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Herman Cain: Karl Rove is trying to destroy me
Politico ^ | 24 Oct 2011 | y MAGGIE HABERMAN

Posted on 10/24/2011 12:04:49 PM PDT by mandaladon

Herman Cain pushed back hard at Karl Rove's recitation of his recent campaign fumbles and miscues - which he presented on a whiteboard on Fox News this morning - and accused the operative of trying to do him intentional damage in a Byron York interview:

"It's a good thing the voters are not looking at Karl Rove's little whiteboard," Cain said in a phone conversation from a stop in Chicago Monday afternoon. "I believe it is a deliberate attempt to damage me because I am not, quote unquote, the establishment choice. But why not go with the choice that the people seem to like?"

Cain accused Rove of bias in favor of candidates with big organizations, lots of money, and prior experience in political office — all things Cain doesn't have. "What has Karl Rove done?" Cain continued. "If I become the nominee, he has given Democrats talking points for a commercial to attack me. It makes no sense unless it's a deliberate attempt on his part to try to push me down so that the candidate he wants rises to the top." Continue Reading

When asked which candidate he believes Rove supports, Cain said, "I believe he wants Romney to get it."

Rove strongly denies Cain's charges. "Herman Cain is the one giving the Democrats material for attack ads," Rove said in a phone conversation Monday afternoon. "I want the strongest nominee to emerge from the process. I have no personal favorite. Fox expects me to call balls and strikes as I see them."

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No doubt Rove and Fox are supporting Romney.
1 posted on 10/24/2011 12:04:58 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Rove THINKS he is the voice of the Republican party but many conservatives are tired of his arrogance and know it all attitude. He tried to destroy Palin too...he is anti Tea Party and anti anyone that bucks the inner circle of the GOP establishment


2 posted on 10/24/2011 12:07:57 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: mandaladon

No doubt. I don’t recall Rove holding up a poster board about Romulus’s gaffles.


3 posted on 10/24/2011 12:08:08 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: mandaladon

Karl Rove is an enemy of the tea party and therefore an enemy of freedom. FUKR!!


4 posted on 10/24/2011 12:08:34 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: mandaladon
By 2006, Karl Rove and the Bush family had destroyed the Reagan legacy in all but the hearts of those who knew and loved him. In California in particular, Rove and Bush played a key role in reorganizing the CAGOP in such a way that it has NEVER supported a conservative candidate since.

I despise the man.

5 posted on 10/24/2011 12:09:08 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (At least I have the decency to kill my food before I eat it.)
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To: mandaladon

Rove is sneaky and he never knows when to stop. I’ve really come not to like him. Then again, what kind of guys do you think elbow their way in with the elites?


6 posted on 10/24/2011 12:09:28 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: mandaladon

Karl Rove is s wuss. As long as you do not go bird hunting with Dick Cheney you should be okay, Mr. Cain...


7 posted on 10/24/2011 12:09:54 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: mandaladon

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/cain-rove-deliberately-talking-down-my-campaign


8 posted on 10/24/2011 12:10:09 PM PDT by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: mandaladon

Good for Cain for straight shooting on this one.

Everyone in a regular capacity with Fox News is in the tank for Romney. The exceptions are (I hope) Sarah Palin and perhaps Doocey Kilmeade.

BTW, ED Hill was far, far better than Wretched Carlson.


9 posted on 10/24/2011 12:10:24 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: mandaladon

Tokyo Rove is hard at it, just he did with Christine!


10 posted on 10/24/2011 12:11:01 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: mandaladon
This is the SAME TEAM Romney that attacked Gov. Palin and her children.

THEY ARE THE SHAME OF THE GOP.

"Go Mitt. Go Mitt. Go Mitt"


"Rove is pushing Romney so aggressively
some folks are beginning to wonder what's going on,"
grumbled one veteran Republican strategist."


"Rove has made no secret
of his support for Romney as McCain's VP. "

11 posted on 10/24/2011 12:11:43 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: mandaladon

We have the lame stream media, and Rove represents the lame stream main stream of the old GOP establishment.
Of course he wants to discredit Cain. I don’t think it really matters they are on thier last legs.
I suspect of the media gets Romney as the canidate the Tea Party and conservatives will move to form a third party before the 2016 election.
Remember the GOP only fielded one canidate in 1856 with John C. Fremont before they won in 1860 with Abraham Lincoln. Dinosaur parties can die quickly to be replaced by a peoples party...


