What could be more fitting? Serial sexual harasser Herman Cain has endorsed serial adulterer Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination. You just can’t make this stuff up folks! From CBS News:
Atlanta businessman and former presidential candidate Herman Cain endorsed Newt Gingrich Saturday night at a West Palm Beach Country Republican gathering after two months of wavering on whether he would offer his support to a fellow candidate.
The endorsement comes just three days before the crucial Florida primary, by far the largest state to vote so far in the GOP sweepstakes, and could help Gingrich energize tea party support. Gingrich campaign has flagged since his upstart, double-digit victory over front-runner Mitt Romney in the South Carolina primary a week ago.
“I had it in my heart and mind a long time ago” to endorse Gingrich, Cain said in a surprise appearance at the dinner.
Cain cited the former House speaker’s “bold ideas” as the basis for his choice, saying Gingrich wasn’t afraid to propose big ideas that would benefit the nation, even if they invited the ridicule of his rivals.
“There are many reasons, but one of the biggest reasons is that I know that Speaker Gingrich is a patriot,” Cain said. “Speaker Gingrich is not afraid of bold ideas and I also know that Speaker Gingrich is running for president and going through this sausage grinder. I know what this sausage grinder is all about. I know that he is going through this sausage grinder because he cares about the future of the United States of America.”
Cain and Gingrich walked onto stage together to a huge round of applause from the audience, whose excitement continued throughout the former candidate’s brief remarks. As Gingrich took the stage after him, he joked that when he accepted the invitation to speak at the West Palm Beach County GOP Lincoln Dinner, he “had no idea it would be this interesting.”
After the dinner, Cain told the Palm Beach Post
that he plans to be both active and vocal in Gingrich’s campaign.
“Newt embraces 9-9-9, we talked about it,” Cain said. “He doesn’t have to be out there carrying the flag, that’s my job. The fact is that I’m going to be a key player on his economic growth and job advisory panel.”
Despite polls showing Romney leapfrogging Gingrich in Florida, Cain said he thinks Gingrich “has that spark back.”
“I think that where people think he lost his spark was temporary, and you can’t let that one moment represent all of the other wonderful things he’s said, all of the wonderful things he’s done,” Cain said. “If people listen to his ideas and not listen to his distractions, they’ll see that spark.”
One looney tune endorses another looney tune. This could have been a skit on SNL. Like I said, you just can’t make this stuff up.
This is an open thread.
<> I know you’ll all be shocked to learn that Fox News is interested in putting Herman Cain on their airwaves. From The Caucus Blog:
“He is interesting,” Bill Shine, Fox News’s executive vice president for programming said in response to an e-mail inquiring whether the network had any interest in bringing the former Godfather’s Pizza chief executive on as a contributor.
Mr. Shine noted that while “there is nothing in the works,” Mr. Cain will continue to appear on Fox as a guest, which he did most recently on Thursday evening. These were Fox News’s first public comments on Mr. Cain’s possible future with the network.
Thursday’s appearance, on Sean Hannity’s program, kicked up fresh speculation about that future. Mr. Hannity seemed to suggest as much when he said: “What might be next for Herman Cain? Because I have no doubt that there is a TV-radio future if you wanted one.”
Cain will be on Hannity’s show again on Monday to discuss the ABC Republican Debate to be held tomorrow night. I guess this means that Cain’s campaign was successful: he’ll be on Fox and that will enable him to sell more books.
Here’s an idea for Cain’s upcoming show. He should invite women whom he has sexually harassed and/or sexually assaulted to appear on the program to debate whether what he did to them was “inappropriate” or not.
Following in the footsteps of Quitterella, Cain goes rogue, rides in and out on his electric Koolaid acid bus named Further, and probably is on the hunt for a reality show, or a Fox Gig,and money for Plan B. Plan B is either sell Books or find more Booty behind Gloria Cain’s Back. Rumors abound that he’s going to support Michelle Bachmann. Funny,there’s probably no money in that. He’s probably just appeasing his “we’ll believe anything” fan club so they’ll continue to buy his junk. Bachmann’s detachment from reality fits right in with that.
An unapologetic and defiant Herman Cain suspended his presidential campaign on Saturday, pledging that he “would not go away,” even as he abandoned hope of winning the Republican nomination. Instead, Mr. Cain announced what he called a “Plan B,” continued advocacy of his tax and foreign policy plans.
“As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign,” Mr. Cain said. “Because of the continued distractions, the continued hurt caused on me and my family, not because we are not fighters. Not because I’m not a fighter.”
Mr. Cain, his wife at his side and adamantly professing his innocence, went out much the way he came in. The circus-like atmosphere – complete with numerous postponements, barbeque, a blues band and supporters in colonial-era dress – was in keeping with the campaign’s irreverence and disarray since its inception: Mr. Cain, a self-styled rebel, announced his intention to run earlier this year at a rally, also in Atlanta, with the nonsensical phrase, “Aw, shucky ducky!”
