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November 08, 2011

Cain Accuser Gives Details and Krauthammer,Alex Castellanos and Bill Bennett Weigh In

A woman named Sharon Bialek, flanked by attorney Gloria Allred, said at a news conference Monday that the presidential candidate reached under her skirt and tried to push her head toward his crotch in a parked car in 1997. Bialek is a former staffer of the National Restaurant Association who says she was seeking to regain her job.

The Cain campaign immediately issued a statement declaring that “Mr. Cain has never harassed anyone” and dismissing what it called “bogus attacks.”

Bialek said she told two other people, one of them her boyfriend at the time, about the alleged groping, so corroborating witnesses could emerge. Allred says she has two such affidavits.


Republican Consultant on Herman Cain: You Can't Have As a Campaign Slogan 'Everybody's Lying But Me'
Alex Castellanos on CNN with Wolf Blitzer says "the dots now--you don't have to connect them, they're beginning to connect themselves."

Casellanos says in this clip that he talked to the Cain campaign this morning and they clearly weren't expecting this. "This is at a serious point now" and Cain saying 'I'm gonna ignore this' is not gonna get him there Castellanos says.


Krauthammmer Herman Cain
Krauthammer on Special Report tonight: "For Cain, this is gonna be something he may not be able to actually shake"


Radio Host Bill Bennett: Herman Cain Needs To Give a Full Press Conference Dedicated Exclusively to These Allegations

BENNETT: "Herman Cain and his campaign chief of staff, Mark Block, cannot go on as they have. There has been a pattern now that is both unhealthy for our politics and unhealthy for our polity.

Four women are not an insignificant number. One or two anonymous charges, perhaps. Three anonymous charges (where, as I understand the story, Cain knows of at least two of the women) plus one woman who went very public and opened herself up to all manner of investigation are a lot. It is no longer insignificant. Neither is it insignificant that the Cain campaign discounted the charges in the initial stories, saying they were based on anonymous sources, only to make a mockery by blaming other campaigns with less substantiation than the original stories.

If Herman Cain wants to be taken seriously as a public advocate for anything, never mind running for the chief executive and commander in chief of the most powerful and important and blessed country in the world, he needs to give a full press conference dedicated exclusively to this issue and these allegations.

I have watched long enough and held my tongue long enough to give him the benefit of the doubt, but can no longer say this is a witch hunt, “a lynching” to use his word, or any other euphemism. There are allegations out there that matter and they have stacked up. For we who led the charge against Bill Clinton on a number of related issues to continue to blame the media or other campaigns or say it simply doesn’t matter makes us the hypocrites as well"


Republican presidential contender Herman Cain will address the latest sexual harassment allegations against him at a Tuesday afternoon news conference, his campaign announced late Monday. ( CNN )


Los Angeles Times

Newt Gingrich on Cain: “The allegations are very serious,” Mitt Romney told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly during a radio interview. “I’ve got no counsel for the Cain campaign. I’ll let them keep their own counsel and I’m going to focus on my message.”“He is going to have to have a clear and compelling explanation for this whole story,” Gingrich said.


Rick Perry on Cain...

Texas Gov. Rick Perry suggested that the scrutiny was to be expected of any front-runner in the race: “Any time that you rise to the top of the polls… you’re going get to get whacked,” Perry told O’Reilly. “As you said” – he told the Fox News host – “it’s Herman’s turn in the barrel.”


Bachmann on Cain: Great on Personality, Bad on Governing

Rep. Michele Bachmann has come out swinging with the strongest assault on GOP front-runner Herman Cain, since decade-old accusations of sexual harassment came to light last week.

“Everyone loves him. Who doesn’t? He has a great personality, but this is the leader of the free world we’re talking about,” Bachmann said in an interview with conservative radio host Scott Hennan, set to air Monday. Bachmann did not specifically address the harassment charges, but instead attacked him on a series of inconsistencies in his positions on issues.

“I think the real problem is how inconsistent he’s been on the issues… There’s been 10 instances in the last month where he’s changed his position on significant issues. On the issue of pro-life, he said the government shouldn’t intervene to protect life then he switched and said, ‘no they shouldn’t.’”

Cain has been accused of changing, sometimes in the same interview, his stances on abortion, a Constitutional amendment that defines marriage between a man and a woman, and whether the United States should hypothetically swap imprisoned foreign terrorists for American hostages.

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Stingingly, she said when asked of Cain: “People are looking for an adult in the room.”


Wild Thing's comment.......

Who the heck konws if any of this is true or not. It certainly is werid and it doesn't seem to stop. I have no idea how Cain can make it stop. But so far I don't think it has hurt his campaign.

Of all the candidates responses Michele Bachmann is the one that is self righteous. Bachman needs to sew up her machete mouth. Cain will self destruct on his own if that is what is in the cards. I do have to say that Cain needs to stop blaming others. That is probably the biggest thing for me that I am sick of.

Gingrich and Perry gave better responses imo.

The bottom line is that this election is not about this kind of thing and it is a distraction big time. I hope it stops so people can get back to what this coming year is about. We have got to get Obama out of office and he still has too many that support him and are drinking his stupid kool-aid. Very scary.

Posted by Wild Thing at November 8, 2011 04:47 AM


That woman is reading word for word off a piece of paper. It's like she doesn't know what to say next. You would think she would know this terrible incident by heart since it traumatized her so much.

The first two women had the guts to file a complaint. I believe this woman is in it for the money.

Herman Cain has done nothing but attack Rick Perry and it's Perry who's offered a possible explanation of what is happening to Cain and why. You would think Cain would realize who his real friends are.

Posted by: BobF at November 8, 2011 07:48 AM

Shades of McCain, the LSM is picking our candidate again.

Posted by: gsebes at November 8, 2011 08:07 AM

If Gloria Allred is involved, then I discount that one allegation. However, Cain is badly wounded. Even if these allegations are all false they would be lethal ammunition against Cain in a general election unless they can be absolutely proven to be false. Cain needs to step down now and allow the rest of the field to slug it out and give us a candidate(other than Romney) to beat obama.

Bachmann has her attack mouth motoring. She must think she is still an IRS attorney and everyone else is guilty. I liked her at first but now i have very little respect for her.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at November 8, 2011 10:00 AM

Thanks so much. I agree, the woman read the whole thing. My gosh she did not know what happened or what. Very weird all of this.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 9, 2011 03:11 AM