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    Re: Supporting Cain, GOP base evokes Thomas hearings

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    If the US public is going to dismiss a candidate because of sexual innuendos and gossip then they deserve what they get. I have confidence enough in the electorate though that if Herman Cain is not a viable candidate then it will be for reasons other than as a result of political smearing.
    You are aware that generally a "smear" campaign means it's untrue right?
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    Re: Supporting Cain, GOP base evokes Thomas hearings

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    You are aware that generally a "smear" campaign means it's untrue right?
    Herman Cain was exonerated of all charges. The charges are untrue.

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    Re: Supporting Cain, GOP base evokes Thomas hearings

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Using that set of parameters, was Clinton fit?
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    Dude, I'm from Arkansas. I knew about Clinton long before the rest of America.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Supporting Cain, GOP base evokes Thomas hearings

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Dude, I'm from Arkansas. I knew about Clinton long before the rest of America.
    I hear ya...However we are being told that during those years that Clinton's personal life was off limits as to how he would govern the country, however now it seems to have bearing..I am just wondering why, considering that what ever charge seems frivolous on its face.

    Seems like a set up.

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    Re: Supporting Cain, GOP base evokes Thomas hearings

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaaaman View Post
    Herman Cain was exonerated of all charges. The charges are untrue.
    There was a payout and a non-disclosure agreement. It was handled internally. There was no exoneration, it never saw a courtroom.
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    Re: Supporting Cain, GOP base evokes Thomas hearings

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    If the US public is going to dismiss a candidate because of sexual innuendos and gossip then they deserve what they get. I have confidence enough in the electorate though that if Herman Cain is not a viable candidate then it will be for reasons other than as a result of political smearing.
    I can't speak for the rest of America. I don't give a crap about the allegations. My objection is to how he has handled them.
    Anyone can be sued for most anything. And just because someone decides to settle doesn't mean they even think there's a basis for the case against them. But, what someone is in control of is how they handle things afterward. Cain being unable to recall that the events even occurred are what strikes me as dodgy.

    I used to teach a prominent MD in LR who had a sexual harassment suit brought against him. It wasn't because he was trying to bed his office staff or anything like that, but merely because he liked to tell off-color jokes. [Yes, I read the publicly available info and that is all that was alleged.] He didn't hem and haw around or "forget" it happened. He said, "They can't take a joke." The reason why is because he wasn't trying to hide anything.

    So, a vague allegation of sexual harassment isn't that big of a deal to me. But acting as if he suddenly remembered is.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Supporting Cain, GOP base evokes Thomas hearings

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    There was a payout and a non-disclosure agreement. It was handled internally. There was no exoneration, it never saw a courtroom.

    20 years ago, my goodness....And we wonder why it is that we can't get anyone worth anything to run....good job!


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    Re: Supporting Cain, GOP base evokes Thomas hearings

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I hear ya...However we are being told that during those years that Clinton's personal life was off limits as to how he would govern the country, however now it seems to have bearing..I am just wondering why, considering that what ever charge seems frivolous on its face.
    Seems like a set up.
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    Even if it is or was, if Cain had just told his side of things instead of failing to recall the events in question, he wouldn't look like yet another scummy politico. He should have just said, "Yes, these allegations were made and the matter was settled quite some time ago. I can't say anymore w/o coming across as vindictive toward someone who caused trouble for me or w/o violating the NDA around the matter." But he didn't.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Supporting Cain, GOP base evokes Thomas hearings

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Why do Republicans always play the race card?

    "High-tech lynching." What, because he's black that means they MUST be attacking him because he's black?
    Indeed, because never in history has any white politician been attacked!

    Bah, this is... or should be... a non-partisian dust-up. The GOP should be every bit as interested in the character of a candidate with absolutely no political history on which to draw, who just popped up out of nowhere. If crap like this comes up next year, and he is the GOP candidate, well... I'd think they'd appreciate this early heads-up.

    Me, I wouldn't vote for him for dogcatcher. He's unqualified. If the GOP wants my vote, they're going have to put up a heavyweight who's ready for the job.

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    Re: Supporting Cain, GOP base evokes Thomas hearings

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    There was a payout and a non-disclosure agreement. It was handled internally. There was no exoneration, it never saw a courtroom.
    He was exonerated meaning that the charges against him were later found to be without merit.

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