I’m still hoping that Gloria Cain goes rogue and hires Gloria Allred. Watcha think?
Minx here with you today and tomorrow…so let’s get the party started.
Well, it is an exciting day…this afternoon at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, LSU and UGA meet to decide who gets the championship of the SEC. This isn’t the only show in town…also happening today in Atlanta…Herman Cain’s big press announcement.
I am just going to go ahead and get some of the Cain stuff out-of-the-way. Here are a couple of links Boston Boomer sent me last night: Cain launches website smearing accusers as ‘pathetic husbandless women’ | The Raw Story
Herman Cain’s struggling presidential campaign has created a new website that they say is a “fellowship of women dedicated to helping elect Herman Cain” — but the real purpose seems to be to destroy the reputation of his accusers.
While the website “Women for Cain” is chaired by Cain’s wife, Gloria Cain, it does not offer a single statement by her. Instead, it asks other women to share “thoughts and encouragement for Mr. Cain.”
The candidate has described the accusations of sexual impropriety as “character assassination on me,” but it may be the alleged victims whose characters are being assassinated with the comments his campaign has chosen to publish.
He is really trying extra hard to earn the women vote isn’t he?
Featuring a stock photo of women giving thumbs up — a photo that’s been used by numerous other websites — it quotes a woman named Barbara Dayan.
“Dear Mrs. Cain Don’t pay attention to these pathetic husbandless women who are jealous of women like you in happy long-term marriages,” Dayan wrote. “These vindictive women can’t find a husband or keep one. They are like stalkers who try to latch on to any man who shows a bit of kindness or attention to them.”
“[A]s a REAL woman I do not believe for one second any of these ‘women’ that have crawled out from under a rock somewhere to defame you and bring pain to you and your family,” Cheryl Vaglienti remarked. “They are pitiful creatures at the very least, and evil at the most. Isn’t it convenient that they have suddenly become offended by supposed advances by you now after all these years, my goodness, poor babies, how have they been able to bare up under the pain for all these oh so many years… LIARS, LIARS, LIARS…GO GET THEM HERMAN AND PLEASE DO NOT QUIT!!!!”
You can read some more comments “chosen” or should I say, “allowed” by Cain’s campaign. I don’t know, but my guess is Herman is writing his own material…if he isn’t then he must be friends with all these women, and giving them some “financial assistance,” you know…cause he is such a great guy.
In the next link, Herman Cain’s Marriage Shaken by Infidelity Charges – The Daily Beast
A close friend of one Cain’s two children explained that Herman and Gloria Cain’s marriage has seen its share of trouble over the years and his attraction to other women always played a huge role in the friction.
In this May 21, 2011 photo, Gloria Cain, left, accompanies her husband Herman Cain as he announces his run for Republican candidate for president in Atlanta. , David Goldman / AP Photo
“It never felt like a real marriage when I was around them,’’ says the friend. “Mostly he was always gone and his wife seemed to be OK with it. Not being together seemed the norm for their marriage, and Gloria didn’t seem to mind. His kids didn’t seem to mind either. ’’
The friend noted that when Cain was around, he seemed completely in his own world.
“He was king of his castle and no one questioned him,’’ says the friend. “It was an uncomfortable set-up for an outsider like me to be around. He was so indifferent to everyone. But I liked Gloria. She was warm and kind.”
Several people who know the Cain family say Gloria and Herman have even lived in separate residences over the years. “They stayed together for good face. They’re old school where you stay just because. Herman likes to give the appearance of living this holier-than-thou life. But it’s anything but,” says someone close to the family.
Well, there is a bright note to all this…it seems they have lived separate lives…for a long, long time. I wouldn’t be surprised if Cain backs out of the race, and Gloria finally files for divorce.
Hey, BTW, did you see the 1986 Human Resources video from Godfather’s Pizza? Herman Cain’s 1986 Sexual Harassment Training
In this 1986 sexual harassment training video for Godfather’s Pizza, Herman Cain explains the dos and don’ts of sex in the workplace.
Ha Ha Ha…got ya didn’t I?
More after the jump…
Have you even been so engrossed in something that you forget everything, even eating, until you realize..Damn, what time is it? When did it get dark?
Well, after painting all day I realized that it was 7pm, where did the day go! So tonight’s reads are going to be quick…and hopefully painless.
The big news tonight is about a press conference tomorrow: First Read – Cain won’t preview tomorrow’s announcement
Speculation about the future of Herman Cain’s presidential campaign will likely come to an end in less than
24 hours, the candidate told supporters during a town hall here this afternoon.
