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Cain to End Candidacy Tomorrow? (Major Announcement tomorrow.)
Big Government ^

Posted on 12/02/2011 11:35:32 AM PST by sunmars

Embattled presidential candidate Herman Cain is inviting his top supporters and donors to Atlanta on Saturday for a meeting in which he will give them advance word of whether he intends to continue his campaign, sources close to the campaign said Friday.

One supporter who has been summoned to the private session said he believes that Cain is likely to announce he is ending his candidacy.

Another who has been invited to the morning meeting says attendees have been told he has made no decision, but wanted to meet with some of the supporters to express his gratitude.

Several sources indicated that Cain is likely to announce his plans publicly at a news conference after the meeting. Cain had already scheduled an event on Saturday — the grand opening of his national headquarters in his hometown of Atlanta, as well as the announcement of his campaign’s freshly minted senior leadership team for the state of Georgia.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
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To: gimme1ibertee
Cain ruined himself-with a little help from the media

That says it plain and simple gimmel.....

People can go on and on about his guilt or not....which really is beside the point...we've observed a Presidential Candidate showing us how he handles himself in the face of adversity and that in full view of the audience. Equally so how he handles the press.

When the first accusation came forward Cain made a reasoned and direct statement...and with that that his campaign would move forward. "end of story"..as he stated. But it wasn't... he could not resist speaking again and again and again... each time looking and speaking more foolishly than the prior responses as HE dug himself deeper into the hole.

However, he had a forgiving supporters who gave him the benefit of the doubt...not that Cain got himself out of the fix...his supporters did....and that was to his advantage more than anything whatsoever he said or did.

This last issue though is on a different scale altogether than that previous.....he's admitted he's guilty that he's had a relationship with a woman, conferred monetary resources of his family to this woman, and hidden it all from his wife over a 13 yr. period.

It doesn't matter how intimate or not the relationship is or what name Cain or anyone else might give it....it's infidelity on Cain's part for the fact 'he kept it hidden' from his wife for that long of a duration. Anything he states about it is simply trying to justify what can't be.

So now he's in a further pickle....if he stays in the race these accusations, and the fallout from, will continue to be a knot around his neck...the press will see to it and so won't Cain because he still hasn't learned to make his statements and move on. He just doesn't know when to shut up.

If he leaves the race then Obama/Democrates will surely see this as a victory for their side....as he knows Cain has been splitting the black vote which he desperately needs.

I hope Cain continues...but his wife certainly appears to have the last say in this. So we shall see....but when a man plays close to the edge of infidelity his "power" of influence will always suffer the most...and that at every area of his life.

251 posted on 12/02/2011 10:10:50 PM PST by caww
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

“Any of the candidates would be infinitely better than the current “Occupier” of the White House.”

While I agree with the sentiment behind this statement I don’t agree with the statement. Surely the current person there is a liberal ideologue, and frankly inept beyond belief.He’s not remotely capable of doing the job, and the vaccuum that exists because of it has create chaos around the globe. In a vaccuum others will take power and push their own agenda’s and that’s what has happened throughout the departments.

Obama wants certain things badly due to ideological reasons, but has little to no interest in the day to day of others.. foreign policy for example is a ship without a captain under this administration, oh sure a flare up happens and he’ll make a show, but day to day the inmates are running the assylum.

The same would be true of an inept ideologue if they were conservative. The job will run you over. This is a serious job that requires serious people, not someone who just throws their hat in the ring with no political resume. Someone like that gets into the white house, they will get run over just as badly as Fauxbama has.


252 posted on 12/02/2011 10:14:59 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: ScottinVA
Cain's saga serves as a cautionary tale about how being in the solitary presence of someone of the opposite sex can later land you in trouble, deserved or not; fairly or unfairly.

Problem is Cain's recent ta-do was quite a bit more than being in the presence of another woman. For what ever reason men or woman for that matter, always seem to think they are smarter than the Almighty who states.."Be sure your sin will find you out".....no matter how you explain yourself.

253 posted on 12/02/2011 10:15:16 PM PST by caww
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To: HamiltonJay

I pretty much agree with your post...though it’s been a good thing that Cain’s been in the running. Had it been Col. West we’d be talking a different story I think...even if he faced the exact problems as Cain’s contending with. Just a different mindset and far more abilities under his belt. Yet even the Col. said he wasn’t ready for the Big Leagues...he wanted to learn “washington” and he’s doing just that.


