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  • Herman Cain drops out of presidential race

    12/03/2011 11:02:40 AM PST · by mandaladon · 576 replies
    LA times ^ | 3 Dec 2011
    Herman Cain, the insurgent populist whose candidacy has been ensnared by allegations of sexual impropriety, said Saturday that he is leaving the race for the Republican presidential nomination, saying that the allegations have cast a "cloud of doubt over me and this campaign." "As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign," he said at an event in Atlanta. "I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distraction, the continued hurt . . . on me, on my family, not because we are not fighters, not because I am not...
  • Herman Cain Announcement LIVE THREAD (Video Feed Link) [Suspending!]

    12/03/2011 8:18:19 AM PST · by montag813 · 1,141 replies · 2+ views ^ | 12-03-2011
    Herman Cain is expected to make a "major announcement" today, anytime between 11am and 1pm EST in Atlanta. The media is assuming he will quit the race. Politico is positively glowing with anticipation of this. Will he fold, or FIGHT? He is also opening a new Atlanta HQ. Twitter reports that people are jamming in early to show their support. We simply don't know what will happen, or when it will happen. What are your thoughts? Do you think he should quit? Or do you think Cain should stay in the race and deny the State-Run Media yet another GOP...
  • Herman Cain 2012 drop-out decision: 'Leaning toward' campaign suspension

    12/02/2011 6:39:28 PM PST · by freespirited · 192 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/02/11 | Maggie Haberman & Reid Epstein
    Multiple sources familiar with the discussions told POLITICO Friday that Herman Cain is “leaning toward suspending the campaign,” in the words of one, who stressed no decision has been made. “He’ll probably get out, but nothing’s been decided,” another source said. The one-time leader in the Republican presidential polls is scheduled to address supporters at the opening of his Georgia state headquarters Saturday. He was set to meet with his wife Friday to discuss the future of his candidacy at the end of a week at which he and aides repeatedly said he was “reassessing” his candidacy. Cain himself has...
  • Cain: Wife didn't know about friendship, ‘financial assistance' to Ginger White

    12/01/2011 6:41:41 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 151 replies
    The Union Leader ^ | Thursday December 1, 2011
    MANCHESTER - Herman Cain acknowledged Thursday that he repeatedly gave Ginger White money to help her with "month-to-month bills and expenses" without telling his wife of more than 40 years. In fact, the embattled presidential candidate said, his wife, Gloria, "did not know that we were friends until she (White) came out with this story" alleging that the two had a 13-year extramarital affair. [....] Cain also stated clearly for the first time that as a result of the constant controversy he has been facing, he is considering getting out of the presidential race. Asked whether leaving the race is...
  • Cain to CNN: 'A decision in the next several days'

    11/30/2011 11:26:12 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies ^ | Nov. 30, 2011 | Jim Acosta
    Dayton, Ohio (CNN) – Embattled Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is keeping mum on whether he will remain in the race for the GOP nomination. When asked by CNN if he is vowing to continue his campaign, Cain declined to give a direct response. "We are reassessing and reevaluating," Cain said. Cain said he would have a final answer about his future plans soon. "We will be making a decision in the next several days," Cain said.
  • Cain accuser Sharon Bialek faces eviction

    11/29/2011 5:44:20 PM PST · by BagCamAddict · 42 replies
    abc news ^ | 11-29-11 | Chuck Goudie
    Sharon Bialek became the first alleged accuser to actually speak out against Cain. Now, the I-Team has learned, she is being evicted from her suburban townhouse, adding fuel to Cain's suggestion that Bialek had severe financial problems and was trying to strike it rich by making up stories about him. She owes $7500 in back rent.
  • Cain Denies New Allegations, as Woman Claims They Had 13-Year Affair

    11/28/2011 3:16:15 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 376 replies · 2+ views
    FOX News ^ | 11-28-11 | FOX News
    ATLANTA -- Herman Cain on Monday pre-emptively denied a forthcoming accusation by a woman who is expected to say she had a 13-year affair with the Republican presidential candidate. In an apparent effort to get ahead of the story, Cain appeared in a cable news interview to say the woman is "someone who I know, who is an acquaintance, who I thought was a friend." released some details of the story, which is scheduled to air Monday night, shortly after Cain appeared on CNN -- identifying the accuser as an Atlanta businesswoman named Ginger White. "It was pretty simple,"...
  • Herman Cain’s Attorney [Basically] Admits Affair - Studies in failures to communicate.

