Your morning jolt: Give Herman Cain a Bible, and he’ll swear it’s not true

As the rest of the political world pondered the news of his alleged 13-year relationship with an now-unemployed businesswoman, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was defending himself at a D.C. fundraiser. From The Daily Caller:

Washington, D.C. attorney Mary Brett, who attended the event, [said] Cain swore to supporters that if he had a Bible, he’d put his hand on it and vow that the allegations are false.

“He said you’re probably going to hear — if you didn’t before you got here — another allegation about a 13-year affair and it’s absolutely not true,” Brett, who lives in Reston, recalled as she left the Hilton hotel where the event was held.

Late last night, Ginger White, the woman who said she had an off-and-on, consensual affair with Cain, told Channel 2 Action News that the candidate’s denial doesn’t surprise her.

“I can’t imagine him actually confirming. It’s the name of the game, I guess,” she said. See it here:

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Don’t forget that Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum will appear in a GOP public forum at noon in Gwinnett County today. The locale is the Gwinnett Place Marriott, and is organized by the 7th District Republican party. Newt Gingrich appeared at a similar forum earlier this month.

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Gallup is out with a new poll still showing President Barack Obama’s approval rating stuck at a dangerous 43 percent. Perhaps more worrisome is this paragraph:

Obama’s approval rating has decreased among all six partisan/ideology groups Gallup tracks on a regular basis since January, but it has dropped the most — 10 percentage points, from 40% to 30% — among pure independents. These are the roughly 14% of national adults who neither identify with one of the two major parties nor indicate a leaning. Obama’s approval rating has declined by nearly as much — eight points — among moderate/liberal Republicans, from 29% to 21%.

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For the second day in a row, the Democratic National Committee this morning has hit Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney with an Internet video – this one on a New Hampshire TV ad that the Romney campaign was forced to abort:

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In South Carolina, Newt Gingrich waded again into the murky topic of illegal immigration on Monday. And the Augusta Chronicle has a poll that gives the former U.S. House speaker a leading 38 percent share of the Republican vote in that early state.

Whereupon the AJC’s Politifact Georgia has taken on this accusation from rival Michele Bachmann: “[Gingrich] has said that we should make the 11 million illegal workers that are in this country legal.”

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Also in South Carolina, Gov. Nikki Haley repeated Monday that she was not behind a decision by a state board to issue a permit to allow the expansion of a Georgia port, and said she has received no political favors as a result of the permit. From The State newspaper:

“I know people like to think there’s something behind everything. But there’s nothing here,” Haley said during a press conference.

The South Carolina governor said her own state was partly to blame for the decision:

“What I meant is (South Carolina) just sat there. We didn’t do anything,” she said, describing the state’s minimal efforts to secure money for the dredging of Charleston’s port over the past several years.

A Georgia fundraiser, organized by Atlanta GOP heavyweight Eric Tanenblatt and held 13 days before that board authorized the Savannah dredging, brought $15,000 in contributions her re-election campaign. Haley said the fundraiser was planned weeks before the port decision.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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76 comments Add your comment

Don Abernethy

November 29th, 2011
8:57 am

Time is running out on finding someone with no baggage to defeat Obama.

red herring

November 29th, 2011
9:08 am

from the blog on the same topic yesterday—i have no issues with who people choose to sleep with–it just seemed odd that liberals would jump all over cain while giving clinton, jackson, and barney frank a free pass. i think clinton did a pretty good job after his intern affair and i certainly have more fault to put on barney frank for practically single handed destroying fannie mae/freddie mac. to me this is not a republican or democrat issue–both parties guilty of fooling around. the media however does a much bigger hatchet job on conservatives though. i typically vote for the candidate i feel will do the best job for his constituents rather than by party line. personally i favor
marco rubio and jim demint but they aren’t running….also folks should at least give herman cain the opportunity to clear his name who knows he just might not be as guilty as they think (test the dress).

ab

November 29th, 2011
9:14 am

Barney Frank???

wow

November 29th, 2011
9:14 am

Why did it take Haley so long to respond to this?

