posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 09:14 AM
John Edwards was accused of cheating on his wife in an extramarital affair. That doesn't come close to sexual harassment. Even the Clinton scandal
was mutual between two consenting adults - Cain on the other hand appear to be harassing women under his employ and then paying them to go away if
they complain. He's up to three now, how much you wanna bet there's a 4th, 5th out there?
Not saying what Edwards, Clinton, or Gingrich et. al. did was right, but none of those scandals were sexual harassment scandals. They were
I can forgive the likes of Edwards or Gingrich for their affairs. Not so much Clinton since he lied to cover it up to Congress (but then it was a huge
waste of time investigating it and he was impeached). Cain is a different story, if it was one
female accusing him of harassment it would be a
different story, but now it's three
, and he is HIDING behind the non-disclosure agreement to keep THEM from talking about it, all the while he
is blabbing away and blaming others for his woes. His restaurant association made it a habit to constantly pay off his need to harass women.
BTW Cain has named his former 2004 Senate bid campaign staffer and now Perry campaign consultant as the source of the leak:
Cain Blames Former
Senate Campaign Staffer, Now Perry Employee
Worse is now Cain is flailing about looking for someone to blame, and I doubt he was right in accusing Perry's campaign. I love this comment from the
"Not only that, but Cain and Brock tripped over their tongues again with the whole business about debriefing a consultant in 2003. That's a
little different story than Cain was telling the first day this story broke.
So far, Cain has accused liberals, racists, leftwing media and the Perry campaign of leaking the story. According to The Washington Times, his story
has shifted again and he is now blaming Rahm Emanuel for leaking the story to Perry. After all, Perry and Emanuel are such good friends. It is hard to
understand, though, why Rahm would need to lend a hand, since Cain was previously claiming the story came from his former consultant. Before Cain's
through he'll be blaming the Lindbergh kidnapper, Al Capone, Hansel and Gretel and the Great Pumpkin. The latter is particularly suspicious, given
the time of year.
What you are watching is a total meltdown by a candidate who is now flailing around and pointing the finger at everyone but himself for the trouble
he's in. He is making wild accusations against his opponents, with no proof whatsoever, to distract attention from his unraveling campaign.
Fred Barnes had it right tonight. What difference does it make who tipped off Politico? Given the number of people who knew about the complaints there
was no way they were not going to surface. Cain either knew that or he truly is the dumbest person ever to run for office. He knew for sure it was
coming as of ten days ago, and yet he responded with one set of contradictory statements, tactical blunders and unfounded claims after another.
I've already noted that as a journalist with 30-plus years of experience that Cain had lost all credibility with me by the end of the day the story
broke. I would be curious to know if there are any ex-cops on this site, and if so what conclusions they would be drawing about now, if a husband had
been tripping over himself in interrogations about his dead wife as much as Cain has been mangling this story. There is a reason reporters and cops
become cynical after they've been on the job for awhile. What outsiders see on the surface is often a lot different than what goes on behind the
The person Cain should be blaming is himself. He put himself in this position, starting with his treatment of those women, then how he handled himself
as CEO of the restaurant assoc. to cover it up, then how he handled himself as the story broke - and given how many people at this assoc. or former
campaigner knew about it, the source could be from anywhere.