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  1. #1 Herman Cain: The Attacks On Me Are Racially Motivated 
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    On FOX News' "Special Report" tonight presidential candidate Herman Cain told the panel, after being asked, that he believes the charge of sexual harassment against him has to do with his race.

    Charles Krauthammer: "Mr. Cain, when Clarence Thomas was near to achieving position of high authority, he was hit with a sexual harassment charge. You contending for presidency, the office of highest authority, leading in the polls for the Republican nomination, all of the sudden get hit with a sexual harassment charge. Do you think that race, being a strong black conservative, has anything to do with the fact you've been so charged? And if so, do you have any evidence to support that?"

    Herman Cain: "I believe the answer is yes, but we do not have any evidence to support it. But because I am an unconventional candidate running an unconventional campaign and achieving some unexpected unconventional results in terms of my -- the poll. We believe that yes, there are some people who are Democrats, liberals who do not want to see me win the nomination. And there could be some people on the right who don't want to see me -- because I'm not the
    'establishment candidate.' No evidence."

    "Relative to the left, I believe that race is a bigger driving factor. I don't think it's a driving factor on the right. This is just based upon our speculation," Mr. Cain also said.
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    True or not, I wish he wouldn't go down this road.
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    Yeah, this has got to be his weakest, and most dissapointing point, in my eyes.

    He should just leave race at the door. Don't even bring it up, and if someone else does, just tell them it's not something he's there to talk about.
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    Here's where I disagree with some: I think Cain is a big enough man to leave race at the door...but I admire him for bringing up the hypocrasy of the leftist morons who place race into every conversation. The idea of a (dreaded) BLACK republican candidate! The Horror!

    I could care less about race/color/creed/religion/sexual preference/etc, etc, etc. I'd vote for an Albino Chinese Athiest Lesbian if they were a principled Conservative/Libertarian. But in beating the Left at their own game, I SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO hope Cain is our man, not only because he's qualified but for the simple fact that it'll cause lefty heads to explode when the Tea Party bangs the drum for a black man! :eek:
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    I join the group who wishes he had not gone down this road. It would be better if he simply had said he had no idea what motivations were behind it. Because he doesn't.
     

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    What's wrong with pointing out the 500lb gorilla in the room?

    This has EVERYTHING to do with race. Just like it did with Justice Thomas.

    If Cain had been a Liberal this would have never come up.

    But here you've got what the Dem establishment looks at as an "uppity Negro" who has dared to stand against the two "icons" of the Democrat Party Bill Clinton and Barack Obama on two separate occasions.

    The so called tolerant big tent Libs can't let this act of insubordination stand so they've got to try and put Cain in his "place".

    There is no other explanation for why this is happening.

    The Libs always attack that which they fear the most. If this was such a big explosive issue...why didn't it come out when Cain was just declaring his candidacy or at any other time in the last year when he wasn't considered a serious threat?

    Why wait until he's ahead in the polls leading in the key states to do this?

    This is a hit job the "high tech lynching" that Cain said would happen and that he was ready for.

    Don't be scare to point out that race has something to do with this...do the same thing to the Dems that they did and do to us when we criticize Obama....

    Call them racist.
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    Last night a black man (sorry, don't know who he was) from the Family Research Council said he couldn't condone "playing the race card" by a conservative any more than he could by a liberal. This may be the first time I've agreed with someone from the Family Research Council. :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    What's wrong with pointing out the 500lb gorilla in the room?

    This has EVERYTHING to do with race. Just like it did with Justice Thomas.

    If Cain had been a Liberal this would have never come up.

    But here you've got what the Dem establishment looks at as an "uppity Negro" who has dared to stand against the two "icons" of the Democrat Party Bill Clinton and Barack Obama on two separate occasions.

    The so called tolerant big tent Libs can't let this act of insubordination stand so they've got to try and put Cain in his "place".

    There is no other explanation for why this is happening.

    The Libs always attack that which they fear the most. If this was such a big explosive issue...why didn't it come out when Cain was just declaring his candidacy or at any other time in the last year when he wasn't considered a serious threat?

    Why wait until he's ahead in the polls leading in the key states to do this?

    This is a hit job the "high tech lynching" that Cain said would happen and that he was ready for.

    Don't be scare to point out that race has something to do with this...do the same thing to the Dems that they did and do to us when we criticize Obama....

    Call them racist.
    I do agree that if he was a Democrat, then liberals might not say anything. However, somebody might have. Remember Bill Clinton? Suddenly he got accused before his second election. Conservatives were big on pointing it out. Liberals were not. I think this is the same in reverse. The difference is Cain only has one or two people while Clinton probably had the entire female gender accusing him.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    I join the group who wishes he had not gone down this road. It would be better if he simply had said he had no idea what motivations were behind it. Because he doesn't.

    Politics and money are likely the motivations behind the attack. If the people attacking him are doing so for racial reasons, it should be exposed as such. But my guess is that this is coming from the campaign of one of the other GOP candidates. Probably Romney's campaign, since Perry and Bachman are toast, and Cain has made a lot of gains in the polls over Romney of late.


    I am not making judgments on Cain and these allegations based on what I have seen and heard so far, other than to note that he has changed his story at least once that I'm aware of. The Today Show reported this morning that one of the women involved can't tell her story because part of her settlement involved a confidentiality clause.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    True or not, I wish he wouldn't go down this road.

    Yep. More likely to be politically motivated than racially. I'm really disappointed he's trying to play the race card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molon Labe View Post
    Yep. More likely to be politically motivated than racially. I'm really disappointed he's trying to play the race card.
    To be fair, the card was placed on the table by members of the right-side punditry.
     

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