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  • Herman Cain’s Campaign Suspended

    12/03/2011 11:36:27 AM PST · by TBBT · 96 replies
    Redstate ^ | 12/3/2011 | Erick Erickson
    By suspending his campaign instead of quitting his campaign, Herman can still get federal matching funds in 2012. But the campaign is over. Even had it continued, it was over. I had thought and expected that Cain would continue until Iowa. He had enough money. Dropping out after losing in Iowa would have distracted from the present issues. Dropping out now will be viewed by a great many as an admission against interests that Herman Cain did have a 13 year affair.
  • The Implosion of Herman Cain

    11/14/2011 8:30:40 PM PST · by TBBT · 126 replies
    Redstate ^ | 11/14/2011 | Leon H. Wolf
    Anyone who saw the debate on Saturday night and observed Herman Cain’s performance clearly saw a man who was terrified of the questions he was being asked and was hoping to be noticed as little as possible. Apparently, there was a good reason for that. Herman Cain apparently sat down with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel editorial board to talk foreign policy and, well… this happened. Now, normally I would include a description of what happened in this video but this is one of those videos you really do have to see to believe. You cannot grasp how utterly clueless Cain is...
  • The savage lynching of Herman Cain

    11/09/2011 11:14:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2011 | Eric Golub
    The lynching of Herman Cain has reached heights comparable with the oak tree that liberals wish they could hang minority conservatives from. In the great tradition of Clarence Thomas and Sarah Palin, the left has decided to add Herman Cain to the list of those who need to be set on fire and hung from a tree simply for existing and breathing while being a minority conservative. Anonymous women have accused Herman Cain of bad behavior of an inappropriate sexual nature. Now a woman has finally decided to come forward. To make the situation even more highly charged and explosive,...
  • It’s weird that these racist right-wing tea party wackos seem to like me so much

    11/06/2011 6:49:08 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 27 replies ^ | October 10, 2010 | By Herman Cain
    I am an American Black Conservative (ABC). Since April 15, 2009 I have spoken at over 30 citizens’ movement events, which have included Tea Party rallies, prosperity conferences and other conservative gatherings. At those events I have yet to find the racists and extremists that the liberals continue to say exist. In fact, I and my message of “Take Back Our Government” have been enthusiastically received. Not to be boastful, but to illustrate my point, last Saturday at the Virginia Tea Party convention of over 2,300 attendees, I received no less than five standing ovations during my 20-minute keynote address....
  • Cain-Palin 2012?

    11/04/2011 9:14:31 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 47 replies ^ | 10-2011 | KZ Video
    Cain-Palin 2012 - YouTube
  • Under Cain, NRA launched sexual harassment fight

    11/05/2011 7:40:41 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 37 replies
    When sexual harassment complaints against Herman Cain unfolded at the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s, the issue was all too familiarfor the trade association. In the wake of the televised 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation hearings — and the widely publicized sexual harassment charges leveled against him by Anita Hill — American businesses had been hit by a wave of sexual harassment cases. And the restaurant industry, in particular, was hit especially hard. Industry officials saw it coming — none other than Cain himself warned as long ago as 1991 that changes in federal law resulting from...
  • We were wrong about Herman Cain and sexual harassment

    11/04/2011 6:26:08 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 104 replies ^ | 11/4/2011 | By Alexandra Petri
    Maybe we were reading these sexual harassment allegations wrong. They don’t seem to have hurt Cain at all. If anything, they’ve made him stronger. A Washington Post-ABC Poll found him still nearly tied with Romney in the polls — even after the allegations made news! The Monday after they surfaced was a banner day for fundraising Cain. More than a million dollars of donations reportedly poured in. Maybe the Rick Perry staffer who so cleverly traveled back to the past to seed these allegations more than a decade ago should have thought harder. So far, they seem to be having...
  • With No Specifics to the Accusations, Herman Cain Wins This Fight

    11/04/2011 7:40:06 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 62 replies ^ | 11/04/2011 | By Jim Geraghty
    Joel Bennett, the lawyer for one of the former employees of the National Restaurant Association who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment, spoke to Wolf Blitzer live on CNN moments ago. Bennett said that in his legal opinion, what occurred between Cain and his client met the legal definition of sexual harassment. But despite repeated questions from Blitzer, he refused to specify what the alleged actions were, and he said his client would not be appearing to shed any further light on the matter. When Blitzer pointed out Cain’s vehement, blanket denial, Bennett replied, “In all my years of lawyering,...
  • Herman's High-Tech Lynching

