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BREAKING: Cain ‘Reassessing’ Candidacy
NRO ^ | Tuesday November 29, 2011 | Robert Costa

Posted on 11/29/2011 8:50:29 AM PST by Bigtigermike

In a conference call this morning, Herman Cain told his senior staff that he is “reassessing” whether to remain in the race

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; affair; cain; cain2012; clarencethomas; gopfield; hermancain; romney
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To: chris37

The GOP rivals have no responsibility to defend Herman Cain. For all we know, some of the allegations may be true. None of the GOP candidates attacked him over it - and I think that is all that can be expected.

Herman Cain is not some icon of conservative politics. He is nothing special. He’s no different than any other vanity candidate that has run in the past.


401 posted on 11/29/2011 11:19:09 AM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: little jeremiah

Oh come on and have a heart, Newt only cheated on his wives because he loved his country.

/sarc


402 posted on 11/29/2011 11:19:13 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: napscoordinator

As long as he stays in, he has my vote!


403 posted on 11/29/2011 11:19:49 AM PST by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Erik Latranyi

You do understand how elections work, don’t you?

Ten million more people voted for Obama than for Cain.

At least 5 million of them need to be persuaded to switch, or 10 million of them to just stay home.

And “No, we’ll just get the base out” is a a laughable alternative.

Just out of curiosity, do you think McCain lost because he wasn’t conservative enough?


404 posted on 11/29/2011 11:20:02 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Theodore R.

Santorum is an option.

May be, back to Bachmann? ;^)


405 posted on 11/29/2011 11:22:22 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Kleon

What about Herman’s marriage? I think he should concentrate on fixing whatever needs fixing in his personal relationship with his wife of 43 years...before politics!


406 posted on 11/29/2011 11:23:15 AM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: PapaNew
Say they were true. Cain's honest and forthright admission along with proof of a repentant heart and a mind/life change might have made a difference.

It's a lot harder for someone that made a huge deal of being on the God Squad beforehand to do this (and yes, I know Clinton made a big deal of being seen going to Church, etc. but it was nowhere near Cain's level of religious talk).

407 posted on 11/29/2011 11:23:38 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: PapaNew
Say they were true. Cain's honest and forthright admission along with proof of a repentant heart and a mind/life change might have made a difference.

It's a lot harder for someone that made a huge deal of being on the God Squad beforehand to do this (and yes, I know Clinton made a big deal of being seen going to Church, etc. but it was nowhere near Cain's level of religious talk).

408 posted on 11/29/2011 11:24:03 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: cuban leaf
"Cain was my last hope. I would not touch any of the others. The only one I will NOT vote for is Romney. My choice, second to Cain, is Perry."

ditto, tho I'm not as fond of Perry as you are.

In a way I hope there is something to the allegations...otherwise the DNC machine is doing a bang up job of taking out my candidate.

409 posted on 11/29/2011 11:24:49 AM PST by sweet_diane (Adoption, the beautiful choice!)
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To: bigdaddy45

Sorry, but if you’re exchanging 60+ text/phone calls over a 4 month period
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Actually, NO, I don’t buy that at all. If they were all phone calls, maybe, but 60 texts AND phone calls? Over a 4 month period? 1/3 of a year? Which means about 15 texts AND phone calls a month OR 60 total in one month, who knows. Do you text? If so then you are aware that texts can add up to ridiculous totals to say very little. For an ongoing affair, and over a 4 month time span, I would expect to see hundred of phone calls, maybe thousands of texts. 60??? in 4 months is laughable.


410 posted on 11/29/2011 11:24:50 AM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Who put this map together? Virginia has had photo ID required since the 1990’s, well before 9/11, and well before parts of the state were heavily illegal alien occupied. George Allen was governor when it was enacted. The Dems fought it tooth and nail, but you MUST show govt issued photo ID to vote in the Old Dominion, and have for more than 10 years.


411 posted on 11/29/2011 11:25:00 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: GeronL

It’s really disgusting that so many people don’t even see this. Used to be common cultural understanding.


