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Furore over Herman Cain sex claims becomes first dirty tricks battleground of 2012 US elections
The London Telegraph ^ | November 12, 2011 | Philip Sherwell in Ypsilanti, Michigan

Posted on 11/12/2011 4:25:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

She is a celebrity lawyer who has represented numerous women in headline-making claims against the likes of OJ Simpson, Dodi Fayed, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tiger Woods.

He is a combative defamation attorney described as "the pit bull chained to a stake guarding your house" who has worked on some of America's most high-profile cases.

And in ever-litigious America, Gloria Allred and Lin Wood have now emerged as key players in the battle over the growing array of sexual harassment accusations swirling around Herman Cain, a surprise frontrunner in the Republican presidential stakes.

At stake is the candidacy of the former fast food tycoon and political outsider who has defied the political pundits with his campaign to become the first black Republican nominee for the White House.

It is the latest in a long line of sex scandals that have unfolded during presidential campaigns since Bill Clinton overcame his "bimbo eruption" to win office in 1992. And amid a poisonous storm of claims and counter-claims, the lawyers are now involved and allegations of dirty tricks are flying....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; cain; clinton; hermancaincain
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To: Verginius Rufus

Don’t get me wrong. I am not wild about Cain, but could vote for him.

I would rather Perry remain Governor of Texas, but if he gets the nomination I will have no problem voting for him.

I do not trust Newt at all. He is a Globalist hack, too long in DC and will not do what is necessary to fix this mess. The fix is to DownSize DC.

Romney is very little better than Obozo. I will not vote for him....

I keep telling myself, surely there is a better Republican to run for this office. Someone with huge experience and impeckable character. They are out there, but they do not want to wallow through the mud to get there. It is simply not worth it.

I was a delegate at the Texas Republican Convention when Rick Perry ran for Governor for the first time on his own (without W). I voted for him then and each time since, but I like him as governor.

21 posted on 11/12/2011 8:21:20 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Mount Athos

I don’t trust anon sources from a lobby group. Sharon Bialek is not credible based on her past. Karen K will not give any details and filed complaint in 2nd job.

The rest are anonymous so we don’t know if they are real or imaginary. IMHO they are imaginary and created by political cronies within the NRA.

Funny how Cain worked at GodFather’s and Burger King much longer and complaints come out of those organizations.

22 posted on 11/12/2011 9:00:08 PM PST by steviekm3
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To: cripplecreek

Yes, and did you notice that this Telegraph story, like so many others, keep repeating the “2 NRA settlement” story? Cavuto even “assumed” it in his questioning the other day and Cain again reaffirmed “one claim”. Yet, the media still keep repeating “2” at NRA (plus others) as if they are fact. Idiots - or evil.

23 posted on 11/12/2011 9:25:23 PM PST by Yooper4Life (They all lie.)
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To: Texas Fossil
I want someone who can beat Obama, who can be a good President, and who is conservative. At this point I will vote for whoever wins the Republican nomination. I hope it isn't Romney but if it is, he would be a lot better than having four more years of Obama.

Romney is not one of us and would disappoint us on many issues, but he's not out to destroy the US and he believes in the capitalist system. We would be able to put pressure on him--at worst he would be like Ford. Obama, on the other hand, wants to destroy the US and the capitalist system, and hates us. As we have already seen, he'll pick the most radical left-wing people available. If he's re-elected he's likely to be even more extreme when he doesn't have to think about another election. (I don't think the Democrats can manage to get rid of the 22nd amendment--and if they did he'd have to contend with Bill Clinton.)

24 posted on 11/12/2011 9:30:19 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The money and support is pouring in for Herman Cain, but we cannot slow down now. Please help him by donating at

Also to help join the buzz about Herman go to and “like” him. His “likes” have jumped dramatically since the attacks started. Make no mistake Sean Hannity’s BFF Tokyo Rove is watching Herman’s “likes” and so is Romney. THIS is the way to stick it to the GOP establishment! Please tell your family and friends to “like” Herman as well. Then let’s bring out our most powerful tool for helping Herman Cain: PRAYING that God protects him from the people of darkness.

25 posted on 11/13/2011 3:09:35 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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