“Tomorrow in Atlanta, I will be making an announcement, but nobody’s going to get me to make that announcement prematurely,” said Cain.”That’s all there is to that. So tomorrow we’re going to be opening our headquarters in Northwest Georgia where we will also clarify, there’s that word again, clarify exactly what the next steps are.”
Actually, I don’t really give two shits to listen to what he has to say…he just needs to go. As far as his wife is concerned, she needs to kick his ass out and tell him “Gloria Cain is doing what Gloria Cain should have done a looooong time ago!” Give Herman a bit of his own third person, charisma charmed back talk.
Next, there is yet another GOP debate set in the coming weeks, but this one is just beyond ridiculous. I had no idea that Donald Trump is one of the moderators, did you? Oh, please, as if the clown show wasn’t bad enough.
It’s officially a reality television Republican primary now.
“Our readers and the grass roots really love Trump,” said Christopher Ruddy, chief executive of Newsmax Media. “They may not agree with
him on everything, but they don’t see him as owned by the Washington establishment, the media establishment.”
Mr. Trump’s role in the debate, which will be broadcast on the cable network Ion Television, is sure to be one of the more memorable moments in a primary season that has already delivered its fair share of circus-like spectacle.
Hmmm, is Trump negotiating another reality show contract?
Newsmax sent candidates the invitation on Friday afternoon. It began, “We are pleased to cordially invite you to “The Newsmax Ion Television 2012 Presidential Debate,” moderated by a truly great American, Mr. Donald J. Trump.” Spokesmen for several candidates did not immediately respond to questions from The New York Times about whether they would accept.
Though presidential candidates may initially balk at the idea of appearing in a debate where Mr. Trump – with his bombast and The Hair – is the one posing the questions, they may ultimately see it as an invitation they can’t refuse. In fact many of the candidates have already met with him, some more publicly than others. Representative Michele Bachmann has sat down with Mr. Trump several times this year. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas had dinner with him at Jean Georges, the posh Manhattan restaurant. And Mitt Romney paid a visit but carefully avoided being photographed.
It is like Trump has become the left hand of the Almighty, which leaves the right hand for Grover Norquist…
You may have seen the how authority is shown in Medieval Art…the emperor or king would be seated in their throne, with the actual hand of God shinning upon them, as if to say, “That’s my boy!”
Well, that is what I think of Trump, only instead of an outstretched hand, it would be his flamboyant orange squirrel tail, oops, I mean hair piece. Imagine that kind of approval painted in the medieval style. Damn, I wish just once I could sketch this out…Oh what fun we could have!
Now see what I’ve gone and done, I got so carried away with The Donald’s rug, that I forgot to make a snarky comment about the “invite” the GOP candidates received.
All I have to do is quote one line:
“We are pleased to cordially invite you to “The Newsmax Ion Television 2012 Presidential Debate,” moderated by a truly great American, Mr. Donald J. Trump.”
Moderated by a truly great American…bwahaaahaa!
I’m sure the ass clowns all jumped at a chance to be moderated by Trump…except for Huntsman of course. Here’s The Huntsman Campaign’s Awesome RSVP To The Trump Debate
Tim Miller, a spokesman for Jon Huntsman’s presidential campaign, had this response when asked if his candidate would participate in the Dec. 27 Newsmax debate moderated by Donald Trump:
“Lol. We look forward to watching Mitt and Newt suck-up to The Donald with a big bowl of popcorn,” he said in an email to Business Insider.
Oh, that is sweet!
Deciding to sit-out the debate may help Huntsman with his message that he is the only adult in the GOP field. Another reason is more practical — Huntsman is wagering everything on New Hampshire, and leaving the state for even a day to debate in Iowa detracts from time he can spend wooing Granite State voters.
Speaking of Huntsman, check this out: Christine Todd Whitman to Jon Huntsman: Run third party – Tim Mak – POLITICO.com
“I would hope he would do it, frankly. He’s someone that I would support,” Whitman said Friday in an interview with POLITICO.
Whitman, a Republican, said a third-party effort by Huntsman is the way to go because she believes it’s unlikely he has much of shot at the GOP nomination. “I don’t see that kind of traction unless he can pull off a surprise in New Hampshire, where independents are allowed to vote,” she said.
Whitman, who headed the EPA under former President George W. Bush, serves on the board of directors of Americans Elect, which is trying to get ballot
slines in all 50 states and have delegates take part in an online vote to select a bipartisan presidential ticket.
It looks like the Huntsman campaign is not jumping at Todd Whitman’s suggestion…
A Huntsman spokesman told POLITICO, “Unlike most of our opponents, Jon Huntsman is a lifelong Republican and he’s going to run for president as a Republican.”
Ugh…that is enough GOP crapola to make me want to lock myself away in a dark room!
So, what you doing tonight? Come on and post some links! This is an open thread…