12 posted on 10/24/2011 12:11:55 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: mandaladon

Karl Rove is every bit as bad as the Left always said he was.


13 posted on 10/24/2011 12:12:15 PM PDT by Savage Beast (America's best hope is the Left's worst nightmare: Herman Cain!)
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14 posted on 10/24/2011 12:12:51 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: mandaladon

Rove has become nothing other than an arrogant snotnose.

He can keep his “second coming of Michael Dukakis” candidate.


15 posted on 10/24/2011 12:13:14 PM PDT by dforest
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To: mandaladon

Karl would rather a dem or independent win than a tea partyer. He and his buddies in the establishment cost the GOP 2 senate seats in the last election (Alaska & Connecticut) by sabotaging & ensuring that the GOP didn’t support conservative candidates.


16 posted on 10/24/2011 12:13:15 PM PDT by FreeInWV (Have you had enough change yet?)
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To: katiedidit1

Very well put.


17 posted on 10/24/2011 12:13:24 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: mandaladon

FU KR


18 posted on 10/24/2011 12:14:23 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: mandaladon

Go Cain! Tokyo Rove needs a good ass-whuppin. Tokyo is being paid by Mittens.


19 posted on 10/24/2011 12:16:51 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: mandaladon

Yessir!!

Karl Rove is being paid by someone to be a blithering idiot!!!

Street walkers have more dignity.


20 posted on 10/24/2011 12:16:57 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature.)
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To: mandaladon

Porky Pig is scared to death that he will become irrelevant and won’t be invited to the DC cocktail parties. Here’s a news flash for you Porky, put your snout up close to the monitor so I can whisper: “You are already irrelevant!”


21 posted on 10/24/2011 12:18:17 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: mandaladon

Yes, Herman, Rove and the GOP Establishment are indeed trying to destroy you. They will not allow you to win.

This will be news to Janine Garafalo, who believes that Cain is being engineered by Rove to trick people into thinking the GOP isn’t racist.


22 posted on 10/24/2011 12:18:53 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: mandaladon
Rove and the other Bush drone Dana Perino look for any opening to slam Conservatives and push Mittens. Their act is tired and they are both discredited. They can pound sand.


23 posted on 10/24/2011 12:19:21 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Keep that moonbat out of this. Kicking that door open can be quite unsightly.


24 posted on 10/24/2011 12:20:48 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: mandaladon
No doubt Rove and Fox are supporting Romney.

The last couple of weeks have been awful. I can't stand watching Fox anymore because of it, and Rove can go to hell. "Fair and Balanced" my ass.

25 posted on 10/24/2011 12:21:08 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: mandaladon

Tokyo gets a cup of coffee and his assasination talking points from the GOP leadership every morning. He calls em as the GOP elites sees em. I am glad to see Herman Cain calling Rove out.


26 posted on 10/24/2011 12:21:32 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: mandaladon
Herman Cain: Karl Rove is trying to destroy me

Of course he is, you had the audacity of running for president without first kissing the ring of the Bush dynasty and asking permission.

27 posted on 10/24/2011 12:21:32 PM PDT by apillar
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To: mandaladon

Sounds like it’s time for Tea Partiers, FreePs and other right thinking CONSERVATIVES to DESTROY Karl Rove!


28 posted on 10/24/2011 12:21:32 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: mandaladon

fox and rove... both putrid pos one world order progressive entities... that love them some romney. **** both of them.

LLS


29 posted on 10/24/2011 12:22:05 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: mandaladon
Anonymous dirty trick?
Backstabber from the country club GOP?
Americans agree. It smells like MITT.


30 posted on 10/24/2011 12:22:05 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: mandaladon; Jim Robinson

That white board was sort of weird. I’m a Perry fan, agree with the problems that were on the list, but was offended that Rove held up that list on National TV.

I’ve said it for months: we do not need to be writing the DNC’s ads or giving them visuals and video footage that they can use against our candidates in this election and future elections.


31 posted on 10/24/2011 12:22:31 PM PDT by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed:Will use. Cut spending, cut spending, cut spending, now, now. now!)
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To: mandaladon
Good job, Karl! I've put my personal 'Thanks' in the mail. Please keep knocking them down for me!

With great love and respect, Milt

32 posted on 10/24/2011 12:24:04 PM PDT by JPG (The loons of OWS will soon devour each other.)
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To: mandaladon

Rove is “THE” Arch-Rino... who trys to act like an Elephant..