254 posted on 12/02/2011 10:22:07 PM PST by caww
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To: HamiltonJay

I pretty much agree with your post...though it’s been a good thing that Cain’s been in the running. Had it been Col. West we’d be talking a different story I think...even if he faced the exact problems as Cain’s contending with. Just a different mindset and far more abilities under his belt. Yet even the Col. said he wasn’t ready for the Big Leagues...he wanted to learn “washington” and he’s doing just that.


255 posted on 12/02/2011 10:22:20 PM PST by caww
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To: arrogantsob
Just how in the he!! did B. Hussein Obama get elected??? what experience did he have??

"senator"..for one..which qualified him in the eyes of those who voted for him. However, it's a serious mistake to keep comparing any candidate to Obama....he's got the bar so low now that it just brings down CAin or anyone else who is compared to him.

256 posted on 12/02/2011 10:45:09 PM PST by caww
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To: arrogantsob

I don’t think they waited. He was their worst nightmare. They had to knock him out long before the nomination.


257 posted on 12/02/2011 11:46:13 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Apollo5600
If Cain drops, I’m dropping the GOP.

Uh, the lion's share of us here at FR have long ago dropped the GOP in preference for conservatism.

258 posted on 12/03/2011 12:04:47 AM PST by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: FreeReign

That was funny. :-)


259 posted on 12/03/2011 12:25:25 AM PST by DaughterofEve (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: FrankR
Conservatives often accuse liberals of thinking with their emotions but too many conservatives do exactly the same thing.

They get emotionally invested and lose sight of the bigger picture.

260 posted on 12/03/2011 1:07:07 AM PST by DB
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To: gimme1ibertee

good gosh, now you have cain screwing the pooch!? won’t the accusations ever stop...

i am with cain til the bitter end... end the irs and the hold the main stream propaganda machine has on this nation.

YES WE CAIN!

woof

teeman


261 posted on 12/03/2011 4:00:03 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: sunmars

Nein,nein,nein! Sie mussen nicht die hos haben.


262 posted on 12/03/2011 4:29:48 AM PST by Keli Kilohana (Editor, ZARR CHASM CHRONICAL [sic], Sore, WV)
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To: HamiltonJay

***the vaccuum that exists because of it has created chaos around the globe. In a vaccuum others will take power and push their own agenda’s and that’s what has happened throughout the departments.***

This perpetual power base is overlooked by every pundit from all sides of the spectrum. Glen Beck was the only ‘news reporter’ to highlight the various Federal Department czars. There is more power pushed behind the curtains of Government than is portrayed on C-Span.

Newt should make that his first order of business - open the windows and doors - and turn on the hoses.


263 posted on 12/03/2011 5:05:46 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newter the Democrats - top to bottom.)
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To: HamiltonJay
He’s not remotely capable of doing the job, and the vaccuum (sic) that exists because of it has create chaos around the globe.

He's doing his job perfectly, which is to destroy the USA and "create chaos around the globe" in order to pave the way for the global caliphate.

In a vaccuum (sic) others will take power and push their own agenda’s and that’s what has happened throughout the departments.

In almost every case, the departments are chock full of permanent communist bureaucrats...regardless of the ideology of a given administration or the dept heads they have nominated. This includes the State Department.

Hopefully a real conservative would take this as a hint to eliminate any un-Constitutional extensions of the executive branch.

The same would be true of an inept ideologue if they were conservative. The job will run you over...they will get run over just as badly as Fauxbama has.

By whom...the TEA Party? Other Constitutionists? OMG!

What would he do...completely ELIMINATE the federal government?

264 posted on 12/03/2011 5:26:41 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: TennesseeProfessor

Actually Newty had two that we know about. And I like your take on the irony.

I will not vote for a RINO under any circumstances. Might just as well vote for a Marxist demrat.

Tea Party Conservatives need to stick to their guns at this juncture. Even if Cain drops out we still have Bachmann and Santorum waiting in the wings. I’ll be damned if I’m gonna allow the RINO-led, Marxist demrat-controlled GOP pick my candidate. If I have to go the write-in route I will.

But let’s look ahead a bit and suppose a RINO runs on Pubbie ticket. I suspect a fairly large number of demrats will bail out on Onada—assuming he refuses to go away—and vote Newty.

Newty won’t need our votes to be elected. In principle we shouldn’t vote for the b****** anyway. But for the faint of heart denying Newty your vote will not result in Onada’s reelection. Therefore, Tea Party conservatives are free to vote their conscienses. The electioneering is far from over. It’s too early to know what the outcome will be. But right now it looks like the best of all worlds for conservatives will be the winning candidate—assuming he/she is not conservative—receiving 40% or less of the vote. At the same time real conservatives pick up seats in the House and the Senate. Maybe even assume the Senate majority.

