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    Sexual harassment claims against Herman Cain

    How much does the sexual harassment claims made against Herman Cain affect your opinion of him running for the office of President?

    While I am against Cain's positions, I have to say I couldn't give less of a **** whether he settled some sexual harassment claims made against him. After all, I don't oppose Cain based on him making unwanted sexual advances against women - rather, I oppose Cain based on his political policies, his lack of understanding on foreign policy, and because I just think he wouldn't make a good President.

    And let's say that he did sexually harass some women and he settled it. Doesn't that mean he was duly punished for it? And, hopefully, he learned his lesson?

    And that's even assuming that, despite settling, he was guilty, as settlement is not always admittance of guilt. Sometimes, people settle because just being accused of things like this can be traumatic and rather than prolong that trauma they just want to get it over with as soon as possible so they can move on with their lives, which I can understand.

    But I don't know if I'm the only one who feels this way, so I'd like to ask the DPers here what they think on the issue.
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    Re: Sexual harassment claims against Herman Cain

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    How much does the sexual harassment claims made against Herman Cain affect your opinion of him running for the office of President?

    While I am against Cain's positions, I have to say I couldn't give less of a **** whether he settled some sexual harassment claims made against him. After all, I don't oppose Cain based on him making unwanted sexual advances against women - rather, I oppose Cain based on his political policies, his lack of understanding on foreign policy, and because I just think he wouldn't make a good President.

    And let's say that he did sexually harass some women and he settled it. Doesn't that mean he was duly punished for it? And, hopefully, he learned his lesson?

    And that's even assuming that, despite settling, he was guilty, as settlement is not always admittance of guilt. Sometimes, people settle because just being accused of things like this can be traumatic and rather than prolong that trauma they just want to get it over with as soon as possible so they can move on with their lives, which I can understand.

    But I don't know if I'm the only one who feels this way, so I'd like to ask the DPers here what they think on the issue.
    i would never vote for him anyway. otherwise, i don't care. he's a liar just like most of them. i saw some of the clips of cain answering questions and he's very incredible. he doesn't remember? what a joke. you know what the worst thing about him is, though? his stupid-assed 9-9-9 plan. that's the real crime.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Sexual harassment claims against Herman Cain

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i would never vote for him anyway. otherwise, i don't care. he's a liar just like most of them. i saw some of the clips of cain answering questions and he's very incredible. he doesn't remember? what a joke. you know what the worst thing about him is, though? his stupid-assed 9-9-9 plan. that's the real crime.
    Actually, I'm more disturbed by his "clear" stance on abortion.

    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Sexual harassment claims against Herman Cain

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Actually, I'm more disturbed by his "clear" stance on abortion.
    I didn't know your were a registered Republican. (?)
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed 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.


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    Re: Sexual harassment claims against Herman Cain

    It doesn't effect my opinion about him at all.These claims are suspicious seeing how that they are just now coming out while the man is running for president.

    You should have picked public option. .
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    Re: Sexual harassment claims against Herman Cain

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    It doesn't effect my opinion about him at all.These claims are suspicious seeing how that they are just now coming out while the man is running for president.

    You should have picked public option. .
    running for office brings close inspection of a person's past. this is EXACTLY when these types of allegation surface. there was a settlement, only now cain says it might have been an "agreement". first he denied, and lately says maybe there was an agreement. he's a liar, period. and not a very good one.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Sexual harassment claims against Herman Cain

    sam i can't see youtube at work. what is his stance please?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Sexual harassment claims against Herman Cain

    Don't like him for his views on other things. Could care less about this, mainly because it happened in the past. If this had happened recently and seemed to be a huge problem, sure it might be another strike against him. Honestly, though, since I have no intention on voting for him if he gets the nomination, it doesn't change anything for me on him at all.
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    Re: Sexual harassment claims against Herman Cain

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Don't like him for his views on other things. Could care less about this, mainly because it happened in the past. If this had happened recently and seemed to be a huge problem, sure it might be another strike against him. Honestly, though, since I have no intention on voting for him if he gets the nomination, it doesn't change anything for me on him at all.
    See I'm the direct opposite, there's literally no chance of me voting for Obama, so whoever is the nominee is irrelevant. My vote is anti-Obama not pro-GOP candidate.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed 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.


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    Re: Sexual harassment claims against Herman Cain

    I've been very leery of him from the beginning, so I wouldn't be prone to vote for him to begin with, but... as far as this issue goes I really have to take the "wait and see" approach. I think more will come out later and I don't feel there is enough info just yet to make a valid conclusion.

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