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My thoughts on Herman Cain

I got off the Cain Train when he did not seem to know what Libya was.

He just doesn’t seem to know enough.

The latest female accuser Ginger White appears credible. She has a record of 60+ text messages from Herman Cain, one at 4:30 a.m., that are hard to explain.

Tough to understand her motive in coming forward. She says they had an on and off affair going back 13 years. She says she knew the whole time that Cain was married.

So she’s certainly not presenting herself in the best light here. Why would she come forward in this way?

I suspect money is the answer. When nothing else makes sense, follow the money. She was probably paid by someone to come forward — someone who has an interest in taking down Cain.

Whatever happened, it’s clear Cain’s candidacy is now finished.

It’s too bad. I like Herman Cain. But he should probably get out of the race now and get back to Atlanta to work on his marriage.

On the surface now it looks like it’s a two-man race between Mitt and Newt.

But neither is really an authentic conservative. Newt’s better than Mitt, but he’s been all over the map with his positions. He, at one point, supported an individual mandate on health care.

His position is essentially the Bush position on immigration.

He’s definitely for an activist government. I don’t see government getting smaller under Newt.

I like Rick Perry. It’s possible he could reemerge. But I’m not sure America is ready for another Texan.  He’s also terrible in debates.  He just can’t think at all on his feet. We need a decent debater to beat Obama.

So this might pave the way for a Michele Bachmann to get a second look, or perhaps Rick Santorum to get a first look.

SC POLL: Cain 26, Newt 19, Romney 16

Herman Cain continues to hold a solid lead in South Carolina. Newt has surged passed Mitt. This, according to a new Insider Advantage poll.

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IOWA POLL: Cain 23, Romney 19, Newt 14

Cain continues to hold a lead in Iowa, according to a new Insider Advantage poll.

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MARIST POLL: Romney 23, Newt 19, Cain 17

MARIST POLL: In this national McClatchy-Marist Poll, Newt Gingrich has joined the top tier of candidates vying for the 2012 Republican nomination for president. Among Republican and Republican leaning independents, here is how the contest stands:

• 23% for Mitt Romney
• 19% for Newt Gingrich
• 17% for Herman Cain
• 10% for Ron Paul
• 8% for Rick Perry
• 5% for Michele Bachmann
• 1% for Jon Huntsman
• 1% for Rick Santorum
• 17% are undecided

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CBS NEWS POLL: Cain 18%, Romney and Newt 15%

CBS NEWS: In the Republican race for the presidential nomination, Newt Gingrich’s support continues to slowly grow, and he is now tied with Mitt Romney for second place, while Herman Cain just edges both of them out for the top spot. Both Cain and Romney have lost support since late October.

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SLUT WATCH: Veteran CBS News Anchor Bill Kurtis Says Sharon Bialek Was Former CBS Employee With a ‘Track Record’, That Roles ‘May Have Been Reversed’ in Car

And notice how fast this story is dying. Where is the documentation from the hotel proving her room was upgraded by Cain or the Restaurant Association? Whose credit card was used for that?

THE BLAZE: On his radio program Tuesday, Mark Levin aired a clip of veteran journalist and CBS anchor Bill Kurtis on WLS saying that Herman Cain’s accuser, Sharon Bialek, is a former CBS employee with a “track record.” Given her checkered past, a chuckling Kurtis posited that Bialek‘s and Cain’s roles in the alleged car-incident could even have been reversed.

Some of Kurtis’ observations on Bialek were as follows:

“She has a history.”

“There is a lot more to this story.”

“I can assure you that there will be far more to this story.”

“Let’s put Herman or Sharon in the car and say their roles may even have been reversed, given her track record here.”

Bialek worked for CBS radio station WCKG from 2006-2007.

Listen to the clip below:

Levin brings up a point worth considering: Why is this story not making its rounds in the mainstream media, and why are voices like Kurtis’ being confined to select talk radio stations? Kurtis’ segment aired on Monday and thus far, precious few news outlets are delving into Bialek’s questionable history.

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Investigator says “voice stress test” indicates Cain was telling truth at his press conference, Bialek lying.

Getting the sense even the media is starting to believe Cain on this.

CBS ATLANTA: Private investigator TJ Ward said presidential hopeful Herman Cain was not lying at a news conference on Tuesday in Phoenix.