In effect, this will nullify the RINO in the WH. It may very well break the RINO grip in the House and Senate as well. That’s not a bad world as I see it. It would be nicer to clear the decks of RINOs and their Marxist controllers in one step. But we may have to settle for two steps.

Have to remember it took us over 50 years to evolve to this bad place. Perhaps it is unrealistic to expect we can turn the ship around in one election cycle.

I also think that Cain’s candidacy—if he chooses to drop out—will have unforseeable effects that will be overall positive for conservatives. We are human, too.


265 posted on 12/03/2011 5:53:25 AM PST by dools0007world
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To: gimme1ibertee

“You have no proof he’s being attacked with lies-not from this woman.”

You are correct, but I think it’s a very safe assumption to make...based on what we DO know.

Please understand that IF it would be true that he did this & lied about it when it came to light, he would lose all respect with me.

I also agree that it has not been handled well....and I have made that point before.


266 posted on 12/03/2011 6:18:09 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: AmericanInTokyo

If you are determined to cling to your hurt feelings and to continue to believe untruths about Governor Perry, there’s nothing I can do.

However, I strongly urge you to reconsider. The in-state tuition was not a ‘Perry plan.’ As you may know it was passed in 2001 by an almost unanimous vote of the Texas legislature. It costs taxpayers nothing and was done in the hope of turning some of the children of illegals into more productive tax-paying citizens instead of welfare recipients.

Governor Perry has apologized for his unfortunate choice of words in defending this plan which was not done because of compassion but was a pragmatic practical idea.

As for speaking to LaRaza, of course, he made some pleasantries to the group but he did not give any concessions to them; in fact, just the opposite.

I don’t know who you’re favoring now, but if it’s Newt, he made far more concessions to illegals than Rick Perry ever has and used some kind of ‘heart’ word in doing so.

Fox news is now pretending Rick Perry doesn’t exist. Karl Rove does not dare mention his name. The establishment doesn’t want Perry and who can blame them. He’s threatened to demolish their playhouse and tear down their house of cards and privilege.

If you don’t want Newt or Romney, and let’s face it, your first choice is gone, I hope you would consider Rick Perry.


267 posted on 12/03/2011 6:47:29 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: SumProVita

I haven’t had a chance to read every single thread about Cain on FR lately. Has the accuser shown any proof or Cain admitted to a sexual relationship with White, that he is being accused of an affair?


268 posted on 12/03/2011 6:50:21 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: caww
Bingo!......You just nailed it FRiend. Cain can't keep his greenhorn mouth shut. He also really has no clue what he is talking about, most of the time. Especially the way he tries to come across as being an adequate government executive. The more he talked, the more most of us realized how poorly prepared and inadequate he is to lead this country.
269 posted on 12/03/2011 6:52:31 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: altura

When a candidate like Perry, who has made as many errors and serious flubs in front of the American People as he has, especially when that candidate spends a million or so to beg the American public for a “second chance”, you might as well accept the fact that he is ruined.

The primary is 3 weeks away and Christmas will dominate about a week of it. So, it is virtually impossible for him to come back. Especially when the front runner is now polling between 40 and 50% consistently.


270 posted on 12/03/2011 6:58:36 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
The more he talked, the more most of us realized how poorly prepared and inadequate he is to lead this country.

That... and it was and remains very difficult imagining Cain debating with Obama because of what we have heard, and not heard that we should have. I don't know hwo it would even be possible for him to get up to speed enough for those debates in the time frame he has. And unfortunately he'd more likely then not trip on his johnson again and again and Obam would call him on it as well....it wouldn't slide thru as has been so thus far.

271 posted on 12/03/2011 7:02:42 AM PST by caww
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I hope at least some black people noticed there was a viable black republican candidate before the MSM took him down.

Seriously, you are going to insert race into this?

If Cain drops out today, he took himself down. He had an admitted friendship with this woman and offered financial support. His wife knew nothing about this.

Yes, "Slick Willy" got away with more. However, no one blamed the MSM for his predicament. Sadly, they tried to blame an 18-year-old intern.

