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Another Cain Campaign Meltdown -- Plus: Multiple Accusers to Hold Joint Presser?
Townhall ^ | Guy Benson

Posted on 11/09/2011 9:01:51 AM PST by ventanax5

In case you aren't intimately acquainted with the cast this ongoing drama yet, Mark Block is Herman Cain's top strategist. He's the guy who lit up a smoke in that unusual viral web ad, and who went on national television to angrily accuse an individual Perry staffer of leaking the sexual harassment story to Politico -- only to retract his baseless bombast within 24 hours. Last night he appeared on Hannity, and unleashed another embarrassing whopper (click through for video):

Mark Block: "It's become quite apparent that Mr. Cain's candidacy and his rise in the poll is the -- both the left and the right's worst nightmare. You have all of these allegations coming out, you know, eight, nine days ago from Politico. You start connecting the dots and trying to figure out whether it's coming from opponents on the left or opponents on the right. I mean, just at the press conference it was brought up that the -- Karen Kraushaar come out as one of the women. So we've come to find out her son works at Politico, the organization that originally out the story out."

Sean Hannity: "Have you confirmed that? I've been hearing that all day. You've confirmed that now, right?"

Mark Block: "We confirmed it -- that he does indeed work at Politico and that's his mother, yes."

Except...it's just flat-out false.

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2012election; block; cain; markblock; sexualharassment

1 posted on 11/09/2011 9:01:55 AM PST by ventanax5
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To: ventanax5

But it isn’t false that she’s filed other sexual harassment complaints in trying to worm her way up the ladder.


2 posted on 11/09/2011 9:03:55 AM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: ventanax5

GAME CHANGER get on board dump those going nowhere

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/11/09/cain-accuser-filed-complaint-in-next-job/?cmpid=cmty_twitter_Gigya_Cain_Accuser_Filed_Complaint_in_Next_Job


3 posted on 11/09/2011 9:05:45 AM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: VeniVidiVici

These women’s accusations are flat out false too. He does not seem too concerned about that!


4 posted on 11/09/2011 9:05:56 AM PST by GilGil
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To: ventanax5
All of a sudden we see Mark Block as a saboteur?
 
Herman Cains worst enemy
 
 
hmmmm......


5 posted on 11/09/2011 9:07:21 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: ventanax5

Way to go, Townhall, you’ve completely missed the point and trashed a guy who’s only success has been to put his candidate on top of the polls.

I can’t decide which is worse, the Lamestream Media that does nothing to help us, our “our side” that helps them do it.


6 posted on 11/09/2011 9:07:54 AM PST by bigbob
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To: VeniVidiVici

“But it isn’t false that she’s filed other sexual harassment complaints in trying to worm her way up the ladder.”

That doesn’t make this OK...you’re better than that. We don’t need to start using moral equivalency arguments among ourselves...leave that to Dems.


7 posted on 11/09/2011 9:08:10 AM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: ventanax5

He needs to get rid of his Chief of Staff.


8 posted on 11/09/2011 9:08:36 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: ventanax5

How many more lies does the Cain campaign have to tell before people figure out his whole campaign is one big lie.


9 posted on 11/09/2011 9:09:39 AM PST by marty60
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To: VeniVidiVici
"But it isn’t false that she’s filed other sexual harassment complaints in trying to worm her way up the ladder."

Hey, just because we are dealing with professional victims who accuse people of EEOC violations for a living doesn't impact on their credibility at all. /sarcasm

10 posted on 11/09/2011 9:10:15 AM PST by circlecity
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To: ventanax5

Block’s problem is that he probably surfs sites where people like us are researching the allegations and people behind it.

Often we are mistaken, like with that claim about Axlerod the attorney that Malkin debunked later.

He goes forth with it too quick.

Herman does need a new person.


11 posted on 11/09/2011 9:10:19 AM PST by dforest
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To: bigbob

“I can’t decide which is worse, the Lamestream Media that does nothing to help us, our “our side” that helps them do it.”

We don’t need outside help...we’re doing just fine all by ourselves. Wish it would stop. The 11th commandment is getting beaten like a rented mule...