    11/04/2011 6:37:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 4, 2011 | Brent Bozell
    No one who followed politics 20 years ago will forget the night when Clarence Thomas sent an electric charge through a Senate hearing room. As liberal Democrats pushed the unproven sexual harassment charges of Anita Hill, in an attempt to destroy Thomas's chance to serve on the Supreme Court, Thomas called them out for conducting a national disgrace. "This is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves." This line packed a wallop because Hill's charges were about as proven as the old charges of perverted indecency against white women that were concocted...
  • Steve King: Cain accusers are ‘liberal activists’

    11/04/2011 8:23:17 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies ^ | 11-4-2011 | By Lynda Waddington
    U.S. Rep. Steve King gave his opinion of news that GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain was previously accused of sexual harassment. King told Jake Sherman of Politico that the women who accused Cain are likely “liberal activists” and “official hyperventilaters of the first order.” The Kiron Republican also said news outlets were wrong to report the story, which Politico broke, indicating that unless there were several women willing to come forward with full details, the story should have never been given any ink. Allegations were made by two women and stem back to the the time when Cain was served...
  • Herman Cain Iowa Fund tops $500K in under 2 days!

    11/04/2011 8:42:07 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 14 replies ^ | 11-04-2011 | Herman Cain Iowa Fund
    Herman Cain - Iowa Fund
  • VIDEO: Mark Block and Herman Cain have a "secret" bet for 2012

    11/02/2011 10:27:18 AM PDT · by martosko · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/02/2011 | Michelle Fields
    Mark Block, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain's chief of staff, revealed to The Daily Caller a secret agreement that he has with Cain. Assuming Cain wins the presidential election, Block will kick a certain habit that he famously engaged in for a campaign ad.
  • Statement from the National Restaurant Association

    11/04/2011 2:14:11 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 93 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Nov 4, 2011
    Joel Bennett held a press conference moments ago on behalf of his client who alleged sexual harassment charges against Herman Cain, and it amounted to a big fat zero of any relevant information to this. The woman doesn’t want to reveal her identity or her side of the story. What’s interesting is that the NRA, according to their statement below, would have released her from the confidentiality portion of the agreement to allow her to vocalize her side of the story. But they still opted not to. So, end of story. Here is the NRA’s statement: “We have seen the...
  • Watchdog complaint: Cain campaign manager illegally paid for iPads, campaign travel...

    11/04/2011 3:39:28 PM PDT · by Qbert · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 4, 2011 | David Martosko
    Liberal attack-dog organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission Friday over allegations that Prosperity USA, a nonprofit advocacy corporation run by Herman Cain campaign manager Mark Block, paid for iPads and travel related to Cain’s presidential campaign. If true, says CREW, the Cain campaign — and Block personally — would be guilty of violating at least two federal election laws. The allegations were first reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on October 30, based on internal financial records the newspaper said it obtained. The Journal Sentinel reported the following day that...
  • Anonymous Denies Harassment Claims; Threatens to Shut Down Politico

    11/04/2011 3:44:41 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 16 replies
    The Interwebs | November 4, 2011 | Pan_Yan
    The hacker group Anonymous has issued a statement today denying they were ever harassed by Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain. In a statement released on an online news forum a spokeperson for the group threatened attacks on Politico, MSNBC, Huffington Post and a myriad of other political punditry sites for continuing to spread "this vicious, totally unfounded lie."On Sunday Politico ran a thinly sourced story accusing Herman Cain of a pattern of sexual harrassment against women all referred to as "Anonymous." The story has ignited a firestorm of controversy on television and print news, as well as online. Herman Cain's...
  • Poll: GOP Voters Dismiss Cain Allegiations

    11/04/2011 1:20:23 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Fri, Nov 04, 2011 at 11:49AM)
    A new ABC News/Washington Post poll out today shows the allegations stemming from Cain's tenure in the 1990s as head of the National Restaurant Association haven't made much of an impact. Seven in 10 Republicans in the survey say the allegations don't matter when it comes to picking a presidential candidate. A majority of GOP and GOP-leaning voters, or 55%, say the allegations are not a "serious matter." But the poll, taken Oct. 31-Nov. 3, shows some challenges for Cain. Among the 39% who say the allegations are serious, half say it makes them less likely to support the businessman...
  • Proof that Cain is a cad