    11/28/2011 3:51:44 PM PST · by TBBT · 241 replies
    Redstate ^ | 11/28/2011 | Leon H. Wolf
    In breaking news this afternoon, a Georgia woman is claiming that she had a 13-year affair with Herman Cain. She says she has documents (whatever they might be) which can back it up. In what can only be described as the guiltiest-looking no-comment statement in the history of politics, Cain’s lawyer offered this absurd response (especially hilarious parts in bold): *snip* One of two things is true about this statement. Either Mr. Cain and his attorney are basing their views on what is an appropriate subject of media scrutiny for political candidates on the way politics work on another planet...
  • Cain's wife: Harassment claims don't ring true

    11/13/2011 8:41:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Herman Cain's wife says the claims of sex harassment against the GOP presidential candidate don't ring true because he "totally respects women." Gloria Cain told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren: "I'm thinking he would have to have a split personality to do the things that were said." In an interview to be aired Monday during the show "On the Record," Gloria Cain said she can't believe the claims he harassed women when he led the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s....
  • Gloria Cain speaks out about sexual harassment allegations

    11/13/2011 7:46:35 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/13/11 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    In her first televised interview ever, Gloria Cain, wife of Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain, sat down with her husband and said that the allegations of sexual harassment against him don’t square with the man she knows. “You hear the graphic allegations and we know that would have been something that’s totally disrespectful of her as a woman,” she said, according to partial transcripts of an interview with Greta Van Susteren that will air on Fox News Monday night. “And I know the type of person he is. He totally respects women.” Cain, who has been married for 43 years...
  • Fifth Cain woman says she’s not an ‘accuser’

    11/10/2011 11:04:21 AM PST · by ferrgus · 105 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/9/2011 | David Eldridge
    Donna Donella, one of the five women caught up in the charges of sexual harassment being leveled against Herman Cain, said Wednesday she is not an “accuser.” “I take issue with being labeled in the media as 'Accuser No. 5,' ” she said in an interview with The Washington Times-affiliated “America's Morning News” radio program. “I want to make it very clear that Herman Cain never sexually harassed me, I’ve never accused Herman Cain of sexually harassing me. The only reason that I came forward is because I saw behavior, the one day that I met him … that was...
  • Cain calls former Speaker Pelosi 'Princess Nancy'

    11/09/2011 7:12:32 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov.9, 2011
    ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is calling the House minority leader "Princess Nancy." Cain on Wednesday night said Nancy Pelosi blocked any effort when she was speaker of the House to repeal Democrats' health care overhaul, legislation she helped marshal through.
  • Who Believes Herman Cain? (Here's what the polls tell us...)

    11/09/2011 2:04:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/09/2011 | Charles M. Blow
    I saw that. I saw you grimace when you read Herman Cain’s name in yet another headline. (Well, at least I imagined it.) Relax. This is about a narrow subject: conflicting poll results from major polling groups on who does or doesn’t believe the allegations against him. All my numbers nerds say, “Yeah!” I for one thought that Cain would weather the sexual harassment accusations if no more women came forward and no new details emerged. But earlier this week, both happened. Still, Cain stuck to the defensive plan that echoed his economic plan: deny, deny, deny. So the crucial...
  • Cain accuser filed complaint at next job (Kraushaar)

    11/09/2011 1:20:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 145 replies
    AP/CBS ^ | 11/9/11
    A woman who settled a sexual harassment complaint against GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain in 1999 complained three years later at her next job about unfair treatment, saying she should be allowed to work from home after a serious car accident and accusing a manager of circulating a sexually charged email, The Associated Press has learned. Karen Kraushaar, 55, filed the complaint while working as a spokeswoman at the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the Justice Department in late 2002 or early 2003, with the assistance of her lawyer, Joel Bennett, who also handled her earlier sexual harassment complaint against...
  • Herman Cain’s powerful attorney: L. Lin Wood

