Cain Train Ends Reign; Plan B a Website

By: Saturday December 3, 2011 11:23 am

In a sad day for anyone who likes to laugh, Herman Cain suspended his Presidential campaign after multiple allegations of sexual harassment and extra-marital affairs, quoting Pokemon on the way out the door and shifting his prodigious star-power into a website rife with misspellings. In a long, rambling speech, Cain said that he would suspend [...]

“Women for Cain” Site Attacks “Husbandless” Accusers

By: Friday December 2, 2011 11:35 am

Herman Cain is basically done as a Presidential candidate. His numbers have cratered in Iowa, and his wife, who didn’t know he was financially supporting the woman who accused him of a 13-year affair, wants him out of the race. In a week or so, he’ll be a footnote. So it’s nice to see he’s [...]

The Secret of Gingrich’s Success: Hating Liberals

By: Wednesday November 30, 2011 9:35 am

Whether Herman Cain is actually reassessing his campaign or not, the truth is that he’s done on the Presidential stage and will probably move into Michele Bachmann/Jon Huntsman territory forthwith. And the data show that the biggest beneficiary of this is Newt Gingrich, which makes sense, because the GOP race has always been a matter [...]

Cain Accuser Petitions National Restaurant Association to Go Public

By: Friday November 4, 2011 10:00 am

One of Herman Cain’s accusers from a series of sexual harassment charges stemming back to the late 1990s when he headed the National Restaurant Association has readied a prepared statement, and is waiting for the NRA to decide today if she will be allowed to deliver the statement. The accuser is bound by a confidentiality [...]

Cain Sexual Harassment Scandal Metastasizes

By: Wednesday November 2, 2011 2:18 pm

This is starting to implode for Herman Cain. Obviously, the prurient nature of the 24-hour media meant that a sexual harassment scandal like this was going to blow up, but you thought that Cain could contain it or even take the martyrdom angle and use it to whip up support among the base. And some [...]

Lawyer Says Cain Violated Confidentiality Agreement on Sexual Harassment Settlement

By: Wednesday November 2, 2011 7:35 am

I mentioned in last night’s Roundup that one of the Herman Cain’s accusers of sexual harassment from his days running the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s actually wants to speak out about the incidents, but is barred by a confidentiality agreement. This highlights the one-sided nature of these agreements. Cain, when he’s gotten around [...]

Cain Campaign Stonewalling on Campaign Finance Scandal

By: Tuesday November 1, 2011 8:15 am

Others can have at the prurient Herman Cain sexual harassment scandal. While it may be fun watching Cain bob and weave to try and “recollect” these claims in the best possible light, I maintain that the much more damaging issue for Cain is the fact that a network of private corporations directly paid for many [...]

Network of Private Corporations Paid for Cain Campaign Startup Costs

By: Monday October 31, 2011 11:00 am

Jon Walker has already highlighted the allegations of sexual harassment against Herman Cain, dating back to his time at the National Restaurant Association. I know you’re terribly shocked about these allegations of a man in a position of power sexually harassing a woman. But for what it’s worth, I’m not sure that these allegations are [...]

It’s Official: All Republicans Must Support a Flat Tax to Be Supported

By: Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:45 pm

This move toward flat taxes as a GOP litmus test is happening faster than I thought. The Republican field saw Herman Cain shoot to the top with his 9-9-9 business, and they’re rushing to copy him. Rick Perry introduced his flat tax plan today. Newt Gingrich, weather vane that he is, expressed support: Newt Gingrich [...]

Moving Closer to a Flat-Tax GOP Nominee

By: Monday October 24, 2011 10:31 am

Herman Cain has been driving the agenda in the Republican race with his 9-9-9 plan. It spurred Rick Perry to come out this week with his own flat tax plan. This is something Mitt Romney has historically criticized as regressive. I’m assuming the polling data among the Republican base has forced this course correction: As [...]

Cain’s Tax and Economic Policies Driving the Republican Race

By: Friday October 21, 2011 10:53 am

Herman Cain responded to his 9-9-9 plan problem (namely, that it massively redistributes wealth upward) in a speech today. He did it with a couple alterations. First, he eliminated the 9% income tax for individuals making below the poverty line. I thought this was the entire complaint of the 53%ers, that too many Americans don’t [...]

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