    11/04/2011 5:47:05 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 62 replies ^ | 11/4/2011 | Don Surber
    As readers may have guessed, I really like the London tabloids and broadsheets, particularly the London Daily Mail. The newspaper watches the USA like a hawk as its editors shed light on interesting stories that Yankee editors blow off. But today, the London Daily Mail showed its London Derriere with its silly coverage on Herman Cain, even as the story dies due to lack of interest. Someone sent the newspaper pictures from his yearbook for nearly a half-century ago and he is shown with — gasp — two different co-eds. Shocking.
  • When did Herman Cain change? (Vanity)

    11/04/2011 12:15:24 PM PDT · by MiddleEarth · 61 replies
    Ok, this has been bothering me. According to Wikipedia, Cain became CEO of the NRA in 1996 until 1999. This is a 3 year span out of all his 40 something years of being in the workforce. This is when all these supposed sexual harassments took place, right? So my question is--why would he suddenly become a pervert during these 3 years and no other time?
  • Herman Cain Has a Powerful Enemy in Iowa[Hard-Core Evangelical Christian Host]

    11/04/2011 11:42:19 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 173 replies · 1+ views
    the Atlantic ^ | Nov 4 2011, 10:15 AM ET | Molly Ball , staff writer
    The harassment scandal highlights Cain's rift with Iowa's most dangerous conservative talker. Herman Cain has messed with the wrong Iowan. One strand of the multifaceted scandal unfolding around the Republican presidential candidate this week has been the charge that Cain treated female staffers of Des Moines-based radio host Steve Deace in a manner Deace found "awkward and inappropriate." While Deace has refused to describe the interaction that prompted that characterization, he has also spent the week relentlessly pounding Cain on his nightly talk show -- and taking to task the conservatives who, at least at first, largely defended the former...
  • Cain did not sign settlement, accuser's lawyer says

    11/04/2011 9:21:37 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 370 replies
    CBS news ^ | 11-04-11 | Jan Crawford
    The settlement agreement between the National Restaurant Association and a woman who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment was reached in September 1999--and was not signed by Cain himself, according to Joel Bennett, a lawyer for the woman. Bennett, who has a copy of the settlement agreement, said four people signed it: the woman, two lawyers representing the association and Bennett himself. Bennett said the agreement was resolved relatively quickly, about two or three months after she complained.
  • VIDEO -- Cain campaign manager: If Politico had standards, heads would roll

    11/04/2011 7:47:37 AM PDT · by martosko · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/04/2011 | David Martosko
    In what he referred to as his final media appearance discussing allegations of sexual harassment against GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain, campaign manager Mark Block told “America’s Newsroom” host Martha McCallum on the Fox News Channel that the reporters at Politico who first reported on those allegations should lose their jobs for violating journalistic ethics. Block also said during the interview Friday morning that the Cain campaign is considering its legal options and may sue the news outlet over the as-yet unsubstantiated allegations.
  • Cain Didn't Handle This Right?

    11/03/2011 11:11:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Rush ^ | November 3, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: One of the intriguing things to me, folks, about watching the coverage of the Herman Cain story... Like Snerdley came in here to me today and asked me, "Who do you think really leaked this stuff? Do you think it was Romney or do you think it was Perry?" I said, "I think it only matters who leaked it if it's not true. If it is true," if there's genuine real sexual harassment that went on here, "it's silly to focus on who leaked it." Because it was going to come out anyway, and if it's true,...
  • There's Something Very Weird About The Herman Cain Sexual Harassment Scandal

    11/04/2011 6:45:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 268 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/04/2011 | Grace Wyler
    The Republican race has officially been hijacked by the Herman Cain sexual harassment controversy, and the furor shows no signs of dying down. Everyone in Washington is now trying to decide whether Cain is more like Clarence Thomas or Bill Clinton. Or maybe even Anthony Weiner. But the media firestorm has overlooked one key fact: We still don't know what Cain actually did. New details emerged Thursday night about the two unnamed women who Politico originally reported had accused Cain of making "sexually suggestive" remarks and "improper" gestures toward them while they were employees at the National Restaurant Association sometime...
  • Ha! Ha!...I'll take Cain any day compared to the disaster in the White House!