272 posted on 12/03/2011 7:04:28 AM PST by World'sGoneInsane (Just because you say it doesn't make it true. By repeating it, just makes it propaganda.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Also I’ve concluded those who are attempting to call Newt a Rhino are looking for perfection...Newt’s record has shown otherwise he’s done more for conservativism than any other....so wither they aren’t looking at his record in totality or it’s a matter that none of the candidates can fulfill the perfection of conservatism they are looking for...Newt is the closest we have to meeting all that we need in a President at this time in our country and for the days ahead...while surely being conservative and absolutely devoted to our country.


273 posted on 12/03/2011 7:08:49 AM PST by caww
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To: Netizen

The only thing I’ve heard is that Cain’s people have requested copies of all the phone records.


274 posted on 12/03/2011 7:09:15 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: World'sGoneInsane

It is ALL about Race. A black conservative is deadly to MSM, the RATS.

otherwise there would be equal scrutiny of BHO’s sexual exploits over the years & THOSE MANY who have come forward


275 posted on 12/03/2011 8:14:10 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Your numbers for Newt are a bit exaggerated.

I suggest that you thank God there’s not much time left because, given enough time and rope, Newt will hang himself.

I’ve told you before how I feel about Newt. He can win but he won’t be a good president. Better than Obama, goes without saying.


276 posted on 12/03/2011 8:16:53 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: altura
"Fox news is now pretending [Herman Cain] doesn’t exist. Karl Rove does not dare mention his name. The establishment doesn’t want [Cain] and who can blame them. He’s threatened to demolish their playhouse and tear down their house of cards and privilege."

And pray tell, dear altura, how does that campaign of personal smear and destruction against your candidate either by misrepresentation or outright ignoring or ridiculing him by the MSM, feel?

277 posted on 12/03/2011 8:31:31 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Cain: 1st Victim of 2012 Obama Camp's Smear Machine's PROOF OF CONCEPT Effort. Did You Assist Them?)
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To: DollyCali
It is ALL about Race. A black conservative is deadly to MSM, the RATS.

Look, I've gone on rants here over the years about the MSM.

You are missing the point. If Cain resigns because of his friendship and financial support of a woman (that his wife did not know about), those are his actions. His handling of all of it, his actions.

You can blame the MSM for many things, and there are many examples of issues/stories that race may be an issue--this is not one of them.

If he stays in the race and goes onto win, you won't attribute it to his race...you will say it is his qualifications.

Please, don't bring race into this. It is degrading to all of us.

278 posted on 12/03/2011 9:11:28 AM PST by World'sGoneInsane (Just because you say it doesn't make it true. By repeating it, just makes it propaganda.)
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To: World'sGoneInsane

I offered a simple observation.

You obviously have a chip on your shoulder.


279 posted on 12/03/2011 9:27:10 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (1/3/2012-Iowa 1/10-Newt Hampshire 1/21-South Carolina 1/31-Florida)
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To: sunmars

“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”

Edmund Burke


280 posted on 12/03/2011 9:36:04 AM PST by seton89 (Starve the Beast)
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To: sunmars

It’s probably been done, but I’m seeing this cartoon with Obama standing in the middle of a desolate, scorched-earth landscape saying- “I’m here for the debate,” surrounded by MSM-types holding flamethrowers...


281 posted on 12/03/2011 9:44:17 AM PST by mikrofon (NObama '12)
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To: Theodore R.

I would entertain Santorum as the nominee I do like his track record and against all the remaining GOP victims if Cain does bail would prolly go that route.

If he could find traction, however, he’s been stuck at the rear like Paul.


282 posted on 12/03/2011 9:53:29 AM PST by Pete-R-Bilt (I love guns... and coffee!)
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To: CORedneck; All
18 posted on Friday, December 02, 2011 1:50:00 PM by CORedneck: “IMHO, our problem are these professional politicians. This country was meant to be represented by ordinary citizens, not elitists ! When Reagan was POTUS, the quality of him was very high but also he was not a “professional politician” ! The quality of professional politicians really sucks !”

Some of your facts are true, but you're not accurate in your main point.

Ronald Reagan was an experienced professional politician. He began his career elsewhere, but he moved into politics by the 1950s and spent many years in the political world before being elected president.

Ronald Reagan was governor of one of our largest states — I don't remember whether California at the time he was governor was still behind or ahead of New York, but it certainly wasn't a small state. Other than Rick Perry and George W. Bush, I don't think we've had a Republican presidential candidate with that level of large-state executive experience in the last three decades, and on the Democratic side, I can't think of anyone besides Mario Cuomo of New York.