Mark

November 29th, 2011
9:19 am

If my memory serves me correctly, I remember Republicans pushing impeachment down Clinton’s throat. Clinton finally admitted he lied, but when will Cain own up?

td

November 29th, 2011
9:22 am

Jim, I thought Dale Russell worked for Fox 5 not channel 2?

td

November 29th, 2011
9:25 am

Why is it that all of these women have a couple things in common: Filed other sexual harassment suits and filed for bankruptcy or have money issues? Wonder why this great reporters we have in our mass media have not asked the same questions and done a little reporting on the issue?

Straight Talk

November 29th, 2011
9:29 am

His opponents [Republican Old Guard and the Democrats] thought they could derail Cain with the first group of allegations of sexual harassment until the facts about the accusers came out. When that didn’t work – and Herman’s contributions increased and he was #1 in two recent polls – it was inevitable that they would trump up something else, This new woman had an affair with Herman Cain in her dreams. She has no crediblity given the facts in her background [and when is the media going to ask who is paying the legal fees of her lawyer since she is supposedly unemployed and struggling financially?]. I have followed Herman for years and have met and talked with him and his lovely wife Gloria. Herman is by far the best qualified candidate to lead our country out of the morass we are in now. He has a unique combination of proven leadership skills, demonstrated ability to turn around failing organizations (which our government is now), problem solving skills (asking the right questions and getting needed information before making a decision) and – most of all – integrity we sorely need in the White House. When Cain is nominated in 2012, then the voters will have the opportunity to live out Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision in his ‘I Have A Dream’ speech and judge Cain and Obama “not on the color of their skin but on the content of their character.” Herman Cain is going to make a great President!

deegee

November 29th, 2011
9:34 am

Here you have a woman that was sleeping with Herman Cain for 13 years and getting gifts. You have Herman Cain admitting that he was her friend and helping her out financially. According to Herman he did nothing wrong, and according to the girlfriend, she did nothing wrong. Herman’s campaign managers had to have known about it. The biggest insult to the electorate is that Herman truly believes that we are so stupid that we’ll continue to buy his books and send him money anyway. Maybe the girlfriend will write a book and then kick it off with a presidential run.

GaBlue

November 29th, 2011
9:36 am

it just seemed odd that liberals would jump all over cain

Actually, the Dems would LOVE for Herman Cain to be the Republican nominee!! Quit blaming “liberals” every time Mr. Cain says or does something to make himself look bad, or someone from HIS life says something unflattering. Seriously, why do you thing the DNC is running ads attacking Romney’s credibility now? Romney and Huntsman are the only ones we’d be worried about, and Huntsman has way too much intelligence and common sense to be taken seriously by the GOP faithful. Heh….

Teddy Roosevelt

November 29th, 2011
9:36 am

I don’t really think anyone’s personal affairs are any of our business. That being said, I will be voting for the candidate that I believe will do the best job for this country.

Edward

November 29th, 2011
9:37 am

The GOP circus continues to be the best comedy show in town. Sit back and watch the clown car implode. Their only slim hope of beating Obama is Romney and the GOP themselves loath him. And he commits political suicide with the blatant lies in a NH campaign ad. And the same people who tried to excoriate Clinton are the biggest apologists for Cain. What a circus!

Teddy Roosevelt

November 29th, 2011
9:40 am

And Mark, the big difference between now and with Clinton is that Clinton lied under oath. Now if Cain were to lie under oath on the bible then I guess that’s between him and the man upstairs.

deegee

November 29th, 2011
9:42 am

td, what you might not know about predatory males is that they pick their victims carefully. A woman that has her act together emotionally and financially projects herself in a manner that turns predators off. A woman that is emotionally and financially needy projects an air of vulnerability that is easily detectable by predatory males.

Republicans Candidates are Morally and Ethically Bankrupt

November 29th, 2011
9:43 am

@red herring November 29th, 2011 9:08 am – I have no issues with who people choose to sleep with.

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I am sure Mrs. Cain would DISAGREE with you.

It is attitudes like yours is what is WRONG with this country. What are we teaching our children about morals, ethics and integrity? Are we teaching them how to win BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY? Has this country come to a place where anything goes?

