GOP is glad Cain story was leaked

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    Whoever leaked this did a GREAT SERVICE to the GOP. Had Cain won a few primaries and then this was dropped the GOP would be in deep doo.
     
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    You are probably right.

    Two points-

    1) I wish that we had actual specifics. All the accusations are really kind of vague. I'd like to know what was actually said, other than it was "inappropriate".

    2) That Cain has gotten this far before this hit is a damning indictment of what the GOP has degraded to. His profound ignorance, his short temper, his insane ideas should have disqualified him a long time ago.

    That Rick Perry and Tim Pawlenty- guys who have been successful governors- can't get traction in this race, but a clown like Cain or Bachmann can, is kind of frightening.
     
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    Perry blew it on his own. Pawlenty and Huntsman seem like quality candidates. But they are to moderate for today's GOP. Mitt's doing the "ether dance" and it seems to be working.

    But Cain has been surprising. He's pretty bizzare and his handling of this thing has been embarrassing.
     
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    Bachmann: clown? Very well said.
    Cain: clown? Very well said for the last few days. He was a respected businessman but I do not share his ultra right religous views. And Herman is not ignorant. Short temper is an understatement.
    But I have been saying for a long time he had baggage. This stuff has been known for years around here. He is a career skirt chaser.
     
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    The Establishment GOP is happy because cain is a real, brass-tacks, libertarian/conservative who's ideals fall right in line with the teaparty and other conservatives that support him. He scares the fakers in the republican establishment.

    he is a real conservative while the establishment GOP is just a light version of the heavily progressive DNC. For example the patriot act and medicare part d....both are as far from conservative as possible yet were supported by the establishment progressive GOP president at the time and his congress represented by the likes of John McCain.
     
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    Wrong, the GOP wants to run out the socialist that currently parks his fanny in the Oval office.
    If this would have come out with Cain as the nominee you believe Cain would win?
    The REpublicans are not as stupid as you believe.
    If one was to use the word "retarded", it would accurately describe the Cain campaign these days. Or stupid to be more PC.
    The Cain campaign has known about these allegations before he announced as they knew about them when Cain ran for SEnate here. Politico informed Cain TEN DAYS before they ran the article. Ten days and the Cain campaign fucks it up.
    And we want them running the free world.
    The "he is better than the current jocke up there" is an absurd argument. There are 4 other Republican candidates very well qualified.
    It gets even stupider with the Cain first response statement in this matter being sent out by the lead Cain press secretary, someone that had sexual harrasment issues while at the Pentagon.
    "It was the Democrats" was their first response. "It was the Perry campaign" is what they released yesterday.
    Sad because Cain is a good man but he is done with. Liar, liar pants on fire.
     
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    I'm sorta thinking the GOP doesn't want to win this time around. Why? Well, I do think they wanted the congress and initially because they wanted to make Obama a one termer. However, I think this is a case of getting what you asked for..and not liking it. The Tea Party types are proving to be a problem..and one that's hard to handle. The establishment Republicans are having a real tough time with them. In any case..I also think the Bushies want Jeb in. They couldn't do that with an incumbent Republican. But if Obama is in for the next four years..conservative fury will be such that..they will accept a more moderate candidate. And one with the "Bush" brand.
     
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    Their greatest fear was they would have to face an election with two black men in it
     
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    Cain IS an establishment candidate. His Federal Reserve appointment should tell you all you need to know.

    Prediction of Herman Cain's first act as President: Executive Orders re authorizing all of Obama's and Bush's Executive Orders.
     
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