    11/04/2011 7:19:23 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 24 replies
    Earth to liberal News Media!...It's still a no-brainer. Your attempts at sinking Cain only make everyone madder at your hypocricy! Bill Clinton wanders around the White House with his pants around his ankles for eight years and that's o.k. because he's your boy. Now you scrape the bottom of the barrel to find anything that might destroy each and every republican candidate. You scum bag socialists are going to hit the wall! Your're party days are over!
  • Cain Supporter Mocks Bashir: ‘I Have Made It to the Big Time. I Am On MSDNC’

    11/03/2011 10:41:53 PM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 20 replies · 2+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 3 November, 2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Apostle Claver, an outspoken supporter of GOP front-runner Herman Cain and founder of, appeared on Martin Bashir‘s program Thursday and jokingly referred to the host’s network as “MSDNC.“ DNC of course being the ”Democratic National Committee.” Not surprisingly, Bashir found little humor in Claver’s comment, stating dryly, “it’s not actually that.” Bashir began his segment by playing an earlier clip of Claver speaking before an audience in which he said that the Democratic party is the “party of the KKK.” “It‘s the Democratic Party that’s the racist,” Claver says in the clip. “The Party of the Ku Klux Klan....
  • Cain could cause Obama sleepless nights

    11/03/2011 10:52:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Alexandria Echo Press ^ | November 4, 2011 | Dennis Dalman
    Herman Cain said that if he becomes president, he will bring "humor" to the White House. Yes, I believe he would. Every time I hear Cain's voice coming from the living-room TV, I drop what I'm doing and rush into the room to watch him and listen to him. No, don't worry, dear friends, I'm not morphing into a Republican. However, here, in the person of Herman Cain, is a right-wing Republican I actually like, believe it or not. Now, mind you, I don't agree with hardly a thing he says; I would never vote for him. And yet I...
  • Politico's Simon: Herman Cain Is Derailing His Campaign, Not Politico (they talked to accusers)

    11/03/2011 10:55:39 PM PDT · by Fred · 52 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 110311 | Real Clear Politics
    Politico's Roger Simon, who said Rick Perry being racist appeals to GOP primary voters over the weekend, touts his publication for its anonymously-sourced article claiming presidential hopeful Herman Cain sexually harassed two women while he was the chief of a restaurant lobbying group. Simon claims it Herman Cain's botched response that is "derailing his own campaign" and not the Politico for continuing to hound and pressure the candidate.
  • FR Sidebar hints: Add "Cain" and other keywords or topics to your sidebar

    11/03/2011 11:36:55 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    Self | November 4, 2011 | Self
    A reminder of how FR's formating procedure can make your search for numerous posted articles about Herman Cain easier. 1. At the top of the "Forum" page, enter "Cain" in the keyword search function. A list of articles with that keyword appears. 2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to the link "Add to My Page" 3. Click the link and "My Page Layout" appears. 4. Chose the position (weight) on the sidebar where articles about Cain are to appear. 5. Chose the number (size) of article titles that will appear in that block. 6. Click "Modify" to...
  • Gloria Cain Cancels TV Appearance

    11/04/2011 12:02:42 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 20 replies ^ | 11/04/11 | CaroleL
    Since Sunday's initial report of past sexual harassment allegations, GOP presidential contender Herman Cain's campaign has finally made a smart decision. Mrs. Gloria Cain, the candidate's wife of over 40 years, has cancelled a scheduled appearance on Friday night's edition of On the Record With Greta Van Susteren. According to reports, Mrs. Cain left the door open to appearing on the Fox News Channel program in the future, but thankfully we won't be seeing another political wife under the heat of the national spotlight trying to defend her husband while the facts of a potential scandal are still murky.
  • I Forgive Herman Cain, the Only Conservative Left

    11/04/2011 2:53:12 AM PDT · by EBH · 51 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11/4/11 | James Lewis
    Judge not, lest ye be judged. Not a bad rule of thumb. Being alive means making mistakes. Growing up means understanding that fact, and taking responsibility. Bad actors never take responsibility. Barack Obama honestly believes he's never made a mistake since getting elected; it's one of the few things I think he really means. Honestly. That's why I kind of like Herman Cain's response to the media thugs. Cain isn't playing their game. I hope he checkmates them, move after move. Never play by their rules. Always set your own rules, or they will kill you. You can see their...
  • Woman Said to Have Felt Hostility at Work After Complaining About Cain