33 posted on 10/24/2011 12:24:33 PM PDT by hosepipe
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To: mandaladon

... AND rove is everything that the left ever said that he was... being a leftist himself... they should know their own better than anyone else.

LLS


34 posted on 10/24/2011 12:24:42 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: mandaladon

Rove is a disgusting fat faggot and Hannity should be ASHAMED of all the times he has that porky faggot on his show.

I can’t stand Rove and I avoid watching Hannity because of all the times he invites that fat faggot pig-snout to sit down beside him.


35 posted on 10/24/2011 12:25:08 PM PDT by samtheman (Newt? Can you do it? Can you repudiate your time on the Pelosi couch?)
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To: hocndoc

When exactly did Karl Rove become a “conservative’. He has always been a GWB-type Rino.

No more Bushes, no more RINOs.

Bush and Rove were a two man wrecking crew for the Republican Pary.


36 posted on 10/24/2011 12:26:22 PM PDT by MitchSouthFla.
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To: hocndoc

When exactly did Karl Rove become a “conservative’. He has always been a GWB-type Rino.

No more Bushes, no more RINOs.

Bush and Rove were a two man wrecking crew for the Republican Pary.


37 posted on 10/24/2011 12:26:22 PM PDT by MitchSouthFla.
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To: mandaladon

Of course he is trying to destroy Cain as they want the Tea Party to back Romney in the hopes it will destroy the Tea Party and the way for Jeb Bush in 2016 and the return of the Blue Bloodies as well.


38 posted on 10/24/2011 12:26:42 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: mandaladon

Tokyo Rove thinks he is the RINO king maker. Forget it, Rove.


39 posted on 10/24/2011 12:26:50 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: mandaladon

Don’t go there Herman. Rove just wants you to waste time on crap like this instead of reaching the people with your ideas. Let little cockroaches like Rove scurry by. Don’t bend down to his level. Remember, you got where you are by not acting/reacting like Romney and Perry. Stay above it. You’ll do just fine.


40 posted on 10/24/2011 12:26:59 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: mandaladon

Rove is the guy who in 2004 took a sure landslide victory against a traitorous dilletante and turned it into a near loss.

Why he has any credibility is beyond me. He is still out there saying that the only future for the Republican Party is amnesty and open borders and avoiding the Tea Party.

On the other hand, he is making $$$ millions while I am struggling with the mortgage because I don’t want the taxpayers to pay my debts. Maybe he does represent the right approach.


41 posted on 10/24/2011 12:28:02 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: LibLieSlayer

Fox made Cain

Niel Cavuto promoted him for months before he announced and he actually made the initial announcement on Cavuto. Cavuto is a vice President of News Corp.

You have it wrong


42 posted on 10/24/2011 12:28:19 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..posted from the great river road)
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To: Batman11
Here’s a news flash for you Porky, put your snout up close to the monitor so I can whisper: “You are already irrelevant!”

He can't. His nose is too far up Romney's butt.

43 posted on 10/24/2011 12:29:14 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: mandaladon

You know you’re backing the right candidate when Rove and his establishment ilk begin the attacks.

Keep on Raisin’ Cain, Freepers!


44 posted on 10/24/2011 12:29:42 PM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: mandaladon
Rove, you magnificent duplicitous bastard!
45 posted on 10/24/2011 12:29:45 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Rick Perry engages in corporate welfare via Texas TEF/ETF)
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To: mandaladon

Found a web page with most fox contributors. I email them every day

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,77538,00.html


46 posted on 10/24/2011 12:30:45 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: dragonblustar

The last couple of weeks have been awful. I can't stand watching Fox anymore because of it, and Rove can go to hell. "Fair and Balanced" my ass
If it affects ratings significantly, then Ailes will certainly backpedal on his left shift.
47 posted on 10/24/2011 12:31:05 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: mandaladon

Found a web page with most fox contributors. I email them every day

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,77538,00.html


48 posted on 10/24/2011 12:31:05 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: mandaladon
"No doubt Rove and Fox are supporting Romney."

No doubt Rove , Fox, and Buckwheat are supporting Romney.

49 posted on 10/24/2011 12:31:09 PM PDT by matthew fuller (9-9-9 ? Just say No! No! No!)
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To: oldbill
Rove is the guy who in 2004 took a sure landslide victory against a traitorous dilletante and turned it into a near loss.

Why he has any credibility is beyond me.

Oh, but he's "the architect"! Hannity tells us so [just about every damned day]...

50 posted on 10/24/2011 12:31:15 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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