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MAY WE NOT BECOME THE “EVIL” THAT WE DEPLORE!

yellowdog

November 29th, 2011
9:43 am

Dems dont have to jump all over herman cain; enuf women do to make it unnecessary. he is an embarrassment. yech!

anita bumpe

November 29th, 2011
9:44 am

Str8TALK: are you a Board Member on Eddie Long’s church? This lying philanderer’s total policy platform is ‘family values’. He knows nothing about foreign affairs, fiscal policy, national security OR telling the truth.

He is a wet-dream for ‘bigots-at-large.

Buck Hayek

November 29th, 2011
9:47 am

Idiot Cons are still trying to blame the mortgage crisis on Barney Frank.

No one else pushes that lie but redneck AM radio talk shows.

RetiredSoldier

November 29th, 2011
9:48 am

Buck-

Ok smart guy, who is to blame for the mortgage mess? Details please.

Republicans Candidates are Morally and Ethically Bankrupt

November 29th, 2011
9:51 am

@td November 29th, 2011 9:25 am Why is it that all of these women have a couple things in common!
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That is probably why Herman Cain preyed on them because maybe they were vunerable!

That still does not excuse his actions. Why do we always try to BLAME the victim?

Herman Cain is a womanizing, morally corrupt, hypocritical sexual predator.

Buck Hayek

November 29th, 2011
9:54 am

Time Magazine – 25 People most to blame for the financial crisis. (No Barney Frank)

http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1877351_1877350_1877325,00.html

Something this big and complex took lots of players.

td

November 29th, 2011
9:59 am

deegee

November 29th, 2011
9:42 am
td, what you might not know about predatory males is that they pick their victims carefully. A woman that has her act together emotionally and financially projects herself in a manner that turns predators off. A woman that is emotionally and financially needy projects an air of vulnerability that is easily detectable by predatory males

What you are saying is that 75% of all woman are vulnerable and need protection from all these abusive men? Please, most of these women had good jobs in the past but choice to cause problems that put there jobs in jeopardy. Here is a quote from the NY times about this last one.

“Ms. White is an unemployed single mother. Before the interview, Fox learned that she had filed a sexual harassment claim against an employer in 2001. That case was settled. The station also found a bankruptcy filing nearly 23 years ago in Kentucky, and several eviction notices in the Atlanta area over the past six years.

The station also reported that Ms. White had a former business partner who once sought a “stalking temporary protective order” against her for “repeated e-mails/texts threatening lawsuit and defamation of character.” The case was dismissed, but it was followed by a libel lawsuit against Ms. White. A judge entered an order against Ms. White because she failed to respond to the lawsuit, Fox reported.”

After this who looks like the predator now?

Republicans Candidates are Morally and Ethically Bankrupt

November 29th, 2011
9:59 am

@Straight Talk November 29th, 2011 9:29 am – When Cain is nominated in 2012, then the voters will have the opportunity to live out Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision in his ‘I Have A Dream’ speech and judge Cain and Obama “not on the color of their skin but on the content of their character.” Herman Cain is going to make a great President!
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Herman Cain did not have a snowball chance in h*ll to win the presidency! Come on!

If they don’t want Obama ‘THEY’ certainly don’t want Herman Cain. He was just a novelty to the good old boys. They were laughing behind his back!

Herman Cain let his E (edged) G (God) O (out) get in the way of his christian morals and integrity!

The bible says, you reap what you sow!

Bootnewt

November 29th, 2011
10:02 am

Apparently with all the women problems that Cain has been having, I think his “9-9-9″ plan originated from some place other than his brain.

RetiredSoldier

November 29th, 2011
10:05 am

Buck-

You are making a huge assumptioon that the article is correct. Who pushed for “affordabe” homes/mortgages? Frank and Dodd. Bush asked for legislation to reign Fannie and Freddie in, ignored by Congress. BTW, who was in the majority? You guessed the the Dems. Finally who ran those to failed mortgage cvompanies? Guys like F. Raines, far left activists that made unholy amounts of money. Let’s not forgrt Frank’s boyfdriend that was a high level executive there.

Republicans Candidates are Morally and Ethically Bankrupt

November 29th, 2011
10:06 am

@Teddy Roosevelt November 29th, 2011 9:36 am – I don’t really think anyone’s personal affairs are any of our business.
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Wow I bet your mother is not proud of you. Or maybe she raised you like that.

