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Kennah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 11:27 PM
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Cain's backers warily consider Gingrich
Source: LA Times

Herman Cain's latest presidential campaign implosion has put some of the Republican Party's most active voters in a distinctly uncomfortable position: deciding whether to abandon an accused adulterer to side with an admitted adulterer.

Even before Monday's allegation by an Atlanta businesswoman that she and Cain had a 13-year affair, the GOP contest was moving toward a two-man race between steady front-runner Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the latest candidate to catch the fancy of the anti-Romney forces. That movement now is expected to hasten.

Cain told backers Tuesday that he was "reassessing" his candidacy in light of the newest accusations, which follow allegations that he sexually harassed several women in the 1990s. His campaign offered no clue as to when he might come to a decision about his future.

In Iowa, where voting in the 2012 contest will begin in just over a month, an alternative to Romney has been intensely sought by the potent bloc of evangelical voters, who remain suspicious of his Mormon faith and his past support for abortion rights and gay rights. Many are throwing their support to Gingrich despite his history of extramarital affairs and two divorces.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-ca...



Frankly, Blitz.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 11:33 PM
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1. Yeah, go with the guy who has had three wives and cheated on two of them (that we know of), as your
response to learning that Cain had one affair on one wife.

There's a real moral step up for ya.

Hypocrisy, thy name is the Republican religious right wing.

And it's nickname is Desperation, apparently.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 11:41 PM
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2. Please go w/the only person to have to resign from ....
.... being Speaker of the House in disgrace.

Newt is your man!
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 11:49 PM
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3. The guy who told his wife he was leaving her--while she was in hospital with cancer.
yeah, what a prince, he's even more immoral than Cain who at least didn't leave his wife for the hussy.
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 03:29 AM
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8. Newy believes that marriage should be
between a man and a woman who does not have cancer.
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Kennah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 11:54 PM
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4. Crash into the mountain or go over the cliff--it's one helluva choice
Romney is the logging truck without the brakes headed for the GOP.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 11:54 PM
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5. In order to corrupt government, elites have to BUY corrupt candidates ....
we're at the bottom of the barrel politically -- !!

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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 12:30 AM
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6. From one dirt bag to another dirt bag...
The Baggers loves those Slime Balls!
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 01:01 AM
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7. and no he is not a lobbyist
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 03:31 AM
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9. lolololol
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 03:51 AM
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10. The fundies have no place to turn
They can't go to Romney (he's not a Christian, of course) and they can't support Newt the Adulterer. It's a real quandary for the Tony Perkins Caucus. Their members are likely to be the most disillusioned come next November. Just imagine how the Charismatics will react if the eventual nominee picks an anchor baby like Marco Rubio as a running mate.

Two hard-bitten conservatives on the ticket, likewise, alienates the "moderate" wing of the GOP, which has gone on the attack against Gingrich in recent days (note Karl Rove's flogging of Newt, to which Sean Hannity is reacting badly).

Either the Tea P is going to be very unhappy if Romney gets the nom, or the establishment gets sour-pussed with the selection of Gingrich. Romney and a TeaBagger as V-P is a replay of McCain-Palin. Newt is NOT going to take Jon Huntsman or Gary Johnson. He'll take a Latino/a and gamble that his softer immigration stance coupled with a brown token will win him Florida, New Mexico, etc. This political calculus disregards the effect a Gingrich-Rubio ticket would have in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina ...

This is exactly the kind of conservative division between factions that not only makes it more likely that Obama wins, and wins easily, but also helps Democrats down the ballot. And it could present the Democratic Party with electoral opportunities in places they would not normally exist ... such as in the South.
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 05:46 AM
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11. "Hmm. Maybe this rattlesnake doesn't bite."
But those voters know what they're doing. They are, after all, snake handlers.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:03 AM
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12. I can't see the Koch Brothers opening their checkbooks for Newt.
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