Even before being elected governor, Reagan had a long and mostly successful track record of active political work. Even before being elected governor, he took an aggressive part in numerous elections. Also, we shouldn't forget his years of anti-Communist activism that included his leadership of the Screen Actors Guild to help root Communists out of the entertainment business. (Too bad that didn't succeed long-term.)

Reagan is not an example of someone being elected who was not a professional politician. He is an example of someone who was successful in one profession, changed professions, did what he needed to get experience, and was eventually elected president after serving in lower office.

Time in the chair makes a difference. Look at President Barack Obama — his main problem is his bad ideas, but fortunately for us, he also has a basic lack of experience that is making harder for him to govern.

283 posted on 12/03/2011 10:06:23 AM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: caww
The thing that gets me...what I can't fathom...is how these guys think that they can escape any close scrutiny when they decide to step into the political limelight.
Here's a little lesson for those conservative individuals who are contemplating running for office.....purge your hard drives,double-check past friends,neighbors,co-workers and lovers,make sure your spouse isn't fooling around and make sure your financial dealings are all on the up-and-up.
If you're not squeaky-clean or you can't readily produce irrefutable evidence that you're innocent of any wrongdoing, don't bother running. You make yourself look bad,cause a lot of frustration,confusion and dissention amid your supporters (or those who might want to support you),and it's a huge distraction in general.
284 posted on 12/03/2011 10:24:09 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I offered a simple observation. You obviously have a chip on your shoulder.

Your simple observation being that the MSM took Cain down because he was black.

I have no "chip on my shoulder." I'm just stating the obvious that if he steps down it will NOT be because of his race or the MSM, it will because of his own poor judgement.

285 posted on 12/03/2011 10:28:54 AM PST by World'sGoneInsane (Just because you say it doesn't make it true. By repeating it, just makes it propaganda.)
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To: World'sGoneInsane

I truly like Herman Cain as a person, but, not sure he’s ready for the presidency. Whether this latest escapade is true or not, it certainly shows poor judgment on his part. Meaning, he didn’t tell his wife. That sort of speaks cover up to me. And, if he gave money to help out a male friend (who he didn’t tell his wife) where is this male friend, and why hasn’t he come forward to exonerate Herman’s charitable gifts? What he wrote in that woman’s book bothers me somewhat too - “Friends are forever - everything else is a bonus.” Just what is that supposed to mean? He could’ve left off the last line and it would’ve been completely innocent.

And, he told Sean Hannity he didn’t want to play detective. Say what? If he wants to clear his name and reputation, then play detective - he must. I certainly would. But, to hide this from his wife just doesn’t pass the smell test. Also, the statement by his attorney about 2 consenting adults?? What the he** was that all about?

If he hides these kinds of things from his wife, would he give our U.S. money away and not tell the American people? I know that’s probably a bad analogy, but, just saying..........

I like Rick Santorum, but, he just isn’t gaining traction with the public for some reason. Howebeit, any of these candidates would be superior to zero. Unfortunately, some will stay home and not vote if their candidate of choice isn’t the nominee, thereby, ensuring the reelection for another 4 years of misery under this regime. What a sad field we have to choose from this election year.

I wish Sarah would’ve thrown her hat in the ring. Sure, the media has done everything to destroy this woman, and, sadly, even some on here have spewed the liberal talking points, but, I think she’d be a great president.


286 posted on 12/03/2011 10:41:23 AM PST by Catsrus
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To: AmericanInTokyo

It feels awful.

But at least one person seems to be enjoying it, Mr. AIT.

By the way, I was extremely gracious to all the people on the Cain thread as they had to accept the loss of their candidate.

You might think about trying that some time (being gracious)


287 posted on 12/03/2011 10:58:07 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Catsrus
I agree with you on many of your points. It is over, and it is sad for many. In all of this, I feel bad for the family. The first few incidents of harassment were questionable in my mind, since so many women will use the harassment laws to make money. Even though I did not support Cain, I felt he was right to go on.

Apparently, his wife truly loves him to stand on that platform behind him today. I don't think I could show that much grace. He should go and take care of his family first. I was a little annoyed, when he tried to put his own failure on the MSM shoulders. Like you said, he had no intention of proving the accusation wrong and his lawyer's statement did the situation no justice.

IMHO, he should of flown home when he got wind of any of this story coming out. He could have owned up to it and gone on like Clinton. However, Monday morning quarterbacking is easy. Doesn't matter now, he needs to go take care of his wife and family.