Is that how you are raising your children? No wonder our children are so MISSED UP!

td

November 29th, 2011
10:06 am

Republicans Candidates are Morally and Ethically Bankrupt

November 29th, 2011
9:51 am

“That still does not excuse his actions. Why do we always try to BLAME the victim?”

Who says these women are victums? Who really believes there story? I have nt seen anything proven in a court of law so at this point it is a he said/ she said circumstance. In these situations it comes down to character.

All these so called victims have financial problems, do not pay their bills and have other unproven allegations of wrong doing in the court system in the past. Now if you had to judge character who are you more than likely to believe?

Travis McGee

November 29th, 2011
10:07 am

When asked if he was going to continue in the race, Mr. Cain reiterated his previous statement by saying he’d stay in the race for as long as his wife would be there supporting him. I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s short-coupled and long gone under the three strike rule.

Republicans Candidates are Morally and Ethically Bankrupt

November 29th, 2011
10:13 am

@deegee November 29th, 2011 9:42 am -A woman that is emotionally and financially needy projects an air of vulnerability that is easily detectable by predatory males.

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Bravo!

I am a woman that has her act together emotionally and financially and I do project myselff in a manner that turns predators off.. When men meet me they know immediately what type of woman I am.

Herman Cain is an old school player who throw rocks and hide his hand. Mrs. Cain is no fool. I bet she knows that he is an old school player. Most wife know!

Independent voter

November 29th, 2011
10:19 am

All these republican candidates are horrible and I hope Obama win 2012.

Buck Hayek

November 29th, 2011
10:19 am

Retired Soldier –

You buy the lies hook line and sinker.

Name one law Barney Frank passed or blocked. You can’t.

However, the GSE Reform Act of 2005 PASSED the House and was killed by George W. Bush. Look at Thomas.Gov for the voting records.

The AM radio liars know they have an uneducated audience.

Ol' Timer

November 29th, 2011
10:20 am

Blaming Cain’s opponents and the democrats for his self-destruction is delusional. Heman stepped on his scrotum coming out of the gate and managed to step in every cowpatty in the pasture.

In a nutshell, he just wasn’t ready for the big show. He’s funny and charismatic, but just couldn’t cut it — couldn’t even explain his own tax plan or pass a simple current events text.

I don’t know what the title of his next book will be, but it could be “From the Penthouse to the Outhouse.”

td

November 29th, 2011
10:23 am

Buck Hayek

November 29th, 2011
9:54 am

I actually read the article and it is nothing more than a left wing hit piece to attack greed and wall street mainly and to run down de regulation. Wall street can not run in a vacuum and it plays by the rules the Federal government sets forth. Frank and Dodd were pushing the no money down and no verification on home loans and wrote the law. The article even blamed Clinton for re writing the community reinvestment act. The President does not write laws that is congresses job and Frank’s office actually wrote the law Clinton wanted.

Teddy Roosevelt

November 29th, 2011
10:25 am

RCaMaEB I’m not a big fan of Cain myself, but can we at least discuss his proposed policies and not throw out ad hominem attacks against every candidate?

TruthBe

November 29th, 2011
10:31 am

The Democrats will stop at nothing to completey destroy any Black Conservative Canidate. WHY? Because if the Blacks ever were to leave the Democrat Plantation then the Democrats would lose all over the Nation in our large Cities and Towns. Simply the Disgraceful Liars of the Democrats got to have the Racist Black Vote to win. And don’t forget the Jewish vote aswell.

Mark

November 29th, 2011
10:38 am

@ td

November 29th, 2011
10:23 am

Buck Hayek

November 29th, 2011
9:54 am

I actually read the article and it is nothing more than a left wing hit piece to attack greed and wall street mainly and to run down de regulation. Wall street can not run in a vacuum and it plays by the rules the Federal government sets forth. Frank and Dodd were pushing the no money down and no verification on home loans and wrote the law. The article even blamed Clinton for re writing the community reinvestment act. The President does not write laws that is congresses job and Frank’s office actually wrote the law Clinton wanted.

