I like Cain, but regrettably, this seems different than the Clarence Thomas attacks. There seems to be more to this allegation, to include actual settlements, third-party witnesses, etc. Frankly, where there's this much smoke . . .
All that being said, I think the ugliest thing about "sexual harassment" is that it is so subjective and so patronizing to females, and it is so hypocritical for Democrats. Libs, who foster sexualization of every part of our culture (and thereby encourage women to assert sexual leverage) and who pooh-pooh traditional values and who try to pretend that there is no difference between men and women act like flirting or telling a dirty joke is a Federal offense (at least when Republicans do it). DEMS IGNORED A SITTING PRESIDENT HAVING SEX WITH AN UNPAID INTERN, FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE . . . and now they're pursuing this story like it is some big deal?
While it bothers me to think that Cain might have been unfaithful to his wife and have violated the teachings of his faith, I think that we shouldn't let the Liberal media establishment frame this debate and drive this story.
Time to take a stand folks, don't let the opposition choose a candidate for us again. Herman Cain is a decent, honest and honorable American and I am proud to support him 100%.
I seem to remember The Scum in Chief being treated like this all the time..and i recall all the questions about his buddy Ayers and i also remember how mad the press got when they asked about his alleged homosexual activity, with Larry Sinclair. How he told them he wouldn’t answer those questions. I also remember all the press about his "no birth certificate"...remember that guys....And remember his ties to commies was the talk of the town, and his racist pastor .OH! How the papers were just full of story after story and the questions just filled the nightly news cast.And remember when he said he wanted to share the wealth (Communism) and how the news people just hounded him day and night...And how the news people dug up and showed us all his trans scripts from his days at school...And remember how the media exposed the Bamsters school loans and his grades and when asked about who wrote one of his books they all went out and investigated till they found the truth...And when the Bamster lies (every other word) they hold him accountable and how it was all over the papers and the nightly news cast....And remember when he went golfing every weekend how the media told him he should be working and had picture after picture of him golfing while people were in the unemployment line ...remember that and how they hounded him about the wars we were in.
Oh I’m sorry…I was just Dreaming……
Like the story...But it states Cain didn't sign because the complaint was against the company and he was already gone. Go figure.
Looking at Cain's poll numbers AFTER the "incident," conservatives were not at all "sucked in." His numbers are holding steady...I don't expect any fall out.
We are far too intelligent and level headed to listen to the MSM! Conservatives wait for facts, not innuendos and/or rumors..
Not at all, honey....In fact, I'd expect it!
Gloria Steinham and the feminist movement, have de-masculated many a man. They now have to worry about offending a female, watching every word they utter, and gesture they make.
I will always enjoy a compliment, an open door, or a wink and a whistle. ....Of course, the latter, are few and far between, now that I'm in the midst of my golden years!....lol
But what about the blue dress.
Oh sorry I got Cain confused with someone else. But with all the attention being paid to this you would think this was much bigger.
Amen. We're talking about a gesture - not a rape, an attack, an affair - but a gesture. Even in the most doctored scenario, we're talking about a gesture. If this is the new gold standard of impropriety, then Clinton and Ted Kennedy deserve statues at the Vatican, while Obama deserves a cameo in "Blow". Now I'm going to go stick my tongue out at a female reporter after she asks me if Romney is a conservative. I expect to be on every media outlet for my crimes against insanity. Herman gives us the best chance to win - he's the biggest threat to Obama's voting base - and he truly is, a conservative. Go Herman! America needs you!
I'm a white, northern, middle aged female....I tend to call everyone, (men and women alike) sweetheart, honey, darling, etc.
Not one woman, or man, for that matter, ever reported me to HR!.....lol
You do realize, that using the term "sweetheart," could have you facing sexual harassment charges in a work environment. .....lol
I can't wait for all the bloggers/tweeters/faceplanters etc who pontificated that this was the absolute end of Cain-not necessarily because there was any truth to the allegations, but that he and his staff handled it like rank amateurs, UN-presidential-start trying to swim back to the ship they abandoned when they see it isn't sinking. Damn rats.
We still need to know who leaked this, and what their reason for doing so was. The notion that a person would do this, and cause the accuser (no matter what the factual validity of her complaint is...) a degree of embarassment and potentially cost the country an excellent candidate, and then go unconfronted is an affront to all that seems right and just. You can't just go out and hurt people and not stand accountable....
Yes. Born and raised in Ohio, but lived in Maine for 30 years (with brief stints in Missouri and NM).
So, since the complaint was resolved when Cain no longer worked there and he was not part of any agreement he could very likely have no idea what the allegations were aside from the one gesture.
I live in NC (for about 6 years, so not a local) and I have been called darlin' quite a bit. I don't particularly like it, but it's not worth getting all bothered about. It's just the way it goes here and this is where I live. Also, bless your heart is used a lot when you really mean f**k you. I like that one probably because so far no one has used it on me.
Never said he lied...but he did not tell the entire story. He left out the stuff that made him look bad.
For not being a politician, his responses are in line with most of them.
That is the truth.
Stacy, the very argument people are making about him is that he did not handle this as a tried and true politician. He didn't have some anti bimbo team try destroy this woman or come out with a written statement. He came out as a real man. Take it easy.
Guess way too many people here are drinking the Cain cool-aid.
I thought this was a place for reasonable people to share views but looks like a Cain party.
Stacy, facts are not argued against but opinions are. If you disagree with Cain on policy or have facts to prove is a liar or sexual harrasser then great, but you are being too easily fooled by propoganda.
You have just proven you are not a reasonable person, Stacy. You're talking out of the side of your liberal neck. Not our fault you stick out like a sore thumb.
This says nothing to the fact that, according to conservative Iowa radio personality Steve Deace, as recent as last year Cain referred to a woman as 'darlin'. Deace proceeded on to share that information with Politico soon after the story broke. Has the concern over the use of the term 'Darlin' been fully vetted.
As related to the 'darlin' comment I think a good 'ol scarlet letter is in order here folks!
Guess Mr. Cain had a memory lapse or maybe Conveniently forgot. Truth teller he is not..An evader he is.
It's funny how even so called conservatives on here are still being tricked by the left wing media. You are much better than that, I hope, Stacy. Cain is a good man.
You sound like a professional victim, Stacy. what's the matter, darlin'? Panties in a wad or what? Go fume somewhere else, libtard.
Please read this again, Ms. Lanier:
"Based upon the information currently available, we can confirm that more than a decade ago, in July 1999, Mr. Bennett’s client filed a formal internal complaint, in accordance with the Association’s existing policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment. Mr. Herman Cain disputed the allegations in the complaint. The Association and Mr. Bennett’s client subsequently entered into an agreement to resolve the matter, without any admission of liability. Mr. Cain was not a party to that agreement. The agreement contains mutual confidentiality obligations. Notwithstanding the Association’s ongoing policy of maintaining the privacy of all personnel matters, we have advised Mr. Bennett that we are willing to waive the confidentiality of this matter and permit Mr. Bennett’s client to comment. As indicated in Mr. Bennett’s statement, his client prefers not to be further involved with this matter and we will respect her decision."
How convenient you took everything that tries to shed a good light on Mr. Cain...did you not read everything?
No Beef as I am not an Obama supporter and never will. I am not a lib so go look elsewhere.
Do you like 9-9-9?
He denied all wrong doing from the beginning in 1999. He didn't believe he did anything wrong.
So you want him to make stuff up just so you can blame him for something?