412 posted on 11/29/2011 11:25:11 AM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Mark Steyn just said on Rush that these women are not all concocted and that Cain shoulda been ready

Mark....another liar

/s

Steyn is not a Newtie or Mitten btw


413 posted on 11/29/2011 11:25:51 AM PST by wardaddy (Michelle, Sarah, Perry now Newt over Mitt.....that is how I've seen it and it's where we are)
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To: Bigtigermike

Mark Steyn just said on Rush that these women are not all concocted and that Cain shoulda been ready

Mark....another liar

/s

Steyn is not a Newtie or Mitten btw


414 posted on 11/29/2011 11:26:03 AM PST by wardaddy (Michelle, Sarah, Perry now Newt over Mitt.....that is how I've seen it and it's where we are)
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To: Domestic Church

Oh i’m sure they were PERFECTLY innocent. Only 60. Including some at 4 in the morning. I have innocent ongoing conversations with women who aren’t my wife all the time!!


415 posted on 11/29/2011 11:26:14 AM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: Windflier
Or, you could have your masters close all of your public records and invent an entirely new past for you, with ghost written autobiographies, forged birth certificates, phony draft registrations, and multiple social security numbers.

That's it in a nutshell.

416 posted on 11/29/2011 11:26:26 AM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: cripplecreek

The GOP presidential field is disappointing in many ways. And you are correct that our hope now lies in the hands of the Senate and the House. However, that would make a bad GOP candidate preferential to 0bama. Our Constitution gives the executive a lot of power to thwart the will of Congress. 0bama can be counted on to oppose the conservative agenda on all fronts. On the other hand even a RINO POTUS is not as likely to oppose a more conservative Congress on most points.


417 posted on 11/29/2011 11:27:23 AM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Bigtigermike
If he were a liberal dhimmicrat...he would be pushed to the front of the line...

Bill Clinton would give him his special recommendation and the MSM would condemn all who spoke of his sexual activities as irrelevant and RACIST.

418 posted on 11/29/2011 11:27:23 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: sport

You got it.


419 posted on 11/29/2011 11:28:27 AM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: Strategerist

Remember, what matters isn’t the popular vote for the Presidential election; it’s the electoral college. Popular vote didn’t help Al Gore a bit.


420 posted on 11/29/2011 11:29:09 AM PST by Spirit of Liberty (Give 'em hell, Herman!)
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To: mojitojoe

Palin in the also ran heap? I didn’t realize she even ran, so odd she would be in the also ran trash heap.

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Oh she was running all right. Running in the polls. Declared or Undeclared was of little value. She was definitely viable as she was peaking. And when polling data fell - she announced she was not running.


421 posted on 11/29/2011 11:29:54 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: chris37
NOT VOTING....?????

That just makes those Democrat Liberals real happy!!!

I'll vote no matter what...we must get rid of OBAMA, he is destroying what was once a Great Nation...

Sorry to see this happen to Cain, I also like the guy...only Bill Clinton, JFK, Teddy, Weiner and Liberals can screw around...

422 posted on 11/29/2011 11:30:41 AM PST by haircutter
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To: Spirit of Liberty

Nobody is going to win the Electoral College while losing the popular vote by 10 million or even 5 million votes.


423 posted on 11/29/2011 11:31:35 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Cato in PA

Santorum is an intelligent conservative candidate. His problem is that he seems to be trying too hard...sounds crazy, but too many me, me, me, I, I, I comments. Same with Bachmann. Sadly, style is winning over substance.


424 posted on 11/29/2011 11:33:32 AM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: little jeremiah

Moral compass and conservative principles. Why is that too much to ask these days? Why settle for anyone with an R behind their name?


425 posted on 11/29/2011 11:37:06 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: chris37
1) What the hell is "Contract on America"? I recall the Contract with America, which brought prosperity to millions of Americans. Clinton attempted to take credit for the economic gains brought about through that contract.

2) What "destroyed" Gingrich was the liberal media's pushing down the throat of Americans the story about Gingrich's divorce and subsequent remarriage. There were also allogations of malfeasance while in office. Nothing was ever proved. Though, with liberals, the charges are always sufficient when a Republican is involved.

3) Photos exist of Reagan with prominant democrats and other loons (R-U-N Paul being one of them). A photo of Newt with Pelousi means what exactly?

4) From what I understand, Newt's position on global climate change is that Conservatives have better ideas on balanced measures to address pollution which do not destroy jobs. I see no problem with this. Pollution is a problem. Clean air and water are good things to have, no?

5) Provide specifics on just how Newt stuck a knife in your back.

