Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Cain train needs to pull into the Depot for repairs.

I don't believe in giving light to allegations about Presidential candidates UNLESS, the candidate says or does something that makes it an issue.

Case in point, Herman Cain Monday on Fox News. In this video, Cain is asked if he was aware of any settlements:
"If the Restaurant Association did a settlement, I wasn't even aware of it and I hope it wasn't for much, because nothing happened".
Here is that Fox News interview:



After the interview with Fox News, Cain had a SECOND INTERVIEW Monday on Fox News with Greta VanSusteren, where he contradicts what he said earlier:

In reference to a settlement,
Cain said, "My general counsel said this started out where she and her lawyer were demanding a huge financial settlement…I don't remember a number…But then he said because there was no basis for this, we ended up settling for what would have been a termination settlement." When VanSusteren asked how much money was involved, Cain said. "Maybe three months' salary. I don't remember. It might have been two months. I do remember my general counsel saying we didn't pay all of the money they demanded."
He admits knowing about the settlement about the 10:40 minute mark:



I'm not going to comment on any memory lapses that Cain may be having other than to say, the Cain campaign needs to reel Herman in and keep their collective mouths shut until everyone has the details correct and are on the same page.

If Cain continues to go on with a new version of the details from one interview to the next, this becomes potentially a BIG problem and could be a deal breaker for him.


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27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bosman, it got worse and worse throughout the day. So many contradictions, you lose track. I don't want to believe the worst about Cain, but he's making it hard to believe his story. I realize it was a long time ago, but are these things you would really forget?

He also says he was not even aware of the second woman at all. Is that possible that there was a settlement that he had no knowledge of? Seems unlikely.

He also didn't answer the question very convincingly about inviting a woman up to his room. He left the door open to the question saying he didn't remember it. That was a lame answer, and for most men the answer would be easy. Either you ask women up to your room, or you don't.

The real problem, though, is that Cain is not ready to handle serious scrutiny, or serious challenges. This is a mess, and I don't know why conservatives are defending him. He sounds like he's telling the truth, but the facts don't add up. You're either ready for the big leagues or you're not.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

People who support him are ignoring the facts, because they like him. It's dangerous. He would get eaten alive by Obama.

Anonymous said...

That was me. - Martha

DanL said...

I agree with you Martha.

Anonymous said...

Dan, I'm starting to get depressed. This is just what Obama and the media want--Republicans divided over nonsense, and looking stupid.

The conservative media are almost all idiots right now, and they don't seem to care about how destructive they are.

Anyway, I hope things are well with you. Did your daughter have fun last night?

-Martha

Anonymous said...

Dan, I know you have had your issues with Romney and I understand why some people do. I know he's your choice by default. But is the conservative media really that stupid/selfish that they would destroy the last man who can actually win and do the job? Romney isn't perfect, but there isn't anyone else running who can win!

Why is everyone from Will to Hume, to NRO, and more trying to destroy Romney? I remember them doing this to McCain, but Romney is a far better candidate. Surely they know that!

-Martha

Anonymous said...

Asked if he had a “roaming eye,” Cain said, “I enjoy flowers like everybody else.”

“No, not at all,” he added. After another question, Cain clarified, “I wouldn’t say not at all. It depends on what you mean and the extent to which you mean.”

“I know I never made any innuendos with the lady that filed the [formal] complaint. . . . None,” Cain continued, saying that the same was true about the other woman who had reportedly alleged sexual harassment charges.

That's just not very convincing, Herman. Especially in light of all the other contradictions.

-Martha

Right Wingnut said...

I think the charges are most likely bogus, but I can't tolerate the numerous contradictions. I'm glad I never climbed aboard the Cain train.

Newt will soon overtake Cain for a spot in the top tier. Perhaps by Thanksgiving?

Anonymous said...

RW, yeah, Newt might be next, but I don't think so. Cain's problem only serves to highlight Newt's far greater woman/integrity problems. I mean there's no comparison. So really this is going to hurt Newt more than it could ever help him.