    11/04/2011 3:29:50 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 61 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/3/2011 | JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
    WASHINGTON — One of the women who accused the Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment while working for him at the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s complained that the workplace turned hostile after she alleged that he made advances toward her during a work-related outing, several people familiar with her account at the time said in interviews. The advances were said to have taken place during a festive night in which Mr. Cain and several younger staff members drank until late in the evening, and his flirty banter with the woman crossed over into propositions that...
  • National Restaurant Association chairman during Cain's tenure 'a hatchet job'

    11/04/2011 4:30:20 AM PDT · by Rudder · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/03/2011 | David Martosko
    In an interview with The Daily Caller, former National Restaurant Association board chairman Joseph Fassler offered a firm defense of GOP presidential front-runner Herman Cain, along with an explanation for how Washington’s best-kept secret — the identities of Cain’s sexual-harassment accusers — was also kept from the association’s board. “The accusations? It’s a hatchet job, in my opinion,” Fassler told TheDC from his Phoenix, Ariz. office. “My gut tells me it’s a hatchet job. He gets a lead, he gets some traction, and the next thing you know, here come these allegations. It’s sad.”
  • Karl Rove swats Herman Cain for accusing Rick Perry (Romney stooge Rove continues his attacks...)

    11/04/2011 4:45:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/4/11 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    Karl Rove said Friday that Herman Cain had no evidence to accuse the Rick Perry campaign of driving negative stories against him, arguing that Cain did "exactly what [he is] accusing the media of doing." Rove said in an appearance on "Fox and Friends" that the "best way" for Cain to survive this week is to get the National Restaurant Association to release new information about the sexual harassment complaints lodged against him in the 1990s.
  • Media beats up Cain, ignores Fast and Furious

    11/04/2011 5:11:44 AM PDT · by From The Deer Stand · 30 replies
    Local | November 4, 2011 | From The Deer Stand
    While the lame stream media continues their non-stop barrage of stories about Herman Cain and allegations of sexual harrasment, they continue to ignore Obama's Fast and Furious that led to the deaths of Americans. The media also hammers away at Cain while they almost ignored the more serious claims against President Bill Clinton in three separate incidents when he was president. Hopefully Americans are noticing.
  • Republican sexual harassment furor boosts Obama

    11/04/2011 5:24:47 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 49 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 11/4/11 | Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The longer the Republican presidential hopefuls battle over sexual harassment claims against Herman Cain, the better things look for President Barack Obama as he mounts his campaign for re-election. Cain has been accused by at least three women of sexual harassment when he was head of the National Restaurant Association in the mid-1990s, claims that have been front and center in the Republican nomination race since the news web site Politico reported them on Sunday. The rare instance of infighting in a party known for its unity comes just as Obama, a Democrat, is gaining some traction...
  • Poll: Support for Cain rises

    11/04/2011 5:38:04 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    Don Surber blog ^ | November 4, 2011 | Don Surber
    They must have flipped their wigs at Politico this morning. Barack Obama’s online Baghdad Bob reported that the National Restaurant Association settled for less than $50,000 a lawsuit filed against Herman Cain in the 1990s. Now a Washington Post/ABC News poll taken from Monday to Thursday after Politico reported on a sexual harassment lawsuit shows Republican support for Herman Cain is up 6 from the previous poll a month ago. All that oppo research may be for naught as 3 out of 4 Republicans said they could not care less about the nearly 15-year-old news. To put the settlement in...
  • Gingrich Faults Media on Cain Harassment Claims (Newt Goes to Bat for Herman)

    11/03/2011 7:44:07 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 52 replies
    My Way News / AP ^ | 11-3-2011 | Staff - AP
    ATLANTA (AP) - Republican candidate Newt Gingrich is decrying media coverage of the sexual harassment claims against rival Herman Cain and says that Cain's tax plans deserve more attention. Gingrich has told WSB radio in Atlanta on Wednesday that he thinks it's "disgusting" that the news media has started what Gingrich described as a "witch hunt" against Cain. It was revealed this week that Cain's former employer, the National Restaurant Association, settled in the 1990s with two women who claimed that Cain had sexually harassed them. A third woman has told The Associated Press that she considered filing a sexual...
  • Cain says Forbes concluded Perry camp was source of harassment leak