12 posted on 11/09/2011 9:11:05 AM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: marty60

Oh please. Your guy is not liked ansd is going nowhere.

Nobody pays any attention to him.

Get over it. Maybe he can talk more about his illegal support or backroom deals.

yeah, that will help

ROTFL!


13 posted on 11/09/2011 9:13:53 AM PST by dforest
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To: ventanax5
Desperation, desperation, desperation, and then more desperation, you poor perrywinkles.
14 posted on 11/09/2011 9:14:00 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: marty60

Shut up


15 posted on 11/09/2011 9:14:15 AM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: marty60

Two people: Richard Jewel and Dan Rather.


16 posted on 11/09/2011 9:15:09 AM PST by healy61
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To: jessduntno

Guy Benson is a Romney-bot, along with Hugh Hewitt, on whose show Benson is a frequent guest. If you Google Benson, most everything he writes is very pro-Milt. Benson is a young guy, but he obviously values his seat at the RINO table.


17 posted on 11/09/2011 9:19:09 AM PST by LifePath
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To: GoCards

I know..the truth hurts.

Put some ice on it.


18 posted on 11/09/2011 9:19:30 AM PST by marty60
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To: bigbob
“our side” that helps them do it.

That's who gets my vote and I guarantee that if its successful, I won't be voting GOP in the presidential race. The GOP is clean out of second chances.
19 posted on 11/09/2011 9:26:00 AM PST by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: ventanax5

Block has damaged the campaign more than the three woman’s sexual accusations

Block MUST go.


20 posted on 11/09/2011 9:26:37 AM PST by Java4Jay
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To: marty60

You complain about lies from the Cain Campaign while simultaneously ignoring the truth of your boy’s campaign. Illegal lover and piss poor debater.


21 posted on 11/09/2011 9:28:10 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: ventanax5

Multiple Accusers to Hold Joint Presser

Is it pay-per-view? Skankfest 2011?


22 posted on 11/09/2011 9:28:59 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: marty60
How many more lies does the Cain campaign have to tell before people figure out his whole campaign is one big lie.

How's Rick "Open-Borders" Perry doing in the Iowa polls?

Has he even broken double digits or is he still mired at 6%?
23 posted on 11/09/2011 9:29:47 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: ventanax5

Want to try an explain why he is still listed by Politico as an employee?


24 posted on 11/09/2011 9:33:09 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: LifePath

So what...Cain himself likes Romney. It’s Perry he disses and tries to blame for everything.

Would support Romney, would be on a ticket with Romney, Romney’s a good choice but the problem is his Mormonism stops him in the South (quote from Cain to Washington Times), oh, but he can’t support Perry, wouldn’t be on a ticket with Perry, and doncha know there’s that trail of bread crumbs that Cain can’t see anywhere else they might lead but to Perry’s campaign.

Romney blind spot, anyone?


25 posted on 11/09/2011 9:36:36 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: MNJohnnie

>Want to try an explain why he is still listed by Politico as an employee?

Why shouldn’t he be and the point is he is unrelated to her. Duh.


26 posted on 11/09/2011 9:38:58 AM PST by bkepley
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To: txrangerette

I will vote for Romney if he is the nominee, but he is near the bottom of my list of favorites. Cain, Gingrich, Perry, Bachmann before Romney. He is a serial flip-flopper, the next McCain. Not for me.


27 posted on 11/09/2011 9:51:16 AM PST by LifePath
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To: marty60

You support a group a liars and grifters trying to take him down, so what does that make you?


28 posted on 11/09/2011 9:51:49 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: marty60

The real big lie here is the Perry camp claiming Perry is a conservative.

Man those poll numbers must really hurt don’t they?


29 posted on 11/09/2011 9:56:10 AM PST by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: Free Vulcan

Who said I supported them..My problem is with the Cain Campaign keeping this thing alive.

Now it’s an all out war with the accusers. NOT smart given the msm today.


30 posted on 11/09/2011 9:57:28 AM PST by marty60
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To: LifePath

My order

1 Bachmann

2. Newt

3. Romney

4. Cain

5. Perry


31 posted on 11/09/2011 9:58:45 AM PST by ventanax5
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To: marty60

How is Cain ‘keeping this thing alive’? How exactly is he supposed to kill it? The MSM isn’t exactly our prison bitch.

