Skip to comments.Cain to Letterman: 'All of these women are lying'
Posted on 11/18/2011 5:17:46 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
NEW YORK (AP) Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain says "all of these women are lying" about unwanted sexual advances.
In appearance on David Letterman's "Late Show" airing Friday night, the former pizza executive is again denying any impropriety during his time running the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s.
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Letterman’s such a condescending and hostile punk. He treated Herman bad but Herman didn’t seem to back down from him.
It is curious that Herman didn’t slap Dave between the eyes with his own female issues, but then again why mud wrestle?
If Gingrich is so smart why does he have so much dirty laundry hanging out?
Anyone who stays in Washington DC long enough eventually gets tainted.
That is true, but Newty is no Saint.
My take on this is that while Perry got hammered for going on the Lettermans show and playing along with poking fun at the 53 seconds gaffe, Cain got grilled HARD by Letterman.
Cain did well but he got grilled HARD and some of it is going to stick.
Hmmmmm....stinks of TROLL in here.
AND, Letterman didn’t even shake his hand when Cain came over to sit down. Nice manners Dave.
Did Herman extend his hand?
Just watched him on letterman. I hate letterman. Herman held his own and did wonderfully. Cain just shook his head mockingly and laughed at letterman’s inanity.
And when letterman said he was no stranger to sex scandals, I love how Herman leaned forward, grinning, and said “REALLY???” hilarious! He did a great job overall.
Cain can keep on message and still be funny. I liked how he did.
Herman Cain appeared on the David Letterman Show after blowing off the scheduled hour-long interview with the NH Union-Leader?
Am I reading this right?
Good summary, friend. ... What a (CBS) snake pit. Sheesh!
Well, some people are always going to insist upon (or fall for) slick packaging.
Yep, Newt is the smartest man in the room, right? then why is he on all sides of most issues all the time? He should be more principled. Cain was smart to do Letterman and Kimmel. He does well on these formats. Now, as to the antics of Letterman with the women, Newt should understand...he had his own fun with the ladies before he met Callista, right?
The people definately know what the media's doing...the problem is Cain continues to feed their stories. He still hasn't let it rest and for that the media will continue to run with it.....like a fire you don't blow on it and expect it to go out...and that's exactly what Cain is doing....the media is the spark.
I will have to watch it again... will have to find a clip. I don’t think so, but it was very strange... Dave’s body language was clear that DAVE was not extending HIS hand. And as Host, it’s Dave’s job to welcome guests to the show. Maybe I caught it wrong, because I did come in the room a few seconds late. I’ll watch it again.
No. The show was taped the day before.
RE: post # 38, what you said. I won’t comment on whether or not it was smart for Herman to go on that show, but I refuse to watch that a-hole Letterman ever since his statutory rape joke about Willow Palin.
I don’t give a rat’s behind about the sexual allegations but how does one entrust the country to a man who is unaware that China has nuclear weapons?
Cain is blissfully unaware of the world and almost takes pride in this lack of knowledge.
You want someone with a conservative take on economics and a brain. Cain fulfills half of the equation.
Not going to your external URL. Nope. Not doing it, sir or madame.
Thanks again for all that you are doing, and also ignoring the trolls who need no further feeding and will finally give up and walk away and go back to the RNC or the DNC. (See tagline)
I think Carson used to take off every Monday the last few years and had a string of guests hosts. Letterman and Leno do yeoman work, so I don’t blame L for taping Friday’s show on Thursday.
The interview was brutal because Letterman spent so much time trying to discredit Cain he interrupted him many times. Cain held his own and seemed to say what he needed to say. L did give him 3 rounds (segments).
Cain said a couple of times “Dave you’re not going to talk me out of running.” He was responding to the tone L was taking. “You can’t win and even if you do, you won’t be able to do anything.” I guess Dave is implying you have good ideas, but not gonna happen. LOL!
uhh... Hildy, I hate to break it to you, but Cain is running for President of the United States. And Letterman has a lot of..uh... VOTERS, watching his show. Thats the whole point of running. You talk to voters.
The mark of any good politician is their ability to hold their own against a hostile talk show host. If they can’t told their own against a hostile talk show host, then i don’t have much faith they’d hold their own against Putin or whoever’s running China these days.
What a jerk that Letterman is.....the ‘interview’ was one big hit piece.
I was wrong. I found the tape that shows when Cain first walked onto the stage. At minute 13:28 of this video:
Dave DID go out and greet him and shake his hand when Cain first came onto the stage, then they both walked over to the desk. Cain was waving to the audience as he walked to his seat. That’s when I came in the room and saw it last night... and there was no handshake at the desk. So I thought Dave had not shaken Cain’s hand. I was wrong — the handshake took place before they got to the desk.
I agree - Letterman cut Cain off every chance he got. He was quite condescending. Cain held his own. There were a few funny moments, on both sides. The audience seemed to be open to Cain, and didn’t seem to take sides on anything.
I hate Letterman. But on that one point about change not gonna happen, I think he’s right. The President isn’t a miracle worker, and change takes time. All the problems won’t be solved on Day One, or even Year One, no matter who gets elected. But if we choose wisely, the President can affect attitude and outlook. A positive outlook will enable businesses to start hiring again, to make capital expenditures/investments, to start changing the direction of the economy.
At one point L was wagging his finger at him.
Need the pubs in the House to grow a pair and to pick up the senate.
Which makes a grand total of two. How do we know that the two "anonymous" ones aren't the same two who work for President Clouseau?
I saw the segment with Cain. He did VERY well considering that DL was so condescending. I don’t think it was a mistake at all.
I saw it too. From my perspective I think Herman is a wonderful candidate with values that I really appreciate. My point is that the punk Letterman is the wrong place to discuss the values we hold dear.
That dumb bastard Letterman has no clue. And Herman may have done OK, however it gets him nothing as regards the big picture with normal folks.
We must rise above the lightweight level and and dismiss the dumb bastards.
Yes ,but it is those people who are driven by the media. It was good that Cain got out there. Oh, and Cain is winning...we will see soon what happens when he does.
Funny, earlier I was thinking how the nomination process and general election helps prepare a president in many ways. As you said, thick skin development. And always watching what one says while living under a microscope.
It would help him appear more informed (but I don’t have any major issues - at this point) if he started to lay out in concise, easy to understand points, what 999 is. Of course, people like Letterman would need to give him time to actually talk.
But, maybe that is his plan. Right now “999” is what people associate him with, along with a couple of other things. Maybe the “999” repetition will help drown out the other things and he can soon began to give soundbites on what it really means for people.
I used to watch Lettermen too, eons ago.
To me in this case he appeared as a tool and a jerk, but Cain scored way more points than Lettermen.
Cain got some talking points out, improved his image and got more name recognition.
He also slapped down the number of women to 2, and media and rats heard him. I also think that is a good thing, assuming he is being truthful.
Actually, he knocked the number of women down to 2 liars. Even better.