Cain denied making any sexual actions towards Sharon Bialek and vowed to take a polygraph test if necessary to prove his innocence.

Cain has not taken a polygraph but Ward said he does have software that does something better.

Ward said the $15,000 software can detect lies in people’s voices.

CBS Atlanta’s Mike Paluska played Cain’s speech for Ward into the software and watched as it analyzed Cain’s every word.

If he is hiding something this thing would have spiked way down here,” said Ward. “He is being truthful, totally truthful. He is a man with integrity and he talked directly about not knowing any incident he is accused of.”

The software analyzes the stress level and other factors in your voice. During the speech, when Cain denied the claims, the lie detector read “low risk.” According to Ward, that means Cain is telling the truth.

During the section of Bialek’s news conference where she says, “He suddenly reached over put his hand on my leg under my skirt and reached for my genitals he also grabbed my head brought it towards his crotch.”

During the analysis of that section the software said “high risk statement.” Ward said that means she is not telling the truth about what happened.

“I don’t think she is fabricating her meetings,” said Ward. But, she is fabricating what transpired.”

Ward said nearly 70 law enforcement agencies nationwide use the voice software, including the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

Ward said the technology is a scientific measure that law enforcement use as a tool to tell when someone is lying and that it has a 95 percent success rate.

After listening to Cain’s speech and analyzing it, Ward said there is no doubt, Cain is innocent.

“When he directly talks about the allegations against him there is no high risk,” said Ward. “It is low risk, which tells me he is being truthful in his conversations to the public.”

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Ann Coulter explains why all allegations against Herman Cain are coming out of Chicago

Great piece here by Ann. This is all you have to read to really know what’s going on.

ANN COULTER: Herman Cain has spent his life living and working all over the country — Indiana, Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Washington, D.C. — but never in Chicago.

So it’s curious that all the sexual harassment allegations against Cain emanate from Chicago: home of the Daley machine and Obama consigliere David Axelrod.

Suspicions had already fallen on Sheila O’Grady, who is close with David Axelrod and went straight from being former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley’s chief of staff to president of the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA), as being the person who dug up Herman Cain’s personnel records from the National Restaurant Association (NRA).

The Daley-controlled IRA works hand-in-glove with the NRA. And strangely enough, Cain’s short, three-year tenure at the NRA is evidently the only period in his decades-long career during which he’s alleged to have been a sexual predator.

After O’Grady’s name surfaced in connection with the miraculous appearance of Cain’s personnel files from the NRA, she issued a Clintonesque denial of any involvement in producing them — by vigorously denying that she knew Cain when he was at the NRA. (Duh.)

And now, after a week of conservative eye-rolling over unspecified, anonymous accusations against Cain, we’ve suddenly got very specific sexual assault allegations from an all-new accuser out of … Chicago.

Herman Cain has never lived in Chicago. But you know who has? David Axelrod! And guess who lived in Axelrod’s very building? Right again: Cain’s latest accuser, Sharon Bialek.

Bialek’s accusations were certainly specific. But they also demonstrated why anonymous accusations are worthless.

Within 24 hours of Bialek’s press conference, friends and acquaintances of hers stepped forward to say that she’s a “gold-digger,” that she was constantly in financial trouble — having filed for personal bankruptcy twice — and, of course, that she had lived in Axelrod’s apartment building at 505 North Lake Shore Drive, where, she admits, she knew the man The New York Times calls Obama’s “hired muscle.”

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See Also . . .

NEW POLL: Cain leads Romney 30 to 24 in Florida primary. Newt at 19.

Cain accuser Karen Kraushaar has history of filing workplace complaints.

Here’s the entire Herman Cain press conference to confront these allegations “head on”.

Howard Stern calls sex harassment allegations against Herman Cain a smear.

Cain says he does not remember Sharon Bialek . . . at all

Cain accuser Sharon Bialek is an accomplished Grifter. Has history of financial and legal problems

Friend calls Sharon Bialek a “Gold Digger” . . . “All About the Money”

WITNESS: Sharon Bialek hugged Herman Cain at Tea Party event one month ago. She acted ‘flirtatious.’

Paternity lawsuit filed against Sharon Bialek in 1999

Some obvious questions about Gloria Allred’s and Sharon Bialek’s press conference on Herman Cain.

 

STRATEGY MEMO: How Herman Cain Can Turn this Media Circus in His Favor

This story is surely not going to go away despite Herman Cain’s press conference  where he categorically denied making any advances toward these women.

