Some More Thoughts on Cain – No impact

Russ Steele

Well here it is Friday afternoon and we do not know anymore about the Politico claim that Cain sexually harassed some unnamed woman than we did on Monday, other than she does not want to talk about it any more, now that the non-disclosure has been waived.

However, we now have some insight as to why Mr. Cain may not have know about the details of the agreement when first asked, as it was executed after he left the organization. We do not even know if it was filed before or after he left the NRA.  This from Hot Air:

Here’s CBS’s report on the settlement agreement that was signed between the NRA and one of the accusers in September 1999 (yes, 9/99). Cain himself didn’t sign, and had actually left the NRA in June of that year; it’s unclear if the woman filed the complaint before or after he departed. CBS points to that as evidence that Cain really might not have known about the settlement, as he first asserted earlier this week. Could be, but he did find out about the underlying accusations at some point: Remember, he told Richard Miniter that he mentioned them to Curt Anderson back in 2003 when he was a Senate candidate. Ah well. Maybe the timeline will be clarified in one of Politico’s next 90 stories about this.

Better yet, this whole affair has galvanized Cain’s supporters, fund raising is up, the poll numbers are good and the Iowa’s are eager to vote for him. These supporters saw through the Politico crap for what is was, an attempt to take down a black conservative that was no longer on the Democrat’s plantation.

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About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

7 Responses to Some More Thoughts on Cain – No impact

  1. Bob says:

    Like it or not the only party that has benefited from politico’s claim so far is Cain’s campaign. Logic would dictate that the leak initiated from within Cain’s own organization. Note, I am not asserting that it did. Just that at this point it is the only logical deduction. There are more reasons for Cain’s organization to do this than just fundraising. Fundraising wouldn’t be the best reason for Cain’s campaign to do this at this time. If the accusation was to come out eventually I can’t think of better timing than right now. With the longest time interval before a debate. Right after he got his fundraising operation up to speed. While he is in the primary and not during the general, not to mention at the end of October 2012. The next two weeks will change the appearance of the campaign a lot no matter what comes out of this by then. If Cain is still in the top three he will be considered extremely formidable.

  2. steve enos says:

    You guys crack me up!

  3. Bob says:

    Steve I knew you would be on that like a duck on a June bug. What surprises me is your inability to deal with fact. Or maybe not!

  4. steve enos says:

    This is priceless!

    http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/04/8637464-cain-i-am-the-koch-brothers-brother-from-another-mother

    I would LOVE to have Cain run against President Obama, really I would. It’s a bummer that will not happen, but I can dream!

  5. Bob says:

    Steve, I would like to recommend a book to you and your buddies. It involves a boy and his sheep.

  6. The latest news supports Cain and I guess some folks haven’t kept up. Cain could beat Obama handily.

  7. RL Crabb says:

    I wonder if it helps the GOP cause when you have his people accusing the Perry campaign of leaking the info. If you want to get conspiratorial, some are suggesting that the Cain camp did it themselves.

    2012 is going to be an intersting year.

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