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Here's Hoping Herman Cain Will Stay In the Race
FOXNEWS.com ^ | December 2, 2011 | Dr. Alveda King

Posted on 12/03/2011 6:16:49 AM PST by NautiNurse

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To: Conservative_Rob

I previously backed Cain on this issue, as the accuser has not produced any real evidence. But, I am concerned as, what at first was “a friend to my wife and myself,” is now “No, my wife did not know her, nor did she know I was giving money to this woman.” There seems to be, sadly, something to the accuser’s allegations. Otherwise, Herman would be thumping his chest and screaming. He seems a little quiet.

As to comments on Rove on the board, I agree. Why doesn’t he go hide in a closet, after the debacle he helped create under George W.? Why is he even booked as a guest? I would bet his poll numbers, as to trust and likeability are as low as Congress.


151 posted on 12/03/2011 8:32:16 AM PST by alamogal
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To: NautiNurse
Per AJC 1:30 p.m. has been the most oft mentioned time for Cain to appear today.
152 posted on 12/03/2011 8:33:01 AM PST by NautiNurse (Zot! Cut! Slash! --That's the sound of the men workin' on the Cain gang)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; 1rudeboy

I would still vote for Cain if he was the nominee as well, and would prefer him over Newt and Romney, in that order. He just went down a big notch IMO as the best choice for anti-Romney. At this point, I really have no idea who is. So I guess I’ll see what goes down over the next 2-3 weeks and if anyone can pick up their game and offer a substantive challenge to Newt and Romney.


153 posted on 12/03/2011 8:33:25 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: 1rudeboy

No, the question is how many documented cups of coffee did Cain buy for this woman.


154 posted on 12/03/2011 8:34:57 AM PST by loucon
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To: dirtboy
I initially thought that myself, but looking back, Newt was never really a beltway insider. That is the main reason that Lott and the GOP cronies threw him under the bus and acquitted Slick Willie.

Newt has also been out of Washington for over 15 years and is not really connected. But looking back, Newt was never ever really connected. It's why he received a 100% Conservative rating from the ACU during his time served in the House.

Nobody understands how to get this government back on it's feet faster or better than Newt, and I mean that from a Conservative perspective.

155 posted on 12/03/2011 8:34:57 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: dirtboy
How much did he give her and how often? You don't know! Neither do I. He's a Baptist minister and regularly helps people out financially. His wife knows that.

Saying that he was keeping secrets from his wife for charitable giving is silliness indeed unless you believe he was having a thirteen year affair including the year he was practically dead from fighting cancer.

If he was having the affair, then he was keeping secrets from Gloria. If he wasn't having the affair, he wasn't keeping secrets from her.

Personally, I think it's silliness to assume a known and documented liar and defamer is telling the truth with her only excuse for turning in her (admittedly kind, respectful and generous) alleged adulterous partner being that she felt sorry for how he treated the serial sue-ers who scored a year's salary each for their accusations and the totally non-credible Bialek (she's a joke). (You will notice that they evaporated the instant they faced legal opposition.)

It's worse than silliness IMO. It's BS!

156 posted on 12/03/2011 8:35:36 AM PST by Sal (The Progressive AKA Communist media must be destroyed, discredited, and replaced.)
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To: loucon
Back up a little. Cain admits to the allegation that payments were made (and the wife was not informed). Admits. The allegation is no longer. Stop parsing.
157 posted on 12/03/2011 8:36:36 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: NautiNurse
Per AJC 1:30 p.m. has been the most oft mentioned time for Cain to appear today.

Thanks, NN! Darn, I may not be around to see it live and to comment on FR at that time...

158 posted on 12/03/2011 8:37:14 AM PST by nutmeg
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To: justsaynomore

I couldn’t watch all the video, the guy was soooo boring. Too much lag between thought and word. Should have thought out what he wanted to say before making the video.

I can say though that my sil just went through stage 4 colorectal cancer and there’s no way she would have been able to have maintained an affair. She had chemo, then radiation, then surgery, then more chemo and then hyperbaric chamber.

Not to mention the various doctor’s appointments and the nurse that would stop by to check on the large wound left after surgery which needed a lot of care. She had this surgery about this time last year and just last week was told she no longer needed to pack the wound, just to make sure she cleaned it well during her shower and cover it to keep anything from getting into it, plus it still drains a bit.

I highly doubt that Cain would have maintained a sexual dalliance during this time. jmo


159 posted on 12/03/2011 8:38:51 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: NautiNurse

I stand with Mr. Cain!