For what it is worth, if Cain is hiding a sordid past, which is coming out anyway, then Cain, as your candidate, has stuck a knife in your back much more so than anything Newt's ever done to you. Are you so stuck on Cain that you'd be willing to forgo getting rid of Obozo because Cain is forced to drop out? This election is the GOP's to win or lose. The GOP will win or lose this election based upon what we, the electorate, do in November 2012. If we (meaning people like you) decide to take our toys home in a huff because our candidate didn't finish first, then, Obozo and the liberals will win. If we vote for the candidate who wins the nomination, whether that person is the "perfect" candidate or not (which, by the way, doesn't exist), then Obozo and the liberals will lose. The question is which side are you actually on? Obozo and the liberals?

426 posted on 11/29/2011 11:38:25 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Bigtigermike

A Cain volunteer (credible source) posted this on Facebook:

“I was on a conference call at 11:15am this morning with Herman Cain himself, where he explained to us that, once again, the accusations against him are COMPLETELY FALSE. He ALSO explained that he is NOT considering dropping out of the campaign, despite what the media is reporting. The campaign is moving forward as planned. Additionally, he shared that Ginger White WAS a friend of his (and his wife’s) and she was a struggling unemployed single mom who received several eviction notices due to being unable to pay her rent. So being the good man that he is, Mr. Cain helped her out financially as a FRIEND, as he has done for other friends in the past.”


427 posted on 11/29/2011 11:40:44 AM PST by justsaynomore (http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: ken5050

I don’t think Cain entered the race with the thought of being a viable candidate.

If he hadn’t become one, none of these women/accusations would have been bothered with.

He will drop out. You don’t throw that out there unless that’s what you’re going to do.


428 posted on 11/29/2011 11:43:38 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: EDINVA

True. I voted in Virginia, and a photo ID has been required well before 9/11.


429 posted on 11/29/2011 11:43:56 AM PST by Dante3
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To: Jeff Head

I agree completely with your post. From your lips to God’s ears.


430 posted on 11/29/2011 11:44:01 AM PST by Two-Bits (Ding Dong, The Golden Goose is Dead.)
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To: 9YearLurker

>>I imagine if Mrs. Cain requested the records this woman has that this woman might oblige.<<

Not if she is making it all up.
Or being paid to make the allegation.

I worked too long in big business to take any woman at her word on an affair. I’ve seen slimy women do all they could do to destroy men in their fight to get ahead.

I want proof before presuming guilt.


431 posted on 11/29/2011 11:44:02 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Bigtigermike; 2ndDivisionVet; BagCamAddict; BCrago66; Berlin_Freeper; Enosh; Free ThinkerNY; ...
It's a shame to hear this. Cain may have been starting to recover, but now this...

At least Newt is on a roll...
He has a history of representing conservatives MUCH better than Mitt!!!

The bloodthirsty brutal attacks on Newt by the MSM will now rise to a fever-pitch!




(Example methodology for this chart will be on my profile page)


There were three recent national polls not reported by RCP, and as far as I know, not reported here at FR.
The latest one, is as follows, and a chart after that shows all three...

Gingrich 32%, Romney 23%


Poll		Date		Sample		Gingr. 	Romn. 	Cain 	Perry 	Paul 	Bachm. 	Santo. 	Hunts. 
YouGov		11/19 - 11/22	312 LRV		31	20	15	5	8	3	3	4
Poll Position	11/22 - 11/22	540 LRV		30.3	21.4	11.3	5.9	4.5	6.2	2.0	2.4
Poll Position	11/27 - 11/27	499 LRV		32.1	23.2	13.6	4.9	5.6	4.1	2.5*est	2.7

LRV in these cases means registered Likely Republican Voters


432 posted on 11/29/2011 11:44:27 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: All
Sounds like Mrs. Cain has had enough. The Rat libs and their RINO/GOP-E accomplices have figured out that the Achilles' heel for solid Conservative candidates is their families in general, and their spouses in particular. That's how they finally managed to stop Palin, and now it's how they've stopped Cain.

People need to wake up about what is going on, or else we'll never have a quality Conservative candidate for POTUS again.

(And no, Romney, Newt, and Perry aren't Conservative, so don't even go there.)

433 posted on 11/29/2011 11:46:35 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: eureka!

Perry is my hope also.

Listening to Mark Steyn ... usually love him but he was pretty nasty today about both Newt and Cain.

As far as Mark knows, Perry is apparently not in the race. I guess he’s just too much of a Brit to know there is a Texas and a Texas governor.

He was all about Newt vs. Romney and he was more hateful on Newt than he was on Romney.


434 posted on 11/29/2011 11:46:35 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: EDINVA
"Who put this map together? Virginia has had photo ID required since the 1990’s, well before 9/11, and well before parts of the state were heavily illegal alien occupied. George Allen was governor when it was enacted. The Dems fought it tooth and nail, but you MUST show govt issued photo ID to vote in the Old Dominion, and have for more than 10 years."