    11/08/2011 10:06:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 169 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 8, 2011 | Rachel Van Dongen
    When Herman Cain held the long-awaited news conference late Tuesday afternoon to tackle allegations that he sexually harassed four women, a smooth-talking Southern attorney was the first person to step to the microphone. Cain’s lawyer is L. Lin Wood, a well-known Atlanta-based trial attorney who has carved out a successful career representing the high-profile and falsely accused, often seeking eye-popping damages for those he believes have been libeled or slandered in the press. Former CBS news anchor Dan Rather once called Wood the “attorney for the damned.” When asked why he had chosen to represent Cain, Wood cited the media...
  • Karen Kraushaar is a Republican, she has only Donated to the DNC.

    Contrary to popular media reports saying Karen Kraushaar is a Republican, she has only Donated to the DNC.
  • Unease mounts over Cain accusations (AP Bias piling on alert)

    11/08/2011 3:25:46 AM PST · by lowbridge · 53 replies
    AP/yahoo ^ | November 8, 2011 | SHANNON McCAFFREY
    Herman Cain sought to ride out the sexual harassment scandal engulfing his embattled presidential campaign by projecting a business-as-usual façade. But there were growing signs of unease in conservative circles as a fourth accuser — Sharon Bialek — provided a name and a face to what had been anonymous harassment allegations against the GOP front-runner. Bialek's detailed and lurid accusations — that Cain groped her in a car after she asked for his help finding a job — spun his already embattled campaign into an uncertain new territory. "He deserves a fair chance. But that doesn't mean he gets a...
  • Cain accuser has history of financial troubles, legal squabbles

    11/08/2011 1:04:03 AM PST · by maggief · 64 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 8, 2011 | Lisa Black, John Chase and Lolly Bowean
    The emerging portrait of Herman Cain's most recent accuser shows a suburban homemaker with a history of financial and legal troubles, but one who supporters say has the guts to do the right thing. (snip) Born and raised in Chicago, Bialek graduated from Carl Schurz High School on the Northwest Side and briefly attended Northeastern Illinois University before enrolling at Arizona State University. She graduated from ASU in 1983 with a communications degree, a school spokesman said. Records show she twice has filed for personal bankruptcy, first in 1991 and then again in 2001. In the latter case, she claimed...
  • Team Cain Stresses Allred’s ‘Celebrity Lawyer’ Reputation, Bialek’s ‘Financial Difficulties’

    11/07/2011 9:35:17 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | 11-7-2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Team Cain Stresses Allred’s ‘Celebrity Lawyer’ Reputation, Bialek’s ‘Financial Difficulties’ Katrina Trinko November 7, 2011 Herman Cain will hold a press conference tomorrow in Arizona, reports ABC News.Meanwhile, J.D. Gordon, vice president of communications for the Cain campaign, has issued this statement in response to Sharon Bialek’s allegations (via BusinessInsider): Gloria Allred is a celebrity lawyer who specializes in generating publicity for herself and her clients.Ms. Allred is a high-profile Democrat Party donor and activist giving over ten thousand dollars to liberal Democrats like Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer.The questions the media should be asking is who’s paying for...
  • Fifth woman raises questions about Cain's behavior

    11/07/2011 10:10:55 PM PST · by Qbert · 145 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/7/2011 | Susan Ferrechio
    A former employee of the United States Agency for International Development says Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain asked her to help arrange a dinner date for him with a female audience member following a speech he delivered nine years ago. Donna Donella, 40, of Arlington, said the USAID paid Cain to deliver a speech to businessmen and women in Egypt in 2002, during which an Egyptian businesswoman in her 30s asked Cain a question. "And after the seminar was over," Donella told The Washington Examiner, "Cain came over to me and a colleague and said, 'Could you put me in...