160 posted on 12/03/2011 8:39:20 AM PST by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: dirtboy; All; BagCamAddict

((dirtboy))


161 posted on 12/03/2011 8:39:49 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: Voter#537

AMEN! THANK YOU!
While Republicans search for the Apostle/Jesus candidate, Satan/Obama is digging in.
We look for messiahs then destroy them.
No mortal human is sinless.
Insisting on a perfect candidate to defeat Obama is like waiting for a cruise ship instead of a rowboat while you’re drowning.
Perfection or death. Choose.

I hope he stays in. He’ll have my vote.


162 posted on 12/03/2011 8:39:57 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: 1rudeboy
Back up a little. Cain admits to the allegation that payments were made (and the wife was not informed). Admits. The allegation is no longer. Stop parsing.

...and I agreed to that.

You're the one who first used the term "documented" and made a big point of using it. That is what I called you on.

163 posted on 12/03/2011 8:41:51 AM PST by loucon
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To: loucon
so no, you cannot infer that documentation exists based solely on its acknowledgement

So yes, you can . . . especially when the payments occurred over the space of thirteen years.

And even if Cain left no paper trail, the existence of documentation is irrelevant because he ADMITS doing it. They are no longer alleged payments. That was the comment that brought me to this thread.

That, and the tortured definition of alms-giving.

164 posted on 12/03/2011 8:42:20 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Conservative_Rob
I'm of the opinion that Herman Cain, in many moments of Christian charity, gave money to lots of people in need, this woman being one. This act, being so frequent and ordinary to him, occupies a place in his memory that is not associated with guilt, so does not register as something to “admit” to when running for public office.

Thank you! You said very efficiently and clearly what I was flailing around to express. It seems so obvious.

165 posted on 12/03/2011 8:43:19 AM PST by Sal (The Progressive AKA Communist media must be destroyed, discredited, and replaced.)
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To: Sal

Sadly, you’re leaving out some documented facts. You don’t give your personal cell number to every person you donate money to, and you certainly don’t return a text message to them at 4 am. I like Cain, but he has some “esplainin’ to do.”


166 posted on 12/03/2011 8:44:18 AM PST by alamogal
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To: loucon
You're the one who first used the term "documented" and made a big point of using it.

Ok, so change "documented" to "admitted." Now go after the guy who used "alleged" with the same fervor. Because he was incorrect by an order of magnitude worse.

167 posted on 12/03/2011 8:45:04 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Sal
Saying that he was keeping secrets from his wife for charitable giving is silliness indeed unless you believe he was having a thirteen year affair including the year he was practically dead from fighting cancer.

You can choose to rationalize away the significance of such. I don't. I doubt one woman in 100 would accept their husband hiding such support to another woman from them, no matter what the underlying motive. All it would take is Cain telling her that it was happening. And Cain didn't say such.

168 posted on 12/03/2011 8:45:45 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: loucon; dirtboy

If I recall correctly that person is divorced. If I’m wrong they can clear it up. OMG, maybe she left him because he gave money to someone without asking her permission and that is why he sees this as a marriage breaker! ;) /s


169 posted on 12/03/2011 8:45:54 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: alamogal
Sadly, you’re leaving out some documented facts.

There's that word again. You are really in for it, now.

170 posted on 12/03/2011 8:46:21 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: dirtboy
I doubt one woman in 100 would accept their husband hiding such support to another woman from them, no matter what the underlying motive.

If I tried to pull that stunt with any of the women I was thinking of marrying, you'd be hearing gunshots. This ain't France (except on this thread).

171 posted on 12/03/2011 8:50:04 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Netizen

I am married, my second marriage. My first marriage was very short-lived and would have been annulled by the Catholic Church without much of a fight. I’ll leave the details at that.


172 posted on 12/03/2011 8:50:14 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: 1rudeboy
There's that word again. You are really in for it, now.

LOL. Guess you really don't like word games all that much, now do you?

173 posted on 12/03/2011 8:50:34 AM PST by loucon
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To: loucon

Oh, I’m still here. Have you looked up the definition of “alleged,” yet? I thought your heart was in it.


174 posted on 12/03/2011 8:52:05 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Thanks for the warning. I welcome correction, but in this instance, I don’t believe Cain has admitted to the fact that this woman had his personal cell phone number, or about the 4am texting. However, I believe members of the media who have seen the cellphone/text records have vouched for this..i.e.documented. I haven’t followed this as closely as some, so, stand to be corrected.


175 posted on 12/03/2011 8:55:18 AM PST by alamogal
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To: loucon
Here, let me help you out a little.