Well, it may have been subverted at the precinct level. I have voted repeatedly in Virginia and never been asked for a photo ID.

435 posted on 11/29/2011 11:47:15 AM PST by Truth29
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To: EDINVA

As I posted in my last post that map is strange.

Try this one.

http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?tabid=16602


436 posted on 11/29/2011 11:47:20 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: dragnet2

Please don’t post stuff like that about Perry.

He is not an open borders candidate. You should know better. He’s worked hard within the constraints of the feds to close the border and he has promised to do so within a year of being elected.

Sheriff Joe is no illegal lover and he’s endorsed Perry.

If people don’t reconsider Perry, we will be stuck with Newt or Romney.


437 posted on 11/29/2011 11:48:49 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: GeronL

You are correct. Even Bachmann, who is one of my favorites, is slipping by attacking Cain. So if not Cain or Bachmann, I have no one else left. I felt better when Gingrich was low in the polls and Cain was leading. Feel unsure of things now with gingrich trying to replace Romney.


438 posted on 11/29/2011 11:49:12 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: listenhillary

You lighten up! Re-read your post. Pretty uptight.


439 posted on 11/29/2011 11:51:56 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: ColdOne

I still remember the night that some of us stayed up late or all night with you during your sweet puppy’s last illness.

I worry about my dog, Bubba. He’s not that old- almost 11 but I can’t even think about life without him. He is the sweetest dog - big black lab.


440 posted on 11/29/2011 11:52:26 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: pgkdan

Perry seems too close to islamists and Grover Norquist for me.


441 posted on 11/29/2011 11:53:08 AM PST by onedoug (lf)
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To: SoldierDad

Super duper soldier dad;) A mother-lode of logic.

I think I can stop making comments now - you take it from here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


442 posted on 11/29/2011 11:53:20 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newter the Democrats - top to bottom.)
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To: Mozilla

http://www.michelebachmann.com/issues/americanjobsrightnow/


443 posted on 11/29/2011 11:53:31 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: ken5050

“Cain HAD to know this would all come out ...”

And what is “this”? The accusations by false witnesses? Is that what you’re talking about?

I suppose as a black man, he should have expected such cliched accusations.


444 posted on 11/29/2011 11:53:50 AM PST by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Hah! John Belushi quote my daughter loves to use.


445 posted on 11/29/2011 11:55:27 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: ken5050
>>Cain HAD to know this would all come out<<

That was my thought. Not judging the guy, Lord knows I've not earned my wings.

All the woman coming out in regards to harassment, then this one alleging a 13yr affair. Pretty bold claim if not true.

13yrs? She would almost certainly have something to corroborate her claim that would be irrefutable....my guess.

446 posted on 11/29/2011 11:55:27 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

To NOT have to show ID when voting is so insanely ridiculous that I can’t even deal with it. It absolutely infuriates me. Thank God my state requires a photo ID. This is one subject that pi$$es me off so much..... there are no words to express how much, at least not ones that I can say on FR.


447 posted on 11/29/2011 11:56:54 AM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: circlecity

How can you be so sure all the accusations are false? One - maybe, two - possibly, but at a certain number you have to wonder...

Of course, Clinton managed to win with women coming out of the woodwork.


448 posted on 11/29/2011 11:57:05 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Thunder90

If cain leaves, who it sounded a little over 2 weeks ago would get Trump’s endorsement, then I’ll go out on a limb...Donald trump will run 3rd party. If Laurie Roth can run 3rd party then Trump can too. So plan on Trump at least to start attacking the GOP elites. This is a strong possibility. Trump looked to be leaning towards candidates who are losing support. Bachmann, Perry, Cain and Santorum. So his critera will be met to run and that is that nobody worth it is emerging to win the nomination. Not sure how Trump feels about Gingrich. But he didn’t sound favorable of Ron Paul and Mitt Romney.


449 posted on 11/29/2011 11:57:52 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: mojitojoe; kevao

She only provided records for 4 months, but said 13 years in total. Herman admitted he’s known her for 13 years. So thats not in question.

Herman was clearly close to her to contact her that much during a campaign (or close to the beginning of it). I’ll say it again... if a guy is contacting a woman who isn’t a relative or a coworker that much, something is going on.


450 posted on 11/29/2011 11:58:18 AM PST by bigdaddy45
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