There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
What do we think, was this story drudged up by the media, or by Romney or Perry?
It's tempting to pick Obama or democrats, but I think they'd love to have Cain as the nominee.
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That said, it was probably a combination of media + another candidate.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
Per this Politico.com article, seems Herman Cain is gambling that the two women who accused him of inappropriate behavior want to tell their side of the story but can't due to a gag order.
I'd say it's a matter either of who blinks first or how long Cain can dodge questions on this matter.Cain, in an appearance on Fox News, insisted that he couldn't answer whether he would ask the National Restaurant Association to waive a confidentiality agreement with a former employee who had accused him of sexual harassment in the 1990s.
"There are legal implications if the Restaurant Association waives that. I just found out about this today; there are legal implications" involved, he said, adding, "We can't answer that right now. It's too soon."
He insisted he hadn't already waived it, saying he never used names and that he didn't know the name of the second woman at all.
His comments came after the woman's lawyer, Joel P. Bennett, told The Washington Post that she wanted to tell her story but was bound by a nondisclosure agreement with the National Restaurant Association from when she left. He also suggested that Cain had basically waived confidentiality with his own description of the woman.
Whatever the legal underpinnings, Cain demurring on whether he would ask the association to release the woman guarantees he will face more questions about the issue.
Reference source: Book: "Obama: From Promise to Power," by David Mendell, page 261
Try agan...Jack Ryan, Obama's GOP opponent, had had portions of his divorce files sealed, just as (Blair) Hull had. And when the Chicago Tribune and WLS-TV decided it was in the public interest to sue for the opening of Hull's file, they looked around at all the other candidates in the Senate race and discovered that Ryan had sealed a portion of the public records in his split from his ex-wife, Hollywood actress Jeri Ryan.
You beat up on Obama for being a community organizer and for his brief experience as both a state and U.S. Senator, but you're so gung-ho over a guy who hasn't lead a company for over a decade! :
If you really understood what went into the decision-making process, you'd realize that being a CEO and community organizer requires the same types of skill-set.
- Both require you to be a good communicator.
- Both require you to make sound decisions whether strictly for a business or for the community involved.
- Both require you to pull your resources to be more effective in executing your duties.
- And in both cases you have someone to answer to: CEO = your employees and your Boad of Directors/shareholders; Cmty Org = local residents and public officials.
IMO, the onlys thing that separates Cain's experience from Obama's is time as an executive and Cain's lack of congressional/political experience especially where foreign policy is concerned. I understand the folks are so anti-government right now, but you'll wish Cain understood the process of government and governance should he become this nation's next President. (And then you'll be wishing you could have your vote back!)