to others, in context, was his saying that he expects that the attack machine to take him out won’t be giving up.
Insinuation in order to try and instigate usually gets a hot spotlight and shot down rather quickly around here.
I am so glad you picked MY screen name to ping to in order to pull your partial statement out with “huh?” following...
I happen to know Herman Cain, and have for 7 yrs. I had meals with him, meetings, been in the studio with him, chatted on the phone with him, spoken at events with him...The man has more integrity than any other person I have ever met or known....
but you have fun now...I have a feeling you joined here for motives other than to learn and grow...But if you are lucky, you will resist attempts to instigate and you just might learn something yourself...
That is highly unlikely Troll. Zot!
Your list is not good....Daniels isn’t Conservative. Palin and Demint won’t run. McDonnell is set, Ryan won’t run and Darrell Issa is a beltway guy.
Everyone knows he did great in this press conference tonight.
I did. I donated to his campaign again.
Amen to that.
He eviscerated them.
That one made me chortle too.
As of the time of this post, that link (http://www.suntimes.com/8592168-417/sneed-witness-says-cain-accuser-hugged-him-during-tea-party-meeting-a-month-ago.html) shows the picture in question as having the caption, “Herman Cain backstage at the recent TeaCon with Amy Jacobson shortly after Cains alleged encounter with accuser Sharon Bialek.”
In other words, that’s a picture of Cain with Amy Jacobson, not one of his accusers known as “Sharon Bailek””
I have captured the screen for posterity’s sake. :)
None of them are perfect but they are all a hell of a lot better than Mitt or Perry and all are more electable than Bachmann, Santorum or Cain.