BTW Bos, I love your title.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

Seems like a lot of Palin fans are turning to Newt. Very strange, and not something that makes a whole lot of sense.

-Martha

DanL said...

Newt has flipped more times and on more issues than all the other candidates combined. It really bugs me that the not Mitt crowd are starting to look to Newt. Yes he's smart, but he is everything that the Mitt haters accuse Mitt of being, only with loads more baggage of adultery and corruption.

Martha, my girls had a lot of fun last night.

I don't know why there are so many on the right trying to destroy Mitt. It is somewhat perplexing.

Ohio JOE said...

"Seems like a lot of Palin fans are turning to Newt." Yes, but I certainly am not. Mr. Gingrich is my last choice of the whole bunch.

Ohio JOE said...

"I don't know why there are so many on the right trying to destroy Mitt. It is somewhat perplexing."
With respect, other camps can ask the same question.

Anonymous said...

Palin supporters turning to a loser candidate .... imagine that. :D :D :D

Anonymous said...

As for Cain... what is more troubling is that he simply is not qualified to be President.

Terrye said...

The man had 10 days to figure what he and his campaign were going to say about this and yet, he has been completely incoherent.

And I am just amazed to hear conservatives playing the race card here...come on people...if Romney had something like this in his background..would people like Rush Limbaugh defend him? Hell no.

Ohio JOE said...

"would people like Rush Limbaugh defend him? Hell no." Sure, Mr. Limbaugh would probably not defend him, but I suspect he'd have many people that would defend him; rightfully so.

Terrye said...

Ohio Joe, I disagree. Limbaugh would pile on with glee. He has already gone from calling Romney a true conservative three years ago..to dissing him today..He uses Democratic talking points against Romney all the time..no doubt he would just be glad that something had happened to cripple the man.

Terrye said...

And exactly what are we supposed to defend Cain against anyway? All Politico said was that there were allegations and a pay out of some kind for at least one of the women..so if that is all fact..what are Cain's people complaining about exactly?

leighrow said...

The Republicans would never defend Romney,they would throw gasoline on the flames to destroy Romney. The GOP deserves to lose in 2012. Romney has brains and is 100 times more conservative than McCain,but instead the Republicans are drinking the Obama Kool-aide regarding Romney.

Newt along with Heritage are excused from promoting the individual mandate in the 1990s but Romney gets crucified for it and Newt lacks the political courage to state that he was for the mandate. I will never forget Newt throwing Paul Ryan under the bus with his medicare proposal. The GOP has to realize that there is no one perfect candidate and they better go with the one that Obama fears and that is Romney.

Terrye said...

leighrow:

Rush and the Heritage people and Newt all supported Romneycare when it was in their interest to..but then they changed their minds..now if they were horrid Rinos we would call that flip flopping...but since they are true conservatives they get to live by different rules. Apparently.

Ohio JOE said...

"Limbaugh would pile on with glee." I did not dispute that, what I said was that there would be those that would defend him.

"The GOP deserves to lose in 2012." Tenper, temper.

Anonymous said...

The Heritage Foundation relies on donations, they cannot defend the mandate, IMO. And they call Romney unprincipled. I'm so sick of hearing that Romney has no core, when in reality, it's the conservative media who lacks the moral fiber to tell the truth about Romney.

Look at the way they close there eyes to Cain's dishonesty, and the allegations.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

I did not mean to say that the Heritage Foundation said Romney is unprincipled, but the conservative media. Sorry for the confusion.

-Martha

Ohio JOE said...

"Look at the way they close there eyes to Cain's dishonesty, and the allegations." Mr. Cain has not been found guilty yet, not that the facts matter.

Anonymous said...

OJ, his story yesterday had some problems with consistency. I guess I wouldn't go right out and say he lied, but it his story changed throughout the day.

-Martha

Terrye said...

Ohio Joe..right now Cain's biggest problem is his own story. No one is saying the man is guilty of anything..how can they when they can't even get a straight story out of him?