What did Cain receive for alleged 'payment'?

Is the above statement true or false, bearing in mind that Cain has admitted to making payments?
176 posted on 12/03/2011 8:56:00 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: CAluvdubya
I just don't believe that based solely on giving this woman money to help her out proves that on its own.

Of course it doesn't. Unfortunately his acknowledgment of the "donations" is going to make it really tough for him to rebound.

It is grossly unfair, but I always thought Palin could have rebounded and overcome the nasty MSM smears had she run, at this point I have less confidence in Cain to do so.

They are going to go after Newt hard now that he is the front runner.

177 posted on 12/03/2011 8:57:15 AM PST by Lakeshark
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To: alamogal
But, I am concerned as, what at first was “a friend to my wife and myself,” is now “No, my wife did not know her, nor did she know I was giving money to this woman.”

That sounds like a lie on his part, but the only place I've seen the statement that the woman was a friend of Gloria's as well was a statement from someone who claimed to have been in on a conference call where Cain said that. This was posted here on FR.

Later I saw a transcript of that call and it did NOT include a statement that the woman was a friend of Gloria's too. Now it's possible Cain said it somewhere else that I don't know about, but if you're relying on that conference call report, Cain didn't say it there. Unless of course you think the transcript was altered.

It just bothers me so much that it's so easy to jump on stuff that later turns out not to be accurate. I include myself in that as well. I used to trust things that FReepers reported on, but having gone through the last couple months, not so much anymore. Some of it is honest mistakes or misunderstandings I'm sure, but some of it isn't that innocent. (That's not aimed at you.)

178 posted on 12/03/2011 8:58:35 AM PST by Sal (The Progressive AKA Communist media must be destroyed, discredited, and replaced.)
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To: mkjessup
The phrase "rush to judgment" was never more appropriate than when witnessing the recent comments by allegedly intelligent conservatives right here on this forum, concluding that Herman Cain must be guilty of something, never mind that the veracity and trustworthiness of the so-called 'victims' were on a level reserved for used car salesmen and Nigerian scam email writers.

Indeed. Makes you wonder how these types will never just believe anything from the MSM except when it could suit their arguments, whether it's true what the MSM says or not.

I call these types "cafeteria conservatives", who pick and choose what they want to believe.


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179 posted on 12/03/2011 8:58:37 AM PST by rdb3 (><>The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart. <><)
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To: alamogal

Helping someone out over the course of 13 years just might mean that he said call me if you need help. Its possible.


180 posted on 12/03/2011 8:58:47 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: Netizen

I would like to buy one ticket for the Cain Train.
Leaving around 1:30 - ALL ABOARD...


181 posted on 12/03/2011 9:06:27 AM PST by savage woman
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To: NautiNurse

Usually when a politician says he is staying in office or not leaving a race because of a cloud, it’s the first step to actual withdrawal from politics.


182 posted on 12/03/2011 9:08:32 AM PST by Theodore R. (Oh, no, Joseph Farah says Santorum collaborated with T. Lott to sabotage the 1999 impeachment trial.)
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To: rdb3

The MSM didn’t admit to making the payments. Cain did. All that is left is making a value-judgement about whether the payments were appropriate. And, as you see, there is debate.


183 posted on 12/03/2011 9:12:01 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
Good, I wouldn't want you to go based on our dialog.

I don't need to look up the definition of alleged, or for that matter, acknowledged or documented.

the existence of documentation is irrelevant because he ADMITS doing it.

Do I interpret your meaning correctly as:

Whether a document exists or a document does not exist prior to its discovery, it has no relevance to the matter if in the matter one party alleges something and the other party acknowledges it as true?

184 posted on 12/03/2011 9:15:40 AM PST by loucon
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To: Theodore R.

Perhaps the reason for all the hedging is because his campaign was informed that more of Cain’s history will be leaked soon. Maybe the first women to allege misconduct backed away because they were told Ginger White was ready to make an appearance.

He said he didn’t tell his wife about Ginger and he did say he had also helped a male friend. Mr. Cain is very wealthy and maybe thought he was too big to fail.


185 posted on 12/03/2011 9:18:31 AM PST by varina davis (We grow too soon old and too late smart -- Pennsylvania Dutch adage)
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To: dirtboy
"He has admitted he never told his wife about the money given to Ms. White."

None of us know why Mr. Cain didn't tell his wife any more then you know why he didn't tell her. All we can do is speculate.

But if he was acting in his capacity as a assistant minister or what ever, it isn't anyone's business, including his wife why he gave that woman any money.