I couldn’t agree with you more! It’s amazing to me how Republicans cry “Liberal Attack” each time more and more of Cain’s personal life is disclosed.

Conservatives please don’t give us Liberals that much credit. Cain is the guy we want!

Buck Hayek

November 29th, 2011
10:40 am

td – you’re wrong.

Fannie and Freddie had higher loan standards than the private market. They are called “conforming” loans. The standards included higher credit ratings.

The bank/Wall St meltdown was due to DEREGULATION.

Canada had no crisis – they regulate their loans.

gm

November 29th, 2011
10:40 am

TruthBe

Fox news locally reported this story, so how is it the democrats fault?

I guest Cain wife is on the Plantation because she is a registered Democrat., Please point out any scandals of Obama cheating on his wite”" I know you can not” so now you blame Demo for Uncle Cain faults, this man will say anthing to stay in good with bigots conservatives.
So whats the excuse for Newt who had 3 wifes and a mistress, I guess it is the Demo fault that he took 500,000 from tifney’s ?

Buck Hayek

November 29th, 2011
10:41 am

I am FOR Herman Cain and wanted to vote for him in the GA primary.

He is a certain loser to Obama (as Newt is too).

Teddy Roosevelt

November 29th, 2011
10:42 am

Again you didn’t make any arguments against what I said, but instead insulted both me and my mother. You sound like a class act. Were you raised with any shed of decency, or did you just lose it once you hit adulthood?

Ken

November 29th, 2011
10:44 am

Well, at least we know his dick works.

TruthBe

November 29th, 2011
10:46 am

gm, You missed the point my friend. Please read it again and get back to me. Thanks. And remember the Truth will set you free.

it is what it is and always was

November 29th, 2011
10:48 am

TD- Just because someone is a prostitute doesn’t mean they can’t be raped. Really is it ok that some serial killers prey on
prostitutes? Just think about the victims of Jack The Ripper!!! Was he any less guilty because all of his victims were prostitutes? Think about what you are saying when you attack these women that are coming out against Herman Cain. And I do not intend to compare him to a serial killer.

Independent voter

November 29th, 2011
10:49 am

Why all the republican candidates have issue and none of them is qualify to be president.

clem

November 29th, 2011
10:55 am

retired, here’s a short 2 page opinion of the cause of not the mortgage mess, but the financial mess:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/what-caused-the-financial-crisis-the-big-lie-goes-viral/2011/10/31/gIQAXlSOqM_story_1.html

bear in mind the republicans held congress from mid 90s until 2007; also europe did not have a cra or fannie mae i believe; clinton screwed up by letting robert rubin (and phil gramm) and others persuade him that markets could be trusted and see where that got us…

blame on both parties, but repubs in charge of congress and white house (2001…2008)…and to say that barney could beat them is more than a bit disingenous…

TruthBe

November 29th, 2011
10:55 am

Valerie Jarrett is Obama’s old mistress. Reseach their time when Jarett and the Obama’s worked together at the Chicago Hospital where Michele Obama wrote the programs to keep Poor Blacks out of the Hospital because they couldn’t afford to pay for help. Also Axelrod worked there aswell. This was also the time Obama was having problems with Michele. That’s why Michele hates Jarrett. But of coarse the media won’t investagate this because of their bias’s for the democrat liars. Check it out yourself. There is alot of secrets in Chicago, isn’t that so Bill Ayers?

gm

November 29th, 2011
10:56 am

TruthBe

Because if the Blacks ever were to leave the Democrat Plantation: the Demo elected the first African American President not the Rep, so who really is on the plantation?
Funny this is the same Cain and Newt who question Obama christianity, thank you God for exposing these hypocrite”””””’this goes to show you we walk by our deeds not our mouth”””Obama is highly favored ”who’s next to take shots at this family and morals President”””

TruthBe

November 29th, 2011
10:57 am

independent voter, Nor are the perverted democrats. Just ask Bill Clinton.

ab

November 29th, 2011
10:58 am

TruthBe
Go back to school immediately.

TruthBe

November 29th, 2011
10:59 am

gm, Learn some history please. You’re wouldbe facts are incorrect. But thanks for trying.