    11/03/2011 8:28:07 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 275 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11-3-2011 | Justin Sink
    Cain says Forbes concluded Perry camp was source of harassment leak Justin Sink November 3, 2011 Herman Cain said Forbes Magazine - and not his campaign - was responsible for the concluding that Rick Perry's campaign leaked the story of sexual harassment allegations during Cain's tenure as the president of the National Restaurant Association. "A reporter did this research and came up with these facts, we didn't," Cain said Thursday on Sean Hannity's radio show. "That was the reporter that wrote the report for Forbes." But despite adamant denials from the Perry camp, Cain said he still doesn't "see any...
  • Woman Comes Forward To Detail Atrocities In Herman Cain’s Apartment (Satire Attempt)

    11/03/2011 6:17:34 PM PDT · by writer33 · 85 replies
    The Right Elective Decisions ^ | 11/03/2011 | Chris Davis
    Washington,D.C. – With all of the accusations flying about what Herman Cain knew and when he knew it, one woman has dared to come forward and detail the atrocities of one horrific night in 1991. Previously, the woman was scared to come forward, but since Cain’s long train of abuses have been well-documented by the Politico, it only made sense to tell the public just what they can expect from a Cain presidency. The woman, Sharon Itall, is now an influential insurance agent, but was once just the shell of a scarred woman after one night with Herman Cain. And...
  • Hey Herman! The Sausage Goes On The Pizza! (Pro Cain opinion from Zo)

    11/03/2011 4:02:05 PM PDT · by rintense · 18 replies ^ | 11/3/2011 | AlfonZo Rachel
    So the word is, a “conservative” source is bringing evidence against the supposed Hound Dog, Herman. Conservative? Really? There are people who are pro-abortion, pro-redifinition of marriage, pro-legalization of drugs, and pro-legalization of prostitution who call themselves conservatives. They call themselves conservatives just because they consider themselves capitalists. Capitalism is not the full scope of conservatism. These people more so line up with liberals than conservatives, but they want to redefine conservatism the same way they want to redefine everything else. So I chock this latest development up to dubiousness. People act like Herman Cain could have just held a...
  • Source disputes account of Cain impropriety at Va. dinner

    11/03/2011 1:42:26 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 124 replies
    CBS ^ | 3 Nov 2011 | Jan Crawford
    A Republican source who was at the dinner in which pollster Chris Wilson says Herman Cain sexually harassed a young staffer is contradicting the account, telling CBS News he never saw Cain sexually harass anyone that night, although he does remember Cain drinking. "I did not see a lech," the source said. Wilson, who was doing polling for the Restaurant Association during Cain's tenure, told an Oklahoma radio station yesterday: "This all occurred at a restaurant in Crystal City [Virginia] and everybody was very aware of it. And so it is, it was only a matter of time because so...
  • Alleged Details of the Alleged Incident Alleged to be Final Nail in Cain's Coffin

    11/03/2011 2:23:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies ^ | Nov. 3, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "BREAKING: PJM Sources Report Details of Alleged Cain Incident." Stick with me on this. "Adding to the ongoing Herman Cain sexual harassment controversy, two sources have now confirmed to PJ Media that a female employee of the National Restaurant Association told associates she had been brought by Mr. Cain to his Crystal City, Virginia residence where she alleged 'he had taken advantage of me.' Both sources claim to be politically conservative. One source, a male, told PJ Media: 'Herman took advantage of seniority and power with a young woman. It was an abuse of power.' Implying that...
  • Cain Catches Flak, but Will It Sink His Candidacy?

    11/03/2011 1:22:40 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/03/11 | Michael Barone
    Washington was all a-Twitter (literally) Monday over Politico's story about the sexual harassment charges against Herman Cain -- and about Cain's serial self-contradictions. Faithful Fox News viewers saw him in the afternoon saying he didn't know the terms of a settlement reached with the complainants and then saw him tell Greta Van Susteren in the 10 p.m. hour that he did. The Politico story, quoting no named sources, described Cain's alleged misconduct as "conversations allegedly filled with innuendo or personal questions of a sexually suggestive nature" and "physical gestures that were not overtly sexual." That sounds bad but not horrible....
  • Herman Cain was never fond of Rick Perry