The story won’t go away for one big reason: The media loves a circus.

A circus is always great for ratings — much better than talking about Mitt Romney’s 59-point plan for the economy.

So Cain should use this fact to his advantage.

No point in trying to sail into a hurricane.

Instead, just turn the sail boat around and sail with the hurricane.

The next phase of the Cain counter-attack should be to offer to participate in a Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill style hearing.

That hearing did not hurt Thomas. It helped him. He ended up being confirmed to the Supreme Court by a Senate controlled by Democrats.

So Cain should issue this challenge.

Have a big hearing with any and all accusers who want to step forward and make their case under oath.

Attorneys from both sides would get to cross-examine the actors involved and any witnesses they might bring with them. They also bring any corroborating evidence they might have — blue dresses with semen stains; DNA test results,  whatever.

This would be conducted like a trial — might go on for week  . . . O.J. style.

I suspect that Gloria Allred will not go over well with the American people.

Assuming Cain is not shown to be a liar and it just remains a he-said-she-said kind of thing, Cain will emerge stronger than ever.

Look at how the country rallied around Oliver North when he was under siege over the Iran-Contra scandal in 1986. And he actually did do some wrong things.

But the country who watched the hearings loved North.

He looked like a Boy Scout.  Every mother and grandmother would love to have a son who looked and sounded like Oliver North.

The same dynamic could happen for Herman Cain.

The ratings would be wonderful. The other GOP candidates would be drowned out.

These hearings could be like a 24/7 infomercial for Cain running on every channel.

Plus, remember what Cain needs to do here — win over Republican primary voters.

What’s great about a political hearing like this (an electronic lynching) is that battle lines are quickly drawn. Republican primary voters will rally around Cain.

Plus, the American people tend to side with the underdog.

If it looks like all these people (including the media) are ganging up on Cain, the average American will sympathize with Cain.

Heck, let reporters in on the questioning, too.

The more it looks like everyone is ganging up on Cain, the better it is for him.

And let’s face it, most people won’t care about some gesture or comment Cain might have made 14 years ago that might have offended some over-sensitive or opportunistic women.

Bill Clinton showed us how much America cares about these kinds of allegations. And Clinton was shown to have actually had sex with an intern in the White House.  He also settled his case with Paul Jones for $850,000.

He even lied about all this under oath — to a federal grand jury.  He then lost his law license over his perjury.

What Bill Clinton can do better than just about anyone is act shameless.  He treated all this with a shoulder shrug. So most Americans shrugged their shoulders along with him.

Republicans then went on to lose a lot of House seats in 1998 because voters thought Impeachment was just too over the top.  Clinton emerged from those scandals more popular than ever.

This strategy is a winner for Cain.

See Also . . .

NEW POLL: Cain leads Romney 30 to 24 in Florida primary. Newt at 19.

Cain accuser Karen Kraushaar has history of filing workplace complaints.

Here’s the entire Herman Cain press conference to confront these allegations “head on”.

Howard Stern calls sex harassment allegations against Herman Cain a smear.

Cain says he does not remember Sharon Bialek . . . at all

Cain accuser Sharon Bialek is an accomplished Grifter. Has history of financial and legal problems

Friend calls Sharon Bialek a “Gold Digger” . . . “All About the Money”

WITNESS: Sharon Bialek hugged Herman Cain at Tea Party event one month ago. She acted ‘flirtatious.’

Paternity lawsuit filed against Sharon Bialek in 1999

Some obvious questions about Gloria Allred’s and Sharon Bialek’s press conference on Herman Cain.

NEW POLL: Cain leads Romney 30 to 24 in Florida primary. Newt at 19

If anything, support for Cain has strengthened. Newt also gaining strength. Romney fades.

Perhaps it’s Romney who will have to drop out soon due to lack of support.

RASMUSSEN: As he continues to battle media coverage over past sexual harassment allegations, businessman Herman Cain leads other Republican hopefuls in the first Rasmussen Reports look at the GOP primary race in Florida.

The latest statewide telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary voters shows Cain with 30% support while former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney picks up 24% of the vote.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich draws support from 19% of Florida GOP voters with no other candidate picking up double-digits.

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This Florida survey of 788 Likely Republican Primary Voters was conducted on November 8, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. Te margin of sampling errhor is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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