Posted on | November 28, 2011 | 89 Comments
Got it by e-mail. Not yet posted on the campaign’s Web site:
Cain Attacked by Accuser; Will Not Stop His Effort to Renew America
Detractors are trying once again to derail the Cain Train with more accusations of past events that never happened. The Cain Campaign is not surprised that another female accuser has come forward due to the fact that earlier allegations were unable to force Herman Cain to drop his presidential bid to renew America.
“The American public is tired of dirty politics and smear tactics as evident of their tremendous outpouring of support for me, my family and my campaign this past month. I am running for President of the United States of America and the reality is that there are individuals out there that favor the status quo of higher taxes, more government and political cronyism and they are afraid of a Cain Presidency,” said Mr. Cain.
“I have spoken directly to the American people and have been 100% honest with them. My plan is to continue to spread my vision on how I would renew America and keep her safe. I will not fight false claims as it is not what America needs or wants,” continued Mr. Cain.
Mr. Cain has spent four decades climbing the corporate ladder rising to the level of CEO at multiple successful business enterprises. Mr. Cain is a proven leader and the type of leader America badly needs at this time in her history.
First saw the story at Ace of Spades HQ. It’s now all over Memeorandum. Shepard Smith just did 10 minutes about it on Fox News. But the press release is not posted on the Cain campaign’s Web site yet.
Just sayin’ . . .
UPDATE: The Cain campaign had hoped to get back “on message” today with this new video about the 9-9-9 tax plan:
“Overtaken by events,” as they say . . .
UPDATE II: Ladd Ehlinger chooses this occasion to unload his personal grievances against Herman Cain’s campaign staff:
I was pro-Cain at the beginning, when Stacy McCain brought him to my attention and two good friends of mine started working for him. Dale Peterson endorsed him, and everyone I knew jumped on the “Cain Train.”
In fact I wanted to be on that train. Loved his speeches, thought he was witty, enjoyed meeting him at CPAC. I had all sorts of viral video ideas for him, back when he was a tabula rasa and no one knew who he was.
Then I tried to correspond with his team. One of them led me on for roughly five months. Eventually I discovered that someone else already had an exclusive contract to do all of his videos. I had been flat-out-lied to. Probably in order to keep me from working with any other candidate. When I called out this “Cain team member” about it, she was highly annoyed that I had the temerity to point out that she was lying to me.
For the past several days, in conversation after conversation, I’ve listened while friends told me what’s wrong with the Herman Cain campaign. Some of these friends are enthusiastic Cain supporters, some are not. And as I told several people who criticized the campaign’s handling of the sexual harassment allegations, “You’re not telling me anything I don’t know. Any 24-year-old with a semester of Leadership Institute training could do a better job than they’ve been doing.”
The point is, complaints like these had been piling up for months and, because of my status as the first journalist to take the Cain campaign seriously, people kept bending my ear with this kind of stuff, as if I had some power to influence the decision-making process within the campaign.
What was especially frustrating was hearing stories like Ladd’s, from people who felt they had been “led on,” told that they were under consideration for employment with the campaign and then . . . nothing.
A campaign’s hiring process is necessarily opaque to those outside the inner circle. But Ladd isn’t the only person who has expressed frustration with the staff’s operations, and not all of those who complained were seeking employment. Just sayin’ . . .
UPDATE III: Allahpundit makes a couple of points:
The Fox affiliate claims it wasn’t White who approached them with this story but a tipster who knows her and who allegedly was shopping the story to national media. . . . [S]he has money problems and has been accused before by a business partner of stalking and defamation. . . . And who is that mysterious tipster running around talking to reporters anyway?
The stalking-and-defamation bit suggests the woman is what you’d call “troubled.” Without regard to the credibility of her accusations, it’s generally a good idea to avoid people like that. And she produced phone records that would seem to indicate Cain didn’t avoid her.