Cain quits

 Posted by at 15:16  Election 2012, Politics, Republicans
Dec 032011
 

Well, dang it all, it seems we won’t have Herman Cain to kick around any more…

Cain ends 2012 bid

(Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain effectively ended his 2012 White House race on Saturday, saying “false and unproved” sexual accusations have made it impossible for him to carry on a credible campaign.

Cain’s conservative supporters will have to find a new home with voting to start next month in the race to determine the Republican’s presidential nominee for 2012.

Cain’s departure shapes the Republican race more clearly as a matchup between former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and surging rival Newt Gingrich.

Former Godfather’s Pizza chief executive Cain said in his home town of Atlanta that he was suspending his White House bid after a Friday night meeting with his wife, Gloria, who appeared at his side and smiled throughout.

Cain said a “cloud of doubt” had settled over his campaign. He insisted that accusations that he sexually harassed several women and had a 13-year affair with an Atlanta businesswoman were simply not true.

“I am suspending my campaign because of the continued distraction, the continued hurt,” said the 65-year-old. He said he would endorse a Republican rival.

All evidence pointed to a campaign facing severe financial woes and credibility problems even if Cain had decided to stay in.

We’ll miss you, Herman. Keep on denyin’!
 

Nov 282011
 

Herman Cain denies that he had a thirteen-year affair with Ginger White. Meanwhile, his attorney released what appears to be a very strange denial…

“This appears to be an accusation of private, alleged consensual conduct between adults – a subject matter which is not a proper subject of inquiry by the media or the public. No individual, whether a private citizen, a candidate for public office or a public official, should be questioned about his or her private sexual life,” attorney Lin Wood said.

I’ll bet that Bill Clinton would have loved to have had Lin Wood as his attorney. His “private, alleged consensual conduct between adults” got him impeached. But, then, Democrats and Republicans… apples and oranges.
 

Nov 152011
 

You’ve probably already seen this, but in case you have not I’m going to post it because you need to see it. This is the kind of people the Republicans are seriously considering running for the presidency of the United States. Here’s Herman Cain talking with the editorial board of a Milwaukee newspaper about the revolution in Libya…

This man could probably benefit from some tutoring time with Sarah “half-term” Palin.

UPDATE: In case you were wondering what was really “twirling around” in Herman Cain’s head…

 

Nov 082011
 

Herman Cain held a press conference this afternoon. Standing in front of no less than four U. S. flags, he swore that never knew the four (soon to be five) women who are accusing him of sexual harassment (if not sexual assault). They are liars, he is not. This is all stuff made up by A) the media, B) other Republicans or C) the Democrats just to get him out of the race for the Republican nomination.

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One thing that came out of today… Herman Cain definitely proved that Herman Cain is a Republican. He refuses to take responsibility for his actions. He is the only one telling the truth. He is the victim and everyone is out to get him. Yep, Republican all they way.

Things are going to get a lot worse for Herman Cain but I hope he can stick it out for a while longer. It’s fun to watch the Republicans twitch like this.
 

Nov 022011
 

In the previous post we discussed how Rick Perry’s campaign is quickly winding down. Now it appears that another Republican contender may be nearing the end of his fifteen minutes. I say “may be” because the problems Herman Cain is having may not really be seen as problems by Republican voters. Chances are that half of them will see this as something conjured up by “the liberal media” and the other half view women as property anyway. In a sane world, Herman Cain would be done.

AP Exclusive: Third worker says Cain harassed her

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Herman Cain

WASHINGTON (AP) — A third former employee considered filing a workplace complaint against Herman Cain over what she considered aggressive and unwanted behavior when she and Cain, now a Republican presidential candidate, worked together during the late 1990s, the woman told The Associated Press on Wednesday. She said the behavior included a private invitation to his corporate apartment.

The woman said he made sexually suggestive remarks or gestures about the same time that two co-workers had settled separate harassment complaints against Cain, who was then the head of the National Restaurant Association.

She did not file a formal complaint because she began having fewer interactions with Cain, she said. Afterward, she learned that a co-worker — one of the two women whose accusations have rocked Cain’s campaign this week — had already done so. She said she would have had to file if they hadn’t.

The woman spoke only on condition of anonymity, saying she feared retaliation. She was located and approached by the AP as part of its investigation into harassment complaints against Cain that were disclosed in recent days and have thrown his presidential campaign into turmoil. She said she was reluctant to describe the encounters she had with Cain when they worked together at the Washington-based restaurant trade group.

The employee described in conversations with the AP over several days situations in which she said Cain told her that he had confided to colleagues how attractive she was and invited her to his corporate apartment outside work.

His actions “were inappropriate, and it made me feel uncomfortable,” she said.

We shall wait and see how the Republican voters react to these allegations. Personally, I hope they nominate the guy. He is definitely the least electable of all the people vying for the Republican nod. Mr. Cain would lose to President Obama in a landslide.

UPDATE: This is gonna get good…

Struggling Cain accuses Perry in harassment case

(Reuters) – Republican U.S. presidential candidate Herman Cain accused rival Rick Perry’s campaign on Wednesday of being behind explosive sexual harassment claims as the 2012 White House race erupted into acrimony.

Cain said his opponents were “trying to destroy me” and got testy with reporters demanding answers even as reports surfaced of a third woman claiming she was harassed.

Cain chief of staff Mark Block issued a scathing indictment of rival conservative Perry’s camp which he said had spread false allegations.

“It’s an outrage,” Block told Fox News. “The Perry campaign needs to apologize to Herman Cain and his family and America for this despicable action.”

You can stick a fork in both of them. They’re done. Professional presidential candidate Flip-Flop Mitt will be the Republican loser nominee.
 

Cain’s 9-9-9

 Posted by at 18:50  Politics, Republicans
Oct 182011
 

It’s no wonder this guy is leading in the Republican polls…

That’s rich: Only the wealthy would benefit from Cain’s 9-9-9 plan

The Tax Policy Center has released its analysis of Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan, and it finds that the only people who would benefit from it are those making more than $200,000 a year.

Everyone else, especially the poor, would pay more. And the middle class would now have the highest effective federal tax rate.

Those making $1 million a year or more would get a gaudy nearly $500,000 tax cut, a 15% change in their favor.

The poorest, those making between less than $10,000 a year up to $30,000 a year would see a between 15% and 20% tax increase. That means they would pay between $1,100 and $3,800 a year more in taxes.

Those making between $30,000 and $100,000 a year, would pay more than $4,000 a year more in taxes.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… If you earn less than $250,000 per year and you vote for Republicans, you are an idiot. Sorry, but you are.