    11/03/2011 2:13:04 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 185 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 3, 2011 | Rachel Weiner
    When Herman Cain accused Texas Gov. Rick Perry of leaking damaging information about his rival last night, there was little love lost. Sources say there is no personal animosity between the two candidates. But Cain, in deflecting attention away from himself in this controversy, seized on a familiar target. Perry’s campaign has adamantly denied any involvement in a Politico story revealing sexual harassment allegations against Cain from his time at the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s. Not only did Cain suggest that Perry might be behind the leak — he stated it as a fact, despite a lack of...
  • Cain accuser offers harassment statement

    11/03/2011 2:16:08 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 157 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 3, 2011 | Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - A woman who accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment on Thursday offered a statement telling her side of the story, in a move that could further undermine his 2012 campaign. Cain has been accused by at least three women of sexual harassment when he was head of the National Restaurant Association in the mid-1990s. The issue is dominating the race to decide a Republican challenger to face Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 2012 election.One of the women said earlier this week that she wanted to talk publicly about accusations that Cain had sexually...
  • It’s Not Too Late for Imprudent Speculation About Other Republican Candidates (NYT)

    11/03/2011 12:46:03 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 3, 2011 | NATE SILVER
    With the recent struggles of Herman Cain and Rick Perry, we may be in for yet another round of rumors about Republican candidates entering the presidential race late. There was one such rumor on Wednesday from Lee Davis, a radio host in Birmingham, Ala., who cited unnamed sources close to Sarah Palin as saying that Ms. Palin was reconsidering her decision not to seek the nomination. (Audio of the segment in which Mr. Davis reported this information can be found here.) The probability that these rumors will come to fruition is very low. Nevertheless, it’s worth at least considering the...
  • AUDIO -- Herman Cain in March: No skeletons in my closet

    11/03/2011 11:23:23 AM PDT · by martosko · 83 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/03/2011 | Matt Lewis
    Seeking to woo skeptical conservative bloggers during a March 2011 conference call, Herman Cain pushed back hard against the notion that opposition research might turn up skeletons in his closet. Asked directly about negative information that might arise from opposition research, Cain never revealed the sexual harassment allegations he had known about for more than a decade, instead joking about his golf game — and aggressively insisting there was nothing to worry about. “I don’t have any of those kind of skeletons in my closet,” he assured the conservative bloggers. “And what I have told people [is] if they come...
  • Hill GOP Gives Herman Cain Warm Reception

    11/03/2011 11:39:13 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 3 Nov 2011 | David M. Drucker
    Outsider Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is spending a tumultuous week in Washington courting the GOP establishment. And, at least for now, it seems that the establishment likes him — despite allegations of sexual harassment that continue to surface. Following a series of private meetings with the Georgia businessman early in the week, Republican Members pronounced themselves impressed with Cain and unconcerned about the sexual harassment claims that have dogged the White House hopeful since Politico reported them Sunday. Cain spoke today with Members in several private settings as he sought to boost support for his campaign, sell his controversial...
  • Cain's Iowa Volunteers Helm Do-It-Yourself Campaign

    11/03/2011 11:51:52 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 3 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 31 Oct 2011 | Scott Conroy
    Last Thursday, disabled Army combat veteran Mike Fitzgerald walked into Herman Cain's Iowa campaign headquarters in Urbandale and told the first person who greeted him to put him to work. A transplant from New Orleans who fled to Iowa after Hurricane Katrina struck, Fitzgerald has never before been involved in a campaign. But just an hour after he started phone-banking for Cain, he was already projecting the poise of an old pro. “I’m supposed to read a script on the screen, but I don’t do that,” Fitzgerald said, explaining that he prefers to speak off-the-cuff about why he believes Cain...
  • Cain camp backs off Perry charge as new payout details emerge

    11/03/2011 12:04:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 215 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/03/2011 | James Oliphant
    That was fast: As part of its seemingly ever-evolving media strategy, Herman Cain’s campaign appears to have pulled the plug on blaming Rick Perry for the swirl of accusations surrounding the candidate. “We want to move on with the campaign. Let’s get over these things that don’t mean anything to the American public,” Mark Block, Cain's campaign manager, told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on Thursday afternoon. But that’s not about to become any easier. Politico reported Thursday that one of the women who accused Cain of sexual harassment during his time at the National Restaurant Assn. received a payout of...