Nice try at lawyer spin though...


32 posted on 11/09/2011 10:05:54 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: marty60

If you think Cain’s campaign is a big lie why don’t you take your ACT over to DU. You’ll get more support over there.


33 posted on 11/09/2011 10:06:15 AM PST by ohioman
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To: truthfreedom
"...went on national television to angrily accuse an individual Perry staffer of leaking the sexual harassment story to Politico -- only to retract his baseless bombast within 24 hours.

That doesn't stop freeper "truthfreedom" from spamming every thread with this same lie.

34 posted on 11/09/2011 10:11:42 AM PST by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: ventanax5
Two problems: Josh is not related to Karen, and he works for National Journal, not Politico.

...the campaign was led to believe that Mr. Josh Kraushaar, currently with the National Journal and a former employee of Politico, was the son of Karen Kraushaar," Gordon said...

LOL

35 posted on 11/09/2011 10:13:08 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: ohioman

From the tone/content of many comments, I thought this WAS DU, minus the liberal philosophy.

And I have been here 10 years.


36 posted on 11/09/2011 10:16:48 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: txrangerette

Some days, it’s hard to tell the difference. :(


37 posted on 11/09/2011 10:18:27 AM PST by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: marty60
“How many more lies does the Cain campaign have to tell before people figure out his whole campaign is one big lie.”

I agree. To me it is making our party look bad. Tonight's debate should be good. My guess that the rest of the folks on that stage will be very uncomfortable.

38 posted on 11/09/2011 10:19:54 AM PST by Faith-Hope
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To: Faith-Hope

McCain was our candidate in the last election. How could the Republican Party look worse?


39 posted on 11/09/2011 10:23:07 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: MizSterious

Perry Operative Chris Wilson Accuses Cain Of Sexual Harassment…To Politico, Of Course
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2804047/posts

Still 100% true.

Team Cain should not have accepted Anderson’s denial. Team Cain has not been paying close attention to how the Perrybots work on FR.


40 posted on 11/09/2011 10:26:14 AM PST by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom

It has been debunked. Get over it.


41 posted on 11/09/2011 10:27:43 AM PST by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: ventanax5
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42 posted on 11/09/2011 10:28:55 AM PST by lonevoice (The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
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To: MizSterious

Perry Operative Chris Wilson Accuses Cain Of Sexual Harassment…To Politico, Of Course
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2804047/posts

This has not been debunked.

And Curt Anderson simply denied being the leaker.
That’s not “debunked”.

Team Perry is on the record telling these stories.


43 posted on 11/09/2011 10:32:05 AM PST by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom
November 3, 2011, 3:59 pm: Cain Adviser Walks Back Perry Accusation
44 posted on 11/09/2011 10:33:16 AM PST by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: ventanax5

This vendetta has turned into a three-ring circus. It is clear now that justice and honor are not the objectives here.


45 posted on 11/09/2011 10:35:26 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: SoConPubbie

If he ever gets traction, which I highly doubt is going to happen, Perry’s going to be bombarded with questions about his campaign paying out nearly a half million dollars to settle a million dollar campaign violation lawsuit. It wouldn’t be pretty.


46 posted on 11/09/2011 10:36:08 AM PST by lonevoice (The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

She subsequently filed an unfair treatment employment complaint (again with Joel Bennett) but I haven’t heard of any other sexual harassment complaints.

Block and Cain just have to stop this turning around and accusing or making false statements about others. It’s just stupid strategically. It takes away from their credibility and the sympathy they are garnering against the unjust attacks. Why not let his political enemies and those alleging false grievances be outed by others and/or themselves.


47 posted on 11/09/2011 11:09:49 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: MNJohnnie

Can you read? They are NOT related.


48 posted on 11/09/2011 11:17:17 AM PST by Def Conservative
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To: Free Vulcan

First thing he should do is put a muzzle on Block. I sure hope he doesn’t take the bait and let ole CNBC sucker him into talking about this. GAWD, I’m sick of it.


49 posted on 11/09/2011 4:49:30 PM PST by marty60
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