Do you want your minister telling everyone he knows the private details of your life with his wife?

That's something I would like to know. How many here would want their minister in their church putting their private business in the streets?

186 posted on 12/03/2011 9:20:34 AM PST by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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To: 1rudeboy
Ok, so change "documented" to "admitted." Now go after the guy who used "alleged" with the same fervor. Because he was incorrect by an order of magnitude worse.

Shame shame you didn't ping me but I think you are talking about my post where I said this from post #101:

When you pay for something, you get something in return. What did Cain receive for alleged 'payment'?

Notice that I used quote marks on the word 'payment' not alleged, calling into question the word PAYMENT. Since we have proof of Cain receiving anything for an alleged PAYMENT, he may not have made a PAYMENT, but may have instead given her money when she needed money. Charity, donation, alms etc. He may have acknowledged giving her money, but so far I haven't read or heard him say that he paid her money as in a payment for something or service in return.

Payments are money owed, like in rent, car payments, utilities etc. So, in conclusion it was an ALLEGED PAYMENT that I was questioning. I suppose its possible that he could have made the payment on her rent if he didn't trust her to use the money for the rent. Doesn't this woman have kids? Maybe he is helping the kids more than he is helping her. Just another possibility.

187 posted on 12/03/2011 9:20:41 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: loucon
If you stipulate something to be true, you'd be a bonehead to allege (there's a word, for you) that it is false. In a court of law, you'd be prevented from doing so. This is not a court of law, I understand, this is a FR thread--where someone can write:

alleged 'payments' [I didn't notice the apostrophes, earlier]

simultaneously implying that the payments did not happen, and if they did, they are "alms" and not payments at all.

Alms are not payments--wrap your mind around that one. LOL

188 posted on 12/03/2011 9:22:18 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Netizen

No shame at all, here. I challenged you on your incorrect use of the term, and you didn’t respond. I am under no obligation to ping you every time I discuss it in the future.


189 posted on 12/03/2011 9:23:36 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: loucon

See #187


190 posted on 12/03/2011 9:24:32 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: 1rudeboy

I want to see him come out and announce that he is is NOT dropping out of the race, and that he is filing lawsuits against all persons making such charges, as well as any possible defendant in this matter. He would skyrocket past Newt!


191 posted on 12/03/2011 9:24:54 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: GloriaJane
Do you want your minister telling everyone he knows the private details of your life with his wife?

I will give you credit for probably the best attempt at spin on this. But in the end, Cain helped Ms. White with his own money, not church money. Which makes it his wife's business as well.

And as I said earlier, Cain could have defused this by coming clean with his wife before or even when he decided to enter the race. He didn't. No explanation for his failure to plan ahead speaks well of his understanding of what the race to win the GOP nomination would represent.

192 posted on 12/03/2011 9:25:29 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Netizen

See #188.


193 posted on 12/03/2011 9:26:33 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
What did Cain receive for alleged 'payment'?

All though misleading, it is correct in that allegations don't cease to exist once they have been corroborated. More properly, it might have read something like this:

"What did Cain receive for alleged this 'payment'?"

or maybe more precisely as:

"What did Cain allegedly receive for this 'payment'?"

194 posted on 12/03/2011 9:26:45 AM PST by loucon
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To: SgtHooper

Judging from the critical reasoning skills exhibited on this thread, I’ll consider it a victory if Cain refers to “payments,” instead of “alleged payments.”


195 posted on 12/03/2011 9:28:06 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: varina davis
That's some colorful conjecture, complete with a smattering of two "maybe" and a "perhaps" to round out your fanciful guesstimate.
196 posted on 12/03/2011 9:28:28 AM PST by NautiNurse (Zot! Cut! Slash! --That's the sound of the men workin' on the Cain gang)
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To: loucon

Fair enough.


197 posted on 12/03/2011 9:29:19 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: GloriaJane; dirtboy
Do you want your minister telling everyone he knows the private details of your life with his wife?

I know it isn't supposed to, but that sounds like dirtboy has something going on with the minister's wife! lol

198 posted on 12/03/2011 9:33:17 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: varina davis
He said he didn’t tell his wife about Ginger and he did say he had also helped a male friend.

Oh great, now Cain will be called queer, too. /s

199 posted on 12/03/2011 9:34:56 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: Netizen
LOL

It was supposed to say: Do you want your minister telling everyone he knows the private details of your life even with his wife?

Silly me, I left out the word even. LOL

200 posted on 12/03/2011 9:37:19 AM PST by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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