288 posted on 12/03/2011 11:57:39 AM PST by World'sGoneInsane (Just because you say it doesn't make it true. By repeating it, just makes it propaganda.)
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To: LibsRJerks

> I heard a woman narrating a conservative children’s book the other day — turns out it was Callista Gingrich. She sounded very thoughtful and intelligent. She also espouses conservativsm right alongside Newt — and is very well spoken. We really know nothing about her yet ...try not to judge someone soley by their hair, please.

Oh indeed? How conservative is a woman who knowingly banged a married man (old enough to be her father) for years? Sickening. Especially nauseating is that she is reading to kids??? I wouldn’t let her near kids of any age.


289 posted on 12/03/2011 12:29:47 PM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: World'sGoneInsane

Sorry for my “fuzzy”. The Rats attack is all about race. They do not want to diffuse the black BHO vote


290 posted on 12/03/2011 12:55:08 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: sunmars

Herman Cain announced Saturday that he is suspending his campaign for president, telling a crowd of supporters in his home state that the allegations of sexual harassment and infidelity had become too big a burden on his family..

Didn’t take much to make him quit.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/03/cain-prepares-to-discuss-campaigns-future-after-damage-assessment/#ixzz1fPsNSOGp


291 posted on 12/03/2011 1:58:53 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (WE ARE AMERICA! DONATE TO FR MORE!)
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To: Antoninus

Newt hasn’t had a problem responding so I didn’t laugh when his earlier campaign staff bailed. He was never ignored even back months ago. If a candidate can’t get traction then someone within his campaign has to take charge, garner donations, and guide the campaign to a place that works. If that fails then the campaign is inept. It’s a simple term that describes all the campaigns that are not getting anywhere, whether a 20% Romney or a 5% Santorum.


292 posted on 12/03/2011 4:17:20 PM PST by CARTOUCHE ( Civil War, the sequel, coming to a city near you. Watch for previews 11/2012)
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To: gimme1ibertee
what I can't fathom...is how these guys think that they can escape any close scrutiny when they decide to step into the political limelight.

Because 'Power" brings with a it strong false sense of being untouchable to the average perils of the man on the street.

Additionally "confidence" is one thing..."arrogance" another. Being humble with power and money is a difficult walk to walk.....this too gives a "false" sense of being "untouchable".

Many in 'positions' of power fall to pride & arrogance, when power is at it's peak. Cain also needed to identify that when it came...unfortunately he didn't and we saw that in how he handled these situations.

293 posted on 12/03/2011 5:48:45 PM PST by caww
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To: DaughterofEve
You sent your message at 3:25am.

I won't tell if you won't tell.

LOL. :)

294 posted on 12/03/2011 7:47:29 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: arrogantsob

I think it was “beanbag.”

And was that really Mr. Dooley?


295 posted on 12/03/2011 9:13:27 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: sunmars

BTW: Has anyone noticed that Ronald Reagan’s Eleventh Commandment seems to have been forgotten?


296 posted on 12/03/2011 9:15:15 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Lol, I remembered “beanbag” after posting. Whaddya expect from an old man?

Surprisingly it was “Mr. Dooley”.


297 posted on 12/03/2011 9:30:14 PM PST by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Oh, please Cain was never anything but a symptom of conservative desperation. Just another Alan Keyes, Fred Thompson, Huckabee, Duncan Hunter. Except he was even MORE of an amateur and it showed.

He was not feared by any of our enemies.


298 posted on 12/03/2011 9:35:52 PM PST by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: dools0007world

There is no one capable of satisfying the perpetually pissed off. No one even remotely conservative enough. Your howling in the wilderness affects only wolves and is highly encouraged by the Left. Keep cutting off your nose to spite your face.


299 posted on 12/03/2011 9:39:25 PM PST by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: arrogantsob

Your screen name is apt.

1. I’m not perpetually pissed off.

2. There are at least four people I would vote for who I believe will put the country first: Cain, Palin, Bachmann and Santorum.

3. All the other Pubbie candidates are not even a smidgeon conservative. They try to make us believe they are with words, but their past history—that is what they’ve actually done—lends the lie to their act.

I will not for a RINO under any curcumstance. That vote will only begat more RINOs. RINOs asre controlled by demrat party Marxists. Therefore as vote for a RINO is a vote for a demrat.

You seem to think voting for a label (Republican) is more important than voting principle. Been there done that. Never again.

It is my core belief that neither Gingrich, Romney or Perry have any core beliefs beyond their unquenchable need to feed at the public trough.


300 posted on 12/04/2011 5:34:05 AM PST by dools0007world
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